Horti-Counterculture

Toward the open: the radicality of rootedness. An interactive print and “crankie” participatory installation focused on the radical act of staying put. Through an interactive print process, The Burro Project works with the etymology of the word “radical,” reminding us that what is “at root” and “rooted” is the truly radical. Through garden imagery, we explore the “horti-counter-cultural,” inviting others to participate in creating printworks that will then be wheat-pasted onto a portable wall. There will also be a performance, using a “crankie”, a narrative tool which has seen a revival in urban areas recently, to offer a narrative of “the radical act of staying put” in a time of uncertainty.

Participating Artists: Susan Smith + Derek Thomas Smith