by Benjamin Domanico
Homeland is a collaboration involving the removal, relocation, and reinstallation of soil within the continental US. Participants of Homeland are asked to ship a sample of soil using a specially designed kit. As the relocation of soil transposes, progress is archived using an online viewable database. The received soil is documented and included in a time capsule to be buried in May 2007. The documentation from this process as well as the collected soil itself will be on exhibition in the Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore, MD) Commencement Exhibition in May.
Being a participant of Homeland is easy. Participants sign up online (http://homeland.domanico.net) to receive a soil collection/mailing kit through the mail. Participants are asked to pay the return shipping of their collected soil, which is between $1-3. Once the soil is received, it is photographed and viewable online. Images and video from the final exhibition will be viewable online as well.
Signing up as a participant is open to anyone within the continental US who is willing to pay the return shipping fee and commit to following through with the participation in time for the exhibition in mid-May.
To find out more about Homeland and sign up to participate, visit http://homeland.domanico.net .