The 2010 International Sculpture Conference in London
Earlier this month we had the honor of presenting at the 22nd annual International Sculpture Conference. LAGI was included in the panel "A Changing Landscape: Sculpture, Society & Environment" chaired by John Grande and also featuring John Roloffand Ian Hunter.
There was a lot of interest in the creative fusion of renewable energy infrastructure and public art and also the specific context of public art potential in the United Arab Emirates. The panel resulted in a very stimulating discussion and audience questions, and while there was some distance conceptually between the work of the panelists, there was a great thread that tied it all together: the necessity for new sculptural conceptions of landscape, be they agricultural, geological, ecological, or energy infrastructural. The continued relevance of sculptural intervention requires a constant reassessment in the context of contemporary cultural issues. Thoughtful sculptural interventions in the landscape can impart a new framework of understanding about fundamental cultural currencies such as water, food, energy, and ecology.
We thank the ISC for inviting us to be a part of this international event.
The next edition of DoCamp will be held on 8th May 2010 at Dubai Internet City. (Block 1, DKV Conference Halls)
We will be holding a session titled, The Aesthetics of Renewable Energy: The Land Art Generator Initiative in Room A at 4:15PM.
See BarCampUAE for more information on the sessions and for a location map to the event.
BarCamp is an ad-hoc unconference born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from participants.
ECO Friendly EXPO
We will be lecturing during the The Power of Green Lecture Series at the Eco Friendly Expo in New York City on May 27.
"The Eco Friendly Expo is a three-day event in the heart of New York City. Featuring Eco innovation and sustainable Design from all over the world! This trade show is a high-end marketplace that serves as a showcase for environmentally friendly companies, services and destinations, attracting both public and private sector buyers in the Tri-state area. Eco Friendly Expo is bringing Green to a Grand New Level!
The Show also features The Power of Green Lecture Series, including seminars with experts in different fields, book signings, and demonstrations. Participants include members of the Bloomberg Administration, School of International and Public Affairs of Columbia University, Barnes and Noble and the Food Network, among others.
We hope to see you at these upcoming events.
Please go to www.landartgenerator.org for more information about these and other LAGI happenings. And to see recent press coverage, clickhere.
A special thanks to the Friends of LAGI and in-kind supporters who have contributed their support to help make the competition possible:
thejamjar Tasmena Energy World Magazine Reuben Andrews Jane Meikle Jude van der Merwe Ramzi Jaber Rhonda Hauff John and Jennifer Ferry
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