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Futurefarmers: Out Of Place, In Place

Michael Swaine. Artwork exhibited in Futurefarmers: Out Of Place, In Place. Yerba Buena Center For The Arts, San Francisco, California. April 20 – August 12, 2018.

From the webpage for this exhibition:

Founded in 1995 in San Francisco, the internationally renowned Futurefarmers group takes a collective, playful, inquiry-based approach to art making that spans multiple disciplines and ways of inhabiting the world, from sailing and farming to environmental design and DIY scientific experimentation.

Their imaginative, environmentally-conscious projects provoke audiences to question the many ways that humans try to control nature, or imagine themselves as separate from it. Their work can be described as social sculpture, a type of making that activates art’s potential to change society. Futurefarmers: Out of Place, in Place surveys their practice to date, and includes what they call a new “speculative fog-harvesting machine,” a live project to be constructed and activated over the course of the exhibition.

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