An ongoing collaborative project with Laurie Arbeiter and Sarah Wellington
the underground potato is a hybrid, fully operational sweet potato food cart equipped with flat-screen media component. As both a place to pick up a freshly baked nutritional ‘sweetie’ and watch a video, the underground potato is conceived of as a generator of social interaction for the street, reminiscent of the urban newsstand, a place where people gather, discuss, debate. The cart is NYC Department of Health code compliant.
2014 The Real Estate Show: What Next, 2014 at Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space
video: Sweeties (link above)
2015 New Museum’s Ideas City, commissioned by Artists Alliance. Deployed on Essex and Delancey Streets, Manhattan Lover East Side
video: the invisible city (link above)
The theme of The New Museum’s Ideas City 2015 was The Invisible City “Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else.” Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities.