Though it looks like a nuclear rocket, the giant sculpture is filled with seeds and is completely biodegradable
Translated by Thomas Ansell
After a short delay, the ‘largest seed-bomb in the world’ will be available to see in Groningen at the former Suikerunie campus on the West of the city next week. The giant sculpture is the work of the Groninger artist Jos Volkers. As reported by the GIC.
The transport of the ‘Bioremediating Missile’ was subject to a short delay during its journey from Romania to the Netherlands. Volkers has worked on the rocket for two years, and the project’s journey began ten days ago on a low-loader.
Part of the delay was due to Austrian police holding the rocket due to an incorrect permit being used, which led to Volkers being given a fine. Eventually the rocket arrived in Groningen on Thursday, after a 2,000km journey across Europe.
The ‘seed-bomb’ is fourteen metres long and is built from biodegradable materials like wood, textiles, and clay. The sculpture is filled with seeds, buds, water, and fertiliser- and is designed to highlight the ongoing ecological crisis in the world, says Volkers.
From July 29 the rocket will be available to view for fourteen days, before it goes on a tour around the Netherlands.
Image via the Groninger Internet Courant.