Friday, December 16, 2005

Corn Goes Blue

This may be my last entry about Not a Cornfield, as the field has now entered its "blue phase" (i.e., the corn is being dried and will soon be harvested). For those wanting some background on Not a Cornfield, I refer you to a previous post. It won't be long until the corn will be gone and the land empty. I'll be sorry to see it end because it is such an awesome public art concept. From what I've read, the Annenberg Foundation funded the project for just one season, so it's unclear what will happen to the space next year. In the meantime, there'll be a blue light show every night until December 21st for locals to enjoy.

From their website:

"During the Blue Phase the harvested corn will be recycled and, in January 2006, the field will be tilled and sown with a mixed ground cover crop to further re-mediate the soil. The hosted open-air gallery activities will continue every Sunday afternoon through to the Winter Solstice on December 21, 2005 and, after a brief period of hush, the Friday Night@Not A Cornfield series of salons and open mic/open screen evenings will start up again in January 2006. [T]hese evenings will engage such topics as the future of this specific site and the generation of a broader healthful balance between we humans and our social, cultural and natural environments."