Battlefield – riso printed artist publication

Gabriella Hirst

14.00 

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  • Self published
  • 2022
  • 32 pages
  • Softcover
  • 28 × 20 × 0.5 cm

A riso-printed publication accompanying the garden installation Battlefield at the Kunsthalle Osnabrück. The publication includes an index of the stories behind every plant in the Battlefield living garden archive, including excerpts from email correspondence with plant societies, gardening blogs, historic archives, plant care tips, personal anecdotes and speculations alongside compiled ephemera and research material gathered from the Battlefield project from 2014 to the present day.

Designed by Jasper Otto Eisenecker, edited by Anna Voswinkel and commissioned by the Kunsthalle Osnabrück, 2022. With inner text by curators Anna Voswinkel and Anja Lückenkemper.

This publication is from a limited special edition of 250 paired with a to-scale poster print of a preliminary drawing of Battlefield at the Kunsthalle Osnabruck.

About the public garden installation:

“A community garden of plants named after battles or other acts of historicised conflict. All of the plants in this garden are cultivars registered with names commemorating battles and other military events, for example, Peony ‘Victoire de la Marne’, Polyantha Rose ‘Dunkerque’, Floribunda Rose ‘Atombombe’. They were bred by various rosieres and nurseries in Europe over the last few centuries, each one given a name signifying an act of organised violence.The Garden has been growing in the community gardens of the former (once military and civilian) airport Tempelhofer Feld, Berlin, since 2014, cared for by myself and the community gardeners. The plants growing here represent only a selection of a longer list of cultivar species named after battles, an non-exhaustive incomplete living (and dying) archive.”

 

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