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Wundergarden - Hybrid gallery + living laboratory for artistic inquiry into the vegetal and the life sciences

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Wundergarden - Hybrid gallery + living laboratory for artistic inquiry into the vegetal and the life sciences

Heure : 14 août 2012 toute la journée
Emplacement : Université Concordia Department of Communication Studies - outdoor cement terrasse
Rue : 7141 Sherbroke Street West
Ville : Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H4B 1R6
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Type d'événement : recherche, agriculture, urbaine, flore, et, faune, biodiversité, art, interdisciplinaire, eco, bio, hybrid, gallery, living, laboratory, for, artistic, inquiry, into, the, vegetal, and, life, sciences
Organisé par : Wundergarden
Activité la plus récente : 14 août 2012

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Companions and Transformation by Nicole Fournier, Invited guest artist and directrice of InTerreArt

Companions and Transformations is concerned with rewilding plants that are perceived as weeds and the recycling of discarded clothing (winter coats, covers, sheets and other used textiles). To protect perennial root systems of wild edible plants located in a cement base terrace urban context (The CJ patio), it is necessary to create a barrier between the cement and the soil, to protect and contain. Different types of synthetic materials are used, to protect the roof or terrace. For this research creation project, recycled textiles donated by Certex are used to assist and grown plant tissue. The recuperated textiles are sorted by the non-profit organization Certex. This art research project is contributing to reduce Certex’s 15 % of non-usable waste fabrics that would otherwise go to landfills. Reusing “waste” textiles is an alternative method to protect root systems in a process of rewilding on concrete buildings structures.

The “weeds” used in this project have been recuperated from the lawn on the ground of Concordia. Other plants, such as Yarrow, Goldenrod, Jerusalem Artichoke, have been transplanted from the InTerreArt nursery. These perennials have rhizome root systems that grow in a web-like structure. This project explores how the form and structure of roots assist in creating very hardy and drought resistant plants that are excellent sources of nutritional food and for greening the city.

Viral Bioremediation by Tagny Duff, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies

Bioremediation is a research-creation project exploring the interrelation between microbiology  and digital media. The root system of fungi (Mycelium) and the  interrelationship with tissue culture (plants or animal) is explored as a process of remediation across species. This ongoing three year research creation project explores and develops a concept of  viral bioreMEDIAtion* through the ongoing exploration of microbial life systems and the creation of biodegradable sculptural prototypes.

This project is funded by the FQRSC and SSHRC

The poplars located on the CJ Patio are being used for a research project 
that tests which hybrids are more resistant to defoliation by
caterpillar pests.

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