Why is there a velvet rope in the parking lot?

August 10, 2008 at 8:09 pm Leave a comment

Thanks to everyone who turned out for the ProvFlux event at Firehouse 13 yesterday. I presented Green Zone. Miche Marcellot of Seven Arrows Herb Farm displayed photos from Sacred Gardens–the book he and his wife Judy wrote on a collection of very personal gardens. And Morag Rose of the Loiterers’ Resistance Movement talked about her collaborative’s psychogeographic projects in Manchester, England and some of the revolting Big-Brother responses to their work from city officials and quasi-public downtown enterprises. For example: don’t lead walking tours where people are encouraged to look up at buildings, because they might injure themselves, and you will be liable.

Because Green Zone is located at the edge of a parking lot, I used Firehouse’s velvet ropes to mark off a space for people to gather and eat veg. I got a kick out of the absurd DON’T TOUCH spectacle that was momentarily created–kind of the opposite of a hands-on, mouth-on, nose-on garden. At one point when we were hanging outside, I realized that Mystro had introduced yet another iron butterfly to the garden!

It was great to organize my thoughts, to share GZ with friends and meet new people, and to pick up some new leads to check out. There will be more events connected with Green Zone. Stay tuned for more info on a Happy Hour later in September, and a garden forum next spring…


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