Thursday, July 29, 2010

Plant-cation

The word "stay-cation"has quickly become one of  the most overused catch phrase around.  This morning when  I opened my weekly e-mail from Machine Project I was pleasantly surprised to read the curious words : houseplant vacation. machineproject.com/events/2010/07/31/plant-vacation/

 photo: Lisa Anne Auerbach

The Hammer Museum is hosting a month long "cultural retreat" for your plant.  Prior to dropping off your houseplant you must agree to the terms of their  release, verbage includes "I will not hold the Hammer responsible if my plant/s gets sick, is overserved, pollinates another plant, disappears in plant napping or otherwise, or if my plants/s enter/s into any other oral or written contracts while on Houseplant Vacation."  One of my other favorite clauses states: "The Hammer has the authority to expose your plant to music, poetry, discussion and other types of performances with the possibility that the art experience will impact and illuminate their life."

 Once you have agreed to the terms, your plant will be taken to a light filled balcony where it will be serenaded by readings, performances and music.  The  plants will also have their portrait taken by photographer Lisa Anne Auerbach.

This innovative and very clever idea is brought to you by the people at Machine Project a community based non profit in Echo Park that operates out of a store front and offers workshops, events and installations.  http://machineproject.com.  This year they have been invited to produce a year of programming at the Hammer.

Now to decide which of my lucky little friends get's to go!  I'm not much of a houseplant person but,
what do you think?

1 comment:

  1. ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS...THIS PLANT WILL THRIVE, PROSPER, AND REQUIRE A LARGE TRUCK AND FORK LIFT FOR THE RETURN TRIP !

    EVERYTHING IS PLACED "JUST RIGHT," AND WILL INSPIRE ALL THE OTHER PLANTS TO GROW TO THEIR FULLEST POTENTIAL....

    GREAT PIECE OF GARDEN ART...!

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