Jonathon Keats is one of the most innovative - whatever it is he does - of anyone, anywhere.
Keats has been called an experimental philosopher and a conceptual artist and he is also a writer of books and articles for publications like Popular Science and Wired. Really, though, Keats is an entrepreneurial business innovator.
Jonathon Keats is all about the Benjamins.
Is Plant Porn Innovation or Exploitation?
Keats is prolific and works across many fields but he displays a special interest in botanical businesses that exploit agriculture for profit. In 2007, he pioneered the first porn theater for plants and a related film genre, Cinema Botanica, “featuring uncensored acts of explicit pollination, filmed in photosynthetic silhouette for projection onto the exposed foliage of bushes and brambles.” Two years later, he extended his plant porn empire by opening a second adult-plant theater in Montana.
Keats has, since, turned to more legitimate pursuits - creating a travel documentary for plants after noting that they can not otherwise travel on their own. In 2011, he opened a photosynthetic restaurant for plants serving gourmet sunlight by filtering solar radiation through colored plexiglass. He followed this with a recipe book and a product line of TV dinners for plants. Now that Keats has taken his work into cleaner pastures, I feel ready to admit this fact: Keats got his start in the plant business with me – in 2006 – when we launched the Agri-Folk Art Movement.
AgInnovation = AgriFolk Art Movement
After the release of my book, The Last Folk Hero ten years ago, Keats and I got to wondering...is it even possible to be a real Outsider, anymore? That is, an outsider in the "Folk" sense of the word? Technology and media messages are so omnipresent that you have to work pretty hard to stay disconnected. It was then that Keats began an experiment that resulted in the ground-breaking art innovation known as Agri-Folk Art and the resulting film, The Language of Limbs.
Innovation can happen anywhere and with any being; even non-sentient ones it turns out.
Outside Magazine describes our inaugural AgriFolk effort at Kinsey Family Farm in Cumming, GA with 50 Leland Cypress trees. Here, too, are some photos of the initial project in action. If you are interested in procuring any of the remaining works from these (now deceased) botanical artists now is the time as the price is only going up.