a partipatory project artist

  Lara Bank

fertile creatures (series)
composting diaper
sapphire pacifier
onesie armor
infant vampire formula

belly back
boob shoulder
c-section cut path

preditorXtreme (series)
fox gun
baby quail grenades

coyote sight
fox guns
prairie dog revolver
baby quail grenades

the dead garden (series)
Winter Shack, Brooklyn, NY
High Desert Test Sites, CA

the portable forest (series)
Dumbo Arts Center & Festival, NYC

The Armory Center for the Arts, CA
The San Deigo Museum of Art
Monte Vista Projects, LA
Sunset Blvd. Art Concert, LA
Human Resources, LA
Washington Blvd. Art Concert, LA
Woodbury Hollywood Exhibitions
Sea and Space Explorations, LA

you are the largest thing on Earth
art of exchange
primal scream painting booth

data planter
blue kiss
island of misfit toys

concept paintings
student waste painting
portal paintings
black holes
LED Paintings

Periphery Murder Mystery
Paradigm Shifts Frighten Small...
A Flat Ontology
born free

Digital Improvisational Ensemble

public art places
organizer, curator, director
sea and space explorations, LA
tree and space, LA
sound in space Festival, LA
100 person solo show, LA

The Edible Portable Forest Cross Country Voyage
at The Dumbo Arts Festival, for the Dumbo Arts Center
Toyota Echo, vinyl, handbuilt trailer, wood, polycarbonate, aluminum, latches, hinges, rain barrel, irrigation system, wire, edible plants, riot helmets, salad bowls, salad making accessories, ghillie suit, tables, folding chairs, beach chairs, signage, reusable produce bags, state magnets and shot glasses.
September 28-30, 2012
CCI ARC Grant recipient, 2012


"Add to Itinerary: The Portable Forest", Dumbo.is, Sept. 2012 - HTML - JPG

"Everything You Need to Know About The Dumbo Arts Festival", Guest of a Guest, Sept. 2012 - HTML - PDF

The Portable Forest are potted plants that can travel for shows, events and happenings inside and outside. Typically they are shown interacting with the space they are in or traveling metaphorically if not physically.

Bank was invited by the Dumbo Arts Center to be part of the Dumbo Arts Festival to embark on an epic journey towing a trailer converted into a greenhouse filled with herbs and veggies with her corgi herb dog copilot in the passenger seat. Once parked at the festival, visitors took herbs and veggie clippings from the dog (made of thyme, chives, oregano, and rosemary) and trailer in Portable Forest reusable produce bags!

During feeding time, participants ate salad made from the Greenhouse trailer out of riot helmets while they were being worn! In the evenings, Chris Colthart, a Los Angeles sound artist, performed the Portable Forest Anthem, an experimental jam to a field recording of inside the greenhouse trailer during the ride.

Bank's car and trailer were donated to the SPCA in NYC in the name of her corgi, Foxy, who passed October 2012.

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