Out of Water: Innovative Technologies for Arid Lands

Out of Water: Innovative Technologies for Arid Lands,

a lecture + discussion by Aziza Chaouni and Liat Margolis, University of Toronto, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design.

7:00 pm, Thursday, November 11th

Ahmanson Main Space, Woodbury University, Burbank.


Woodbury University
7500 Glenoaks Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91510
818. 394 3335

Land Arts of the American West 2010 Exhibition


November 19 – December 17, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, November 19, 5 – 8 pm.

SCA Contemporary Art
524 Haines NW
Albuquerque, NM

Veronica Geiger, Timothy House, Renee McKitterick, Phillip Longstaff, Nicole Deister, Marta Ferrate Torra, Bethany Delahunt, Alexia Mellor

From late August to mid-October 2010 Land Arts spent 46 days living and working throughout the southwestern US exploring the concepts of Foodshed in central and Northern New Mexico, Land Art & Land Use in Utah, Nevada, New Mexico and the Border in Southern New Mexico and El Paso.

This exhibition is a culmination of both collaborative and individual studio works investigating concepts and practices embedded in the experiential complexity of place.

Land Arts of the American West, at the University of New Mexico, is an ongoing experiment in an interdisciplinary model for an Arts pedagogy based in place. The land arts program provides students with direct physical engagement within a full range of human interventions in the landscape: from pre-contact native American architecture, rock paintings and petroglyphs to contemporary Earthworks, federal infastructure, constructions of the US Military, and land use systems across the west.

Land Art includes gestures both grand and small, directing our attention from pot shard, cigarette butt, and tracks in the sand to human settlements, monumental artworks and military/industrial projects such as hydro-electric dams, copper mines and air fields.

Land Arts of the American West Program, University of New Mexico website:

Land Arts of the American West student blog:

SCA Contemporary Art is located one block south of I-40 between Fifth & Sixth. The gallery is open from 12-5pm Thursday & Friday and by appointment. For more information call 1-505-228-3749

Land Heritage Institute Symposium

2009 LHI Art-Sci Symposium from Mark & Angela Walley on Vimeo.

The 2009 Land Heritage Institute Symposium documentary with a focus on Land Arts of the American West and presentations from Erik Knutzen of the Center for Land Use Interpretation, http://clui.org, Lucy Lipard, Ann Reynolds, Joan Jonas, Celia Alvarez Muñoz, Ramon Vasquez, Alston Thoms, Allucquere Rosanne Stone, among others.


Fusing art, architecture, and landscape in Donald Judd’s “100 untitled works in mill aluminum”, Chinati Foundation in Marfa, TX, via 2010 Field Reports.
WHAT: CHRIS TAYLOR, Director of Land Arts of the American West at TTU Visiting Artist Presentation
WHEN: Thursday, November 18th, 4 pm in ART 41

WHERE: San Diego State University, San Diego, California
Please join us for a special visiting artist presentation by Chris Taylor, Director of the Land Arts of the American West program at Texas Tech University: http://arch.ttu.edu/wiki/Land_Arts_of_the_American West and http://landarts.org. Chris will discuss the Land Arts program he heads at TTU— an immersive, interdisciplinary field study program where students spend a full semester “expanding the definition of land art through direct experience with the full range of human interventions in the landscape, from the inscriptions of pictographs and petrogylphs to the construction of roads, dwellings, and monuments, as well as traces of those actions.” Each year Land Arts travels more than 6,000 miles to live and work for over fifty days in the landscape while visiting sites such as Chaco Canyon and Roden Crater, the Grand Canyon and Double Negative, the Wendover Complex of the Center for Land Use Interpretation and Spiral Jetty, Marfa and Cabinetlandia, the Very Large Array and The Lightning Field.
Chris will be traveling with Kim Stringfellow’s Art, Environment, and Place SDSU Honors course students over the following weekend for a culminating field study trip at the Salton Sea. For more information, please visit: http://kimstringfellow.wordpress.com/. Please encourage your undergrad and graduate students to attend this lecture. Class groups are very welcome.

TEXAS TECH: 2010 Lecture : Ann Reynolds & Eve Andree Laramee : 9 November @ 6:30PM

2010 Lecture : Ann Reynolds & Eve Andree Laramee : 9 November @ 6:30PM in English LH001

Ann Reynolds and Eve Andrée Laramée will each present their work followed by a session of dialogue and questions with the audience.

Ann Reynolds is an art historian at UT Austin. Her research focuses on art, architecture, and visual culture after 1930; feminist theory, gender, and sexuality studies; historiography of exhibition practice; and film. She is the author of the important book Robert Smithson: Learning from New Jersey and Elsewhere (MIT Press 2003) and she is currently working on a new book-length project tentatively titled Playtime: Creativity, Community, and Publics in New York, 1940-1970. She is a fellow of the Clark institute and has received numerous awards for her teaching. Since 2002 she has been a field guest with Land Arts of the American West. In addition to this lecture and discussion Reynolds will interact with art history students and participants of Land Arts 2010. While the background and breadth of Reynolds’ work will be a draw for attendees, material from her new research on creativity and the ongoing legacy of earth works will provide a context for dialogue and help us decipher Landscape as Knowledge.

Eve Andrée Laramée is an artist and Professor of Interdisciplinary Sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her work examines the relationship between art, science, and nature. She has exhibited internationally including at the Venice Biennale, Mass MOCA, MCA Chicago, New Museum NYC. Her work is included in the collections of the MacArthur Foundation, MOMA NY, MCA Chicago, The Fogg, UCLA Hammer. Recent and ongoing works include projects about desertification and soil degradation; transformation of the Salton Sea/Mojave Desert during the Cold War, and a project on water resources in Northern New Mexico contaminated by radioactive isotopes. Laramée's work will operate as an index to Landscape as Knowledge. It is be a model for and relevant to a wide audience including studio art, art history, architecture and people operating at the intersection between culture and nature. Laramée met the Land Arts 2010 crew in the field to visit the Jackpile Mine, a reclaimed uranium mine on Laguna Pueblo, New Mexico, her presentation and interaction on campus will bring part of the Land Arts experience back to Lubbock.

Landscape as Knowledge is a multidisciplinary exploration of how we see, conceive, and depict the earth; and what we find or do on it. Artists, art historians, and scholars from various disciplines will question how both our landscape and we ourselves are continually shaped and reshaped by an array of natural and cultural processes. 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 who organized the year of events.

This event is sponsored by the School of Art as part of the joint series Landscape as Knowledge. Organized by the faculty of theSchool of Art in collaboration with faculty from the College of Architecture at Texas Tech University, and receiving major support from the Ryla T. and John F. Lott Endowment for Excellence in the Visual Arts and the College of Architecture, Landscape as Knowledge will present a year-long series of public lectures, conversations and events to examine embodied intelligence within the augmented environment.
Additional support for Landscape as Knowledge comes from Land Arts of the American West, the College of Architecture, andLandmark Arts in the School of Art, which receives generous support from the Helen Jones Foundation, The CH Foundation, and Cultural Activities Fees administered through the College of Visual & Performing Arts.
This event is also part of the College of Architecture 2010-2011 Lecture Series, Material Ecologies.