Elizabeth Monoian and Robert Ferry seem to be the two people behind a new Land Art Initiative in the United Arab Emirates. On the Land Art Generator Initiative site they describe the ambitious project with the following words, "The goal of the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) is to design and construct Land Art / Environmental Art installations in the United Arab Emirates that have the added benefit of large scale clean energy generation. Each sculpture will continuously distribute clean energy into the electrical grid with each land art sculpture having the potential to provide power to up to 50,000 homes in the UAE."

The site goes on to say, "The time is now for artists to go further and take an active role in solving the problem through their own work. The Land Art Generator Initiative will provide artists with a forum within which to accomplish this important evolution. Combined with the resultant public capital generated by the publicity that art can generate, this unique project will mark a major contribution towards addressing perhaps the most significant challenge that the world confronts in the 21st century."

If this sounds like work you'd like to do you can visit the competition site or join the mailing list to receive information about upcoming events. The site also includes an interesting collection of Land Art and Clean Energy "precedents".

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