Get Garlic, Go Wireless on Rockaway Beach

Sun Jul, 28 2019, 4PM - 6PM

This Sunday, join artists Shu Lea Cheang and Melanie Hoff on Rockaway Beach to live trade fresh garlic as part of Cheang’s real-time science-fiction scenario 'Garlic=Rich Air.'

It’s the year 2030. Capitalism has crashed. Community wireless is the only internet, and organic garlic is the only currency. Earn real bulbs by trading virtual garlic with other online traders as part of Hoff’s two-player game 'Garlic Trust', available now at

At Sunday's event, you can trade in your virtual G for Garlic harvested this past weekend at CycleX in Andes, NY, cultivated by Erwin Karl.

This event is based on a 2002 project by Cheang, commissioned by Creative Time and the Lyn Blumenthal Fund for Independent Media, and has been reimagined as part of Rhizome’s #NetArtAnthology. See for more background.