Sponge HQ travels to MoMA to produce an event at the Mildred's Lane and the Mildred Complex(ity) installation and program of "Swarmings" in the MoMA Studio: Common Senses exhibition.

Prototype for Preserving the Phylum Porifera, 2012
HOPE GINSBURG Prototype for Preserving the Phylum Porifera, 2012

Foreground: Prototype for Preserving the Phylum Porifera with beeswax and foam sponges by Julia Hundley and Patrick Carter. Background: Fritz Haeg.
Photo by S. Riley Duncan


HOPE GINSBURG Prototype for Preserving the Phylum Porifera, 2012

Foreground: Prototype for Preserving the Phylum Porifera. Setting up. Background: Fritz Haeg.
Photo by Gavin Foster

HOPE GINSBURG Prototype for Preserving the Phylum Porifera, 2012

Prototype for Preserving the Phylum Porifera interface with Mildred's Lane installation.
Photo by S. Riley Duncan

HOPE GINSBURG Prototype for Preserving the Phylum Porifera, 2012

Sponge HQ print archive with dive images by Zsuzsanna Pusztai, BonPhoto Bonaire.
Photo by S. Riley Duncan

Video

Filming by S. Riley Duncan, Editing by Colleen Billing, Score by Joshua Quarles.

HOPE GINSBURG Prototype for Preserving the Phylum Porifera, 2012

Video still. Filming by S. Riley Duncan, Editing by Colleen Billing, Score by Joshua Quarles.
Photo by S. Riley Duncan

HOPE GINSBURG Prototype for Preserving the Phylum Porifera, 2012

View of show including Fritz Haeg, Reggio Children and Mildred's Lane.
Photo by S. Riley Duncan

HOPE GINSBURG Prototype for Preserving the Phylum Porifera, 2012

Prototype for Preserving the Phylum Porifera interface with Mildred's Lane installation.
Photo by S. Riley Duncan

HOPE GINSBURG Prototype for Preserving the Phylum Porifera, 2012

Photo by S. Riley Duncan

HOPE GINSBURG Prototype for Preserving the Phylum Porifera, 2012

Setting up.
Photo by Gavin Foster

HOPE GINSBURG Prototype for Preserving the Phylum Porifera, 2012

Bronze sponge by Julia Hundley and S. Riley Duncan.
Photo by Riley Duncan

HOPE GINSBURG Prototype for Preserving the Phylum Porifera, 2012

Setting up.
Photo by Gavin Foster

HOPE GINSBURG Prototype for Preserving the Phylum Porifera, 2012

Foreground: Prototype for Preserving the Phylum Porifera. Background: Fritz Haeg.
Photo by Riley Duncan

HOPE GINSBURG Prototype for Preserving the Phylum Porifera, 2012

Tasting honey from Sponge HQ hive.
Photo by Riley Duncan

HOPE GINSBURG Prototype for Preserving the Phylum Porifera, 2012

Image taken from google search for sea sponges in Kalymnos, Greece. This sensational (and tragic) image, which was included in the installation, serves as the inspiration to make a symbolic prototype for the preservation of overfished sponge populations.

HOPE GINSBURG Prototype for Preserving the Phylum Porifera, 2012

Foreground: Prototype for Preserving the Phylum Porifera. Setting up. Background: Fritz Haeg.
Photo by Gavin Foster

HOPE GINSBURG Prototype for Preserving the Phylum Porifera, 2012

Setting up.
Photo by Gavin Foster

HOPE GINSBURG Prototype for Preserving the Phylum Porifera, 2012

Preparations at the HQ in Richmond.

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