Not A Cornfield

Arnoud van den Heuvel
July 30th 2007

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"Not A Cornfield" is a project (2005) by Artist Lauren Bon. It's a living sculpture in the form of a field of corn east of Downtown Los Angeles. The site - historically a train yard - is in between two busy streets, with the hills of Chinatown on one side, and a warehouse no-mans land on the other.

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By bringing attention to the site throughout the "Not A Cornfield" process, Bon hopes to rise questions about the nature of urban public space; whose history would a historical park in the city center actually describe, and about the politics of land use and it's incumbent inequities.

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Posted 31/07/2007 – 02:19

Think they've been there ;) see picture 1

Posted 31/07/2007 – 01:26

I just forwarded this post to

Should men be able to give birth to children?

Koert van Mensvoort: Is the artificial womb frankenstein-like symbol of (male) engineers trying to steal the magical womb from women? Or… is it a feminist project and needed to reach through equality between the sexes? I personally lean towards the latter. To me it feels like progress if a girl can tell a guy to carry the womb for a change.

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