PART II: SustainABLE
Artist/ Director of Photography (DP): Lani Asuncion
Graphic Effects Artist: Michael Schleif
Assistant: Molly Hastings
[ Day 1: Pickard’s Mountain Eco Institute ]
[ Day 02: Private Organic Farm ]
Music Composition: Anghard Davis
Yale University Sacred Harp Singers (selected group)
Audio Design: G.K. Velush
Keep Your Fork Truffle Farm, Carolina Heritage Vineyard, RambleRill Farm, Pickards Mountain Eco Institute, Honeysuckle Tea House, Roberto Trejo (private farm), Dhanraj Emanuel Photography, Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, and all the crew at Elsewhere.
Locations: Elsewhere Living Museum | Greensboro, NC
Part II of 3 SISTERS Series, references the Native American & Mesoamerican legend of the deity Sisters: Corn, Squash, and Beans.
The work references the agricultural use of the crops in companion planting that helps the plants grow organically. This diagram form can be seen in the dance the sisters do in Part III of the video, and in the footprint terracotta & gouache pieces.
As an Artist-in-Residence at Elsewhere Living Museum in Greensboro, North Carolina I created the clothing from their collection at the residency, and worked within the fields of local organic farms at Pickards Mountain Eco-Institute in Chapel & Elkin.
3 SISTERS: SustainABLE
Corn, Squash, & Beans
vintage upholstery fabric
set of 3
Curated from the Elsewhere Collection I. Also I used the ‘American Garden Book, by James & Louis Bush-Brown, New York, 1952′ and implanted the Three Sisters Story; which is told by Shelia Wilson annually in November at the North Carolina Museum of History in Greensboro from the ‘Tar Heel Junior’ Historian 45:I (Fall 2005).
hand typed story was placed in the three sections of this book where there is a description of each vegetable. Due to the nature of human error each version of the story is slightly different, the difficulty of typing a error free text reminded me of the struggle of preservation of the oral tradition.
Shape Note Song Composition
Yale University Sacred Harp Singers (selected group):
Vicki Baily Hayes
3 SISTERS DINNER
Conclude the project there was a reading of the story, screening of the video, and communal Three Sisters Dinner at Elsewhere Living Museum, July 25th, 2014.
Poster Design by Lyric Morris
3 Sisters: SustainABLE
Elsewhere Collection: Dresses (double sided)
color pigmented film, metal, plexi-glass
6′ x 2.5′ x 2″
set of 3
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Westover School, Middlebury, CT
November 16-December 11, 2014