Trans/mission: Corn Vectors

Trans/mission: Corn Vectors

Location:
University of Western Ontario, 1151 Richmond Street, London, ON, Canada
Alternate title: 
Transmission : Corn Vectors
Artwork creator(s): 
Benner, Ron
Text author(s): 
Benner, Ron
Installation year: 
1997
Remarks on location: 

Garden installation, grounds of the McIntosh Gallery

Description: 

A photographic installation in a garden

Text of the artwork: 

[Panel 1/4, partial text]

QUEELA (Zapotee) SARA (Queehtta) SE :LU (Cherokee) MÁ-HIZ (Arawak) Corn Irrigation. Thu Bon Delta. Hoi An (Faifo), Quang Nam, Vietnam. February 1997. CULTIVATED VARIETIES: Zea Mays L. VECTORS: POST-CABRAL (INDIA, 1528 A.D.). PORTUGUESE. LE LOI DYNASTY (VIETNAM). REMAINS IN ASSOCIATION WITH CULTURAL DEPOSITS : 456 YEARS BEFORE PRESENT (1541 A.D.) COMMON NAME: Maize, Corn Corn Roaster. White Corn. Hoi An (Faifo), Quang Nam, Vietnam. February 1997. BĀP (Vietnamese) KASORI (Swahili) THOURAH (Arabic) KORN (Icelandic)

[Panel 2/4, partial text]

 

 

Oh nuh steh (Mohawk) CHOCLO

(Peru) APE-HNAPEMIN (Menominee)

 

Zea Mays L / Cornfield.

Six Nations Of The Grand River.

Ontario, Canada.

September 1995.

 

WILD VARIETIES : None

 

VECTORS :

NATIVE TO THE AMERICAS.

. REMAINS IN ASSOCIATION

WITH CULTURAL DEPOSITS :

7000 YEARS BEFORE PRESENT

(5000 B.C.)

 

MOLITARY VALUE : “Food is a Weapon” – Earl Butz,

US Secretary of State for Agriculture, 1974

 

Agricultural Research Terracing.

Circa 1200 A.D.

Ollantaytambo, Cuzco, Peru.

March, 1980.

 

'ONEO' (Seneca) ONEHA (Onondaga)

O:NASTE (Oneida) ONEHE (Cayuga)

Artwork theme: 
Genetically modified organisms, nature, conquest of America, plants of the Americas
History: 
  1. Art Exhibition: Foodculture" Artlab project, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, 1998. (Group Exhibition. Artlab A / Visual Arts Department; Commissioner Barbara Fischer).
  2. Art exhibition: Garden installation at the University of Western Ontario, London, 1996/1997 to 1997/2001. (Artlab / Visual Arts Department; Commissioner Barbara Fischer).
  3. Art exhibition: Trans/mission: Corn Vector. A photographic installation in a garden, in the back of AXENÉO7. From June 14 to September 30, 2008.
Owner(s): 
Collection of the artist
Document(s): 

Ron Benner: Trans/mission

Patton, Andy (2003).  Ron Benner: Trans/mission. Saint-Hyacinthe : Expression, Centre d’exposition de Saint-Hyacinthe

An Answer to a Question." So, To Speak

Benner, Ron (1999).  An Answer to a Question." So, To Speak. <http://ccca.finearts.yorku.ca/c/writing/b/benner/ben001t.html> So, To Speak. : Axtexte