of Farmlab and Under Spring
Smaller Photos, from top to bottom: Believe it or not, these are mushrooms, growing in the Farmlab workshop.Plantings, contained in a prototype Farmlab ag -- as in, agricultural -- bin.George Herms, Farmlab-Artist-in-Residence, presents a gallery talk and Farmlab Public Salon. Later, in a very busy hour, Herms put down the guitar manque, read poems, recited from an opera, sounded a horn, donned a crown crafted from egg cartons, and talked about the ongoing Garden of Brokenness exhibition. A detail of Edward Porter's Under Spring Gallery installation, "Cascade." The image was taken on the (appropriately, for a working fountain) rainy evening of April 20, 2007, during the exhibition's opening reception.A detail of the "blackboard" text painted in mid-April by Farmlab project artist Lauren Bon. The text, which changes occasionally, is typically part philosophical, part informational, and part a call to action.What's Farmlab without plants? Here, team photographer James Goodnight captures a close-up of a recent agricultural experiment.Paul Stamets, famed mushroom expert, spent parts of two recent days at Farmlab and Under Spring. On Friday, April 13, Stamets presented a Farmlab Public Salon to an estimated crowd of 300 people. The next day, the mycologist returned to lead a more intimate, hands-on workshop about how to use mushrooms for soil remediation purposes.The Los Angeles-based musical duo, Telematique, performs at Under Spring. For two years, the pair's ethereal anti-tunes have made them a favorite of Not A Cornfield, Under Spring, and Farmlab program visitors and team members alike.
Larger Photos, from top to bottom:
Bill Patzert, famous climatologist from NASA JPL, delivers a Farmlab Public Salon on March 23, 2007. Separated marigold seeds sit on a table in the Under Spring gallery, part of Gerardo Vaquero Rosas's exhibition, "Earth and Seed.'A close-up of the fish-and-fountain hood of the Junker Car that's part of the ongoing (through June 1) Garden of Brokenness exhibition.Sitting on concrete Under Spring, the remaining hay bales culled from last year's Not A Cornfield project.Farmlab photographs by James Goodnight and Sarah McCabe. Copyright 2007 Farmlab, LLC.