“Landmines” That Scatter Flower Seeds

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Plantmines @ Kleurenblind Festival Utrecht 2012 from FRONT404 on Vimeo.

Dutch artists Thomas voor ‘t Hekke and Bas van Oerle make up the duo known as Front 404.  While their work varies in medium it is consistent in being humorously subversive.  For example, their project Plantmines is a sort of landmine that is constructive rather than destructive.  Unaware passersby step on and discharge the plant mine sending colored powder and confetti into the air.  More importantly, though, the confetti contains flower seeds that are intended to eventually grow at the site of the “blast”.  The duo says of the project:

“You’ve stepped on a Plantmine, and the explosion of flower confetti serves as an instant party to celebrate that you live in a country where you don’t have to worry about stepping on a real landmine. The flower confetti contains flower seeds, to create a permanent happy and colourful spot in the place of the plantmine explosion.”

Check out the video to see a Plantmine or two blow up.

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