Guerilla gardener(s) started a website documenting their efforts. It’s simple and makes me very ready to embrace the impending summer.
throw sseeds some of them take some dont take some grow then somebody cut it down the bastards. why would someone cut it down i dont know.
if it rains too much the seds get washed away.
we went to the sign twice because we thought seeds didnt take but when we got there we found that some grew. I was surprised and excited to see the plants there
At night I put seeds in an icetray & make ice cubes with sseeds in it. In the morning I throw the icecubes out the window while im driving
when i see dirt.
They’ve kept a lovely map, noting when and where their plants are blooming.
Here’s to a very nature-filled summer.
Canadian-born / UK-based designer, Vanessa Harden has invented a number of camouflaged devices meant to ease the process of guerrilla gardening.
Among things like ankle-attached mechanical seed distribution, briefcases that dig holes, and purses designed to easily carry plants to the site of installation, Harden hacked a Pentax camera to create what she calls, the Precision Bombing Device 1, pictured above.
Continue reading “Vanessa Harden: the Subversive Gardening”
In Paris, there is a new (guerilla) residency program initiated by Paul Souviron and Antoine Lejolivet through the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD. The residencies consist of spending some time in a DIY megastore and creating temporary installations.
There’s numerous ideas about artist residencies that don’t necessarily take place in the traditional space of galleries or centres, but instead focus on the potential for artists having a role in more everyday places. Schools, landfills, and city halls have been the site for artist residencies, and I have to wonder about the possibilities of artist residencies here in Windsor; and I’m not even that interested in thinking about residencies at the Big 3, Caesars Windsor, or city hall.
What about residencies at the library, at the riverfront, at Walkerville Brewery, at the corner of Randolph and University, at the corner store, at Milk, at the parking garage, at the bridge, or at the bench on Wyandotte near Kildare? And why wait for someone to make one? Why don’t we create a series of residencies? Why don’t you offer your front porch for a week-long artist residency?
Steven’s ideas from last week are looking more and more enticing (and possible).
[via we make money not art]
Interesting to see some new work up downtown by Denial, definitely brightens up this wall and demonstrates some potential modes to work with the many boarded up windows throughout the city.
At last night’s Media City screening, I ran into Samantha and Laura whose schedules unfortunately hadn’t been able to align with BCL’s Office Hours in the last couple of weeks. I asked about their progress with their yarn bombs, which have been installed in numerous locations in downtown Windsor, and are gradually covering the entirety of the bike racks outside of Phog.
I wondered about the potential of adding text to the tags, which could lead to a really large intervention / eventual collection of handmade scarves.
This could be an amazing project! Sam already posted her efforts from last night on her blog, and the results are really encouraging!!! I think this could be one of our next summer projects.