Flock House Living System Pods
In May 2012, the Flock House Project, a group of self-contained ecosystems migrating around New York City’s five boroughs, premiered at the Clocktower Gallery. It comprised a group of sculptural microspheres that imagine and begin to construct an open framework where created environments are adaptable, collapsible, and modular. Flock House microspheres can be built in, transported to, and survive in and among urban centers along three planes of living (subterranean, ground, and sky).
Built collaboratively upon reclaimed, recycled, redesigned, and rethought materials, Flock House microspheres promote wider adoption of rainwater capture, inner-city agriculture, and solar and human-powered energy technologies. During Mattingly's residency at Clocktower Gallery, visitors were allowed to experience these pods through solitary time living-system experiments and radio interviews.