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), the plants grow in my allotment (since the summer of 2018) and continues as a gift (since 2019).
If you want to be part of this monument through growing, please e-mail me to receive a seed packet.
Seeds have been shared in the following contexts:
Anthropomorphic Interfaces, Stockholm, 2019
Open Humanities Symposium: New Humanities and the Anthropocene, KTH, Stockholm´
Performing the Fringe, urban research hike, part of a curatorial project by Inga Lace and Jussi Koitela, in collaboration with Konsthall C, Stockholm, 2019
The Earth Market, Mossutställningar, Strömparterren, Stockholm, 2019
Walking festival of Sound, Stockholm Edition, 2019
The Kelp Congress, Lofoten International Art Festival (LIAF), Norway, 2019
Gnesta Art Lab, 2020
And through e-mail requests and friends (in Sweden, Estonia, Ireland, Netherlands, USA)
Photo: Jacek Smolicki and Janna Holmstedt