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DIE UNKRAUT BOTSCHAFT

During the second BIG – Biennale des espaces d’art indépendants de Genève, 2017 : DIE UNKRAUT BOTSCHAFT (= The Weeds Embassy) project has been launched officially in one of the sixty shipping containers where BIG takes shape.

DIE UNKRAUT BOTSCHAFT is an eco-activism concept that started in Berlin during a residency in 2005, when discovering an area fallow in Sebastianstrasse around the Denkmal, where the Wall used to stand. An amazing natural biotope has grown freely about 50 meters wide on both eastern and western sides where no new buildings had popped up yet.

DIE UNKRAUT BOTSCHAFT is the true friend of all weeds (or unweeds in german!) and tends to promote their spread.

Its mortal enemy is GMO and we actively fight against it by the side of Greenpeace and the March against Monsanto.

During BIG 2017, a tent has been installed on the container as the headquarters to perpetuate this botanical propaganda movement.

The urban guerrilla aesthetics were the main point of this container, proudly showing a giant inflatable green fist on its top, like some kind of angry sprout that would emerge from the earth and stating for “GREEN RIOT NOW”!

TMF branded germinated cobbles were offered to the visitors, proposing to wildly grow mixed varieties of local flora -including hemp, amongst them- by throwing them in any garden that looks too much like a carpet or any little earthy corners in the city, to help them go greener.

Opening party with Ladybruce (DJ), POL & Plastique de Rêve (live) on the Solar Sound System, partly operated by powering-bicycles.

 


DIE UNKRAUT BOTSCHAFT – Elena Montesinos – The Montesinos Foundation


DIE UNKRAUT BOTSCHAFT – Elena Montesinos – The Montesinos Foundation


DIE UNKRAUT BOTSCHAFT – Elena Montesinos – The Montesinos Foundation


DIE UNKRAUT BOTSCHAFT – Elena Montesinos – The Montesinos Foundation


DIE UNKRAUT BOTSCHAFT – Elena Montesinos – The Montesinos Foundation

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