Assisted Flagration

Assisted Flagration

A Time-based, Installation Intervention, 2013 The Decordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln,MA   Assisted Flagration is a temporary, time-based intervention into the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park on view in the exhibition Work Out at the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum on view from June – October, 2013.  Comprised of numerous hand-made, seed-spreading, lawn ornament sculptures installed throughout the park, this piece examines the question of migration, preservation...

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Promiscuous Production: Breeding is Bittersweet

Promiscuous Production: Breeding is Bittersweet

A National Bitter Melon Council Public Sculpture and Interactive Outdoor Installation, June – November 2010 Group Exhibition: EAT LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)  Promiscuous Production: Breeding is Bittersweet was a large-scale, public installation in the form of an organic “farmden”(farm + garden) that housed an experimental effort to breed a hybrid variety of melon, a Bittersweet melon. It was installed as part of the group show, EAT LACMA, at the Los Angeles...

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Promiscuous Production: Meeting is Bittersweet

Promiscuous Production: Meeting is Bittersweet

A National Bitter Melon Council Public, Interactive Intervention, Nov. 7, 2010 Group Exhibition: Let Them EAT LACMA, a 1-day performance event celebrating the closing of the garden-focused exhibition: EAT LACMA (June – November, 2010) Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)   Meeting (and its aftermath) carries the essence and inevitability of human contact: exchange, wonder, and change. This Meeting is Bittersweet, a human-scale manifestation of the National Bitter Melon...

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Bitter Mellon Homeopathy for Urban Renewal: Bitter is Better

Bitter Mellon Homeopathy for Urban Renewal: Bitter is Better

A National Bitter Melon Council Public Intervention Project, 2006 Various sites in the Boston Metro Area: Chinatown, Somerville, Cambridge, Roxbury, and Jamaica Plain Bitter Melon Homeopathy for Urban Renewal: Bitter is Better was a public intervention project that invited interested growers to cultivate Bitter Melon plants in neglected urban spaces. The project was inspired by homeopathic healing philosophy where illness is treated with low-level doses of the toxifying agent.  The...

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The National Bitter Melon Council

The National Bitter Melon Council

The National Bitter Melon Council (NBMC) is a social experiment that uses the form and concept of performance art as a research method and model for community development.  Our dialogue-based artistic collaborations involve participation and co-authorship of the public. A project and collective developed by Hiroko Kikuchi, Jeremy Liu, and Andi Sutton, with the additional collaboration of Misa Saburi from 2008 – 2011, the NBMC is devoted to the cultivation of a vibrant, diverse...

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