Lynn Cazabon – Uncultivated

Installation

Vote Code: 62122 

Uncultivated is a multipart, indoor and outdoor installation focused on wild plants that uses the landscape surrounding a decommissioned Catholic church on Rumsey Street to geo-reference photographs of plants commonly known as ‘weeds’. The photographs are displayed within a site-specific installation inside the church and one is featured on a public billboard along Grandview Ave SW, on the shuttle route to SiTE:LAB. The images are also posted on the project website (http://uncultivated.info) along with detailed information on all the plants appearing in them. The project will include public programming centered on local wild plants in collaboration with local forager and author Lisa M. Rose. Uncultivated at SiTE:LAB is the continuation of a larger project that has been realized in six U.S. cities.


Uncultivated es una instalación en varias partes, en interior y exterior, enfocada en las plantas silvestres que crecen en los alrededores de una iglesia Católica desmantelada en la calle Rumsey para geo-referenciar fotografias de plantas comunmente llamada ‘maleza’. Las fotografías se exhiben en una instalación de sitio específico dentro de la iglesia y una aparece en una cartelera pública en Grandview Ave SW, en la ruta de transporte a SiTE:LAB. Las imágenes también se publican en el sitio web del proyecto (http://uncultivated.info) junto con información detallada acerca de todas las plantas que aparecen en ellas.El proyecto incluirá programación pública centrada en las plantas silvestres locales, en colaboración con la recolectora local y autora Lisa M. Rose. Uncultivated en SiTE:LAB es la continuación del proyecto más grande que se ha realizado en seis ciudades en los EE.UU..


 

Lynn Cazabon is an artist who creates work using a diversity of media and methodologies, including photography, video, audio, web, mobile applications, installation and public art. She received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and undergraduate degrees from the University of Michigan, and is currently Associate Professor of Art at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Her work has been exhibited extensively nationally and internationally in museums and galleries for the past 20 years and she has received grants and residency fellowships from the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, Maryland State Arts Council, Franklin Furnace Archives, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, The Camargo Foundation, Klondike Institute for Art and Culture, Jentel Foundation, The MacDowell Colony, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and Yaddo. Her work is featured in a number of books and exhibition catalogs and is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholar Award to teach for a semester in Latvia in spring 2015.