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300,000 aluminum cans, recycled and cast into cracked clay, form a pavilion for an arts festival on NYC's Governors Island this summer.
300,000 aluminum cans, recycled and cast into cracked clay, form a pavilion for an arts festival on NYC's Governors Island this summer.
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Cast & Place in Gallery 151

Posted by Josh, Lisa, Powell, Ted, and Max (Creator)
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Exciting news, backers! We were invited by Wallplay to be part of an exhibition called Osmunda at Gallery 151 in Chelsea.  The exhibition will be open through May 6th and is free and open to the public.  Go check it out!

"Osmunda is a three-week experiential lab, exposition, and artist residency focused on reconnecting the thread between humanity and nature."

At the gallery this Friday, April 27th, some of the team members will lead a group in mapping circular economy diagrams for the Reducing Plastic, Reusing Waste Workshop.  We would love to see you there.  

Three of the Cast & Place panels are prominently displayed in the middle of the gallery, surrounded by other work that encourages and demonstrates sustainable practices.  On opening day of the exhibition, some of the Cast & Place team did a little performance to explain the project to the community.  

First, we sprayed the floor with water.  Then we laid the three panels down onto the ground.
First, we sprayed the floor with water. Then we laid the three panels down onto the ground.
Then, we sprinkled a thin layer of plaster over the panels.
Then, we sprinkled a thin layer of plaster over the panels.
Once all the holes had been filled, we carefully lifted up the panels, revealing a negative of the pattern underneath.
Once all the holes had been filled, we carefully lifted up the panels, revealing a negative of the pattern underneath.
Finally, we put the panels back into place against the wall.  As we cleaned up, the plaster hardened.
Finally, we put the panels back into place against the wall. As we cleaned up, the plaster hardened.
It worked beautifully and was a great way to explain the essence of the project to the community.
It worked beautifully and was a great way to explain the essence of the project to the community.

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