Empty Lot at Tate Modern

Empty Lot at Tate Modern

This weekend I made it down to Tate Modern to check out ‘Empty Lot’ by Abraham Cruzvillegas in the Turbine Hall. This large scale geometric installation is made up of triangular wooden planters raised high on scaffolding. Within the triangular planters is soil that was collected from parks all over London including Peckham, Haringey, Richmond and Westminster. Nothing was planted in the soil at the beginning of the project but when I visited a few green shoots were emerging, no doubt hardy weeds that will thrive in the most austere environments. This 6-month project is said to provoke questions about the city and nature, as well as wider ideas of chance, change, and hope. It will be interesting to see how the project changes and develops in the months ahead.

Empty Lot at Tate Modern. Until March 2016