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AIR: Mobile Micro-Greenhouse
Interactive video installation
2017

This Assembly is Required project titled, Mobile Micro Greenhouse, uses plants as a platform to to examine not only sustainable food practices, but also poetic explorations of nomadic living.

The work has an intentional nod to "self assembly" and its design is positioned somewhere between “backyard tree-fort” and Huckleberry Finn.
I am suggesting in this application of materials that with a naive exuberance one can not only assemble structures from component pieces but also re-imagine how these objects can contribute to grassroots applications of sustainability and mobility.

Viewers were encouraged to plant seeds and transplant plant seedlings during the exhibition. The art center staff and interns worked with visitors to collectivly care for the living sculpture.

This piece was exhibited at the Acadiana Center for the Arts in Lafayette, Louisiana, as part of a group exhibition titled, ART I-10. Curated by Brian Guidry and Mary Beyt, this project was funded by an NEA, National Endowment for the Arts, grant and features work by 11 artists that work along the I-10 corridor spanning from Florida to California including Brandon Ballengee, Pablo Gimenez-Zapiola, Wes Kline and others. The show’s theme explores identity, a sense of place, and a glance at our global future. This is a multifaceted project and one of the goals is to make art and art viewing a common activity for this southern corridors’ cultural experience as well as cement a connection between growing art communities. Addressing this the AcA has developed an exhibition resource site and printed materials that will assist in this effort.
https://artiten.org

The AcA exhibition was included in P.S. Satellites – a Project of Prospect New Orleans and ran in tandem with Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp. https://www.prospectneworleans.org/ps4-satellites/