(DIE UNKRAUT BOTSCHAFT)
Biennale des espaces d’art indépendants de Genève (B.I.G.), 2017
During the second BIG – Biennale des espaces d’art indépendants de Genève, 2017 – the WEED AMBASSY (DIE UNKRAUT BOTSCHAFT) project has been launched officially in one of the sixty shipping containers where BIG takes shape.
WEED AMBASSY (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.
WEED AMBASSY (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.
BIG – Biennale des espaces d’art indépendants de Genève, 2017
BONFIRE OF POVERTY, MAXIMA LVX, ARMAGEDDON, SERVEZ-VOUS, LIBERTAS LIBERTAS, HUMAN RIGHTS KARAOKE, WEED AMBASSY (DIE UNKRAUT BOTSCHAFT), FEED THE WORLD, YOU WIN, THIS IS NOT A LOVE SONG, BORDERLINE, IN LOVING MEMORY, ARM WRESTLING, PA-PA-PAP-PAP, SOUND OF THE SYSTEM, INFINITY, GOLDEN SHOWER, YOUTRIBE, COUNTERFEIT FOR PAGANS, XXX, ALIEN NATION, SAFT, HAPPY MONDAY, ERRATUM, DOMINUS PROVIDEBIT, HOW TO BUILD AN EMPIRE, OIL OIL OIL, PICKPOCKETS, FORTUNA, I WALK THE LINE, PIMP MY RIDE, LOVE IT.