A living sculpture in the form of a field of corn growing in the historic center of Los Angeles. Lauren Bon's Not A Cornfield project transforms an industrial brownfield site into a cornfield for one agricultural cycle. At harvest time, the corn will be moved to another site where it will be dried out and then displayed and eventually used for the production of biodegradable containers.
This site will play host to regular visiting hours and interpretive tours, as well as a dynamic schedule of weekly events and periodic festivals.
For the Garage festival 09 Free Soil have conducted a site specific research project investigating the environment of the Baltic Sea.
We created an alternative archive of political and historical events that have occurred in the Baltic Sea region, especially Stralsund and linked these with the sea’s responses. The impact of Industrialisation, population growth and political changes has resulted in climatic and environmental changes recorded in the sea. Nature retaliates by creating new forms, one of the most significant being the spread and growth of toxic Blue Green Algae or “phytoplankton”
Images: wooden sewerage pipe from Stralsund. &
Portrait of William Lindley the designer of the first sewerage system in Stralsund, algae on paper.