Futurefarmers

Artist

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Futurefarmers is a San Francisco–based art and design collective founded in 1995 by Amy Franceschini. The group's list of members as of 2012 includes Dan Allende, Ian Cox, Sascha Merg, Josh On, Stijn Schiffelers, and Michael Swaine.  Through interdisciplinary projects they seek to intervene in everyday experience to create vibrant platforms for learning, exchange, and social engagement — on the web, in the gallery, in the field, and sometimes in the garden. Their recent project A Variation on the Powers of Ten, developed by Franceschini (b. 1970) and Swaine (b. 1971), draws inspiration from Powers of Ten (1968), a short documentary by Charles and Ray Eames that depicts the relative scale of the universe. The film opens with two people having a picnic; Franceschini and Swaine have restaged that scene, inviting ten scholars from major universities, each assigned a power of ten, to sit with them for individual alfresco feasts featuring menus and conversation topics of the scholars' choosing. Through such projects, Futurefarmers consistently imagines new ways of relating notions of audience, authorship, utility, and spatial politics to art practice.


 

Behind the Scenes: SFMOMA's conservation team bakes dirt!

Project website: FUTUREFARMERS

Powers of Ten: a website based on the Eames film

Powers of Ten: a website based on the Eames film


Powers of Ten (1968/1977), a documentary short film by Charles and Ray Eames

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FUTUREFARMERS: Amy Franceschini and Michael Swaine on artistic collaboration and the Bay Area

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Amy Franceschini's curriculum project inspired by Bogota Mayor Antanas Mockus. He will perform at SFMOMA Mon, Dec 3.

Amy Franceschini's curriculum project inspired by Bogota
Mayor Antanas Mockus. He performed at SFMOMA on Dec 3.