The miro modo installation plays with perception, casting fleeting reflections of light on glass, water and botany.
Miro modo (lt.) can be translated as “in a wonderful way”. An invitation to look differently at what has already been seen or what is to be discovered anew. Victoria houses have been built in many botanical gardens since the 19th century to attractively present the giant water lilies of the genus Victoria, named after the English Queen, and other aquatic plants to the public. The flowers bloom for only two nights, turning from pure white, to pink on the second evening, producing warmth and a fruity fragrance. In this way, the giant water lily attracts beetles for pollination and, through its mysterious appearance, people in equal measure. The installation miro modo plays with perception, casting fleeting reflections of light on glass, water and botany. A conundrum between architecture and nature, suspended between static and change.
Supported by the Society of Friends of the Munich Botanical Garden e.V. and the Elfriede and Franz Jakob Foundation.
The exhibition is part of the Flower Power Festival München 2023. You can find more information on the website of the Botanical Garden Munich.
LMU collaborates closely with the Botanische Staatssammlung München (State Botanical Collections in Munich). The cooperation goes back to the year 1820 and was initiated by the naturalist Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, LMU's first Professor of Botany, who was also the Director of the Botanische Staatssammlung München. Since then, the two positions have always been linked. Professor Gudrun Kadereit, who holds the Chair of Systematics, Biodiversity and Evolution of Plants at LMU, is the current Director of the Collection and the Botanical Garden.