One Straw Revolution

"Plant seeds - perhaps the most valuable and precious materials to be found on planet earth - have since entered Navarro's engaged art practice."
Roel Arkesteijn, 2017

This current and on-going project takes its title from Masanobu Fukuoka’s book “One Straw Revolution” (1975), a seminal and timeless resource. The installation is marked out by four and a half tatami mats which offer a place for people to sit, read and meet. During the exhibition several ‘Nendo Dango’ or 'seedball' workshops take place, where participants learn how to make seed or earthballs which can be sowed in any open soil area. I ask that some form of documentation be made of the seeds’ growth so that a connection to the seed can be established. The installation also introduces hand-made 'seed papers' that in turn weave together other projects working in the same vain.