Outer Seed Shadow #01
New York- based Spanish artist Juanli Carrión decided to revisit the long established idea of the American “melting pot” and investigate the realities of immigrant life in 2014.
Carrión conducted a series of on camera interviews in which he asked about personal experiences associated with arriving to New York City. At the end of the interview, each subject selected a plant that represented their country of origin. Carrión then created a public art project around his findings at Tribeca’s Duarte Square, titled Outer Seed Shadow #01 . The installation is a 1,000 square foot garden in the shape of Manhattan and features dozens of plants selected by immigrants.
The menu featured the plants from the garden through which told the story of immigrants in Manhattan.
In collaboration with Pepi de Boissieu.