We revitalized an old building and empty urban lot, turning them into an ecological art and media lab in Osaka, Japan. In the space, we host community workshops and exhibitions aimed at re-connecting more us more deeply to our environment and the world we live in.
A documentary film and long-term international dialogue about food, earth, and happiness, based on a Japanese ‘Natural Farming’ philosophy of living with the environment.
Launched in 2011 by Patrick M. Lydon and Suhee Kanag, SocieCity is an international collective of artists, writers, and other professionals who are working to build long-term social and ecological well-being by inspiring empathic relationships between people and the environment.
Approximately 7,000 leaves make up this temporary installation, created over the course of four weeks during an ‘open to the public’ build process where visitors could engage… … Continue readingOsakako Mandala
A book of forty five postcards, each with an image from our travels to natural farms, and bite-sized quotes from the natural farmers in Korea, Japan, and the United States. … Continue readingFinal Straw: Wisdom from the Field (book)
A cultural and ecological dialogue between two island communities, and across their borders. Based on work done during an artist/researcher residency on a small island in Japan.
Using research and interactive media to visualize connections between people and environment and the vital support systems of community and agriculture.
An installation which looks at food production in a tactile way, this living sculpture exists for the cabbage to slowly feed off of the energy of the decomposing burger.
An interactive installation which emphasizes a re-connection of people with the sources, and costs, of food, enabling spontaneous acts of community seed bombing to take place.
A video-based work exploring the concept of ‘harvest’ within rural-agrarian and urban-consumer society, Harvest employs two-channel video, projected side-by-side into urban environments.
A collaborative multimedia installation, produced for the Edinburgh Center for Carbon Innovation, mapping carbon emissions on a global scale with image and sound.
One image for each human:nature story collected, these images provide visual glimpses at natural locations identified in folklore by the people of Megijima. … Continue reading[HUMAN:NATURE] – Landscapes
Green is a painterly image and sound experiment and a ‘feeling’ study of plant life in urban spaces around the world. The pieces are printed on a special Japanese ‘washi’ paper which is handmade from plant fibers, and include digitally linked soundscapes.
Shows, projects, and workshops produced during the ‘Active Intent’ series of shows in 2012 during MFA studies in the “Art, Space & Nature” program at the Edinburgh College of Art / University of Edinburgh.
Community-oriented short-take documentaries which highlight and help stimulate development of healthy, diverse, creative communities around the world.
“Masks” is a participatory photo shoot, editing session, and audio/visual exposure of the raw, eerie, and sometimes unsightly reality of our obsession with perfection.
The art.culture.philosophy project currently exists on two levels, the first are a series of physical, bi-monthly meetings in Silicon Valley, the second are the written reflections from participants in the meetings.
Project Transport Me aims to create new avenues for cultural understanding and acceptance, using transportation as a common theme. The project will document every station on the world’s largest metro systems using images, words, and audio, and create from this database of media, juxtapositions of … Continue readingProject Transport Me