Habitat

A breath of life by Fraser Ross

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_05vlfm_gTs

A breath of life 2010 [Laboratory Report]

This is an expedition involving the artificial study of plant life.

Materials – Flexinol (shape changing wire), recycled electronic components, specimen jars.

Ten propagated flowers from a living plant. Each flower has a ‘death state’, until human interaction triggers its ‘life state’ and just for a brief moment, you may recapture the flowers in full bloom. When the viewer blows into the specimen jars, each flower begins a shape change. Blowing is the appropriate interaction as trees and plants grow on carbon dioxide.

Every living thing needs a home, plants change themselves to survive in their habitat.

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YouTube – A breath of life by Fraser Ross.

Looking for Designers in NYC

We are creating a ‘sustainable’ theatre piece using green-friendly practicesfor a project in March. Our goal is to create almost a habitat. Looking fora scenic/ production designer who has expertise in either found objectwork, using alternative materials, or history of working with recycledgoods. The ideal candidate should have specific knowledge of where saidmaterials can be found within New York City and how to get them. Designerhas to be NYC local, and familiarity with the indie theatre community is a HUGE plus. Deep involvement in quick rehearsal process and timeto fully-commit to project is a must. There is a modest stipend & budge,and materials transport.

Email me at (dominic.dandrea at gmail dot com)
All My Best,
Dominic D’Andrea

Solar One Gives Presentation at ecoartspace NYC

On Saturday, April 25th at 6:30 join ecoartspace in NYC to hear the “I Heart PV” presentation by Christopher Neidl from Solar One. Christopher will give an overview of why solar photovolatics (PV) are a good fit for NYC and the types of policies that the state and city can pursue in order to grow solar’s contribution to our energy mix over time.

Launched by Solar One in 2008, “I Heart PV” is a people powered campaign that mobilizes citizen support for pro-solar policies and educates New Yorkers about the potential and benefits of solar power here in the five boroughs.

The Habitat for Artists project will continue this summer at Solar One’s City Sol Festival at Stuyvesant Cove Park at 23rd Street and the East River, stay tuned for more info.

Saturday April 25th at 6:30 pm at ecoartspace, 53 Mercer Street, 3rd Fl. NYC
SEATING IS LIMITED – PLEASE RSVP!
amy@ecoartspace.org

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ecoartspace news and events

Many new things are percolating at ecoartspace since our benefit meeting. Simon Draper of Habitat for Artists fame will be installing one of his shed sculptures at the newly renovated ecoartspace office at 53 Mercer Street in January/Feb 09. Several events are in the planning stages now, such as an artist’s talk with eco art pioneers Helen and Newton Harrison to coincide with their January exhibition at Ronald Feldman Gallery just down the block. Also being planned is a special fundraising event with singer Dar Williams to benefit ecoartspace and Habitat for Artists. Upcoming curatorial projects will include a summer 09 exhibition at The Fields Sculpture Park/Art Omi, FieldWorkers will focus on artists’ projects that examine rural issues such as farming, growing and distributing food. Also Out of the Blue will open in February at Bergen Community College in New Jersey. This exhibition’s focus is on weather and its relationship to the creative process and was curated in 2006 by Joy Garnett, Joy Episalla and Amy Lipton for Abington Art Center. Tricia Watts departs next week for India to join the 48 Degrees Celsius Public Art Ecology conference in Delhi. Watts will also speak in February at the CAA annual conference in Los Angeles on land ethics in contemporary land art. Stay tuned for updates and further information on all of the above. Images: Above; Helen and Newton Harrison, Greenhouse Britain, Simon Draper, Habitat for Artists, Poet’s Walk, Rhinebeck, NY
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