1 Year journey into America's dirt and trash. 12 Sculptural Greenhouses from found objects. A documentary play based on 100 Interviews.
Ben and Mary Pearl are working on American Dreams: Trash and Dirt, investigating the American landscape, its people, and our food systems. Our collaboration uses sculpture and performance to explore the core of the American Dream: the right to land and home and how we identify with the land that feeds us. The greenhouse (or living or working spaces ) are made of found, salvaged and re-purposed materials, which means they are free. They are gifts for farms, community spaces, and artist collectives. The documentary play will be weaved from interviews collected on our trip.
American Dreams: Trash and Dirt will travel to Asheville, NC, Savannah, Ga, New Orleans, LA, Austin, TX, Santa Fe, NM, Big Sur, CA, San Francisco, CA, Portland, OR, Seattle, WA, Missoula MT, Boulder, CO and Philidelphia, PA and Greensboro, NC.
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Aug 12, 2011 - Oct 11, 2011 (60 days)
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A BIG THANK YOU!Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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Handmade hand written postcard from our trip!Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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Ticket to performance of documentary play "American Dreams: Trash and Dirt"Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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Silk screened Cycloped (our logo)T-ShirtEstimated delivery: Nov 2011
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How to Build a Glass House ManualEstimated delivery: Nov 2011
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How to Build a Glass House Manual and DVD (featuring the INfamous Ben Jensen)Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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Terrarium inspired by the inspiration for the trip (little tiny glass house with live plants and miniatures)Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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Custom made cold-frame from recycled materialsEstimated delivery: Nov 2011
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Glass House, your very own and custom made!Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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Glass House Mansion, We dare you to.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011