Maize in the House
Entrance Area and various locations / Continuous
Corn and corn plants in the house: Stadtwerkstatt shows a nature and culture monotonia in the entrance area and at various locations in the house - as a staging with critical agency.
Corn and corn plants in the house of the Stadtwerkstatt: In spring, some corn was planted at the STWST. This was followed by test plantings and field observations with corn, one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world. Corn has migrated over the centuries and continents and is now moving into the STWST building as “nature” - between a Post Anthropocene and a Parallel World Chthulucene. However, it is not a wild, “free” nature, but a regulated, optimized, highly bred monoculture. From corn cultivation of early crops to a DIY cultivation to the high-yield history of Mon-suck-santo: with the corn plant, which stands between crop, food industry and high-tech processes, we show a nature and culture monotonia in the entrance area and at various locations in the building as a staging with critical agency. At the same time, the visitors walk through the house - in their memories still innocent children in maize fields, fascinated by retreat and disorientation.
Nature Monotonia is a project by Stadtwerkstatt.
Corn plants: With the generous support of Franz Plöchl.
From 2020 Sept 7th, a text on this topic is published in the Versorgerin #127 (only in german).
Project connexes to:
Mais Matze_Speaking From the Grid Together – Julian Stadon & Sebastian Pappalardo
48-Hours-Redistribution_Don't touch – STWST
Hyper Informed Dough – STWST
Glashausfantasie 6 - SHIRLEY TEMPEL – freundinnenderkunst