A Fragmented Garden is Daniel Silva’s proposal for a different way to construct a garden. It is composed of 50 Nendo Dango seed units distributed around Tokyo and will use technology and algorithms to come together as a cohesive system. The garden will employ a new approach to seed dispersal - using collaborations and participants to distribute and house the Nendo Dango units. The network of participants will report on warmth, time and location of the plants that germinate from each of the units. The collected data will inform the creation of a system of artworks. 


The work from A Fragmented Garden will come together as an installation between 23 May through 31 May.

In consideration of nationwide guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19, as well as to ensure appropriate social distancing, the garden will use a (free) RSVP system allocating time slots for visits to (if needed) as few as 1 person at a time. Visits will take place between 23 May through 31 May, and soon you will receive an invitation and details on how to RSVP your time slot.

This Project is a program being carried out as part of the Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL.Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL is an initiative that will see a variety of cultural programs unfold in the run-up to 2020 when the Olympic and Paralympic Games will take place, promoting Tokyo’s appeal as a city of arts and culture.


助成:公益財団法人東京都歴史文化財団 アーツカウンシル東京