In the Sticks
In the Sticks is a collaborative art installation proposed by Linda Chamorro and Felice Grodin. It will utilize one of Grodin’s previous works, A Fabricated Field, originally installed at Locust Projects in Miami in 2014, and recontextualize it outside the domain of the art gallery and into a rural setting. The fabricated field of bundled wooden sticks will be installed in an undisclosed location in the Redland agricultural district––a highly managed landscape on what was formerly a mosaic of freshwater wetland and rockland forest. In doing so, it aims to interrogate the perceived separate spheres of cultural spaces (which produce with ideas), agricultural spaces (which produce with land), and ecological spaces (which produce with wind, fire, water, and seed). By returning the sticks ‘to the sticks’ they will in time break down and return carbon to soil. The artists de-fabricate the field, engaging in a ritual of re-integration.
Linda Chamorro is a Miami-based artist and designer of two and three-dimensional spaces interested in the combined potential of these disciplines to re-imagine our relationship to natural and built environments. She holds a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from Harvard University (2010).
Felice Grodin’s work attempts to trap the mutable state of things where paradigms shift, boundaries erode, and particles collide; she investigates the architecture of chance, the stretching of the truth and the delaying of the inevitable. She maps cartographies of tension and compression that represent moments of transformation, movement and entropy whereby subject and object are no longer discernible. She received a Master of Architecture with Distinction from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. In 2014, she exhibited “A Fabricated Field” at Locust Projects, Miami.