Gardens of the Future: Conversation in Memorial

Gardens of the Future: Conversation in Memorial

Sculptural installation, exhibited at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (2012) and Wheaton College (2013) Gardens of the Future: Conversation in Memorial is a habitat for conversation and contemplation built out of the invasive plant Oriental Bittersweet, a rapidly spreading vine that grows voraciously throughout the East Coast. Since 2011, through an ongoing series of dialogue-based performances in hand-woven sculptures for two, Sutton has collected over 200 future extinctions:...

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Composing the Future: Extinction/Loss

Composing the Future: Extinction/Loss

Participatory performance as part of Boston Coastline: Future/Past with Catherine D’Ignazio.  Part of the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum’s exhibition Walking Sculpture: 1967-2015.  Performed on June 16, 2015 This project invited participants who attended the performance walk Boston Coastline: Future/Past to create a collaborative sidewalk-stenciled timeline of the future vis a vis extinction and loss. Since 2011, through an ongoing series of dialogue-based...

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Last Gasp Radio

Last Gasp Radio

A collaborative project with Heather Kapplow Exhibited at Boston Does Boston 8, Proof Gallery, Boston, MA 2015  In late-2014 Andi Sutton and fellow artist Heather Kapplow started discovering discarded devices at second hand stores, each with the same archaic symbol embedded in it in some way.  These objects, when “tuned” by the artists using materials lying around in their respective studios, were found to pull down sounds from the ether – last gasps – of creatures,...

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Wearable Gardens

Wearable Gardens

A Platform2 Participatory Performance, 2011 Arnold Arboretum, 
Boston, MA   On a sunny, unseasonably warm October afternoon, nine people gathered in a circle and wrote a story.  The story was of  a tree seed – the sugar maple – at risk of survival due to the environmental impacts of climate change, and the possibilities of its migration north.   It was a story in action and of action, told next to a 200 year old Sugar Maple at the Arnold Arboretum in Boston, Massachusetts,...

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Cultural Prophylactics

Cultural Prophylactics

A Research-Based Performance piece, 2009 Version Fest, Chicago, Il Cultural Prophylactics was a research-based performance piece that poses culture as a matter of public health, as a necessary aspect of free speech in a democracy, and as a commodity with a value beyond financial. It explored the questions: What of our culture requires protection? And what of it should we protect ourselves from? Performed at Version Fest, an arts and culture festival in the South Side of Chicago, in 2009,...

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