The airplane landed in Incheon at 8 PM Monday night March 28, 2016. After passing immigration, customs, exchanging currency, taking the bus, and carrying all to hotel, it was 11PM when I reached my sleeping room in Seoul. Lucky timing for me to see the Korean Young Designers Show while acclimating and organizing with the gallery for my first day on the ground. That night was additional research time to discover a plant market I could walk to the next morning. The big, most inexpensive market, is quite a trip on the subway line. How could I carry all of that bulk onto the subway? If I needed hundreds of dollars of plants, I could see that they might deliver and I might save about 50 cents per plant? I wanted to keep the closest radius possible. When I went to the market, I wanted to spread the sales around. I walked the entire stretch of vendors to see the different plant options and costs before I bought a single plant. I looked in my wallet and saw Korean Won amounting to about $75 USD. All day March 30 was selecting and purchasing plants, carrying over 50 plants for more than a half-hour walk to the gallery, hanging the cocodrifters at OMAE Gallery, and potting the plants into the coconuts! The realization from deign, fabrication, installation, planting , and photography was an individual effort by Brian Canevari, hosted by OMAE Gallery. Finally finished sweeping up at about 4:00 PM, we went to lunch, eating traditional Korean foods in a loft of a historic building about 45 seconds walk from the OMAE Gallery. Thank you Paula and Suah!
OCTOBER 24-28, 2015 LOCATION: #11 , CREATIVE LIFE EXHIBITION
B.C. FRaME Inc. Vision for Tokyo Designers Week 2015.
Building on the event theme, "Interactivity", the goal is to interact with exhibitors and viewers. What will the interactions be? Some ideas seem far from possible despite being very possible. Across trips around Japan cities and country side, random past crossings with like style businesses and individuals can re-unite at Tokyo Designers Week! 50 bucciadicoco were gifted last year. Photos from two were received. The photos were used for the publication to reinforce the interactivity hoped for in the future! Art requires a participant. Here are some possibilities. The metal shop from Kamakura brings a freestanding "stand" for the cocodrifters and bucciadicoco, Ry Ry brings bonsai and plants in the planters he was gifted, another comes to act as an ambassador for sales/ english translation, Alessandro comes and adds a wool jacket to a bucciadicoco, .......
What will your level of interaction be?
B.C. FRaME utilizes architectonic concepts to develop products which are both artistic and sustainable. Bucciadicoco and Cocodrifters are made with materials from from my home or Kailua Beach, Hawaii. Dry coconuts, copper wire, and driftwood become vases for plants. The natural materials are long lasting. Objects become explorations of structure as though they are miniature buildings.
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Let us Plant!