Sunday, May 31, 2009

working in the space: blogging documentation

I'm going to start posting documentation of my work in the installation here, as well as pictures and video.

My first encounters with people visiting the show happened last Friday, right after Nada's performance concluded. It was sort of a surprise, because I thought Nada would be performing until 4, and I would be mostly alone upstairs tweaking the installation. But she was done early, and a bunch of people walked through the third floor and the sculpture garden. I spoke with two women, one more extensively than the other, about the liquid food part of the project. everyone knows someone who has had to negotiate a feeding tube, it seems. i would have photographed both women, but the encounter was unexpected. anyway, we talked about food, plants, the plants stuck on the feeding bags, whether or not the stuff in the bags was feeding the plants (which made me think, it would be cool if it were), and how to make your own tube food. I told her about the workshop on Friday, which I'm thinking will be longer than the one hour walk through. Maybe 2-3 hours.

The MAH has a kitchen downstairs with ovens. I might ask them about using the ovens during the opening--warm cookies are the best kind--

ghetto biennale

Amy told me about the first Ghetto Biennale in Port au Prince. I'm contemplating what a proposal for this work might look like in that context. & funding of course, which I emphatically do not have right now.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

thoughts on installation...

as i'm looking at the pictures for my installation, the only thing that seems horribly wrong is that ugly shelf. i think i'll ditch the shelf in favor of hanging bags of plumpiñon, stacked large bags of the same on the floor, and maybe stack a few concrete blocks to give the piñon seeds something to rest on.

Or not.

three days into the installation

This is what it looks like right now.

Electrical stuff is in place, monitors are not. I'm afraid they are going to melt! I at least want to show my committee and maybe they'll last until June 5, then, if they melt, c'est la vie. Hopefully temperatures won't get that high, but they got pretty HOT yesterday.

Dirt floor isn't done yet. I'm putting mulch down first because it's cheaper and fluffier. Will wait on monitors, dirt, and actual stuff (plumpinon bags, liquid food bags, cookies, etc) until after i get back from sweden.

Friday, May 8, 2009

logo development

I'm going to try printing this on my sticky back paper, see what happens. I'm not sure it will be sticky enough to resist the oily nut butter, but, I'm giving it a shot. And will be able to at least put labels on boxes...

Thursday, May 7, 2009

also, Rock Paper Scissors in July

I will be in a show at Rock Paper Scissors in Oakland during the month of July. It's a group show with the lovely Miki Foster, Rupa Dhillon, Nick Lally, and Elizabeth Travelslight. It's called Invisible Ingredient. Opening night will be First Friday, June 3.

More soon!


I haven't been posting because I've been in a frenzy of panicked production.

Today I did something with instant, gratifying results:

behold the starvation seeds vimeo account!

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Lindsay Kelley is an artist and writer researching bioart, fringe foods, and uncommon modes of food preparation and ingestion. She is currently completing her book manuscript, The Bioart Kitchen. Lindsay holds a MFA in Digital Art & New Media and a Ph.D in the History of Consciousness, both from the University of California Santa Cruz. She works at the Public Library of Science on the PLOS ONE editorial team.