Friday, April 29, 2016

Intorducing Cathy Hannah, Heidi Hove (not really), and EN-CTE

Do you know Cathy Hannah?
Holy mackerel! That is crazy! Her zines and illustrations are so lovely and touching!
“Wait a second disembodied anonymous voice of EbM, how lovely and touching?” you ask.
Well, so much so that she is the first 2D artist we have commissioned to create an artwork for us. She is creating an 8 x 11” illustration which we will share with you in a few months. Exciting!

 (hey, that's me in that comic with Cathy!)

This alone would be big news, but this commission occurred the same evening that we received an email from Heidi Hove, the first artist EbM ever commissioned. Heidi just completed a residency in Brooklyn at the Stephen and George Laundry Line. She created this lovely piece for them. 

It was on display for a month. When it came down she offered it to EbM.
On this fortuitous night the EbM Permanent Collection was born.
And within hours our brain rust birthed its delicious twin the Earthbound Non-Contiguous Traveling Exhibition. What better way to mash-up EbM’s non-contiguous sculpture garden and our RIME museum exchange program than a non-contiguous traveling exhibition!
How does this newest monstrosity of an acronym, EN-CTE, work? Well, we are going to create a permanent collection of artworks. This collection will exist as a traveling exhibition, a non-contiguous traveling exhibition, however. Those showing the exhibition will receive one artwork at a time, or maybe just one ever, that is up to them. Imagine, if you will, a studio complex in DC, an arts center in London, a loft gallery in Oaxaca, a coffee shop in Minsk, a museum in Kinshasa, a container ship with an at-sea container museum, and the International Space Station all hosting a single exhibition, each with one or two heart-rending works of inspiring art.
It’s  coming soon...
My heart is all aflutter.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

A Desert Compostion

Moments of contemplation while mixing concrete in the New Mexico desert.  The video is from the 2013 installation of Scott Oliver's A New Horizon.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Long lost Mark Rothko found!!!

While searching for treasure in a Charlottesville thrift store we stumbled upon a long lost Mark Rothko. The use of pink and aquamarine was previously unknown till now! Feast your eyes on Untiled #67... .  

Thursday, April 21, 2016

When doves cry. And angels. And universes

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

Site History: #006 Moriarty, New Mexico

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

September at The Ballroom Gallery

EbM is installing some of our archive. Being who we are, our archive isn't just the past, it spans the history of this universe from big bang to cold death. Here is the beginning of the visual brainstorming we are engaged in...

Friday, April 15, 2016

Taiko Drummers- NGA Washington DC member Carson Murdach stumbled upon Taiko Drummers doing a short concert at the National Galleryfor the DC Cherry blossom 2016 festival.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Points of Departure coming to San Francisco

Points of Departure, a new artwork by Scott Oliver will be completed in 2017 in San Francisco.  You can follow his progress by visiting:
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

What it is like to be on a road trip with Carson and Amy, from CA to TX... Here is a glimpse... 
                                           September 2010

Sunday, April 10, 2016

The Kestrel

The Kestrel is my second opera. When I need a break from terraforming, this is how I unwind. Give me a year, and maybe it will be ready for prime time...

Saturday, April 9, 2016

When Pablo met Rembrandt

Here's an elevator pitch for you,

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.

Return of the salad cake!

The salad cake, and EbM intervention in your mouth, makes its Japanese appearance!
Ours was perhaps less beautiful and healthy...

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Personal Field Kit Impression Complete!

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:

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

RIME display crate 5.0

The RIME display crate 5.0 with our first show! Thank you Russian River Historical Society for being a part of our first year of exchanged traveling exhibits.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Is This Edible??

Not everything in the Netherlands is made of cheese. But this car was!!!
-Memories 5/2015

Saturday, April 2, 2016

ESP in April

Hey Los Angeles!
May I suggest you get your butts over to A-B Projects in Claremont?

Charlie Schneider, an amazing artist whose work EbM fell in love with the moment we saw it (thanks for suggesting we check it out, board member Angela!) is showing there until April 17.
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?

But wait, there's more!

Our second ESP commission is Nicole Seisler. Even as I write, we are testing a traveling version of her amazing City Souvenirs project. This summer and fall we will be adding all of our extant sites to the City Souvenirs project.

Nicole is also the gallerist behind A-B Projects.
A-B Projects is located on the campus of Claremont Graduate University, 35 miles East of Los Angeles:
251 E 10th Street, Suite 113, Claremont CA
Exhibitions are open to the public Monday-Friday, 9-5.