The artists Roadsworth and Brian Armstrong did a fascinating project in cooperation with the PROJEKROOM collective: they created a huge garden. There are two very special things about this garden: it’s made of recycled materials and you find it in a shopping center. Bubble wrapped salmon made from shoe boxes leap up plastic waterfalls that cascade down the side of escalators. A plastic pond fills up a rectangular well where schools of plastic fish hover beneath the surface. Card board trees spring up along columns and an elevator shaft, their paper folder leaves splayed out against walls and railings.
The project is called ‘Fragile’ and hopes to raise awareness of the value of everyday materials and call attention to the fragility of our ecosystem.
When you present something playfully, or even satirically, you create a space where people can drop their defences. When you manage to do this, you can reach them at a level at which they’ll be receptive to what you have to say.— Peter Gibson (a.k.a. Roadsworth)”