Opening: Wednesday, October 3, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Artist Talk: Wednesday October 17, 7 pm
Workshop on Sunday, October 21, 1 to 4 pm
Fictional Frieze for the Anthropocene
How do you define the anthropocene?
What will our future world be like?
Visualize your narrative of how humans influence/alter an environment.
Work with members of an artist collective to create a microcosm of place using a small wooden box (5” x 5” x 2.5”) supplied by the workshop.
All materials will be provided – both natural (twigs, driftwood, shells) and repurposed (plastic, metal, fabric), though you are encouraged to bring objects [e.g. photos] to personalize your microcosm.
Completed boxes will be documented in a frieze like row to represent individual and collective experience. The workshop concludes with people having 5 minutes to share their piece and it’s story.
12 participants, 1 – 4 pm, suitable for ages 15 and up.
Fee: $10.00 includes all materials
We embarked on a voyage of discovery.
Moored beside Trout Lake, our woven skeletal vessel form of local willow branches awaited intervention. Nicole Dextras, Fae Logie and Robin Ripley, three members of the collective, continued the network’s tradition of working with natural and repurposed materials to engage with the landscape.
During the day of the Vines Festival, AILN collaborated with the festival participants to activate the landlocked ‘Relic’. Resembling the prow of a boat, the sculpture took on a new life with elaborate ‘portholes’ defining the gunwales. Others creations were suspended from a near by tree, catching the breeze off the lake.
Art is Land Network functions as an artistic think-tank where members share ideas and opportunities to find common ground for collaboration. They seek to increase awareness of alternative art-making methodologies that employ natural and re-purposed materials in a local, respectful way. The common thread for these artists is their engagement with landscape. AILN approaches the land itself as impetus for locative art strategies, artists working in the land, site-generated art and social engagement.
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