Thursday, September 25, 2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
It was a beautiful day to hang out and trade thoughts and basil.
Basil went out into the world, yet again.
This we we brought a Scent Sampler to to the plaza.
People were invited to pinch and sniff or clip a sprig or 2 to bring home.
16 varieties this week.
Same deal this week, plants for poems preferred.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
At he beginning of the day, we had upwards of 2,000 basil plants.
As they left, there still appeared to be LOTS of plants.
But the gradually made it out into the world.
Finally, there were just a few flats left.
We brought the final plants down to the Hyde Park Art Center and set up the mini-est G.E.E.E.
By the next morning, the plants dwindled.
And by Monday morning, they were virtually gone.
Monday, August 18, 2014
We had a wide variety of people trading at the MCA.
The plaza was an intersection of people representing many ages and backgrounds.
A bicycle tour traded their thoughts as they learned the history of Streeterville.
Kids jumped at the opportunity to participate let us know what was on their minds.
Extended families stopped by to trade with us.
Friends downtown shopping and sightseeing traded.
Even a band joined us.
Friday, August 15, 2014
For a day, the plaza functioned a site for trade, but looked like a garden.
We set out to document people's thoughts for the day, marking a presence of community.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
The Sweet Pea Current Tomatoes are going crazy at the Archive Yard! There are hundreds of the gumball-sized fruits that must be picked and eaten before they rot on the vines.
Therefore, we enlisted the neighbor kids to pick until their hearts were content.
Unfortunately, their attention span didn't last. Let's just hope they remember their first lesson in pairing: tomatoes and basil.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
High Concept Laboratories requested G.E.E.E. pop up at a Mana Contemporary's Open House. We installed a tomato trading post for 1 day only.
We set up shop in HCL's space, the time they've been able to use the space. Rebuild Foundation had an Open House the same afternoon, so we specifically the Mana operation to be help-yourself.
I returned toward the end of the Mana event, not knowing what to expect. As I got out of my car, I began to notice streams of tomato seedlings work their way out of the buuilding.
When I got inside, a cue of people were patiently in line to write poems and leave notes in exchange for their seedlings.
Yet again, hundreds of tomato seedlings found their way out into the world through. G.E.E.E.
The seedlings arrived just in time for Rebuild Foundation's Sunday Open House barbeque.