WHAT: CHRIS TAYLOR, Director of Land Arts of the American West at TTU Visiting Artist PresentationWHEN: 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.