Archive Exhibit: 2008 Artist In Residence: Future Farmers, "The Reverse Ark, the Flotsam & the Jetsam"

March 14 - April 26, 2008

Man sitting inside empty tree stump with oars

FUTUREFARMERS The Reverse Ark, the Flotsam & the Jetsam


March 14 - April 26, 2008

Reception for the artists: Friday, March 14, 7:30 - 9:30 PM Lecture by the artists: Monday, March 17, 7 PM, Vosloh Forum

Futurefarmers, an interdisciplinary art collective based in San Francisco, presents an evolving, ecopolitical-themed gallery exhibition and a weeklong series of film screenings, lectures by scientists and related events.

Futurefarmers are the Pasadena City College artist-in-residence for 2008, marking the first time in the history of the college that the annual resident artist is a group rather than an individual. Futurefarmers' wide-ranging work embraces corporate design commissions, gallery exhibitions, Internet-specific projects, video game design, community seminars, direct social activism and even their own artist-in-residence program.

Futurefarmers will occupy the PCC art gallery with an evolving installation titled The Reverse Ark, the Flotsam & the Jetsam. "Futurefarmers will work with students to create a workshop and laboratory for the building of the ark and a social space for learning and inquiry," according to Franceschini.

Their residency at PCC will also include series of afternoon film screenings and lectures by invited guests of Futurefarmers. An integral part of the Reverse Ark project, the lecturers tentatively include an climatologist, a fiction writer and a minister. (An updated schedule of residency-related events is available by phone at 626-585-3285.)

FUTUREFARMERS, The Reverse Ark, the Flotsam & the Jetsam Friday, March 14 through Saturday, April 26 in the Pasadena City College Art Gallery. LECTURE BY THE ARTISTS: Monday, March 17, 7 PM at the Pasadena City College Vosloh Forum.

RECEPTION FOR THE ARTISTS: Friday, March 14, 7:30 - 9:30 PM

PCC ART GALLERY HOURS: Monday through Thursday: 11 AM to 8:00 PM; Friday, Saturday: Noon to 4:00 PM. Closed Sundays and school holidays. Visitor parking is available on campus for $2.

ADDITIONAL EVENTS: Futurefarmers will spend the week of March 14th through 20th on campus, during which time they will collaborate with students and organize a series of lectures, film screenings and other events. These events are free and open to the public. Call (626) 585-7238 or visit <>for a detailed schedule.

RELATED SYMPOSIUM, MARCH 13 and 14: "ANYTIME, ANYPLACE: ART COLLECTIVES IN THE 21ST CENTURY," a symposium including Futurefarmers and representatives of other groups, including Temporary Services and Temporary Travel Office, will take place at Pasadena City College. For additional information, contact Claude Willey, co-organizer of the symposium, at

Recorded Gallery information: (626) 585-3285

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC _________________________________

Made possible by the generous support of the Pasadena Art Alliance, the Pasadena City College Foundation, the PCC Digital Media Center and the Division of Visual Arts and Media Studies.

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Mar 14, 2008

2008 Artist In Residence: Future Farmers, "The Reverse Ark, the Flotsam & the Jetsam" Reception
7:30 p.m. - Art Gallery

Mar 17, 2008

2008 Artist In Residence: Future Farmers, "The Reverse Ark, the Flotsam & the Jetsam" Lecture
7:00 p.m. - Vosloh Forum