GLEAN

I’m very pleased to be among the selected artists for the Glean program established by Recology, Metro and Crakedpots for the past 7 years to address the waste disposal and environmental issues. Artists are given the opportunity to glean materials from the transfer station for the program duration and are required to conceive a body of work relevant to their continuous efforts to reduce entropy while regenerating a significant amount of the refuse.
This compelling Artist in Residency program will allow me the very special opportunity to develop my current social practice art studies related to the sensitive topics of environmental issues. With materials gleaned from the waste stream, I would like to conceive elaborate and intricate artistic tools with the public stimulating creative social interactions combining mundane objects with sophisticated textile art techniques.
Public participatory will be encouraged to creatively interact in the compositional stages opening the project to an unusual immersive, dynamic and tactile social experience that reconnects the mind and the body and to allow a reflection on the multiple levels of interconnectedness of individuals, networks and environment. I will be sharing soon the thread of this new adventure which will hopefully inspire possibilities.

This program is made possible by #recology #metro #crackedpots

 

87 applications or 2017 – Wow!

Incredibly, we received 87 applications for the 2017 program!  For comparison, the average for the last 6 was 53.

Our jury panel will be meeting Feb 9th to select 8 finalists.  These artists will then be interviewed on the 13th to determine the final 5 participants.  After attending an intensive orientation and safety training on the 24th, the artists will be free to begin gleaning at the transfer station.  Then the real fun begins!