Manhattan Tundra Project

The Manhattan Tundra Project proposes the creation of human supported emergent ecosystems on the unused tops of modernist buildings in Manhattan. The project’s aim is to install 6 to 8 inches of top soil on each structure and re-use urban gray water to support unpeopled spaces that may be utilized by migrating plant and animal species currently threatenedContinue reading “Manhattan Tundra Project”

The Shelter Project: nesting in the built environment

The Shelter Project, seeks to create alternative forms of housing for our companion species out of discarded, man-made, detritus . Shown above is an indoor installation of the project at the Manhattan Tundra exhibition on the 65th floor of the World Trade 4 Building. Each hard-walled suit, luggage and makeup case in the exhibition has been ventilatedContinue reading “The Shelter Project: nesting in the built environment”

Floraborgs on the Cover of Technoetic Arts!

The floraborgs are on the cover of Technoetic Arts: A Journal of Speculative Research. I couldn’t be more thrilled. The floraborgs appear in an article by Patricia Olynyk titled Synthesizing fields: Art, Complexism and the Space Beyond Now. In the article Olynnyk does a superb job of tackling the rapidly expanding territory of art/sci production in relation to world-view ofContinue reading “Floraborgs on the Cover of Technoetic Arts!”

The Endangered Species Recipe Book: catalogue statement and discussion with Elizabeth Pilliod

The Endangered Species Recipe Book: catalogue statement and discussion with Elizabeth Pilliod Elizabeth Demaray: I’m very excited to be talking to you in your professional capacity as an art historian. It seems to me that a key to our current moment is to look at the past, right? Elizabeth Pilliod: I agree with you completely. OneContinue reading “The Endangered Species Recipe Book: catalogue statement and discussion with Elizabeth Pilliod”

Welcome to the Anthropocene

Below is Jeff Dolvin’s wonderful catalogue essay form Welcome to the Anthropocene, the exhibition that accompanied the Association of Environmental Science Studies Symposium of the same name, this year at Pace University’s Peter Fingesten Gallery, NY, NY. The Backstory of the Apple: there must be a story here. The crown of an apple tree crowdsContinue reading “Welcome to the Anthropocene”

Dada Poem Generation and Non-Informative Flyers

I am pleased to report that the conceptual group has all posted blogs that contain Dada Poems and Non-Informative Flyers. For those not initiated into the generative processes of the Dada movement, this is the first art movement to truly pioneer setting the antecedents in place to make works using chance. Tristan Tzara recipe forContinue reading “Dada Poem Generation and Non-Informative Flyers”

Art and Science Collaboration from the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences

In answer to quarries about art and science collaboration, below is an excerpt from an article I wrote for the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences. The text here recounts several of the art and science collaborations concerning ecological issues that I have authored prior to 2011. I’ve also included some of the article’s conclusion which talksContinue reading “Art and Science Collaboration from the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences”

Corpor Esurit, or we all deserve a break today

The ants, in the Copor Esurit installation came from a commercial ant farm supplier. During the exhibition they tunneled, foraged and made good food choices. The life span of the ants in the installation’s habitat was carefully measured and was, on average, longer than that of ants in a commercial ant farm. Below is aContinue reading “Corpor Esurit, or we all deserve a break today”

IndaPlant FloraBorg Project Debut French

IndaPlant FloraBorg Project, French debut. The IndaPlant Project had its art debut at CAMAC []  Marnay-sur-Seine last night. All my thanks to Laetitia Brion and Carolina Cruz for the French translation work on the wall didactics. And special thanks to Jean Yves, Director of CAMAC for the exhibition space. Below is the French project statement. CAMAC Center D’Art Marnay,Continue reading “IndaPlant FloraBorg Project Debut French”