Biomodd goes to the New York Hall of Science!
I’m a pretty big fan of science museums and science galleries. In Vancouver, we have Science World (which I will never call the “Telus World of Science”). So I’m pretty stoked that I’ll be working on a Biomodd exhibit at the New York Hall of Science. Woohoo!
Biomodd has been invited to take part in the ReGeneration art exhibit at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) in the fall and winter of 2012/2013.
This rendition of Biomodd in new York will take advantage of a three-tiered international community. It does so by capitalizing on the experience of past members from around the world while forming a team of New York based collaborators, as well as reaching out to the local community in Queens near NYSCI. The museum is proving to be an inspiring place for Biomodd to live. The exhibition space is a 60s example of nuclear fallout shelter architecture. With this in mind, the team has decided to let this influence the project by focusing on growing food in this closed environment as a model for creating a self-sustaining system.
Currently the development of Biomodd [NYC4] is in its first stage at Immigrant Movement International (IMI) in Queens: Springmavera is an experiment in pop-up horticulture, a community building project that grows itself around Biomodd [NYC4] and urban gardening initiatives. Together with IMI, Biomodd and community members share gardening, food and building knowledge. In September, and in parade fashion, Springmavera will move to NYSCI where it will morph itself further into Biomodd [NYC4].