125 Maiden Lane – New York, New York
June 27, 2012 – December 03, 2012
Expanding on data collected from Mattingly’s Waterpod Project (a self-sustaining barge that toured the New York City waterways in 2009), the Flock House project imagines a world where the built environment is adaptable, collapsible, portable, and modular. Created collaboratively with reclaimed, rethought, and redesigned materials, the Flock House promotes wider adoption of natural systems including rainwater capture, inner-city agriculture, and solar and human-powered energy technologies. The Flock House project endeavors to catalyze and enhance community interdependence, resourcefulness, learning, curiosity, and creative exploration.
Greg Lindquist, resident artist at the Maiden Lane Exhibition Space, will produce a site-specific installation that incorporates the Flock House’s geodesic structure in a networked, multi-canvas painting. Lindquist will also tend and respond to the Flock House’s indoor garden. The fruits of this labor are slated to grace the table of a culinary investigation this fall. Exploring the role of nature in the urban environment, Lindquist will host a series of events centered on the Flock House. Specific information on these events will be announced as they are developed, including topics such as urban foraging, rooftop gardening, and plein air painting. To further the spirit of collaboration inherent to the Flock House, Lindquist has invited artists Ali Banisadr, Jason Bereswill and Bryan Drury to lend their perspectives to the discussion. To keep up to date on the Flock House please visit www.flockhouse.org or follow @FlockHouse and @ArtinBuildings on Twitter.
Flock House “Chromasphere” is curated by Jennie Lamensdorf and sponsored by the Time Equities Inc. (TEI) Art-in-Buildings. TEI is committed to enriching the experience of our properties through the Art-in-Buildings Program, an innovative approach that brings contemporary art by emerging and mid-career artists to non-traditional exhibition spaces in the interest of promoting artists, expanding the audience for art, and creating a more interesting environment for our building occupants, residents, and their guests.