MOTHERSHIP + SPIDER GIRL.
RESPONSIVE/ GROW OP / LAB / HABITAT / COMMUNITY
Both alien in heritage and character, the Spider plant is one of the best plants for cleaning interior air. Owning and tending to houseplants is a healthy activity. They help us breathe, keep us healthy, increase our productivity levels, clean the air, and boost healing.
Mother Ship + Spider Girl is an active/passive installation comprised of a Spider Girl equipped with a portable nursery/dispensing tray and a Mother Ship docking installation. At scheduled intervals Spider Girl will hand out young Spider Plants to willing patrons. Each young spider plant will be dispensed in a florist tube accompanied by planting and care instructions. When not in use the nursery tray will dock at the Mother Ship/mature Spider Plant to create a suspended installation. It’s in this mode that additional young plants will be added to the installation.
Design - Ruth Spitzer, Claire Ironside, Doug
Donald, (Eureka League).
Year - 2018
Presented - Grow Op - curated by Christine Leu and Alan Webb
Plants - Allan Garden, Toronto
Photographer - Gabby Frank
Details - acrylic, chlorophytum comosum.