Earth Cavity/Soil Horizons

Cavity #1

41.99 degrees latitude

-87.66 degrees longitude

Cavity #2

41.86 degrees latitude

-87.62 degrees longitude

~open to public visitation

daily August – October 2013~

EARTH CAVITIES/SOIL

HORIZONS

The Vision

Two hand dug holes ‘cavities’ in two different locations in

the city with installation in a gallery space. The soil horizons will reveal

the biochemical record of the history of human disturbance and biological

regeneration specific to each site and give people a sensual point of entry

into the cosmos underfoot.

The Intervention

– Each earth cavity measures 2’ wide x 3’ deep x 4’ long and

is fitted with a wooden bench set into the walls.

– Benches are at a depth where people will be slightly above

or below soil horizon.

-The public is invited to enter the cavities to sit and

smell, feel, listen and look.

– Cavities will be refilled and sodded/seeded at projects’

end. The soil horizons will reveal

the biochemical record of the history of human disturbance and biological

regeneration specific to each site and give people a sensual point of entry

into the cosmos underfoot.

The Intervention

– Each earth cavity measures 2’ wide x 3’ deep x 4’ long and

is fitted with a wooden bench set into the walls.

– Benches are at a depth where people will be slightly above

or below soil horizon.

-The public is invited to enter the cavities to sit and

smell, feel, listen and look.

– Cavities will be refilled and sodded/seeded at projects’

end.

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