Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Worlds Away

After posting our thoughts about the edible front lawn, we became aware of this wonderful project at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis,"Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes."

The Walker asked residents to make their own videos, no longer than five minutes, about their experience of suburban life. One of our favorites is the one above. The result is both hysterical and touching. The suburban culture continues its controversial existence as it dominates the lives of so many Americans. The Walker attempts to reveal more than a sociological, political or historical perspective. As an expression of community,the show features the colorful insights of those who dwell there. The encouragement of community participation promotes a lively dialog. We like that!

(Hat Tip to Ms. Eby in Tallahassee)

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