January 8, 7pm (free!)
Turn Your Pee into Fertilizer for your Houseplants
A Workshop and Discussion with Bio-artists Britta Riley and Rebecca Bray
At The Change You Want To See Gallery
Meet neighbors, artists, and local specialists interested in:
* personal ecosystems
* waste-to-food processes
* D-I-Y biology
* urban farming
* and crowdsourcing solutions to environmental problems
Just be ready to pee into a jar.
Bio-artists Britta Riley and Rebecca Bray create personal, super-local, at-home solutions to big environmental and health issues. Their urine to fertilizer kits let you recycle the excess nutrients your body creates when you eat and drink. You can pee in the kit and then perform a biochemical reaction that transforms the nutrients in your urine into an immediately usable fertilizer to feed your own plants. They invite you to join them for a special opportunity to turn your pee into fertilizer and take it home for your houseplants, and to join in a discussion with artists and friends interested in these same issues. Riley and Bray work as consultants to science museums and are graduates of ITP at NYU. Their work has recently been featured at Eyebeam, in the Venice Bienale, in ArtNews and on the Discovery Channel.
Participants are encouraged to bring clean glass jars.
January 8, 2009