Wind, Prairie Dropseed, Pollinator
2021 | Pollens, modified kite, scent, bamboo box, instruction sheet | 15.25×15×2 inches (Width×Length×Depth)
Wind, Prairie Dropseed, Pollinator is a game set contained in a box. It invites players to fly a kite with thin layers of prairie dropseed’s pollens attached and to take part in the pollination process of the plants. Prairie dropseed is a grass specie native to Illinois, and it used to constitute the primary source of Illinois smell-scape(landscape of smell) before human agriculture and industry take place. The childlike vitality flow through the actions of flying a kite, while the overwhelming smellscape of prairie dropseed suggest the presence of the long-existed prairie landscape in the past as if it is still present. Empathy between the plants and players are also aroused.