“I have a global garden. My garden’s not like people. You got all these people of different ethnicities, they live in their own communities – this don’t work like that. They all hang out together, right? I put them like that man, just to watch. So it don’t look like a farm. Let’s put’em together, know what I mean? One group, one culture here, one culture there, another culture there, spread them out, man. Plants are constantly picking up cosmic energy, just beyond photosynthesis. They may not have the machines to detect everything, but to me it’s just like humans, man. We’re constantly breathing in air. We’re breathing in all kinds of elements that are of nature. So what makes you think that plants are any different?”— Milford Graves
Major support for Milford Graves: A Mind-Body Deal provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, with additional support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Joseph Robert Foundation.
Milford Graves: A Mind-Body Deal, organized and presented by Ars Nova Workshop and Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania (ICA).
The Botanist: Graves in the Garden
- Graves in the Garden (2020)
Directed by Jake Meginsky
16 mm and video transferred to digital
- Eating in the Garden (1990)
Private VHS tape
- Garden Ground Spring/Summer (1988)
Private VHS Tape