PlantBot Interventions & Workshops

 

We no longer know the true price of our food. Our food distribution systems are so muddled and complex that it is unrealistic to ask consumers to make responsible choices based on the knowledge at hand. To encourage people in thinking about their food, where it comes from and where it may be going, we take our robotic plants to the street. The goal is to get people to question the food they eat and how it arrives to the dinnerplate in an entertaining and creative way.  PlantBot Gentetics considers workshops a form of performance-based research often conducted in settings outside the usual art world environs. Having an out of gallery art experience can be more memorable and speak to a much wider audience. Our street tactics bring art and education into a community despite the level of support for healthy food or art culture in that particular location.



Communities  participate in workshops that often cumulate in a public presentation or site specific intervention. PlantBot workshop participants hack recycled electronics and turn them into a PlantBots that correspond to the local environment. Once the PlantBot and its history/mythology is created,  participants don a lab coat and take it to the streets. The newly created PlantBots are released to generate discussion, specticle, and communal action, this is the PlantBot Invasion!



Images on right represent several  various  PlantBot workshops and interventions in partnership with various communitys.  

 

Contact Jschmuki(at)gmail.com or wdeschene(at)hotmail.com to arrange a workshop with your community.

GSU PlantBot Invasion
GSU PlantBot Invasion
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Line Following PlantBots Auburn U.
Line Following PlantBots Auburn U.
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Monsantra Visits Still 1
Monsantra Visits Still 1
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Farmers Market Invasion
Farmers Market Invasion
Worshoppers at Farmers Market
Worshoppers at Farmers Market
PlantBots at Columbus State U.
PlantBots at Columbus State U.
2 Day Workshop
2 Day Workshop
Releasing the PlantBots
Releasing the PlantBots
PlantBot Invasion
PlantBot Invasion
PlantBot Workshop SUNY
PlantBot Workshop SUNY
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Sam Houston State Workshop
Sam Houston State Workshop
Drawing Workshops Columbus State
Drawing Workshops Columbus State
Youth Plantbot Workshops
Youth Plantbot Workshops
Workshop Participant PlantBot
Workshop Participant PlantBot
Workshop Participant PlantBot
Workshop Participant PlantBot
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