During December 10th, 2011, 174 project participants hand painted green flags. They were also be given plants which they planted at home alongside their flag and proclaimed: I hereby reclaim this land for nature.To see participants ‘ photos online, click here
Above: Flor500 installation inside the BLOOM container, 2011.
Xavier Cortada created BLOOM, a participatory art installation for the 2011 Kaohsiung International Container Art Festival to encourage wildflower reforestation across the island. The exterior of the BLOOM container was surrounded by an installation of cups growing Taiwanese wildflowers (scroll down).
From December 10th – January 31st, festival visitors seeing this vertical nursery were encouraged to plant native wildflower –alongside hand-painted Native Flags green flags– at home.
The interior of the BLOOM container displayed an exhibit of Florida wildflowers (see www.flor500.com) designed by the Florida International University College of Architecture + The Arts Department of Landscape Architecture and its Chair Roberto Rovira.