Friday, September 30, 2016
Monday, August 15, 2016
|Inverted Portal by Ensemble Studio, 2015|
|Proverb by Mark di Survero, 2002|
|Beartooth Portal by Ensemble Studio, 2015|
You can hike between each site, but since each sculpture is about a mile away from each other, a guided van tour was a great way to go. I was lucky enough to take a tour with one of the Tippet Rise videographers and his mom visiting from the east coast.
|Deux Discs by Alexander Calder, 1965|
Along with being a site for large sculptures, Tippet Rise has a some extraordinary performance spaces. Throughout the summer they host visiting musicians and have indoor and outdoor shows.
|Domo, an outdoor performance space by Ensemble Studio, 2015|
|Oliver Barn, visitor center and performance space.|
Friday, June 3, 2016
Friday, May 27, 2016
EbM member -- and before that the artist responsible for Keystone and Switch in Evanston, IL -- Jon Whitfill is currently in the midst of raging away on two commissions. The bookwheel above is for a hospital in Dallas, TX, USA that I like to Pokemon I Choose You Memorial Hospital. That is not it's actual name, though.
This lovely metalwork, calling to mind the microverse and the macroverse, and what-the-hell the multiverse, too, will be installed out front of the Texas Tech University art building this summer. Lovely. Congratulations, Jon!
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Pay a visit to SFMOMA's blog, Open Space, to drink in the first post by our good friend and sometimes collaborator, marcella faustini.
marcella kicks off her series of conversations with artists by sharing some of the notes, research, and inspiration for her discussions. She describes it thus:
"the somewhat frantic organization, full of links (that will neatly open for you, in a new tab. so go ahead and click) and imagery, mimics to some extent my process of going about compiling information and inspiration for these talks. they also function as the preface to the narrative that connects my (hi)story to the ones i will be encountering through these talks."
An artist whose conversation with marcella I look forward to is Morehshin Allahyari (image above)
– in order to expand its own fictional lines of terror, isis has taken to salafism, an ultra-conservative reform movement which vouches for the implementation of extreme islamist beliefs to the point of self-annihilation. this can be observed by their ongoing destruction of their own historical visual culture. artist morehshin allahyari’s project material speculation, offers a way to subvert the damage by using 3d printing and modeling to re-create these destroyed and thought forever lost objects: “The first series ‘Material Speculation: ISIS’ is an in progress 3D modeling and 3D printing project focused on the reconstruction of selected (original) artifacts (statues from the Roman period city of Hatra and Assyrian artifacts from Nineveh) that were destroyed by ISIS in 2015. “Material Speculation: ISIS” creates a practical and political possibility for artifact archival, while also proposing 3D printing technology as a tool both for resistance and documentation. It intends to use 3D printing as a process for repairing history and memory.”
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Long before most fine art did so, sand and butter mandalas deeply touched and influenced me. Their transitory and performative nature meshed with my understanding of music as an experiential art, not just auditory, but a way to address all of the senses, and to experience altered states. Thank you puffer for brightening my morning. (And special thanks to spouse Kelly for sharing it with me!)
Friday, April 29, 2016
On this fortuitous night the EbM Permanent Collection was born.
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Prince, American music superstar and pioneer, dies aged 57.
Among the great evenings of my life, was seeing Prince with my sister and our friends. A performer who could bring years of joy and pleasure.
Heart break abounds.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Sometimes we have the luck of finding bits of history about some of our installation sites. For instance, the above matchbook gives details of the location and cost of buying land near Moriarty, New Mexico, where Travis Somerville's Rainbow Warrior currently resides.
Our sites located in the American Southwest share a common history of small properties being carved out of the vast open space of West in the middle part of the last century. While many of the proposed communities never materialized, the legal framework of the properties and unmarked dirt roads encircling empty lots still persist.
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Friday, April 15, 2016
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Points of Departure, a new artwork by Scott Oliver will be completed in 2017 in San Francisco. You can follow his progress by visiting: https://www.facebook.com/pointsofdeparturepublicart.
The public artwork was commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission.
Also, Scott recently completed a self-guided audio tour of a new permanent installation The Key Room by artist Carrie Hott at the Headlands Center for the Arts.
In 2013, EbM had the pleasure of working with Scott Oliver while he created A New Horizon in the desert south of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Monday, April 11, 2016
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Shortly after Microsoft's first public AI experiment goes psychopathic fascist, their second produces a counterfeit artwork worth around $30 million. Using methods developed by the ultra-rich it begins a program of counterfeiting designed to crash the world economy. A savvy group of misfit hackers come to the world's rescue by tricking this new amoral proto-consciousness into revealing itself through a madcap series of profane hijinx. The twist at the end, the Rembrandt painting speaks, "and I would have got away with it if it weren't for you darned kids." The theme from the matrix plays as the credits begin to roll.
The salad cake, and EbM intervention in your mouth, makes its Japanese appearance!
Ours was perhaps less beautiful and healthy...
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
As we noted a couple of posts ago, we've been testing out the very handy and portable City Souvenirs Personal Field Kit, created by Nicole Seisler. We'll be working with Nicole on our second ESP (Earthbound Special Projects) to deploy the travel kits at our existing installation sites across the United States.
Nicole created City Souvenirs as a way for the public to engage with their environment around them. The growing library of imprints is a beautiful record of this exploration and they're pretty astonishing objects too! You can read more and see more about city souvenirs here: https://nysprojects.com/clay/city-souvenirs/
This past weekend Scott helped us take an imprint of a rivet and fencing of the first permanent bridge in Guerneville, California, that was build in 1922. The field kit and impression now get sent back to Nicole for firing and becomes part of the souvenir library.
Monday, April 4, 2016
Sunday, April 3, 2016
Saturday, April 2, 2016
May I suggest you get your butts over to A-B Projects in Claremont?
We like Charlie as much as we like his work. We commissioned him to create a work for our first coastal property -- whenever we get our first coastal property. (If you own some property on an ocean, and would like an artist made blow hole on it, let us know and we will buy or lease a bit from you.)
In the meantime, Charlie is the first artist installing as part of our ESP program. ESP is an attempt to use our sites in a continuous and evolving way, once they have work on them. Charlie will begin installing his pinhole cameras on our sites this June. He designed and built a pinhole camera security system for us. Once installed, the system will allow for constant surveillance of the sites, with no data retention threatening visitors' privacy.
Just from reading about those two projects, now you know why you want to go out to his show in Claremont, right?
251 E 10th Street, Suite 113, Claremont CA
Exhibitions are open to the public Monday-Friday, 9-5.