Heysen Sculpture Biennial – March 2016
Title: Genially Modified Crop
Dimension: Approximately 14 metres X 14 metres
GM crop consisted of 198 individual ‘plants’ in a 14 row grid, with each plant being approximately 1.5 metre high and arranged 1 metre apart. Visitors to the crop were able to walk between the plants. Half the plants were ‘pod plants’ made from papier-mâché by Ian Hamilton and half the plants ‘remote plants’ were made from discarded technologies by John Hayward. Each plant was an individual unique entity. The ‘plants’ were inserted into holes 5 cm diameter and 30 cm deep.
At the opening of the Heysen biennial Hayward and Hamilton did two performances in which the crop was 'sprayed' by clone gardeners.