Claire Long and Anna Keleher invite participation in their "inter-temporal 'Exchange'"

As part of the University of New Mexico Art Museum's "Dispersal/Return: Land Arts of the American West 2000 - 2006, Claire Long and Anna Keleher present a collaborative project entitled: "Approaching an Exchange: Albuquerque, Potentising elements of our lives, cultures and times"

This participatory project extends an inter-temporal "exchange" that the artists initiated in Dartmoor National Park, England to New Mexico. It uses the idea of exchange to "press against boundaries of time and preconceptions of past and present peoples and cultures."

The project consists of:

A Film short in the University of New Mexico Art Museum
Visitors to Dispersal/Return at the UNM Art Museum are invited to experience "Approaching an Exchange: Dartmoor", a short collage of sound and image collected from visitors to a Bronze Age roundhouse on wild and windy Dartmoor during the project’s UK pilot phase.

Live events - at a nearby prehistoric site, September 29th and October 3rd, 10 am - 2 pm
Artists Claire Long and Anna Keleher invite you to add your voice to the growing community of Exchange participants, journeying with them to a nearby prehistoric, archaeological site to share elements of your lives and cultures with the original inhabitants. Light lunch will be provided. Reservations required; early booking recommended; places limited.

For reservations or more information visit the museum, call 505-277-2868 or email

Claire Long (New Mexico) and Anna Keleher (Devon, UK) and have been collaborating since October, 2007. Their collaborative practice arose from shared interests in archaeology, Dartmoor National Park, walking and sound collection and has evolved through continued exploration of place and site-specific works.
See the links below for more comprehensive documentation and information: and

Reception: Friday, September 25, 5-7pm
University of New Mexico Art Museum, Popejoy Hall, Albuquerque

Dispersal/Return: Land Arts of the American West 2000 - 2006
August 28 – December 20, 2009

The University of New Mexico Art Museum presents twenty artists from Land Arts of the American West, an interdisciplinary field program in the Department of Art and Art History at UNM. Curated by Bill Gilbert, the Lannan Chair and Director of the Land Arts program and Michele M. Penhall, Curator, Prints and Photographs at the UNM Art Museum, the exhibition brings together former participants from this innovative studio program who continue to work on land art based projects. The exhibition includes video and installation works by Claire Long and Anna Keleher, Blake Gibson, Yoshimi Hayashi, Mark Hensel, Jennifer DePaolo Van Horn, and Bill Gilbert; works on paper and sculpture by Jeff Beekman, Erika Osborne, Blake Gibson, Geordie Shepherd, Elizabeth Hunt, Jeanette Hart-Mann, Brooke Steiger, Gabe Romero, and Peter Voshefski. There will also be four site specific works commissioned for the exhibition by Julie Anand, Jeanette Hart-Mann/Nina Dubois, Jess Dunn, and Ryan Henel. A performance by Gabe Romero and Johnathan Loth is scheduled for the opening night reception. Featured guest speakers will be announced at a later date. The University of New Mexico Art Museum is free and open to the public. More details on Dispersal/Return site projects.

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