Saturday, 7 March 2020
All the news that's fit to print
This publication would be a worthy addition to Ash and Lake's Bizarre Books. Though not strictly a book but a large, thin cardboard box with photos of the front pages of a hundred of the world's newspapers which have vegetation growing on them. Flechtner's idea was to scatter seeds on the front pages, water them and watch the plants grow. This would reveal, to quote him, the anarchy of nature and the fleetingness of memory in revealing today's world. No doubt quite right but who wants to buy and look at life size front pages of something that is far too personal to the artist and not that relevant to anyone else.