Just before his death in April 2006 Allan Kaprow assisted on working on this touring exhibition about his collected work, writings, performances and more. Being central to the performance tradition and as well to many relational practices of today, the show is of both historical and contemporary interest.
His book: "Essays on the Blurring of Art and Life" is a central document on thinking about everyday life and many other topics.
Shows in Van Abbemuseum (NL), Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Review from Artforum
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.