The Hissing Folly by Cole Swanson - This event has already occurred
Saturday, September 12, 2020 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Upcoming Dates:Sunday, September 13, 2020 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday, September 18, 2020 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
143 Simpson Avenue, Bowmanville, Ontario, L1C 2H9
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The Hissing Folly looks at Durham Region’s ecological landscape and poses critical questions around human relationships with invasive species, specifically phragmites (European common reed). Phragmites is a perennial grass that spreads quickly and out-competes native species for water and nutrients. Using the centuries-long tradition of thatching, the resulting construct is a folly; designed primarily for decoration, while suggesting a greater purpose through its appearance.
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