Janna Holmstedt

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A Disseminated and Relational Monument


Packets of gathered seeds with an invitation to disseminate, 2019 (ongoing)


 
   
 
 
 

This is a cyclical and disseminated monument, not a monolithic one. It occurs every time and everywhere these seeds (or their offspring) are growing. It multiplies and spreads every time the plant forms ears, and its corns are gathered and handed over, as gifts, to others.

A monument stands a reminder. This monument aims to remind of the power of sharing seeds and stories, genetic diversity, acts of care and making kin, and attempts to decolonize nature to form more live-able relations. The monument exists as a complex web of human as well as more-than-human relations. It started as a gift (Oct 2017), grew in my allotment (summer of 2018) and continues as a gift (2019-). For how long can we make it live?

If you want to be part of this monument through growing, please e-mail me to receive a seed packet.

As a way of documenting this living monument, I would be happy to receive photos of your monuments, with date and location. I would also be happy to collect and save some of your seeds.

 
 
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