photos: corey rankin (left and top center)

habitat (2018) is a collaborative work that incorporates Ferracin’s multisensory sculptural strategy within a context of an intimate encounter with a noxious vine called  Cardiospermum grandiflorum (balloon vine). This staged habitat spurs environmental awareness by showing the noxious weed overtaking native Casuarina trees and alluding to the chemical disruption of soil and waters with the presence of collaborative artist Tolcher’s rusted mild metals. Ferracin’s environmental intervention involved collecting and separating Cardiospermum seeds, stems and seed pods which she filmed during the four seasons and then installed within the gallery.

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