ZHENG Bo is an eco-queer artist of ethnic Bai heritage. Through drawing, dance, and film, they cultivate kinships with plants. These relations are aesthetic, erotic, and political. For them, art does not arise from human creativity but more-than-human vibrancy. Zheng Bo lives in a village on the south side of Lantau Island, Hong Kong. Guided by Daoist wisdom, they grow weedy gardens, living slogans, biophilia films, and ecosocialist gatherings. These diverse, alive, and entangled projects constitute a garden where they collaborate with human and non-human thinkers and activists. Moreover, their ecological art practice contributes to emergent planetary indigeneity.
Zheng Bo, Pteridophilia, 2016 ongoing, video/film, © courtesy of the artist;