It’s like a garden, says Lucas

yep, he says blogs are like gardens, you need to look after them, water regularly and make sure it doesn’t resolve into a wasted space!

I like wasted spaces thou, usually that’s where colonising species thrive and propagate, reminding us that nature has still a way to overcome our restrictions.

But this is not a piece of land, hey?

the only way a weed will ever grow on this monitor is if I chuck this laptop into landfill!

so here i am, making sure the blog gets a regular update (water) and it look healthy n growing, for a green and lush future!

here is a short documentary siStEr jOan did of WeedKiller, a Self-Guided Audio Tour of the weeds of Australia I did in 2002.

Enjoy!

About info

Diego Bonetto is a multimedia artist living and practicing in Sydney, Australia, and is a key member of artists' collectives SquatSpace and the BigFAGPress. -The SquatSpace collective has been producing ground-breaking events and projects since 2000. The group has been curated in a number of shows both in Australia and overseas. The current initiatives, the Redfern-Waterloo Tour of beauty (www.squatspace.com/redfern) tackle issues of social representation and the politics of space generated by gentrification. -The BigFagPress (BFP) is a publishing facility housed in Wooloomooloo, Sydney. The BFP is a salvaged 4-tonnes Off-set proof press. The press allows for the creation of countless artworks by keen printmakers and self-started publishers. www.bigfagpress.org Diego has also been working with WeedyConnection, an environmental art campaign. The project involves an online resource (www.weedyconnection.com), short documentary films, cooking shows, blogs, installations, prints, facebook interventions and various site-specific installations in the form of self-guided tours. WeedyConnection tackle the anthropocentric view of what environment should look like. Based on research and data provided by disciplines as far apart as biology, anthropology, paloenthology, social ecology and ethno botany it formulates ethical questions about cultural representation in times of environmental urgency.
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