Woven Grass Village for the 2011 Lo-Fi Art and Performance Festival at Smoke Farm was our first collaboration. Smoke Farm’s site along the Stillaguamish River in Arlington, WA boasts acres and acres of incredible fields, with grasses that grow 8-10 feet tall. We wanted to make our installation something that visitors could inhabit and relax in – the Village functioned as park, stage, village and living room all at once.
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Adria Garcia at the entrance to the Woven Grass Village. The entrance was a five-strand “welcome mat” with giant french twists and ropes along the sides.
Panorama of the Central Plaza in the Woven Grass Village, Smoke Farm Lo-Fi Art & Performance festival, 2011. The Plaza was about 50 – 75′ in diameter, with a 50-75′ entranceway (diagonal in upper right of photo).
The welcome mat at the entrance to the Village. Photo by Nicole Kistler.
photo by Nicole Kistler.
We made the Village a place to hang out in, and were happy that people caught on and used it as stage, living room and nap spot during the festival. Smoke Farm Lo-Fi Art & Performance festival, 2011.
Vocalist Sara Edwards serenades the Village in an impromptu performance at the Smoke Farm Lo-Fi Art & Performance festival.
The beautiful old maple tree at the rear corner of the site was our spot for shade, lunch and breaks.