ABSTRACT

Hybridization provides an increasingly pervasive mode for cultural engagement. If true hybrids are uncommon in the animal kingdom, they are rather more plentiful in the botanical world. If true hybrids are uncommon in the animal kingdom, they are rather more plentiful in the botanical world. Plant cells can be fused if their cellulose walls are stripped away. The new plant can then regenerate cell walls and reproduce itself, thereby ensuring that the hybrid is sustained a process discovered in the 1960s, leading to a proliferation of botanical hybridizing. The concept of hybridity is important in postcolonial studies, and some of its usages and problematics in this sphere are instructive. The production process includes architectural recalibrations of the built environment; model-making for installations; filmmaking; rehearsal and performance of live theatrical scenes; and the organization of the spectator's journey in immersive and promenade settings.