green pastures



green pastures, originally uploaded by the weed one.

A few images from the first weedbook tour.
This one was at The Domain, just outside the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Thanks to all who braved the weather and came down for it.
more images in this set:

Georges River

Here is the documentation to download:
The Domain weedbook pamphlet

The Domain’s weedbook tour map

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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2 Responses to green pastures

  1. Lucas says:

    that’s a great photo, better than mine, which nevertheless I’ve posted up on my flickr now:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bilateral/4961999848/

    great tour. you even answered my question about the monsanto escapee weeds!

    next stop, the weedyconnection roundup poison experiments!!

  2. info says:

    Thanks Lucas, your questions added a lot to it too!
    love yourself in the Art Nation’s tv stunt!
    brilliant, well done, i loved that they left in the edited version some crucial parts, like the ‘depressing’ labeling, and the assertion that followed.
    Yes is serious, and a good hard look at our-selves is grossly overdue.
    well done boss! :)

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