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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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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Platform2: Art and Social Engagement

Platform2: Art and Social Engagement

  Platform2 is a collective that produces public events in Boston, MA, designed to facilitate dialogue about art & social engagement. A combination of art happenings, performance, site-specific intervention and critical dialogue, these events provide a forum for imaginative dialogue about creative practice and its intersection with social, political, economic and cultural issues. Founded in 2007, Platform2 is collaboratively produced by Andi Sutton, Jane Marsching, and iKatun...

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