TOM KNOWLES - WINDWALKS
A walk guided by the wind, filmed and plotted by GPS. Departing form Great Mis Tor on Dartmoor and finishing upon hitting a section of blanket bog.
Blanket bog is a layer of moss and other vegetation floating on a body of water.
Seed bombing the Raytheon Plant, Santa Barbara, CA, 1992
The city of Turin saved 30,000 euros by using sheep to mow lawns at three public parks. In Pasture in the City, cows were also used during the
experimental first year, but because they produced too much manure they have not returned. Traffic is diverted for the herd of sheep to enter
the city. After the animals are rotated through fenced-off parks for two months, they return to the Alps for the remainder of the summer. The
sheep aerate and fertilize their temporary pastures
"Wheatfield - A Confrontation" (Campo de trigo - Una confrontación), que fue realizado en 1982. Denes negoció derechos temporales sobre un terreno de 0,72 hectáreas
(4046,85 m2) en un vertedero del bajo Manhattan, a 200 metros de Wall Street y del World Trade Center, de cara a la Estatua de la Libertad.
Donna Colon & Markus Ahlers
Really blue water (2009)
Collaboration with Marcus Ahlers (2009). Solar still which purifies water from the Choluteca river and returns the cleansed water to the river. Made of
rubble from destroyed houses found at the site. Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
Georg Dietzler is a Curator's Choice Artist from Germany whose sculptural work explores the fascinating generative properties of
the natural world. In recent years he has created experimental installations using Oyster mushrooms for bioremediation of soil
contaminated with PCB's (polychlorinated biphenyls). These highly toxic industrial pollutants are effectively neutralized through the
cultivation of gourmet mushrooms on contaminated land.
Georg Dietzler, "Oyster-mushroom Growing Experiment II" Paris, France, 1998 (photo: Georg
A stream is contaminated with concrete
due to its proximity to a quarry and
concrete factory. The artist-scientists
collaboration introduces a new perception,
whereby the stream will be ecologically,
artistically, socially, botanically,
environmentally and hydrologically
reclaimed. The contaminators thus become
artists, helping clean-out the stream. Via a
slow process, environmental awareness is
gained. The biotic and a-biotic
environments are treated while
contemplating issues concerning the
nature of reclamation and the possibility of
leaving "experiential traces" of this eyesore
as reminder for future generations.
Combined reclamation allows investment
in the stream's surroundings and in human
The artworks are intended to solve an
ecological problem too. No one discipline
takes its course for granted as
predominant, thus allowing a multi-layered
practice of total reclamation, expanding
the cycle of environmental responsibility
for water sources in general, and those in
Israel in particular.
MY FOOD MY POOP
I am weighing all of my food and drink and all of my urine and shit. The difference between the two weights is approximately what has been transformed into Energy. This energy is what
moves my body,mind and many interactions. During this period of time I am ﬁnding that I am able to more closely observe the passage of energy as it moves from the food that I eat, through
my body and then, out into the world.
63 Days, total weights-
Food and Drink: 511 lb 8 oz
Shit and Urine: 255 lb 4 oz
Energy: 253 lb 5 oz
Rainwater Harvester/Greywater System Feedback Loop is a water saving system made from salvaged materials. It stores two
types of water–water that normally runs away while becoming hot and rain water. The water is stored in the 3 small
recycling bins which can also be used as benches to sit upon. The hand crank device on the right is used to pump stored
water back to the sink to be used at a later time. The sink is equip with a variable drain allowing you to decide to let
your water run back into the storage units, into the greywater system to the garden or out to the city system.
TYRED - (RE)CICLAR (Proyecto)
-Exponer los neumáticos como visualización/denuncia.
-Calcular la huella ecológica
-Hacer una intervención de reciclado: del espacio (solar
abandonado) y del material (usando los neumáticos)
-Utilidad social: buscar una entidad/es que se hagan cargo del
espacio/instalación y le den uso
Lluís Sabadell Artiga - ECAT - Toledo
RECETAS URBANAS - SANTIAGO CIRUGEDA
Unable to construct a balcony for his apartment legally, Santiago Cirugeda vandalized the building with
spray paint, then requested a construction permit for scaffolding to allow him to remove the graffitti.
Usando la ironía
La Somme de L'Oxygéne Dans
une Cabine Téléphonique, 2008
Balloons ﬁlled with Brad Downey's CO2
Un-Stitching Karl, 2007
Karl Marx Allee, Berlin, Germany
Crowbar, sidewalk stones
Stills from high-def video
Special thanks to Sebi and Kamikazekat
House of Cards III, 2007
House of Cards I, 2007
Roll of gaffers tape, construction barriers
In collaboration with the “JEW CREW” (Giovanni Goldberg, Izaak Brinkmann,
David Rubinstein & Abraham Downey)
Sidewalk Delete, 2005
Brooklyn, New York, USA
3 years and counting
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
The Crack Garden, San Francisco, CA
CMG Landscape Architecture, San Francisco, CA
Materials: existing site, soil amendment, plants
PARADISE - MARA ADAMITZ SCRUPE
The three salvaged minivans are planted with several different ethnobotanical plant species which are native to the coastal regions of the Eastern
United States and have proven capable of providing excellent nutrition for human beings, as well as supplying other substances and materials useful
to our species. These plants are considered "heirloom" varieties because of their long history of usefulness to humans, but they are currently
threatened with extinction. Major seed companies prefer varieties which are easier to grow, better looking, and in some cases, lend themselves more
readily to genetic engineering of plant stock.
Reutilitzando el espacio
Google Earth Art -
Intervenciones para ser
vistas desde el aire.
Buena idea la que ha tenido el estudio londinense Pentagram cuando la New Jersey Division of
Planning & Community Development les invitó a elaborar una propuesta para This Is Newark, donde
debían crear una referencia que identiﬁcara la ciudad de Newark y que invitara a que la gente la