GLOBAL CLIMATE ART PROJECT
We welcome new and bold ideas for the 20 plus art pieces we will be capturing via satellite on November 27th + 28th
Because this is a unique collaboration between artists and 350.org, we invite artists to participate at all levels from conceptualizing an idea that we execute on our own, to designing a piece and being physically on site to facilitate the piece being realized.
Below are some basic guidelines that will increase the likelihood of the art being successfully captured by satellite. We encourage creative visions and therefore invite artists to suggest ideas that might not exactly fit the guidelines below.
SIZE - The ideal minimum size for capturing the art via satellite is roughly equivalent to a soccer field, e.g. 120 yards x 75 yards or 110 meters x 70 meters.
MATERIALS – We respect that many of you use specific materials for your work. For your medium for this unique collaboration, we invite you to incorporate the people throughout the world who make up 350’s amazing international grassroots network. In some regions of the world 350.org has a very strong presence and can bring 1,000 plus people to participate in your art.
Note: If you would like to use or incorporate materials into the sculpture, we recommend that you use waterproof materials that can withstand the outdoor elements.
CONTRAST – is what make the images pop from afar so any piece that involves sharp color or shape contrast is fantastic.
TIME OF DAY – The satellite images can be taken during the day or at night. (If you’re considering a nighttime installation involving illumination, we encourage artists to use light sources that are not energy intensive. We would be happy to brainstorm ideas with you.)
Although 350.org cannot monetarily compensate artists, we can support and augment your work in a multitude of ways:
MATERIALS: As noted above, 350.org has an international grassroots network of people who can serve as the medium for your piece. Please note that 350.org’s presence varies based on geographical location. We would be happy to discuss which region you would like to showcase your piece in, how many people on the ground will be available to participate in the piece, the specific topography of the region etc.
REGIONAL COORDINATORS: 350.org has regional coordinators who can provide on the ground volunteers to help facilitate creating your art piece. This includes scouting locations, helping secure permits, organizing the volunteers who will make up your art piece etc.
GLOBAL COORDINATOR: A global coordinator will be managing the art project from inception through the to weekend of the launch.
DOCUMENTATION + INTERNATIONAL MEDIA
CREATION of ART – We are currently talking to various photographers and cinematographers about documenting the creative process involved in bringing these visions to life. The idea is to use these images and footage as part of a multi-media piece we are creating as well as to offer these images and footage to mainstream press on the weekend of the reveal. Artists will be provided free copies of all images and video footage generated of their art by photographers and cinematographers collaborating with 350.org.
ON-SITE NOV 27 + 28 – The goal is to provide an aerial shot of the piece (satellite), as well as close up on the ground photos (and where feasible, video), of the art and people involved. Artists will be provided free copies of all images and video footage generated of their art by photographers and cinematographers collaborating with 350.org.
PRESS - 350.org has a stellar communications team with a successful track record of garnering press for their international actions. For example, last October 24, 2009, 350.org coordinated 5200 simultaneous demonstrations around the world, what CNN called ‘the most widespread day of political action in the planet’s history’ on any issue. Due to 350.org communications team, these actions were also widely covered by a wealth of media outlets from local to global media giants like CNN. We have already begun discussions with Google.org and YouTube about featuring the art pieces on their websites the weekend of the reveal.
PLEASE CONTACT US
We appreciate that the above information is just a slice of the information you need for creating an art piece. Because we don’t want to overwhelm you, we sought to keep this introduction simple. We would be more than happy to provide you additional information, field any additional questions you might have etc. Please don’t hesitate to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org 415.845.6330
Photo © Katie Holten, studio, 2010
We are very pleased to announce our third solo exhibition with Katie Holten, which will be her first in the new VAN HORN space.
At the root of Katie Holten’s practice is a love of drawing. In 2010 Holten presents a series of new drawings that deepen her curiosity for the conditions by which specific natural materials, such as twigs, stones and fossils, both emerge from and return to culture.
In these new works Holten takes pages from The Golden Bough (Frazer, 1953), On Aggression (Lorenz, 1963) and Civilized Man’s Eight Deadly Sins (Lorenz, 1973) and uses them as both a surface for drawing on and as material for making drawn sculptures. Holten uses these seminal texts as ‘readymade’ narratives - the printed words on the pages tell the story of man’s fascination with, control of, and domination over nature – while Holten’s drawings depict man-made objects, from pre-historic stone tools to Cumulus clouds created from smog and contrails. These drawings continue Holten’s ongoing meditation on the inextricable link between man and nature in the age of the Anthropocene. The ecological is now entwined with the economical. 2010 explores where we are coming from, where we are at now and where we are going, or could be going.
"The basis of the work of Katie Holten is the relationship between nature, social construction and memory. The poetics of the Irish artist prompts reflection on the perception of the life systems and organic processes that surround us, with the aim of revealing spaces that are often overlooked. In the recent work The Golden Bough the artist comes to terms with the relativity of science, showing us ‘Cosmic Latte’ and ‘Cosmic Turquoise’, the average color of the universe. Imagination, science and nature intertwine in a dialogue intended to reactivate dulled senses." Ilaria Gianni, 2010
Katie Holten was born in 1975 in Dublin and represented Ireland at the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003. Recent solo museum exhibitions include The Hugh Lane, Dublin (2010), The Bronx Museum, New York (2009), Nevada Museum of Art (2008), Villa Merkel, Esslingen (2008) and the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2007).
This conference is a joint venture between the School of Architecture and the Built Environment and the School of Media, Arts, and Design, University of Westminster.
Dates: 25 - 27 June 2010
The past thirty years have witnessed social, geopolitical, technological, and economic change on a global scale. Alongside these shifts, landscape has also changed its nature. Focusing primarily, not not exclusively, on the synergies between the disciplines of photographer and architecture, this international and interdisciplinary conference will examine and critically reassess the interface between production and representation in the creation of contemporary landscape.
Emerging Landscapes asks practitioners, writers, critics, artists, and others working in the broad fields of the built environment (ie: architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design) and the represented environment (ie: photography, film, and the visual arts) to reconsider the idea of landscape by interrogating the relationship between space and image; to explore the synergies that exist between landscape representation - the imaginary and symbolic shaping of the human environment - the landscape production - the physical and material changes wrought on the land.
18th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA2012) will be held in
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
ISEA2012 has been awarded to the University of New Mexico (UNM) College of
Fine Arts in collaboration with 516 ARTS
The New Mexico bid was presented at ISEA2009 Belfast.
Following a final submission process, the Foundation Board has agreed that
the New Mexico proposal is dynamic and diverse, with a strong regional and
ISEA2012 will be staged in Fall 2012 in Albuquerque and Santa Fe with
the bulk of the symposium held on and near the University of New Mexico in
On hearing news of the successful bid, Prof. Polli commented: "New Mexico is
unique not only as the site of the most ancient settlements in the country,
dating back to 1100 A.D., but as the site of many scientific breakthroughs
and controversies including the first atomic detonation. Our location is
experiencing some of the fastest growth in the country with high-energy
research at Sandia and Los Alamos Laboratories, the first commercial
Spaceport, and an active film and game industry, while also being the home
to 19 Native American Pueblos. We hope that the site will inspire a wide
range of projects including many that extend outside the gallery and
conference center walls."
For further information please contact ISEAHQ Director Sue Gollifer
PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
UNM School of Architecture and Planning,
Bill Zeedyk and Van Clothier