Kelly Andres, Temporary Project Space at Common Roots Urban Farm Site


Temporary Project Space for the Production of Propositions, Ponderings, Process, Proposals, & Potential Projects Related to the Common Roots Urban Farm Site

A project by Kelly Andres

8 to 12 July, 2-6 pm
15 to 20 July, 4-8pm

The PROPOPOPROPO Project Space is now open to facilitate the generation of proposals: for concepts, artworks, actions, structures & other initiatives for the Halifax Common Roots Urban Farm (CRUF). All of the proposals produced during the open-studio sessions that can be represented visually, textually, sonically or by other means, will be exhibited in or around the project space between 15 to 20 July 2013. Additionally, select proposals will be ‘field-tested’ over the duration of the project.

Each open-studio session will have a loosely defined thematic based on the cumulative results of an expanding artistic-site-analysis of the CRUF. The PROPOPOPROPO Project Space invites practitioners from all fields to share their processes for working with site – to initiate, discuss, or collaborate on a proposal(s) for the CRUF or other neighbouring sites. Interested community members, bird watchers, designers, architects, artists working in all mediums, ecologists & biologists, composers, writers, gardeners, dreamers and prototypers are all welcome.

The PROPOPOPROPO Project Space is located at the CRUF site adjacent to the Emergency Department in a mobile site-office. No appointment is necessary. All sessions and workshops are FREE to attend.

Special thanks to the If You Build It team and Wayne Groszko / Ecology Action Centre for solar energy.

For more information, contact:
texts: 438-882-0266 (texts only please, not a local number)

local number: 494.2403 *****


Kelly Jaclynn Andres is a multidisciplinary artist and PhD candidate in the Interdisciplinary Humanities program at Concordia University, MontrĂ©al, Canada. Andres’ work intermingles ecology and energies; from living cellular species such as plants and micro-organisms; from electronic mediums such as radio waves, electrons, and photons, into forms of interactive installations and performances for specific social and geophysical sites. Andres often works with common or overlooked organisms (due to size or perceived insignificance) such as yeast, funghi, poultry, and plant — thus the installations and sculptures are alive, unstable and perpetually unfolding. Her current research-creation PhD project is focused on critical plant studies and new materialism, exploring plant to human relationships through concepts such as extraterrestrial gardening, rogue "systems" and autonomous environments, edibles and performance, and rapid prototyping with dynamic materials.



Fieldwork is a series of residencies taking place throughout the Halifax Regional Municipality from April to August 2013. The residency program provides a context for the work of artists who employ research methodologies and fieldwork practices generally associated with the natural and social sciences.

The sites and locations for public access to the artists’ projects are determined by the artists and the project coordinator and will be updated and publicized over the duration of the residencies.

Participating artists are the Artifact Institute (Adam Kelly (Halifax, NS) and Tim Dallett (Montreal, QC)), Anne Macmillan (Halifax, NS), and Kelly Andres (Montreal, QC). The project coordinator is Wes Johnston (Halifax, NS).

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This project has received support from HRM Open Projects and Arts Nova Scotia in partnership with Dalhousie Art Gallery.

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