NERTM Fire, Nylon Fabric, 4ft high x 6ft wide, 2016
NERTM Fermentation, Nylon Fabric, 4x 6', 2016
NERTM Herbarium, Nylon Fabric, 4ft high x 6ft wide, 2016
New Earth Resiliency Training Module teaches an ethos of self reliance and of living closer to the earth. Drawing upon surrounding resources, it treats the city as a catalyst for building relations with various neighborhoods and communities. The program strengthens neighborhood resiliency by activating young people and equipping them with skills, knowledge, and an adaptive world view. In an effort to re-wild ourselves, youth become authorities of their own environment by studying folk craft and tracing the genesis of ideas, objects and beliefs.
About the artist
Tattfoo Tan is an artist who collaborates with the public on issues relating to ecology, sustainability and healthy living. His work is project-based, ephemeral and educational in nature.
Call to Action
I challenge you to re-acquire knowledge that enables us to be self reliant. This work encourages you to take charge of your personal survival and lifestyle. We all need to re-learn ancestral knowledge in order to re-wild ourselves.
In Their Own Words