eat the city

platform gallery, flinders/degraves st subway

An installation of architectural models planted out with edible and non-edible plants. Eat The City invites the viewer to re-imagine the city transformed by plants in ridiculous, beautiful and sometimes violent ways. Coupled with portraits of revolutionary gardeners, Eat The City suggests possible incursions of the domestic suburban garden on the CBD and its inhabitants.

Art Exhibition previously on in Australia.
From Sunday 01 June 2008 to Friday 27 June 2008

chillli plants image

Published by anonymous on Tuesday 17 June 2008.
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“The Romans, upon conquering a city, would plant seeds in the cracks of its walls and structures, so that eventually the plants would pull the buildings apart and destroy what was left of the city.” – Anonymous

An installation of architectural models planted out with edible and non-edible plants, seeds and seedlings, Eat the City is an exercise in small scale guerilla gardening that explores notions of apocalypse, revolution, coexistence with other species and transformation.

Inspired by David Attenborough’s ‘Private Life of Plants’, Eat the City will explore the invasive, threatening and cunning nature of plants and their cohorts, in an effort to challenge existing attitudes of their inert and benevolent relationship to humans.

The installation aims to stimulate the viewer to re-imagine the urban environment transformed by plants in ridiculous, beautiful and sometimes violent ways. Coupled with photographs of existing guerilla gardens and portraits of revolutionary gardeners, Eat the City will suggest possible incursions of the domestic suburban garden on the CBD and its inhabitants. The exhibition will be p