Durum Numeris

This installation was on view form June 1 - September 15, 2013 in the Hortus Botanicus in Amsterdam as part of the exhibition Photosynthesis, a project of the Hortus and the artist collective Tropisten.

In the palm house of the Hortus a large display case with a collection of cycads is attributed to Bob Tagge. At seven locations around this display case the the visitor can listen to taxonomy poems, diary notes and memories of Bob Tagge, plus extracts from his sound archive: 17 389 prime numbers, recordings of all bird species occurring in Lapland, encrypted broadcasts, 15 000 useful phrases, all about growing walnuts and combating plant diseases, rare plants of 1911.