About the Project
Using the laundromat as a hub, Tattfoo held a series of workshops around creating a sustainable future through the cultivation of fresh produce. His workshops offered lessons on composting, creating laundry detergent bottle planters and designing mobile gardens. Tattfoo also hosted seed exchanges, a weekly free worm giveway, and competition for best mobile garden design from his local laundromat. All activities were designed to encourage environmental stewardship and bring awareness to the importance of organic and sustainable food sources.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Tattfoo Tan’s art practice seeks to find an immediate, direct, and effective way of exploring issues related to the individual in society through which to collapse the categories of ‘art’ and ‘life’ into one. Through the employment of multiple forms of media and various platforms of presentation, Tattfoo promotes group participation between himself and an ‘audience’. Within this collaborative practice both minds and bodies are engaged in actions that transform the making of art into a ritualized and shared experience. In keeping with the spirit of this transformative act, Tattfoo prefers to develop projects that are ephemeral and conceptual in nature.
Tattfoo’s work has been shown in various venues and institutions including; Queens Museum of Art, Lower East Side Tenement Museum, Time Square Alliances, The Fashion Center, The City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for the Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Eugene Lang College New School for Liberal Arts, Fashion Institute of Technology, Pratt Institute, The Center for Book Arts, Bronx River Art Center, Jamaica Center of Arts and Learning, Aljira, DUMBO Improvement District and Redux Contemporary Art Center.
He has been recognized for his effort, service and artistic contribution to the community and is proud recipient of Proclamation from The City of New York.