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Blumenschießen

The wind is continually blowing plant seeds in all directions. The artist Swaantje Güntzel from Hamburg makes use of this fact to blur the distinction of borders. In April 2012, as part of the year theme of Overhanging Fruit, she performed her project Blumenschiessen [Shooting seeds].


In the space of a week, at seven different locations along the German-Dutch border in the Euregio, a machine will be placed in fields and open spaces that can shoot plant seeds. At evenly spaced distances, for several hours, this machine will fire the seeds of various crops and plants into the air.


The seeds are scattered in a diffuse pattern, depending on the power of the airstream and the direction of the wind and the results will only be seen after the first seeds have sprouted and the plants start to grow. The project sheds light on various aspects of the relationship between man and nature, especially with regard to the randomness that is inherent in the borders in areas of nature.


At the GrensWerteWorldExposition in the spring of 2014 Swaantje Güntzel will perform her project Blumenschießen again, this time at Kloster Bentlage in Rheine (Germany).


Freitag, 21. März // ab 16 Uhr
Kloster Bentlage, Rheine

Swaantje bei der Eröffnung im Kloster Bentlage
Swaantje bei der Eröffnung im Kloster Bentlage

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