Monday, July 2, 2007

treefern internals

had an interview with the local New Plymouth paper (which? find out friday in the gardening section) today about litter, milkwood, permaculture and the nature of soil....

ex-treefern and its internals... now i understand.

scouring the streets of New Plymouth for places to situate our microclimates as part of tomorro's workshop - decided on one lane - King Street, behind the library.. plenty of scope, all contained, and some undercover areas so the participants can actually install works without getting saturated (it hasn't stopped raining since my arrival on thursday).

a lane off a lane - sodden but full of promise... microclimates afloat maybe?

following a yarn with sarah the jouro and scoping of streets, took off to Pukekura Park, a rather impressive botannical menagerie where the NZ dose of WOMAD is held every two years - a truly beautiful venue with many nooks and crannies - would love to be a part of it next time around...

me beneath a japanese maple... back to winter...

got ensconced in the fernery while taking shots for Ben, who may be doing a sound piece in there over summer. i hope so. it is an ethereal place, he would truly make it kick arse... saw one snail and revealed roots with flash photography in the tunnels.

tree roots traversing the clay roof of a tunnel (with flash)

workshop tomorro - currently brushing up on street art and site-specific funk in general, which of course has exploded into a higher universe since i was researching it, all of a couple of months ago... shall publish a comprehensive list after the workshop. but very good stuff. this planet of ours is going off, even while it fades.

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