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Seeds of the Wild

Puffin Room
435 Broome Street, 212-343-2881
April 4 - May 10, 2009
Reception: Saturday, April 4, 6 - 8 PM
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Live Performance and Film Screening Event: April 22nd, details t.b.a. ‘Seeds’ are new works by a flourishing group of artists, from all over the world that will illuminate the Puffin Room. The works will evoke a garden of delights portraying the roots of human nature, mythology, folklore, medicinal animals, wilderness, the micro/macro cosmos etc., while triggering a sense of being reconciled with nature.

In today’s globalised world, we are constantly in front of a screen. Time exists in a whole new dynamic. We structure and synchronize our schedules to the second, and are constantly being fed with instant information from all types of media. ‘Seeds’ artists pulls the viewer out of this context and places one in a cocoon of timeless tales, as if storytelling in the ancient manner, through the reflection of experiences, teachings of animals, and meditations on nature.

The ‘seeds’ that are included in this exhibit—an alchemical garden by Jason Tallon (New York), Manami Hayasaki’s (London) intricate cutouts of insects and birds, mystical illustrations by Dan-ah Kim (New York), a bohemian travel documentary by Moku Teraoka (Tokyo), typewritten poetry from Robbie Snyder- man’s (New York) own desk, Orly Cogan’s (New York) magical thread art, all under the spell of a rich Amazonian sound environment of poisonous tree frogs, howler monkeys, squawking parrots, barking ants…from sound artist Sam Hamilton (New Zealand).

Curated by Helen Wu

Produced by The Puffin Foundation featuring artists: Dan-ah Kim Doug Groupp Eve Gordon Homan Jason Kitsos Tallon Jonathan Matas Ken Madore Manami Hayasaki Moku Teraoka Nadia Bertrand Nesta Mayo Orly Cogan Ray Ray Mitrano Robbie Snyderman Sam Hamilton Song Xin Thailan When
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