A project commissioned by Tate Modern for the Turbine Festival (later de-comissioned due to a ‘curatorial conflict’).
The Garden Square Project asks British Institutions for a one-day loan of a 8x8 metre patch of exclusively kept lawn, to build a Garden Square at the centre of the Tate Turbine Hall, during the One City, One Day Festival. The borrowed lawn will be laid as part of the city’s public spaces, inviting the public to make use of the garden square and enjoy a ‘déjeuner sur l'herbe’. The loan-request letters sent to the chosen institutions - with photo-montages showing the requested area of lawn - will be displayed in the format of postcards for the public to collect and take with them. The public will be encouraged to give their own answers to the question: Who would you ask to loan their lawn? A link to the project’s website will collect those answers.