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TATE MODERN INTERVENTION

PROJECT TYPE Public Intervention
LOCATION London

The Tate Modern's vast Turbine Hall is host to Abraham Cruzvillegas' Empty Lots - beds of soil collected from around London left to "chance, change and hope". Richard Reynolds and Vanessa Harden team up with friends and gallery visitors to seed bomb the installation and show how human interaction with soil reveals the potential in it. 

Seed Bombing the Tate features The Subversive Gardener: Blingshot - a bejewelled catapult designed to function as a guerrilla gardening tool. Blingshot is used to launch seed pills into distant and hard-to-reach areas in need of environmental rejunvenation.The Blingshot is paired with a camouflage jacket and a variety of seed pills to stylishly integrate gardening assaults into the guerrilla gardener's daily routine. 

The Subversive Gardener is an ongoing series of public interventions connected to the guerrilla gardening subculture – a group of individuals who secretly meet to illegally plant flowers, shrubs and vegetables in neglected urban spaces.