© Lucien Anderson 2019


Colonising hostile environments on earth, scientists deploy confined habitats equipped with the fundamentals of life. Within these settlements ordinary tasks become choreographed rituals and everyday objects are appropriated to prototype methods of inhabiting other planets. A priority for scientists is the adaptation of plants to otherwise impossible conditions. There is a relationship between this and Cheeseburn where heated glasshouses once created conditions to grow fruit and vegetables in a forbidding climate. I propose a deployable glasshouse, a test site investigating essential human rituals, providing a botanist with a self-sufficient habitat in which they explore, experiment and survive. Beyond it’s sculptural properties, there is a potential for the work to function as a mobile platform for presentations and performances.

Lucien Anderson Artist