Weed Party

Shanghai and Taipei


This project investigates the relationship between plants and the political history of modern China.

Garden (Lane 62, Zhaojiabang Road), 2015. Weeds, tiles, bricks, window bars, ads, garbage, 297 x 543.5 x 100 cm

An exact copy of a wall segment in central Shanghai waiting to be demolished.

Herbarium, 2015. Dried weeds and paper mulberry branch, dimensions variable

Weed Party, 2015. Weeds, soil, mirrors, dimensions variable

Trees (Marxists Internet Archive), 2015. LED panels and Arduino modules, 12 x 146 x 3.7 cm

A computer program scans the Marxists Internet Archive, looking for sentences containing the word “tree.”

Movements, 2016. Ferns, planter, texts, dimensions variable

Zheng Bo imagined twelve future social movements in Taiwan and named them after local ferns.