Land Arts of the American West (2013-2014)

Land Arts of the American West is a field-based program for artists, writers, and architects interesting in investigating the intersection of human construction and the evolving nature of the planet. Our itinerary brings us six-thousand miles overland to experience major land art monuments—Double NegativeSpiral JettySun TunnelsThe Lightning Field—while also visiting sites to expand our understanding of what land art might be. We camp for two months witnessing pre-contact archeology at Chaco Canyon and infrastructure at Hoover Dam, as well as military-industrial operations in the Great Salt Lake Desert and scientific exploration at the Very Large Array. We experience remote sites like the north rim of the Grand Canyon and Gila Wilderness in addition to occupied zones such as Wendover, Utah and Marfa, Texas. As we travel we make our own work in the landscapes we inhabit to calibrate the expanding range of our examinations.

Selected Work:

Heat Death of the Universe (2014, video performance), exhibited at the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA).  

3000 miles from what i once called home (2014, sound installation), exhibited at the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA).  

journeyboy (2014, performance installation), exhibited at the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA) and the 2015 Wassaic Project Summer Festival.  

Meat; in case of ermegency [sic]; and Marfa, Texas, TX Bienialle (online exhibition, 2013).

Photo credit: Chris Taylor.    Below, video excerpt,   Heat Death of the Universe  (performance for camera, 2014).

Photo credit: Chris Taylor. 

Below, video excerpt, Heat Death of the Universe (performance for camera, 2014).