"This project spotlights man’s cultivation of nature. It features gigantic outdoor monocultures in the United States„ or under glass and plastic in the Netherlands and Spain. Interior views of research institutes provide insights into those places where new varieties are constantly being grown and tested. Places where man assumes the role of Creator when he uses genetic engineering to give plants features that are even more profitable."
"In the continuation of her Holy Daughters project in India, Prune now reflects upon gender preference in China and infiltrates the local culture through the familiar symbol of the Terracotta Soldiers, by creating an army of 116 life-size Terracotta Daughters.
India and China alone represent 1/3 of the world population and both encounter a similar gender imbalance. This sociological phenomenon is due to the preference parents give to having a son. The number of single men has been increasing ever since the 80’s, and the misuse of ultrasounds to select the sex of the child. This leads to disastrous consequences for the situation of women in Asia (kidnappings of children and women, forced marriages, prostitution, population migrations…).
Emulating the style and ancient techniques of the Terracotta Warriors, Prune collaborates with local Xi’an artisans specialized in the copies of the terracotta soldiers to create the Terracotta Daughters project.”