Artist(s) or Company name:
Simonetta Moro and Eve Mosher, with Eugene Lang College students, in collaboration with Tattfoo Tan.
Signs of Growth + Mobile Gardens
14th Street site location:
dates and times:
Weekend of October 16-18, daytime.
In Signs of Growth Simonetta Moro, Eve Mosher and a group of Eugene Lang College students will design a “tag” to leave in various places on 14th street, indicating where they thought food could be grown. A map that will be handed out to participants in a walking tour illustrating the sites for potential food crops.
Together with Tattfoo Tan, they will then load the signs (or tags) into carts equipped as mobile gardens, and parade them along 14th street, leaving them in the designated spots. Paraders will also interact with passers-by in answering questions and providing information about the project.
The carts, signs and maps will be on display at the Skybridge Art & Sound Space at Eugene Lang College for the duration of the month.
Simonetta Moro expands her own painting practice through teaching, by initiating collective art projects with her students that engage personal mapping, urban explorations, and alternative use of public space. As an artist and educator, she is fascinated by the endless spectacle of the city, the way the built environment influences our psyche and emotions, and the way we may affect it in return.
Eve Mosher has worked on projects that abstractly investigate the human condition in relationship to the world in which we live. Since 2006, she added to her practice large scale projects that occurred in the public space and engaged the audience directly regarding specific ecological issues. The work utilizes art and performance to increase knowledge and understanding around environmental and social issues.
Tattfoo Tan art practice seeks to find an immediate, direct, and effective way of exploring issues related to the individual in society through which to collapse the categories of ‘art’ and ‘life’ into one. Through the employment of multiple forms of media and various platforms of presentation, Tattfoo promotes group participation between himself and an ‘audience’. Within this collaborative practice both minds and bodies are engaged in actions that transform the making of art into a ritualized and shared experience. In keeping with the spirit of this transformative act, Tattfoo prefers to develop projects that are ephemeral and conceptual in nature.
Signs of Growth + Mobile Gardens for Art in Odd Places
Simonetta Moro, Eve Mosher, Tattfoo and Eugene Lang college students