Location: Red Hook, New York
Collaborators: Eva Perrotta and Corinne Cappelletti, and DE-CONSTRUKT [projeckts]
A movement-research collaboration with Eva Perrotta and Corinne Cappelletti, and DE-CONSTRUKT [projeckts]. As the first in a three part laboratory dedicated to understanding the life, function and characteristics of the wild plants in Red Hook Brooklyn, we explored the detoxification capacities of dandelion. Each lab is framed by pairing ruderal plants with a particular body function to experiment, play, and re-connect with ecological systems in the urban environment. The lab led participants through a series of experiences through which movement and embodied response offered new kinetic understandings of the neighborhood, the body and plants we often consider “weeds”.