performative installation with inflatables and a brass band, 2013
blowers, control unit, PE, nylon
PLANTATION (PLANTAGE) consists of a growing number of inflatable plants, flowers or vegetables. It grows series of plastic fruit – readymades as well as custom made forms. It explores temporary sculptural forms in their growing and declining process by presenting them in a basic choreography. The project's background is industrial agriculture.
PLANTATION # 02 was a performance and installation with inflatables and a local brass band. A farmer (gardener) took care for the inflating process. It's theme was "Leek & tulips" but there was a lot of indefinable weed among the leek! The plants were errected by blowers in different phases and deflated again. The brass band accompagnied the action that culminated in a final blow-up with a cheesy firework. PLANTATION # 02 took place at DA Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst (D) in july 2013. Music: "Die Teichrebellen" (Rodde).
Realized with the support of: DA Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst, Leister (CH)