Thanks to everyone who helped make this incredible and successful exhibition of new and experimental art on Governors Island during the summer of 2008!
Photo image: EMERGENCE
G-77 (Marguerite Day, Fred Fleisher, Mary Mattingly, David Smith) "Seeding the Future", 2008 Installation of plastic orb, small notepads, and acrylic globe Site specific installation with various dimensions
Concept: History is not written in stone, and those who have the power often write history in ways to benefit themselves. This piece seeks to engage a more open and multi-perspective view of history and truth, creating possibilities for empowerment, for new perspectives, and for energy and power to overflow the eroded banks of conventional systems and to be available to everyone. This installation is a time capsule that references human knowledge and indigenous flora on site in 2008.
Participate: Viewers can contribute their 21st Century thoughts, recollections, musings, insights, and sketches; in addition to G-77's seeds gathered from Governors Islands to the G-77 / G.I. Seed & Time Capsule. The Capsule will be buried for future generations to unearth in order to learn about this particular moment in time. A virtual version of the capsule will be created on a secure server, potentially becoming an invaluable source for historical data.