Embodied Ecology with
Land Arts of the American West
Saturday, 11 February 2011, 2:30pm
College Art Association Conference Studio Art Open Session: Green and Sustainable Art
Sutton Parlor South, 2nd Floor, Hilton New York
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10010
Chris Taylor will participate in the Studio Art Open Session: Green and Sustainable Art at the 2011 College Art Association Annual Conference. The session will be moderated by Anita Cooney andRebeccah Pailes-Friedman with other presentations by Cal Lane, Kelly Cobb, and Rachel Miller. Taylor will discuss how embodied ecology is cultivated by Land Arts of the American West.
Land Arts of the American West is a semester long field program investigating the intersection of geomorphology and human construction. It is a semester abroad in our own back yard where students travel 7,000 miles visiting locations across the Southwest camping for two months as they explore natural and human forces that shape contemporary landscapes—ranging from geology and weather to cigarette butts and hydroelectric dams. Land Arts situates our work within a continuous tradition of land-based operations that is thousands of years old, hinging on the primacy of first person experience and the realization that human-land relationships are rarely singular.
Image: Sunny Tang at Point Sublime, North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Arizona, 2 September 2010.