To Open the Ground
[a navel to Burnside]
Residency, Site-Specific
Detroit, 2017

The circular dug space is a navel for Burnside Farm Detroit, located at the center of the urban farm. This earthwork is the outcome of a 12-week residency, working directly with the land and people that constitute that diverse community. It is a gathering space, a place to ground and a stage for activities on healing, meditation and celebrating difference.

Together with the earth-work, an installation and exhibition were open to the public to share images, drawings and references that give new layers of depth to the work.


It is an on-going project and, as the other elements of the Farm (the house, the garden, the garage...), is a place that will keep growing over time, necessity and care.  


- video-performance made by the end of the process
–more information about Burnside Farm click here