sm.ART shows in collaboration with Dina4Projekte in Munich:
Michele Brody, Taking Root
Duration of the Exhibition: 25.Juni - 27. Juli 2004
New York artist Michele Brody creates site specific installations and public works of art that comment on the passage of time through the relationship of nature and architecture history to the urban environment. The range of her materials and techniques vary from the creation of copper pipe structures to transport water for hydroponic growing systems within fabric and hand made paper, to walkways of cast concrete pavers interlaced with grass, to the preservation of historical landmarks through the fabrication of uniquely designed manhole covers.
"Taking Root" at Dina4Projekte shows three site specific installations: 6 photographs (53 x 290 inches each) document the life and death cycle of a palm oil plantation in Costa Rica.
The second room of the gallery shows the installation of a "grass-skirt" built around the center column - a copper structure supporting fabric sewn with pockets planted with native wheat grass seeds growing over the time of the show to a thick green skirt.
The third installation in the back hallway is made out of 6 plastic tubes hung from the ceiling - the tubes are capped at the bottom and filled with water and native waterplants as they are found in the lakes surrounding Munich. Each tube is illuminated by a single halogen light suspended above.
You are cordially invited to the opening:
Thursday, June 24th, 2004, 18 - 21 pm