a small bubble-space
between fruit and landscape
eating cherries before the hour
make voluntary homicide
violate the processes
tongue and mouth, you, prison
MULTI • SITE • SPECIFIC BODY ACTION
TRANS PLANT ATION
During a fixed time, feeding the body with only seeds and plants like a gardener who develop his garden. Drinking only water or herbal infusions, like a gardener watering and pulverizing his plants with manure and (natural) pesticides…
(video still captured by sven g + personal pictures)
PROJECTION PHASE • The project will be designed. How the garden will look like? The garden would be, first of all, described and projected, visualised by plans, drawings, photoshoped pictures or a virtual model.
Before the action, a scope statement will be planned. The scope statement details the project deliverables and describes the major objectives. The objectives includes measurable success criteria for the project. For example, with help of a nutritionist, a vital quantity of food that should be absorbed will be calculated. A list, fixing the allowed materials (vegetables, fruits, flowers, seeds, roots) is described clearly. The processing also described (assimilation of raw and cooked products, cooking receipts) as the period of the action (Summer? Fall? Winter? Spring?) and many other aspects.
CONSTRUCTION PHASE• Today, the duration of the action is unknown for me. It will be fixed in the work description contract and will depend on the evolution of the site and modifications.
During the action, the most possible detailed list will be kept of all original localities of the food consumed. If the site is approachable, I shall gather by myself the vegetables in the garden of my dad. At the local farmer or the vegetables merchant? If I cannot get my desire I shall inform about the places of cultivated areas around the country. This list gives a visual look at the multiple sites involved during the action.
At the same time I archive the plants and their origins, I would record the evolving grow of the garden by making daily photographs of my naked body. In place of photographs, a 3D model of the garden could be daily built up. If the evolution of the site construction would not be satisfying timely, annotations would be written on the photographs and modifications could be apply to the scope statement.
ARCHITECTURE • At the end of action, the photographs/virtual model, the list, and the scope statement would be exposed, as the plans, drawings or photoshopped pictures of the architectural projection.
People could then compare the projected garden with the resulting one by exposing myself next to the documents…
The banality of the growing-crop-places becomes then an universal garden. A garden to be enjoyed. The garden is the smallest parcel of the world and then it is the totality of the world. The garden has been a sort of happy, universalizing heterotopia since the beginnings of antiquity • Michel Foucault. Of Other Spaces, Heterotopias •