Artists in Dialog
Alex Toland: Personal Dispersal Mechanisms.
An Interactive Urban Exploration.
Sunday, August 30, 2009, 4pm
(starting at Art Laboratory Berlin)
The US-American Environmental Artist Alex Toland creates artistic works at the borderline of art and ecology, ethnobotany, and urban architecture.
For Art Laboratory Berlin on August 30, 2009, she will lead a group of Berlin residents through part of the green corridor along the river Panke and make personal introductions between individual people and plants. Along the walk each participant will “adopt” a species for the day, which will hopefully lead to a longer friendship between man and weed, future recognition of the species and further interest and communication with others about the value of urban nature.
At the end of the walk the human portraits will be installed alongside the plant receptacles and descriptions at ART LABORATORY BERLIN, visually linking human diversity to plant biodiversity as a cultural asset.
For more information see http://artlaboratory-berlin.org/