Wednesday, April 13, 2011

It looks official! EbM is part of ISEA 2012 in Albuquerque

I have no details yet, but I can now reveal that Earthbound Moon will be participating in ISEA 2012! Look midway down the list of participating orgs at the end of this post. Here's a bit about ISEA:

"In the fall of 2012, a group of New Mexico arts organizations will present ISEA2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness, a symposium and series of events exploring the discourse of global proportions on the subject of art and technology. The prestigious international ISEA is held every year in a different location around the world, and has a 30-year history of significant acclaim ( ISEA2011 will take place in Istanbul, and the last time it was in the United States was in San Jose in 2006. The ISEA2012 symposium will consist of a conference in September of 2012 and a collaboration throughout the fall of 2012, including a series of art exhibitions at various sites, public events, performances and educational activities. This project will draw a wealth of leading creative minds from around the globe, and engage our local community through in-depth partnerships.

The title for the symposium and exhibition is Machine Wilderness. As part of a region of rapid growth alongside wide expanses of open land, New Mexico presents a microcosm of this theme. Machine Wilderness will present artists' and technologists' ideas for a more humane interaction between technology and environment in which "machines" can take many forms to support and sustain life on Earth. The project focuses on creative solutions for how technology and the natural world can co-exist."

We are incredibly honored and excited to be a part of ISEA 2012!

Some participating organizations:
516 ARTS
University of New Mexico
The Albuquerque Museum
The Agora Group/Z-Node
Albuquerque Balloon Museum
Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau
Axle Contemporary
City of Albuquerque Open Space
City of Albuquerque Public Art Program
Creative Albuquerque
Currents: Santa Fe Video Festival
Downtown Action Team
Earthbound Moon
Film for Change and the Albuquerque International Film Festival
Harwood Art Center/Escuela del Sol Montessori
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Institute of American Indian Arts & Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
Instituto Cervantes
The LAND/an art site
Local Poets' Guild
National Hispanic Cultural Center
New Mexico Centennial Celebration
New Mexico Consortium – Los Alamos National Laboratories
New Mexico Museum of Natural History
New Mexico Wilderness Alliance
The Outpost Performance Space
Radius Books
Santa Fe Art Institute
Santa Fe Complex
Santa Fe University of Art & Design
SITE Santa Fe

Also, our friends, whom we've never actually met, except kind of sort of years ago in grad school, but who we are completely, totally inspired by, PLAND, are deeply involved.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

NPR's silent dance party

At moca la for engagement party. The work "large audience for small ensemble" is one of my favorite performance/social artworks ever. A hugely successful, beautifully conceived and executed piece
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Friday, April 1, 2011

Today a new moon is in the sky

Inspiration for our name, our thinking, and our goals. We hope ourselves to place a 23" artwork in orbit in the next few years. Or perhaps, 23mm, we're not terribly fussy.

Bookwheel in progress

Jon Whitfill's making spectacular progress on his bookwheel for Evanston. IL. Here are the first pics of the wheel coming together. This is half of a sculpture diptych that Jon is installing with us in the second week of July. The second sculpture is built around the pages removed from these books. We're completely chuffed to see this work coming together so quickly. The bookwheel is being installed on a piece of property leased to EbM by Stel and Angela Valavanis. The companion piece will be installed on the deck at their business, Creative Coworking.

July in Evanston should be quite the celebration for EbM. Jon will be in town for one week. He's bringing his wife and three kids. EbM will have at least three of our five members on hand. As well, as his two sculptures, it looks like Jon will be bringing his collaborative project, The RJP Nomadic Gallery, as well. The R and P (Ryder and Piotrs) of the title may be on hand with their families. We'll all (11+ people) be camping out at Stel and Angela's house.
EbM will also be bringing work by our individual members to share at a show in Creative Coworking. And somewhere in Evanston The Portable Morgellon will be installed to share films and videos by the 23E Studios family of artists.
So it's a big traveling Art Carnival. We hope to bring just as much energy and work to Slaton and Plainview in September, 2011, when we are in Texas with Carla Duarte and Scott Oliver.