This piece moves on from the Eisteddfod performance (see video link in earlier post) – with that piece I had many different things going on at once.
Elements of the Lost Library performance at the Eisteddfod last year are developing on into their own entities.
Giving away seedlings (brought into the previous piece to represent an element of what libraries can enable) mentioned within a book is one of them, as a standalone engaged piece on exchange because I found that after the Eisteddfod I had a surplus of seedlings and gave them away to my neighbours.
I met people who lived only a stone’s throw from me who I’ve never met to speak to before. I found that this kind of ‘cold-calling’ in giving something rather than asking for support, religion or business was rather interesting.
Some people wanted to donate to the project (I didn’t ask for anything, they were curious), others offered me something they’d made in return.
I only called on about a dozen houses. I’m curious to see what might happen if I could do this on a wider scale.