INSIDEOUT @ PAV: Lancio di Seed Balls

Parco Arte Vivente, Torino

May 10 @ 5pm

INSIDEOUT @ PAV: Lancio di Seed Balls, is an event of collective seed-ball sowing to seed borders of PAV with winter squash and white clover. Combining the principles typical of permaculture and elaborated by Japanese farmer-philosopher Masanobu Fukuoka, seed balls incorporate an ancient technique of wrapping seeds in clay pellets to seed uncultivated or harsh habitats. We will construct seed balls during a workshop and launch them as well.

Marguerite Kahrl and Matteo Gianotti recently held a similar action on a mountain of coal slag called Winterslag Terril in Genk, Belgium during Manifesta’s Parallel events.

PAV / Parco Arte Vivente
Via Giordano Bruno 31
10134 Torino
t/f +39 011 3182235

Marguerite Kahrl

Derek Eller Gallery

North Room

October 12 – November 13, 2004

Opening Reception: Friday, October 15, 6 – 8 pm

Marguerite Kahrl continues her investigation of detailed large-scale diagrammatic drawings, which address new technologies in fictitious landscapes. Formal elements intersect with concepts to create a shift in perspective focusing on issues such as surveillance, nuclear fuel, weapons production, and information transmission. Her drawings have a slow evolution and form in layers. They allow space for reflection as one considers the detailed progression of a self-made world unfolding.
Kahrl’s work was exhibited earlier this year in a series of four one-person drawing exhibitions entitled, D-segni at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy. Her sculpture, prints, drawings and video can be seen at the Institute for Contemporary Art at the Maine College of Art opening on October 30th in Portland Maine. She lives and works in Ivrea, Italy.