Saturday, July 25, 2009

Reinterpreting a Classic

Via Treehugger: "In 1982 Agnes Denes created one of the first examples of ecological art--she planted a wheatfield on an abandoned piece of land in downtown New York. Now, 27 years later, her work is being reinterpreted and updated, only this time in the east end of London. A derelict site has been planted with wheat uprooted from Lancashire and driven to Dalston for replanting. In addition, a solar windmill has been built to power two public ovens to make bread."

"Wheatfield - A Confrontation"
Agnes Denes - 1982 (more via

:: image via Treehugger

"The Dalston Mill"
EXYZT - 2009 (part of the Radical Nature exhibition at the Barbican)

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