Peter Paul Luce Gallery
In collaboration with Kristine Diekman
Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa
FUTURE GEN is an artistic exploration of the Western culture’s approach to the plant world, specifically corn. Our exploration of corn is taken up through both a mythic and scientific mind, and combines short narratives, animation, video, audio and drawing. Taking a mytho-poetic approach, FUTURE GEN examines the changing dynamics of the human/plant interface throughout history. Within the multimedia environment of the installation, we create invented stories to rewrite the history and myths of corn, referencing such texts as the Popol Vuh, product descriptions from the Pioneer seed company’s website, and a variety of both scientific and poetic texts on the subject of corn.