Bits: 04.06.10

Rudolf Stingel LIVE installed at Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin

• Photographer Noah Sheldon looks at the Arizona sustainability project Biosphere 2, 16 years after it closed. Via VBS.tv.

• SFMOMA launches the first museum iPad app, Rooftop Sculpture Garden.

• Dr. Adam Bradford, in a new book, claims that Jesus' dad, Joseph, was actually not a carpenter, as biblical stories say, but an architect.

• Minneapolis film: MCAD screens Shungu: The Resilience of a People April 8 at its "American academic premier" (1 pm at MCAD). Set in Zimbabwe, the documentary follows a "30-something metalsmith and opposition supporter running his small business while facing political violence, a middle-aged widow who is a staunch government supporter trying to run a farm she took over from a white farmer, a doctor working amid health care collapse while trying to maintain her middle-class lifestyle." Geotypografika shows the silkscreen process for the MCAD screening poster, which will be on sale Thursday.

• ROLU looks into Futurefarmers' Victory Gardens project and, continuing the gardening theme, 9999's installation for the 1973 MoMA show Italy: The New Domestic Landscape.

• Mexican town erects statue of boy who survived the H1N1 flu. Via @cmonstah.

• Speaking of strange boy sculptures, nobody at Reddit can explain what's going on with this one.

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