Date - Saturday, April 21, 2018
1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Families and children are invited to join us on Saturday, April 21 from 1 – 3 pm to learn more about Matthew Moore’s Digital Farm Collective and about growing and documenting their own gardens. Working with farmers and growers to document the life cycles of individual crops and plants around the world, the Digital Farm Collective focuses on educating the public about the source of food, agricultural sustainability, and the impact of climate change on farming. Be part of a “living library” that will provide future generations access to firsthand knowledge of land use at this moment!
Registration is free but spots are limited. Please contact Robbyne MacKenzie at 519-837-0010 ext. 2 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
This summer, the AGG is pleased to present Fieldwork, an exhibition featuring the work of Arizona-based artist, fourth generation farmer, and food activist Matthew Moore. With a social practice situated at the intersection of art and agriculture, Moore uses photography and film-making, large-scale earthworks, and community engagement to increase consciousness of our relationship to the land and food production.
Moore’s work includes breathtaking projects focused on his family’s farm in the West Valley of Phoenix, including the Rotations series that activates the fields themselves to visualize the suburbanization of the southwest, and Lifecycles that employs time-lapse photography to capture plant cycles from seed to harvest as part of the Digital Farm Collective – an international initiative to document the most fundamental daily process of agriculture, the growth of produce, around the world.
Currently participating in the LAND Studio program facilitated by the Art Gallery of Guelph and Musagetes, Moore will extend his focus on the American southwest to explore urban growth and landscape transformation in this region within the exhibition, working with maps and aerial survey photographs from the University of Guelph Library collection that informed 20th century land use decisions.