Art, Science and Sustainable Community Symposium

Art and Science

Art, Science and Sustainable Community Symposium

The Art, Science and Sustainable Community Symposium, hosted by Richland College, will feature a discussion on the role of water within the new model of sustainability. The symposium centers on themes of the built environment’s response to preserving ecology, striking a symbiotic equilibrium between human development and nature, and utilization of science towards creative responsibility.

January 30, 2010, 1-5 p.m.
Fannin Performance Hall (F170)
12800 Abrams Rd.
Dallas, TX 75243
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1:00 PM Refreshment and Check-in

1:30 PM Dance: Shelley Cushman’s “Choking the Earth? Just take those off clothes & join the water in D-Flat “

1:55 PM KEYNOTE: Ignacio Bunster
Lead architect for Trinity Parks Lake Design, Dallas, TX

3:00 PM Breakout Sessions
Panel 1: Responding to the World:
Paul Villinksi: Artist, New York, NY
Chris Taylor: Director of Land Arts of the American West, Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock, TX.
Sean Garman: Perkins+Will Architect, Dallas, TX

Panel 2: Developing a Sustainable Future:
Karla Klay: Artist Boat, Executive Director, Galveston, TX
Elizabeth Dunbar: ArtHouse Assoc. Director and Curator, Austin, TX
Sarah Jane Semrad: La Reunion, co-founder, Dallas, TX

4:00 PM Sabine Hall Science Building group tours lead by
Perkins+Will architects.

4:45 PM Re-convene as we move to the Brazos Gallery.

5:00-7 PM Opening for “Water: More or Less,” a regional juried art exhibit
(food will be provided)

5:30 PM Juror Talk & Awards Presentation: Paul Villinski, Brazos Gallery


Big City Forum invites you to a round table conversation about our relationship to nature, issues of perception, land use and the built environment.

Saturday, Jan. 30th, 2010
4 - 6 pm
Honor Fraser Gallery
Culver City, CA


REBECA MENDEZ is a professor at UCLA, Design | Media Arts who works in photography and video art installations to explore issues of perception, specifically our relationship to technologically mediated nature. Méndez’s works are included in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, National Design Museum, NY, and Denver Art Museum, among many others.

KIM STRINGFELLOW is an artist and educator residing in Los Angeles, California. She teaches multimedia and photography courses at San Diego State University as an associate professor in the School of Art, Design, and Art History. She received her MFA in Art and Technology from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000.

For more information and images:
Conversation continues after the event over libations at the Mandrake Bar!

BIG CITY FORUM events are by invitation only.

This event is almost at capacity and there will be a check-in list at the door.
Please make sure to rsvp:


Jarrod Beck's Migration Center opened yesterday at the Lawndale Art Center.

From Jarrod via the Landarts Listserve:
"Migration Center is a displaced built environment—beginning as a cast in place structure in the Mary E. Bawden Sculpture Garden, the project is contextualized and studied in the Lawndale Art Center’s room 317. Offsite, shards of glass from the remains of a previous installation were traced onto drafting film. These pieces were collaged with other materials from the deconstructed installation, and sewn or rolled into long pockets. Each pocket was filled with plaster, and after the curing process the films were removed, redrawn and used again as formwork. From the aggregate of many pieces, a field drawing is created. It will change over the course of the installation, and its pieces will be reused in the next Center project.
After traveling through the other Lawndale galleries, the visitor is offered a place of rest and contemplation in room 317. Skins from the casting process, in concert with a series of new drawings, fill one’s field of vision. Eyes trace this hanging terrain of map and making and see the exterior piece anew as one exits the art center. "

Lawndale Art Center
4912 Main Street
Houston, Texas

Exhibitions on view January 22 – February 27, 2010
Opening Reception January 22, 2010, 6:30 - 8:30 PM Artist talks at 6 PM

Call for Papers: Geo-Aesthetics in the Anthropocene

Call for Papers: Geo-Aesthetics in the Anthropocene
Deadline for Submissions: March 1, 2010

The International Association for Environmental Philosophy is holding
its second biennial summer conference from May 24-26, 2010 at Salisbury
University in Salisbury Maryland. Keynote lectures will be given by
Irene Klaver, director of The Water Project at the University of North
Texas, and John Murungi, co-founder of the International Association for
the Study of the Environment, Space and Place at Towsend University.
James Hatley, SU Department of Philosophy, and Derek Bowden, SU
Department of Music, are the conference directors.

Submission Guideline: Proposals for papers should address in some manner
the theme of Geo-Aesthetics in the Anthropocene broadly understood.
Submission of proposals for installations, presentations of art works,
musical performances, poetry readings and theatrical performances are
also encouraged. Send electronic submissions by email to (in doc, jpeg or pdf formats). The deadline for
submissions is March 1, 2010.

Please supply the following information:

a. Author’s or Artist's name
b. Title of Paper/Presentation/Performance
c. Institutional Affiliation
d. Email address
e. Whether you would like to act as a moderator
f. Abstract of no more than 500 words
g. If applicable, image, sound or video files.

Notifications of acceptance will be emailed in early March, 2010.

There are no big-shot Buddhas in Nature. -Ikkyu
A person is prohibited to eat until he first feeds his animals.-
Babylonian Talmud, Berakhot 40a

Dr. James Hatley
Department of Philosophy
Salisbury University
Salisbury MD 21801


artist Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky performs 
his multimedia composition Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica, 
an emotive and acoustic portrait of a changing continent on the edge of the world. 
Watch Artisode 2.5 and find out how DJ Spooky fills in the blank space of his imagination.

 Watch now on our new KNME You Tube channel:

Or visit


OPPORTUNISTIC VISTAS: The Films of Cynthia Hooper
Exhibit open January 22 - February 28, 2010

Cynthia Hooper creates short films that observe sites such as waste disposal landscapes, effluent pipes, and salt mines. This CLUI Independent Interpreter exhibit features seven of Hooper’s films: CESPT, Cuyahoga, Bay Dredge, Cummings Road Landfill, Lazaro Cardenas Electrizada, Basura Quemada, and La Morita Enamorada.

Opening night event - Cynthia Hooper will talk about trans-border water issues in the Mexicali Valley of Mexico and the Imperial Valley of Southern California, and will screen her latest film, Meximperiali on Friday, January 22 at 8pm. Please arrive early - seating is limited.

The Center for Land Use Interpretation
9331 Venice Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
310.839.5722 office
310.839.6678 fax

Exhibit is open 12 - 5 PM, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, or by appointment.
Admission is free.


In collaboration with Bill Gilbert (Land Arts of the American West) and Suzanne Sbarge (516 ARTS) smudge is proud to announce the launch of the LAND/ART web-exhibition hosted by The web-exhibition is an online archive of the myriad works, events, lectures, and projects that unfolded in New Mexico for the LAND/ART project from June - November 2009.

Visit the exhibition here.

Beam Camp Seeks Ambitious Collaborative Project Proposals for Summer 2011

Calling all Engineers, Designers, Sculptors, Builders, Videographers, Architects, Artists and Makers of all descriptions and disciplines

Beam Camp Seeks Ambitious Collaborative Project Proposals for Summer 2011

You supply the plan and vision. We'll supply 100+ energetic campers and staff and 700+ acres of forest, mountain and lakes as studio, canvas and workshop. Submit your proposal today to be Beam's 2011 Project Master.

Each summer Beam commissions a Project Master to design a unique large-scale collaborative endeavor that campers produce and enjoy. The Project can range from the conceptual to the structural. We are looking for big ideas that will challenge and excite our campers and staff. Our Project Management Team will work with the Master to "translate" the Master's project blueprint into the camp context.

Beam Camp is a 4-week summer program for boys and girls aged 7-17 in Strafford, New Hampshire. Beam Campers cultivate hands-on skills while exploring innovative thinking, design and the creative process. They transform ideas into artifacts and personal achievement into community success.Teams of campers work on different aspects of the Project each morning. In the afternoons, they participate in /Domains/,unique, in-depth, hands-on explorations in the arts, sciences, athletic or cultural fields.

Project Criteria

* Make it big.
* Don't limit yourself to "camp-y" themes.
* Construction can be a central component, but doesn't have to be.

To check out our past projects, learn more and submit a Proposal visit

Proposals due: April 2, 2010.


Sunrise and Sunset

"A series of Internet art projects commissioned by the Whitney specifically for mark sunset and sunrise in New York City every day. Unfolding over a timeframe of ten to thirty seconds, each project accompanies a transition of the website’s background color from white (day) to black (night) and vice versa. A new project will be posted every three to four months.

Christiane Paul, the Whitney’s adjunct curator of new media, notes: “What distinguishes these projects is that they use as their habitat, disrupting, replacing, or engaging with the museum website as an information environment. This form of engagement captures the core of artistic practice on the Internet, the intervention in existing online spaces.” site

To see sunset or sunrise, be anywhere on this website.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: CHENG LONG WETLANDS International Environmental Art Project in Taiwan

Call for Proposals from International Artists

CHENG LONG WETLANDS International Environmental Art Project in Taiwan

“Children and Artists Celebrate the Wetlands”

Artists from all countries are invited to send a proposal for a site-specific public art outdoor sculpture installation that will involve working with local elementary school children to create an artwork focusing on making a greener world and celebrating the importance of wetlands in our environment. Artists will work alongside other international artists and Taiwanese artists and also participate in educational programs and work with teachers, children and the community during a 19-day residency in rural Yunlin County, Taiwan.

Deadline for Entries: February 12, 2010. Artists will be notified by March 1, 2010.

Installation Work Period and Residency at Cheng Long Wetlands, Taiwan: April 7 (artists arrive) – April 26 (artists depart)

Dates of the Exhibition: April 23 (opening ceremony)- July 25, 2010

About the Exhibition Place:
The Cheng Long Wetlands is a developing wetlands preserve and environmental education area in Yunlin Country located on the southwestern coast of Taiwan. The Cheng Long Elementary School has about 75 children in grades K-6 (ages 5-12) who will join with the artists in this project. This area in Taiwan is economically depressed, and most jobs have been traditionally connected with fish farming and nearby oyster farming. Most young people now have to move away to find jobs. There are no super markets, movie theaters or coffee shops, but this place will offer artists a unique cultural experience and an opportunity to share life with a community in rural Taiwan. For more information and some photos of the Cheng Long Wetlands, please see the blog on the Internet at
We also have a new blog that will open soon and have all the information about this art project. It is

CLUI tour of the Oilscape of Los Angeles (Cynthia Hooper)

From Cynthia Hooper via the LandArts Listserve:

Part I:

Part II:


Just in from artist Chris Drury:

A book based on Chris Drury’s exhibition at the Nevada Museum of Art in 2008, curated by
Ann M Wolfe, with essays by Ann M Wolfe, Chris Drury, Elizabeth Ellsworth and Jamie Kruse, Dr Lynn Fenstermaker, Colin M Robertson and indigenous Paiute stories by Ralph Burns
Published by The Nevada Museum of Art and The Center for American Places at Columbia
College Chicago, distributed by the University of Chicago Press
978-1-935195-02-3 (clothbound)
978-1-935195-04-7 (paperback)

Pre-order your copy through the Nevada Museum of Art's Store by emailing

also of note:
14th January, talk on Antarctica/Nevada
The Gallery, 77 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EL
6.00 pm – Fourth Door Review event

20th January – Launch date for: The Art of Reconnection
"How Chris Drury's Cloud Pool Chamber told of Life & Death,
Destruction & Renewal in Nevada".
On-line Glass Magazine Space section -


Medicine Lake in Plymouth Minnesota
Saturdays and Sundays (10am-5pm) January 16th - February 7th 2010

The Art Shanty Projects return to the frozen Medicine Lake in Plymouth Minnesota with exhibitions of performance, dance, video, science, architecture, and inter-active artistic and athletic feats. Expect innovation, intrigue, and caprice in an unpredictable environment. With 20 Shanties and 15 roving performances, this vibrant laboratory will engage audiences directly in a community space that is part art gallery, part art residency and part social experiment.
Bring your pet moves to the non-stop Dance Shanty, Swap your treasures, stories or songs at the Art Swap Shanty. Ditch your voluptuous parka—the sweltering Black Bania Shanty will render it a pest. Submit messages for public broadcast on the lake. Stay for impromptu films, hot tea, curiously breathing sculpture, an ArtCar parade, and a spectacular BIcicle race. Performances include architectural dance by the BodyCartography Project, Potter-Belmar Labs improvised cinema, and the return of the transmuted Peter + Patience puppets.

ASP is Free to the public.
ASP started in 2003 with one shanty out on Medicine Lake. Inspired by the tradition of ice fishing, ASP has been able to thrive and grow in scale with a unique blend of the familiar with an exciting and innovative art environment. The lines between visitor and artist blur, creating an accessible, engaging community.

Learn more here: Art Shanty Projects


Smudge has launched a new project, Friends of the Pleistocene. FOP extends smudge's long-standing interest in art + environment with a twist of geologic time.

We welcome you to visit the project website to learn more and check the "news | repository" for frequent updates We also invite you become a Friend! We hope you'll follow us as this project takes us into deep time.
Hoping your new year is off to a creative and healthy start. And, see you in the Pleistocene!

Friends of the Pleistocene (FOP), founded in 002010. Friends of the Pleistocene is a research and communication design organization. We are dedicated to exploring the conjuncture between landscape and contemporary human activity at sites shaped by the geologic epoch of the Pleistocene (2.588 million to 10000 years BP, Before Present). Through our projects, we create contexts and speculative tools for humans to recalibrate their sense of place within the geologic timescale. As a FOP member, you can evolve new pathways of cognition and use them to sense, design, and act in accord with deep time.

In 2010, FOP will focus on Pleistocene Lakes in North America.

To learn more, visit the site:
news | respository: