Click here to view August 4 and July 23 press releases and images.
September 18, 2016
Forum, Otis Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Hear directly from artist Mel Chin and meet the team who will be assisting with The Tie that Binds follow through this fall. This event is co-sponsored by the Otis College of Art and Design MFA Public Practice program and the USC Roski School of Art and Design in partnership with California Polytechnic University, Pomona Department of Landscape Architecture.
August 15, 2016
August 14 saw the closing of CURRENT:LA and the Tie that Binds Field Office at Bowite, but the project continues. Our field crew is continuing to distribute blueprints by hand and we are working on an online ordering system. If you’d like to receive a blueprint, or learn more about receiving one, please share your contact info here and we will follow up shortly!
Bowtie Project, 2780 W. Casitas Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Celebrate The Tie that Binds at the Bowtie Project a naturalized stretch of the LA River and a future state park. Tour the site with artist Mel Chin to see 8 native plant model gardens. Receive your artist-designed blueprint and bring the Biennial to your own yard. Enjoy refreshments, tastings, live music and more!
All are welcome, please RSVP here.
August 4, 2016
Resnick Lawn, LACMA Campus, 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036
Come see the LACMA garden and hear artist Mel Chin talk about The TIE that BINDS. Find out how you can receive a blueprint, grow a garden in your own yard and join this city-wide, collaborative project and save water for Los Angeles.
August 2, 2016
LACMA is a now a site for the The TIE that BINDS: MIRROR of the FUTURE. The new garden near the Pritzker Parking Garage on LACMA’s is a “mirror” of one of eight drought-resistant demonstration gardens created by Chin at the Bowtie Project. Additional Mirror Gardens have been planted throughout the city including a site at Occidental College in Eagle Rock and homes in South LA, Brentwood, Porter Ranch, Sun Valley and Boyle Heights.
July 21, 2016
LA Times’ Caroline Miranda reflects on her visit to the Bowtie Project and Mel Chin’s vision for the future, in the context of the CURRENT:LA Water Public Art Biennial. See the full article here.
July 17, 2016
Sunday, July 17
7:30pm at The Tie that Binds Field Office
Hosted by DCA
A conversation with artist Mel Chin about The Tie that Binds: Mirror of the Future with CURRENT curatorial advisor Marc Pally and CURRENT curator Karen Moss.
July 16, 2016
The Tie that Binds Field Office is officially open for the run of CURRENT:LA Water. A team of MirrorMakers will be on hand during open hours to share information about the project, encourage exploration of the Bowtie site and model gardens and help the public sign on to implement their own Mirror Gardens this fall.
The Tie that Binds: Mirror of the Future is commissioned by Department of Cultural Affairs for Current: LA Water Public Art Biennial 2016. CURRNT:LA is made possible by the support of the Department of Cultural Affairs, The City of Los Angeles, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation.
The Tie that Binds: Mirror of the Future is produced by Mel Chin in partnership with California State Parks, The Bowtie Project, Clockshop, Otis College of Art and Design MFA Public Practice, and Cal Poly Pomona Department of Landscape Architecture. Gardens installed by Pierre Landscape. All plants for Bowtie and the initial mirror gardens generously provided by Village Nurseries. Additional project partners and supporters listed here.