Smudge Studio blog is moving to FOP


Many thanks to all of our readers these past three + years. We're happy to announce that smudge studio's online research and blogging presence will be now be hosted by the Friends of the Pleistocene (FOP) blog: fopnews.wordpress.com. We'll continue to blog about Art + Environment related topics there—and more. Please note the change and update your bookmarks, as this site will note be updated after September 12, 2011. All previous posts will remain here, serving as an archive of past posts and activities between 2009-11. See you on FOP!

CLUI: Centers of the USA

See the exhibit Centers of the USA, at the Centers of the USA!
A mobile exhibition unit containing the exhibit Centers of the USA,
produced by the Institute of Marking and Measuring and the Center for Land Use Interpretation, will be hitting the road on August 8, 2011, to visit a number of the official Centers of the USA. Come and see the show, and feel the resonance of the concurrent and concentric centers. A once in a lifetime opportunity!

Tour schedule:
August 8: Departs the Center of the Contiguous Continental United States, at Lebanon, Kansas.
August 9: Arrives at the Population Center of the USA at Plato, Missouri (determined by the 2010 census).
August 12: Arrives at the Geographic Center of all 50 States of the USA, at Belle Fourche, South Dakota. (The exhibit unit will be located at the Center of the Nation Information Center in Belle Fourche until 2pm, then it will relocate to the actual surveyed location, 20 miles north of town.)
August 14: The
mobile exhibition unit returns to Lebanon, Kansas.

Exhibit is free of charge and open to the public. Follow the Tour of the Centers of the USA onFacebook.

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This project is part of the CLUI Lines of Site thematic program, an ongoing series of presentations about surveying, cartographic lines, perimeters, and borders. The Centers of the USA exhibit is a co-production of the Institute for Marking and Measuring (IMAM), and the Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI), with additional support by the Salina Art Center, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and Creative Capital.

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The Center for Land Use Interpretation
9331 Venice Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
310.839.5722 office
310.839.6678 fax
clui@clui.org
www.clui.org


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The Center for Land Use Interpretation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the increase and diffusion of knowledge about how the nation's lands are apportioned, utilized, and perceived.

Fog Garden on Public Radio International


Public Radio International's show Living on Earth featured a new exhibit at the Center for Art + Environment in Reno, Nevada: Fog Garden. Host Bruce Gellerman talks with expert fog catcher Pilar Cereceda. She runs the Atacama Desert Center and has been piping dew in the driest place in the world.

Air Date: Week of July 29, 2011
listen

BREAKING GROUND: Broken Circle/Spiral Hill (1971–2011)

SKOR | Foundation for Art and Public Domain

Still from "Breaking Ground: Broken Circle/Spiral Hill." (1971–2011)
© The Estate of Robert Smithson/Pictoright Amsterdam.
Camera: Benito Strangio.

Video BREAKING GROUND: Broken Circle/Spiral Hill (1971–2011)
Robert Smithson
Broken Circle/Spiral Hill, 1971
Emmen, The Netherlands
17 September–27 November 2011

SKOR | Foundation for Art and Public Domain
Land Art Contemporary

www.landartcontemporary.nl

Forty years after the completion of the earthwork Broken Circle/Spiral Hill (1971) in Emmen, the film that land art artist Robert Smithson was never able to finish due to his untimely death, is now to be completed as a video with support from Dutch partners.

Breaking Ground: Broken Circle/Spiral Hill (1971–2011) will be presented in the context of the Land Art Contemporary program, which also includes an exhibition program and an extensive publication.

In June 1971, the American artist Robert Smithson (1938–1973) completed the land art project Broken Circle/Spiral Hill in a sand quarry in Emmen. Smithson made the work at the invitation of the Sonsbeek buiten de perken (Beyond the Borders) exhibition. Forty years following its completion, and after a highly eventful history, the work in Emmen is once again in good condition, and is the regular destination for those interested in Smithson’s work from all over the world.

Broken Circle/Spiral Hill is the only 'earthwork' produced by Smithson still in existence outside the United States. As an integral part of these works, Smithson made films that reveal the spatial and environmental context of the work. Aerial shots in a symmetrical pattern were combined with close-ups, documentary footage of the construction of the work and views of the surrounding landscape. In this way, visitors to galleries and museums were introduced to the earthworks produced by Smithson in barely accessible, remote locations. As a result of a tragic aircraft accident during a reconnaissance flight in 1973, Smithson's life and work came to a premature end. Smithson was never able to finish the film about Broken Circle/Spiral Hill.

Forty years later, a video incorporating the original film footage is now to be completed on behalf of theLand Art Contemporary program in a collaboration between artist Nancy Holt and curator Theo Tegelaers of SKOR | Foundation for Art and Public Domain. Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson made several films together and were married for a decade until his death in 1973. Holt currently works with a Dutch team in editing the video Breaking Ground: Broken Circle/Spiral Hill, including the original film footage she shot in 1971, and video recently shot recently in Emmen by a Dutch crew. The video will be made guided by Smithson's film notes and drawings.

Land Art Contemporary
Several Dutch institutional and private partners are joining forces in the realization of a series of initiatives being developed in honor of the 40th anniversary of the creation of Broken Circle/Spiral Hill. All these elements are brought together by means of co-production, support and presentation in the multiyear program Land Art Contemporary.

In 2011, Land Art Contemporary will include the following program components:

• Production and premiere of the video Breaking Ground: Broken Circle/Spiral Hill (1971–2011) (SKOR | Foundation for Art and Public Domain. In cooperation with Nancy Holt)

• Launch of the project The Ultraperiferic—a series of assignments to contemporary artists, reconsidering the meaning of land art in the spirit of Robert Smithson (SKOR | Foundation for Art and Public Domain. Curators: Nils van Beek and Theo Tegelaers)

• Exhibition ‘Robert Smithson in Emmen. Broken Circle/Spiral Hill Revisited’.
(Centrum Beeldende Kunst (CBK) Emmen (Centre for Visual Arts).
Curator: Roel Arkesteijn)

• The publication Robert Smithson. Art in Continual Movement
(Ingrid Commandeur, Trudy van Riemsdijk-Zandee (ed.) /Alauda Publications)

A full program will be published on www.landartcontemporary.nl

Dates:
17 September–27 November 2011: Exhibition program and video Breaking Ground: Broken Circle/Spiral Hill(1971–2011). Official opening and premiere on 17 September at CBK Emmen. Nancy Holt will be present)
22 September: Video screening with introduction by Nancy Holt at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
27 November: Finissage of the exhibition and release of the publication Robert Smithson. Art in Continual Movement by Alauda Publications

Location:
CBK Emmen, Ermerweg 88b (De Fabriek), Emmen, the Netherlands
And other locations, visit www.landartcontemporary.nl

Opening hours:
Wednesdays through Sundays
13.00–17.00 hours
FREE ADMISSION

Land Art Contemporary is an initiative of LACDA Foundation in Drenthe. The program has been made possible thanks to (content and financial) support from SKOR | Foundation for Art and Public Domain, the Province of Drenthe, European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (LEADER), Municipality of Coevorden, Municipality of Emmen, Cultuurfonds BNG and the Sanders – ten Holte family.

Photo:
The Estate of Robert Smithson is represented by the James Cohan Gallery in New York.

Note for editors:
For more information and images, please contact Nienke van Beers via info@landartcontemporary.nl / +31(0)6-48460546

NYC Department of Transportation: Urban Art Program Call

The NYC Department of Transportation is launching the spring round of the pARTners’ track of the Urban Art Program. To find out more information about the program track, review current priority sites and download the application, visit www.nyc.gov/urbanart. Submit your application by Friday, June 17, 2011 to be considered for this opportunity.

HDTS PRESENTS: AN EXERCISE IN BALLOON PHOTOGRAPHY

BY AURORA TANG

Saturday, June 18, 2011 9 a.m.–12 noon

at A-Z West, Joshua Tree California

In 1858, Félix Nadar sailed above the newly transformed city of Paris in a hot air balloon. Camera in tow, he photographed the city from above and aerial photography was born. Returning to this early and simple form of aerial photography, Aurora Tang (assisted by Andrea Zittel and others attending the event) will guide a weather balloon, equipped with a camera, across the expanses of A-Z West, creating a series of photographs that depict the land from above. High Desert Test Sites invites those interested to come out and join us in the endeavor.

The exercise of photographing A-Z West with aerial balloon photography will be both conceptual and practical in nature–Andrea is in need of photo documentation of the land that is of a higher resolution than the satellite imagery available through Google Earth. For Aurora, the exercise in balloon photography explores the aerial photograph’s seemingly contradictory function as documentation–a precise recording of site–amidst its effect of distortion–its ability to render the three-dimensional flat and details indiscernible.

Aurora Tang is a program manager for the Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI). Prior to her involvement with the CLUI, she researched methods of documentation for conservation at the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), working with colleagues from the GCI and Dia Art Foundation to document Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty using balloon photography.


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CLUI exhibition: HEART OF SCREENLAND

HEART OF SCREENLAND
A Neighborhood Exhibition in Three Parts

on view starting April 29, 2011

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The Center for Land Use Interpretation
9331 Venice Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
310.839.5722
clui@clui.org
www.clui.org

Exhibit is open 12 - 5 PM, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, or by appointment.
Admission is free.

Directions

Artist Talk With Deborah Stratman

Artist Talk With Deborah Stratman

April 29, 2011, 7:00- 8:00pm, Free Admission

University of Houston, Dudley Recital Hall, room 132

deborah stratman image

Photo: Czech Surveillance Horn

Deborah Stratman is a Chicago-based artist and filmmaker interested in landscapes and systems. Her films, rather than telling stories, pose a series of problems - and through their at times ambiguous nature, allow for a complicated reading of the questions being asked. She has exhibited internationally at venues including the Whitney Biennial, MoMA, the Pompidou, Hammer Museum and many international film festivals including Sundance, the Viennale, Ann Arbor and Rotterdam. She is the recipient of Fulbright and Guggenheim fellowships and she currently teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Stratman is an Artist in Residence at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts at the University of Houston this spring and is a guest curator of theTex Hex: Pop Up Cinema

event that will be held along the Buffalo Bayou at 1011 Wood St. in downtown Houston on May 21.

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts at the University of Houstoncultivates interdisciplinary collaboration in the performing, visual, and literary arts. From our base at the University of Houston, we offer public events, residencies, and courses that fuse artistic disciplines, ignite dialogue, and present new ways of experiencing the arts in contemporary life.

For More Information:

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts at the University of Houston

www.mitchellcenterforarts.org

713.743.1519

William Lamson's Divining Meteorology at the Indianapolis Museum of Art


Divining Meteorology

April 8 – Aug 28, 2011

In Divining Meteorology, William Lamson explores the forces of nature and the passage of time, reanimating a former communications tower by transforming it into an instrument. Originally designed to withstand the trials of nature, this monumental tower was relocated from the Missouri countryside to the Indianapolis Museum of Art and re-engineered to fit inside the space, as if it had collapsed into itself. In addition, Lamson installed a system of speakers and resonators throughout the structure that receive the weather radio signal from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and allow him to play the tower as an instrument. By moving an electric guitar pickup across the metal structure, Lamson activates internal resonances within the tower that are both physical and acoustic. The resulting audio composition mixes recordings of the artist’s movements around and through the structure with the live weather radio broadcast. Like the shifting weather, the sound varies from extreme quiet to a vigorous crescendo.

Lamson’s repurposed tower radically reinterprets the weather conditions that the glass-paneled pavilion both reveals and protects against. Harnessing the imperceptible phenomena of a radio signal, the artist—rather than making its real-time weather report audible—translates the signal into a physical and resonant experience. WithDivining Meteorology, Lamson has created an unlikely instrument whose totemic presence suggests an unknown mythology.

Support generously provided through a grant from The Efroymson Family Fund, a CICF Fund.

Indianapolis Museum of Art
4000 Michigan Road
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208-3326

PANEL: NEW LANDSCAPES and NEW MEXICO: UNM Art Museum

Please join us for a Public Lecture

PANEL: NEW LANDSCAPES and NEW MEXICO

Thursday, April 21 at 5:30 pm
UNM Art Museum
Presented in conjunction with
the Cady Wells Exhibition on view through May 22, in
UNM Art Museum's Raymond Jonson Gallery.

Cady Wells, Untitled (Brilliant Landscape), ca. 1946. Fine Art Museums of San Francisco.
Four scholars will discuss how New Mexicans have shaped the local landscapes they inhabit, and how the impact of the modern world, especially since World War II, has affected their relationships to and representations of the land.
PARTICIPANTS:
CHRIS WILSON J. B. Jackson Professor, and Director Historic
Preservation and Regionalism Program
LUCY LIPPARD Independent scholar, cultural historian, and critic
of contemporary arts and movements
MIGUEL GANDERT Documentary photographer and Assistant Professor of Communications and Journalism
ANDREW SANDOVAL-STRAUSZ Associate Professor, Department of History





Main campus, Center for the Arts, adjacent to Popejoy Hall.
Hours: Tues.- Fri. 10:00-4:00, Weekends 1:00-4:00.
FREE admission, $5.00 suggested donation.
Part of the “Making New Mexico Modern” series, funded in part by a grant from the New Mexico Humanities Council. This series has been designated a “We The People” project by the New Mexico Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Eve Andree Laramee and Kim Stringfellow at the SFAI

Laramee
Eve Andree Laramee

Lecture
Friday, April 29
6pm Tipton Hall

Workshop
Invisible Fire: Mapping our Atomic Legacy
Saturday & Sunday, April 30 & May 1
TBD
Exhibition
April 22 - May 31
Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm
SFAI Gallery 1

Eve Andree Laramee
Kim Stringfellow

As part of the Santa Fe Art Institute's ongoing season "Half Life: Patterns of Change," we are proud to present interdisciplinary artist and educator, Eve Adree Laramee to lecture at Tipton Hall on Friday, April 29 at 6pm. Eve will also hold a workshop Saturday and Sunday April 30th & May 1st.

Eve Andree Laramee is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher, and activist working at the confluence of art and science, specializing in the environmental and health impacts of Cold War atomic legacy sites.

At her lecture, Eve will be speaking about her most recent projects dealing with the environmental and health impacts of our atomic legacy, including her 2009 installation, "Halfway to Invisible" about uranium mining in the Grants, NM area; and her current work in progress, "Slouching Towards Yucca Mountain" a Sci-Fi Western dealing with the problem of radioactive waste from the nuclear power industry and nuclear weapons.

The lecture/workshop will also expand upon her collaborations with environmental scientists mapping the waterborne radioactive plume beneath the Fernald uranium foundry site in Ohio; and a water filter project in collaboration with a materials scientist. Workshop participants will visit the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, and if access is permitted, Kirtland Airforce Base.

Stringfellow
Kim Stringfellow

In addition, we are showing the work of Eve Andree Laramee and Kim Stringfellow at the SFAI from April 22nd through May 31st.

The SFAI's 2011-2012 season Half Life explores patterns of change in social, cultural, civic, environmental and artistic systems.

For more info visit the SFAI blog or website, or call (505) 424-5050.

Art Shanty Projects open call

Art Shanty Projects open call
Seeking visual artists, musicians, composers, media artists, architects, poets, scientists, dancer/
choreographers, writers, builders, fisher-people, outdoors-people, naturalists, puppeteers, set
designers, vocalists, spoken word artists, craftspeople, storytellers, actors, playwrights, etc.
interested in participating in the design and construction of ice fishing shanty-like structures with
integrated participatory programming to be a part of the Art Shanty presence on the St Paul
Riverfront during the Northern Spark festival, Sunset to Sunrise, June 4-5, 2011.

Resources:
Art Shanty Projects (ASP) will commission up to 5 projects to be a part of the Art Shanty
encampment on the St Paul Riverfront. Past Shanty participants are encouraged to apply, can
propose a continuation of previous programming.
• Each project will receive a stipend of $150
• Logistical and set-up help.
• For more info about Art Shanties, explore www.artshantyprojects.org

Selection Criteria:
Art Shanty Projects is an artist driven temporary community exploring the ways in which
relatively unregulated public space (frozen lakes, vacant lots, backyards) can be used as new
and challenging artistic environments to expand notions of what art can be.

The project provides a unique opportunity for artists to interact with their audience, and vice
versa, in an un-intimidating, non-gallery like environment. ASP is dedicated to expanding who
can be an artist, please address the following criteria in your proposal.

• Strength of idea and how integrated programming engages the audience directly.

• Leave No Trace. We leave only tracks on the lake (or anywhere). The lake (and
Riverfront) is a quiet place, consequently generators are not allowed at any time. Deep
cycle batteries are an option for providing power.

• Feasibility of proposed structure, while the frozen lake is a harsher environment than St
Paul in June, Shanties still need to be sturdy and rainproof. However the lack of extreme
cold opens up the possibilities for lighter weight, more open construction.

Application Materials: Applicants should submit materials through the Northern Sparks website by Friday, March 7th.
Primary contact info.

• A written description of idea; what is the shanty and what interaction/activity will take
place in tandem with it (max 1pg PDF).

• Relevant visual material, drawing of proposed shanty, images of other similar projects
if relevant, or other materials to help the panel understand their proposal. (max 2 pgs
PDF).

• Brief bio for each participant (if working as a team).

Jury:
Art Shanty proposals will be juried by the ASP advisory board.

Questions:

more information can be found at: www.northernspark.org

William L. Fox to speak at Texas Tech

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: March 21, 2011

William L. Fox to speak at Texas Tech


Texas Tech University’s Landscape as Knowledge series will host William L. Fox, poet, author and director of the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno.

Fox will present “The Art of the Anthropocene: From Landscape Painting to Land Art” in Lecture Hall 202 of the Rawls College of Business Administration building at 7 p.m. April 7. The talk will examine landscape painting and land art since 1790 in light of 2000 Nobel laureate Paul Crutzen’s proposal that we have moved into the next geologic era, the Anthropocene, where humans are the most influential element on Earth.

Fox is known for visiting extreme environments to research his books. In 2001, he spent a season at the McMurdo Station and South Pole in the Antarctic as part of the National Science Foundation’s Visiting Artists and Writers program. During the summers of 2002 and 2003, he made three trips to Devon Island in the Canadian Arctic to join scientists testing future exploration protocols of Mars as part of NASA’s Haughton-Mars Project. He has since visited sites in the United States, Chile, Nepal and other places around the world.

Fox has published twelve books on cognition and landscape, fifteen collections of poetry and numerous essays in art monographs, magazines and journals. His nonfiction titles include: Aereality: On the World from Above, 2009, Terra Antarctic: Looking Into the Emptiest Continent, 2007, In the Desert of Desire: Las Vegas and the Culture of Spectacle, 2007 and The Void, the Grid, and the Sign: Traversing the Great Basin, 2005.

Fox is also an artist who has exhibited in numerous group and solo shows in seven countries since 1974.

He is a fellow of both the Royal Geographical Society and Explorers Club, a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Science Foundation and has been a visiting scholar at the Getty Research Institute, Clark Art Institute, the Australian National University and National Museum of Australia.

Fox’s presentation is supported by Land Arts of the American West at Texas Tech in the College of Architecture.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Parking is available after 5:30 p.m. in lot R5 and the Flint Avenue Parking Facility.

Call 806-742-1947 for more information.

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Landscape as Knowledge

Landscape as Knowledge is a yearlong series of public lectures, conversations and events to examine embodied intelligence within the augmented environment. It is a multidisciplinary approach to investigate how people see, conceive and depict the earth and what people find or do on it. Artists, art historians and scholars from various disciplines question how both the landscape and individuals are continually shaped and reshaped by an array of natural and cultural processes.

The series was organized by the faculty of the School of Art in collaboration with faculty from the College of Architecture at Texas Tech University. Rick Dingus, professor in photography, Dr. Jorgelina Orfila, assistant professor in art history, Dr. Carolyn Tate, professor in art history, and Chris Taylor, assistant professor in architecture, are the core collaborating faculty organizing the year of events.

Support comes from the Ryla T. and John F. Lott Endowment for Excellence in the Visual Arts, the College of Architecture, Land Arts of the American West and Landmark Arts at the School of Art.

The exhibitions, speakers and related programs at the Texas Tech University School of Art are made possible, in part, by generous grants from the Helen Jones Foundation and The CH Foundation. Additional support comes from the cultural activities fees administered through the College of Visual & Performing Arts.

CONTACT: Joe Arredondo, Director of Landmark Arts
806-742-1947 or joe.arredondo@ttu.edu
http://www.art.ttu.edu/landscape-as-knowledge

LAND ARTS 2010 EXHIBITION


Sunny Tang at Point Sublime, north rim of the Grand Canyon, Arizona, 2 September 2010.


LAND ARTS 2010 EXHIBITION

Texas Tech University College of Architecture and the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA) announce LAND ARTS 2010 EXHIBITION.

An opening reception will take place from 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 1, 2011, at the LHUCA Warehouses at 1001 Mac Davis Lane in Lubbock, Texas.

The exhibition culminates the semester-long interdisciplinary field program Land Arts of the American West at Texas Tech in the College of Architecture and presents documents, objects and constructions by students Cynthia Gabaldon, Gregory Hemmelgarn, Rocio Mendoza, Corinne Sutton, Sunny Tang, Bradley Wilson, with art history graduate student Jennie Lamensdorf from the University of Texas at Austin. Chris Taylor, director of Land Arts of the American West at Texas Tech, leads the program and was assisted in the field by Texas Tech alumni Sean Cox. Land Arts 2010 field season was made possible with generous operational support from Andrea Nasher and student support from the James Family Foundation.

Students traveled 7,000 miles visiting locations across the Southwest camping for two months as they explored natural and human forces that shape contemporary landscapes—ranging from geology and weather to cigarette butts and hydroelectric dams.

On April 2, 2011 from noon to midnight, Land Arts of the American West and Landmark Arts will lead a public environmental art action in Lubbock, Texas as a participating venue of the 2011 Texas Biennial. See http://landarts.og for details.

The Land Arts 2010 Exhibition will continue through May 6 with a closing reception from 6-9pm that will coincide with the First Friday Art Trail.

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Gallery Hours and Events
The exhibition will open with a reception on Friday, 1 April 2011 from 6 - 9 pm and close with reception on Friday, 6 May 2011 from 6 - 9 pm, both events will be part of with the First Friday Art Trail. The exhibition will be open for viewing on Saturday afternoons from noon to 4pm and by appointment.

Land Arts 2010 Exhibition, with the collaboration of Landmark Arts in the Texas Tech School of Art is a participant in the2011 Texas Biennial. On April 2, 2011 from noon to midnight, Land Arts of the American West and Landmark Arts will lead a public environmental art action in Lubbock, Texas. See http://landarts.og for details.

Land Arts 2010 Exhibition will also be open April 14, 2011 from 6:00-8:30 PM, and April 15 from 9:00 to 4:00, in conjunction with the third annual Spring into Green event sponsored by the West Texas Branch of the US Green Building Council. This program in the LHUCA Warehouses will include an exhibit of 2011 Eco-friendly hybrid and electric cars, the Texas Tech Solar Car, plus a Classic ’57 Chevy. For conference information contact westtexasbranch@usgbcnorthtexas.org.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 18 March 2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: please call Chris Taylor,
Director of Land Arts of the American West at Texas Tech at 806-392-6147
EXHIBITION DATES: 1 April - 6 May 2011
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, 1 April 2011, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
CLOSING RECEPTION: Friday, 6 May 2011, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

CREATIVE ECOLOGIES: A Group Residency + Public Conversation

Creative Ecologies
CREATIVE ECOLOGIES:
A Group Residency + Public Conversation

Sunday, March 6, 1PM Learn more
Admission FREE
Mess Hall Cafe Open

Reservations are not required, but we invite you to click here as a courtesy RSVP
Invite friends via Facebook

Join us for Creative Ecologies, a round table discussion and presentation by artists and creative thinkers from across the country who address the complex relationship between humans, cultural production, and the natural environment. As part of a new programming initiative exploring ways that residencies catalyze collaboration, participants spend two weeks in residence at Headlands leading up to the event, living, thinking, and working together.

As a group, participants will examine issues on-site in the Marin Headlands portion of the Golden Gate National Recreational Area, in the greater Bay Area, and throughout the world-at-large. Areas of exploration include New Definitions of the Commons: Land Use & Appropriation; Larger Cycles of Resource Management: Waste Disposal and Recycling; Big Bad By-Products: Toxic Waste Prevention and Mitigation; Alternative Systems of Sustainable Agriculture & Human Foodways; How Far Do We Go? Urban Growth & its Limits.

Participants
T. Allan Comp (AIR '00), U.S. Department of the Interior
Amy Franceschini (AIR '03), Future Farmer and artist
Cynthia Hooper Eco-artist
Patricia Johanson Environmental artist
Philip Ross (AIR '03) Critter Salon founder and mushroom artist
Susan Thering Professor of Landscape Architecture, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison
Daniel Tucker AREA Chicago co-founder
Rosten Woo Founder and Former Executive Director Center for Urban Pedagogy

Directions to Headlands
Click here for directions to Headlands by car or bike. Parking is available on site.
The MUNI 76 bus runs between San Francisco and Headlands on Sundays.
Finally, we encourage folks to coordinate "casual carpools" via the event's Facebook page!

Call for entries | Translocated

Call for entries now OPEN!

Translocated is currently seeking contributions from artists whose work engages with cities and the spatial imaginary, across a wide scope of forms and practices that embrace, question and enrich our understanding of and relationship to urban space.

The project is traversed by the following themes and preliminary key questions:

  • How is our understanding of a city shaped, by the combined effects of experience, representations, memory and myth?
  • What kind of relationship is formed between people and place? How is urban space appropriated by its inhabitants? What makes it (un-)pleasurable?
  • What boundaries are at play in the city, between the personal and the collective, the visible and the invisible? What ways are there to read / write space and to look at the spatial practices / narratives inscribed within a place?
  • What relationships exist between city and language, space and semantics?
  • What is the meaning of home in the age of globalisation? What is the purpose of travel and tourism? How can the exotic be relocated within the everyday?

For more information, please download our call for entries, or get in touch by email at contact [at]translocated [dot] org.