Out of a slew proposals, FarmCity.US was selected to be presented at FEAST.
Saturday November 13, 2010
Church of the Messiah
129 Russell street
FarmCity.US invites you to attend FEAST to help us snag a possible $1,000 towards our new concept, Urban Agriculture Exposition and World’s Fair, a proposed exhibition of hands-on demonstrations by artists and agrarians in special “miniature pavillions”– intimate spaces in which ideas, intentions and skills can be shared — from pickling to planting techniques.
Your FEAST ticket buys you a curator ballot, a delicious meal, and beer lovingly donated by Brooklyn Brewery. Our resident in-house cooks, Molly & David, will be serving up some delicious bites. August 2010 FEAST grantee viBeSongMakers will be upstairs in the church sanctuary. Come see your funding dollars at work! Additionally, Brooklyn’s Yoni Gordon will be performing!
FEAST (Funding Emerging Art and Sustainable Tactics) is a recurring public dinner designed to use community-driven financial support to democratically fund new and emerging art makers. At each FEAST, participants pay a sliding-scale entrance fee for which they receive a supper and a ballot.
Diners vote on a variety of artist projects and at the end of the night, the project with the most votes is awarded funds to produce the project. The work is then presented at the following FEAST. Since 2009, FEAST Brooklyn has produced 8 dinners, funded 20 projects and raised $12,756. Meanwhile, similar models have emerged all over the country, building a network of organizations committed to rethinking how art is financed and experienced communally.
Our “Urban Agriculture Expo” would be a modeled on World’s Fair’s of yore — featuring farmy innovations, technologic spectacles, delectable foodstuffs and inspiring performances. At the most basic level, participants would wander among pavilions linked by a unifying design. Presentations would include pragmatic offerings on such city farming techniques as beekeeping or mushroom innoculation alongside speculative projects such as or artistic interpretations, like S.O.S. Mobile Classroom by Tattfoo Tan. By juxtaposing the mundane with the sublime, we hope to inspire participants to see creativity and activism as essential elements in the sustainable growth of urban agriculture. FarmCity.US is an action-research project seeking to promote new visions for growing urban agriculture.
Alert your friends! Tickets are currently on sale at Brooklyn Kitchen and Marlow & Sons. Pending all those tickets aren’t sold (they won’t)— there will be tickets available at the door.
Please come and support FarmCity.US! Thanks
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Details on location, etc are at http://feastinbklyn.org