Amanda Turner Pohan's Maize Meditation Contemplates The Future Of Corn, Presented By Overnight Projects

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Overnight Projects presents Maize Meditation, a performative installation by New York based-artist Amanda Turner Pohan at McCarthy Art Gallery in Colchester, Vermont. For the month of September, Pohan will transform the McCarthy Art Gallery at Saint Michael’s College into a library of archival materials documenting a timeline of corn cultivation, from the agricultural practices of members of the Koasek Traditional Band of the Koas Abenaki Nation of Vermont to the rise of American agricultural biotech corporations. To mark the final year of harvest of the 66 acre cornfield leased from St. Michael's by a local farmer, this project invites participants to attend an event in the gallery on the weekend of the fall equinox. This event will draw connections between Native agricultural practices and the techniques that produce the genetically modified corn consumed today.