Project Description


social art garden

A man-made grassy hillside that grows over time for continuous choreographic situations, civic actions, and contemplation, and as an artists’ SEARCH ENGINE into the body’s motion as the most humane expression of art. For its first iteration, the experience ran for 24 hours for seven days in an in-between space at Atlanta Contemporary, sustained by glo moving artists, recorded nature sounds, and community, establishing SEARCH ENGINE as a garden for collaboration, sensory journey, and autonomous dreaming. In parallel to the installation are civic actions, including Farming, Shop, and Movement Choirs.

Other components of vigorous dialogue and community happenings included King of Pops, Coleman family letter writing, KSU French Club/ Photo Novela, Sacred Sound Orchestra, Bohanon Thai Bodywork & Yoga, Yoga on the Move & Coloring Our Landscape Beautiful, Eyedrum’s Sonic Adventures acoustic improv and Writer’s Exchange, Little Feasties, Eyedrum Discussion Party, ChopArt, all night candle lighting, storytelling with Carlos Thompson, LadyFest film screening, sunrise daily bathing, daily grass trimming meditation, daily smoothie making, and sleepovers.

SEARCH ENGINE is a production of The Goat Farm Arts Center and Tanz Farm. SEARCH ENGINE is made possible by an Artists’ occupation at Atlanta Contemporary. The second iteration is made possible by an Artists’ occupation of the front yard of Octane Coffee Bar Westside.

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Lauri Stallings: concept and choreography | Richard Carvlin, The Goat Farm crew, gloGUILD: garden installation | Anicka Austin, Ashley Daye, Kristina Brown, Jennifer Cara Clark, Virginia Coleman, Christina Kelly, Mary Jane Pennington, Mary Remy: moving artists



2-year durational project

Iteration #2
May 6-July 2, 2016
OPENING grassy hillside installation
front porch of Octane Westside
Opening October 11, 2015
Atlanta Contemporary in-between space
7 pm – 12 am | 24-hours a day
55 Means St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

free and public