Greenmeme is the vision of artists Freya Bardell and Brian Howe. Together, they have been creating site-specific public artwork since 2005. Qualities of material, context and form begin anew with each project. Their investigations into the history of both the surrounding culture and environment reveals unique ways in which each project can work to raise awareness of these qualities through sculpture, performance and community engagement. Since coming together their work has continued to range from smaller locally-focused commissions to creating projects on a national and international scale.


Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 | Freya Bardell + Brian Howe and Friends

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The Chlorophyll Collective

This is a traveling, interactive, and informative installation that displays algae, its photosynthetic process and the single cell solution it provides. Designed to remove harmful greenhouse gases and transform them into beneficial oxygen using algae. The Chlorophyll Collective is now an open source collective operating in a number of cities.

  • Commissioning Agent: Black Rock City
  • Budget: Grant funded from Black Rock City 2007. Grant funding ongoing
  • Size of Work: 15′ x 15′
  • Media: Algae tubes, heat exchanger, pumps and blowers to hook up to power generators, polyethylene tubes.