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The Three Gorges, 3rd Edition « Artwork by Sonja Hinrichsen

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The Three Gorges, 3rd Edition « Artwork by Sonja Hinrichsen.

Sonja Hinrichsen makes ephemeral works of great beauty.  These include walking in snow to create patterns.

Sonja Hinrichsen, Snow Drawings, Chatham, NY, 2011

 

These are reminiscent of neolithic marks on stones near Kilmartin, Scotland.

image from www.themodernantiquarian.com (click on image for many more)

Her most recent work is also ephemeral, but is the result of working in the Three Gorges in China.  This is an area changing as a result of the widely reported hydro-electric scheme. Note how she positions the viewer such that they cannot avoid being present in the landscape.

Sonja Hinrichsen, Three Gorges, 3rd Edition, multi-screen video projection, 2011

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Artists and Scientists

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Artist Lisa Roberts worked with scientists investigating the life of Krill deep in the ocean.  Lisa Roberts’ drawings, based on a very blurry video from the bottom of the ocean, articulates what she could see.  She focused on understanding the ‘dance’ to the point that she could draw and then animate it.  Lisa was not illustrating something scientists already knew.  Rather by working with scientists, her drawing and animation skills enabled everyone to understand something no-one hitherto knew.  She ended up as co-author of a paper in the Journal of Plankton Research.  The web site Antarctic Animation also demonstrates the to-and-fro of dialogue between artist and scientist working out what’s going on.

 

ecoartscotland is a resource focused on art and ecology for artists, curators, critics, commissioners as well as scientists and policy makers. It includes ecoartscotland papers, a mix of discussions of works by artists and critical theoretical texts, and serves as a curatorial platform.

It has been established by Chris Fremantle, producer and research associate with On The Edge ResearchGray’s School of Art, The Robert Gordon University. Fremantle is a member of a number of international networks of artists, curators and others focused on art and ecology.

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TPS REPORTS: PERFORMANCE DOCUMENTS

About the Exhibition:

TPS Reports: Performance Documents is an exhibition of the “stuff” that results from performances: detritus, photographs, drawings, sculptures, videos, etc.  We are not interested in the documentation of the performance itself, just the results. We are mostly looking for the items that were made as the primary goal of the performance.

About The Theme:

How does this stuff live on after the performance? Is it possible or necessary to understand the performance based on what is created through it?

Eligibility:

Open to all artists worldwide.  Work is limited in size to no more than 1x1x1 meter.

How to Submit Your Work:

Please submit the following items in one email to tpsreports@spacecampgallery.com

  • Up to 5 artworks
    • You may include up to 3 views of detailed or 3D work)
    • JPG or PDF for non-moving work
    • MP4, WMA, or Quicktime for video or other time based work
  • Artist Statement about the work
  • Artist Biography, 3rd person
  • Artist Resume or CV
  • Image List including size, media, date, and sale price (if for sale)
  • List of special instructions/requirements for installation
    • Please include your name in each file title (i.e. Jane Doe, Resume.doc)
    • Messages are limited to 25MB
    • Links are acceptable for large video files
    • All documents must be in either Word or PDF format.
    • Any accepted work may be used in promotional materials such as show cards or on the website.

      Review and Selection:

      Work will be reviewed by the curator. Artists will be contacted by November 15, 2010 and informed what works are selected for the exhibition.  Work will be due to the gallery by January 15, 2011.

      Costs:

      There is no submission fee to enter or participate, but artists are responsible for shipping both directions. Artists will receive 70% of the sale price for anything sold during the show.

      Dates to Remember:

      • Submissions due: October 5, 2010
      • Artists informed of artwork selected for exhibition by: November 15, 2010
      • Work received by gallery: January 15, 2011
      • Exhibition: February 2011
      • Opening Reception: First Friday February 4, 2011
      • Artwork returned: End of February

      About the Location:

      SpaceCamp MicroGallery is a small contemporary arts gallery located in the Murphy Arts Building in Indianapolis, Indiana. SpaceCamp is dedicated to bringing small (size wise) but large (idea wise) national and international art to Indianapolis. The co-gallerists are Flounder Lee, Paul Miller, and Kurt Nettleton. http://www.spacecampgallery.com 

      The Murphy is a collection of galleries, studios, and restaurants. It is also the temporary home of the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art. The Murphy and SpaceCamp are located in the Fountain Square Arts District near Downtown Indianapolis. 

      About the Curator:

      Flounder Lee is an artist/curator/educator living in Indianapolis, Indiana. He has curated several recent shows such as Double Vision: A Dual Channel Video Festival and One Performative Night. He is an Assistant Professor of Photography at Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI. He received his BFA from the University of Florida and his MFA from California State University Long Beach.

      In praise of the Boring Milipede

      Boring Milipede

      Erratic Ant

      Hornet Robberfly

      Orange Roughy

      Elegant Earthstar…

      Today I am giddy with the found poetry of the names of endangered British species. A member of the Arts & Ecology ning has posted news of an imaginative new artwork by the Ultimate Holding Company collective in Manchester. extInked starts on November 19 November 12 as an exhibition of drawings of 100 endangered species from the UK. From November 26 tattooists start to ink those drawings onto the skin of 100 volunteers. Each illustrated person then becomes an “ambassador” for the threatened species their body plays host to. The exhibition has been arranged with the support of the Marine Conservation Society, Buglife – the Invertebrate Conservation Trust and the People’s Trust for Endangered Species.

      The announcement of the exhibition came with the full list of the 100 species that the artwork was focussing on:

      Scarlet Malachite Beetle

      Soprano Pipistrelle

      Noble Chafer

      Wormwood Moonshiner Beetle

      Noctule…

      We tattoo our skin with the names of our loved ones. This artwork seems to question how much we love these declining species. ExtInct makes me think of the project the writer and journalist Caspar Henderson has been working on, The Book of Barely Imagined BeingsThe Anthropocene extinction, human imagination, and what comes next. In his explanation for the project he comes out with a brilliant phrase which has stuck in my head ever since I first read it:

      Most real creatures that we think we know embody wonders we have hardly dreamt of.

      Read more about extInked., (includes the full list of 100 species.)

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      Sonja Hinrichsen in residence at the Marin French Cheese Company (Art at the Cheese Factory), Northern California June 1-6th

      Bay Area artist Sonja Hinrichsen will be in residence at the the cheese factory for the first week of June to create a site-specific installation based on previous work where she sews words on leaves of plants and trees which reflect the place. She will also give a presentation of this site work and other residency projects on Saturday, June 6th at Noon in the gallery.

      Hinrichsen has studied with Joan Jonas in Germany and completed her MFA in New Genres at the San Francisco Art Institute. She has performed over twenty artist residencies internationally including the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming; Art Farm in Nebraska; and Djerassi in Woodside, California. Outside the USA she has done several residencies in Poland, Estonia, Holland, Slovakia and Spain.

      Most recently Hinrichsen created snow drawings for a residency at Anderson Ranch in Colorado. For more details about Art at the Cheese Factory and recent programs go to http://www.artatthecheesefactory.blogspot.com

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      MOCA Catalogue Sale!!!

      My favorite part of a museum visit is always the bookstore and a recent visit to see Dan Graham at MOCA was no different. Only this time, we are all the beneficiaries of MOCA’s recent financial woes. They are having a huge sale on MOCA publications. I got the above five books for just over $100, and that was after paying full price for the Dan Graham catalog. I only bought older catalogues that were 50 percent off, but others were available for 25 percent off.

      As I’ve heard a few people say, the best part of a MOCA show is always the catalog. Beautiful designs, lush photographs, revelatory essays, smart interviews—it often seems that the show is the catalog. Will this level of catalog production continue in the future? I’m not sure, but for now, you can get a piece of MOCA’s lavish spending over the past 10 years for half off. Unfortunately, I think you have to go in person to get these discounts, but I’ve put Amazon links below. Often, the used book price is about the same.

      Here’s what I got:

      For $15 (Retail $30):
      Cotton Puffs, Q-tips(r), Smoke and Mirrors: The Drawings of Ed Ruscha

      For $25 (Retail $50):
      Gordon Matta-Clark: You Are the Measure

      For $10 (Retail $40 but it was marked down to $20):
      Rodney Graham: A Little Thought

      For $17 (Retail $50, but it was marked down to $35):
      Zero to Infinity: Art Povera: 1962-1972

      And then, the Dan Graham: Beyond catalog, which I paid retail for. (Shoulda waited and bought it for cheaper on Amazon!) I can’t really say enough about this Dan Graham catalog. Not knowing too much about him, the show was a bit mystifying until I got to later mirror and glass work. But this catalog has interviews by Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth and artist Rodney Graham! A Manga Dan Graham Story! Writings by Dan Graham! Essays by important essay writer people! I now want to go back and stick my nose up close to his work, especially the early stuff.

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