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ONLINE – Q&A with artist Ben Morieson
23 June @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cast Out Loud: Fieldwork 3 – Los Colonias Notes
Join artist Ben Morieson for a screening and Q&A of his work, Fieldwork 3 – Los Colonias Notes, developed for the Habana Bienale in Cuba in 2019.
The first part of the artwork presented was an installation/performance work called Fieldwork II-The Colonies. This consisted of 70 shopping trolleys planted out with blooming sunflowers. The trolleys were placed alongside the Upfiled train line in seemingly random places. The public were invited to adopt the trolleys and take them to another place of their choosing. The idea was to create some friction between public and private spaces. The ‘abandoned’ shopping trolley is transformed into a transportable place of comfort and beauty.
In Cuba the second part of the project became slightly unhinged by the lack of shopping trolleys. The approach changed and it was decided instead to make the interaction between the community and the ‘transportable’ gardens, a narrative plot that could be filmed and presented as a story. This part of the project was made solely in Cuba with local technicians and the community of Old Habana.
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