Installing Not a Cornfield

Posted by on May 06 2009 | Behind The Scenes, Photography

Behind the Scenes at George Eastman House

Check out these photos of our latest gallery installation!

The giant earth pillow is rolled up in the tube on the right

The giant earth pillow is rolled up in the tube on the right

 

Juliana (Head Preparator) and her crew James and Travis

The giant earth pillow is out of the tube—on the floor next to the Creative Services team: James, Juliana (Head Preparator) and Travis

Not a Cornfield

The pillow gets stuffed!

 

All hands on deck for the positioning of the pillow!

All hands on deck for the positioning of the pillow!

 

Not a Cornfield is a photography and video installation that captures the transformation of a 32-acre brownfield in the historic center of Los Angeles into a cornfield for one agricultural cycle between May 2005 and May 2006.

This project – which involved 1,500 truckloads of clean dirt and 1 million corn seeds – was created by artist Lauren Bon to bring forth questions surrounding the nature of urban public spaces and to convey redemption and hope.

 

This interactive exhibition  will be on view at George Eastman House from Saturday, May 9 through Sunday, July 12, 2009.      

 

We will continue to post photos of the Not a Cornfield installation and  exhibition  throughout its run at George Eastman House.

 

All photographs by Barbara Galasso.

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    Jessica Johnston is an Assistant Curator in the Department of Photographs at George Eastman House. She manages numerous exhibitions and projects at the museum including our recent participation on the Flickr Commons.

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