681 Blair Rd, Cambridge
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Location: Meet at the North House Parking Lot (681 Blair Road)*
This happening hosts a performative inquiry for humans to enter into dialogue with the plant known as ‘White Man’s Footprint’ or Common Plantain. Plantain is a non-native plant that followed early European settlers to Turtle Island. It is regarded with the special designation ‘naturalized’, reflecting its ability to co-exist with native ecology in useful and non-invasive ways.
This public activation is part of the Of Containers and Firestarts exhibition.
Christina Kingsbury’s multidisciplinary art practice includes performance, installation and sculpture. Her work explores themes of place, ecology, reciprocity and care labour. Christina collaborates regularly with poets, ecologists, artists, choreographers and the public (including ecological public) to create relational works that offer a quiet and radical challenge to the commodification of life.
*Overflow parking is available in the South Parking Lot. A gravel walking path connects the South Parking Lot to 681Blair road. Please walk up the hill to the gardens from 681 Blair Road. There are three accessible parking spots at the garden that are reserved for gardeners and visitor who require them. Please refer to maps on the rare website for parking locations.