I am using natural dyes and colours from plants in an extended and experimental form to understand communications between human, plants and animals. I blur the boundaries between art, science and philosophy, creating biochemical natural colour processes. Interdisciplinary art projects highlighting the environmental sensitivities, water quality and sustainability.

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The beauty of a dead language – Photography (Indigo)
Jeanette C. Schäring Environmental transdisciplinary artist blurring the boundaries between art, craft, science and philosophy. I utilise natural materials, colours from nature, water and plant communication to highlight social and environmental sensitivities.
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The beauty of a dead language – Photography (Indigo)

(Alkali bacterium indicireducens sp. blue mould and dead ice)


This project ‘the beauty of a dead language’ initiates from my interest in biology and understanding of the molecular process in the creation of indigo, a biological colour. The material, light and my body perform together as part of a meditative and consciousness process. Year 2010

Building layer upon layer, Repetitive and meditative, unwearyingly waiting for the material to respond. Light and material in sensual conjunction with my naked body. The sound of the material, physical moments bring memory, a transformation of the sensitive molecular frequencies. A metabolic process of change giving life and colour experiences.

A genuine fascination and interest in biology and chemistry initiated understanding of the molecular process in the creation of indigo a biological colour. I have dyed using a bio-vat, an organic process that uses natural indigo, microorganisms and antioxidants that create reduction by fermentation.


Material: Natural Indigo biological vat, silk, metal tread and silk tread, in a performance with my naked body.