The Heliotropic

Jennifer McMackon

Price: $5.00

In her book The Heliotropic, Jennifer McMackon documents research on heliotropism in plants and proposes developing a means to incorporate the heliotropic process into human bodies, perhaps with implants affecting the lymphatic system. By making glands/bodies receptive and communicative in this non-traditional way, humans could function outside of linguistics. McMackon writes, “the heliotropic ‘bend’ hints at the presence of a sometimes dormant reflex.” The ‘bend’ of the human body would be an involuntary response mechanism with practical applications like “a home pregnancy test, a lie detector, a recipe for perfume, post-Fluxus poetry” etc.

29 p., colour.