Posted on: Wednesday, April 18, 2007
The Seed Project is an experiment in "seed as potential" or "form follows growth". Simple packets of wheatgrass seeds were distributed to artists and gardeners worldwide as a means to test how each individual would craft a dialogue with the same organic building blocks, though in varying growing conditions and regions globally. The project was conceived by David Cohen, a Brooklyn-based artist and social activist, who views The Seed Project as being transformative "social sculpture" for the digital age. The Virtual Field of images that resulted yielded a quilted patchwork of plant forms that became pixels of connectivity between artists and their real-live work.
This spring's phase two of The Seed Project involves a transition to Flickr.com and a virtual community garden where participants will be able to more easily share their personal projects and images. The Seed Project is featured in the current issue of Art World Digest available at The New Museum bookstore in Chelsea or at MoMA's PS 1 Contemporary Art Center in Queens.