Seeds of Change / Gitta Gschwendtner + Maria Thereza Alves


“Behind an exhaustive investigation of the ancient routes of navigation, Alves discovered that sailors used to fill ships’ ballast mixed up with soil, stones and seeds of all those places where they were to have a piece of earth during their journey. Once in Bristol this ships’ ballast was offloaded into the river and all this exotic seeds germinated into plants. Alves and Gschwendtner made a floating garden in a derelict barge and they planted all these seeds that onece could be thrown into the river.”

(via Instalaciones Efímeras)