Iron flowers

Event:    SZIGET festival
Venue:    Budapest – Hajogyari-SZIGET OCTOPUS Art premise
Date:    9-15. August 2006.
Authors:  TAJEK Land Art Group – Barnabas SZAKACS, Gabor BATHORY, Balazs ALMASI
Ildiko Reka NAGY,  Zsombor Krisztian KISS
Sponsors:   Landscape Architect  Section of the Hungarian Architect’s Chamber
Újlipótváros bike repair and auto parts

TÁJÉK Landart Group was invited to work for the international multicultural site OCTOPUS of the SZIGET Summer Festival in Budapest. In 2006 ‘Recycling’ was the theme – we answered with the temporary intallation of Iron Flowers. We placed 9 welded iron flower in the central square of the multicultural site, made from wrecked automobile elements. The ‘flowers were planted’ into a gravel bed and were connected by a closed pipe system underground. In the pipe network we used a smoke machine to create smoke-puking metal plantation, symbolizing a landscape adapting mobility.

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