We’re sad to say good bye to the sand dunes, to the sea-side sauna and the swing, to the forest and to all the friends we made. Many of them are migratory birds like us, living somewhere far from where they were born and leaving often. Most of them do not believe that art is ‘natural’, though they all believe that love is. Many of them make children but few of them will enjoy an afterlife. As we tally the results of our surveys and prepare our memories for publication, we cannot help but smile.
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WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN WITH ART?
On September 27, 2010 Reclamation surveyed the town of Hoorn, NL. After experiencing some difficulties with conservative community members during our residency, Reclamation was curious to know if the townspeople were interested in participating in art.
On May 4, 2011 Reclamation will present our experience as international artists in residence turned surveyors of a certain public. Throughout the Symposium, Reclamation will compose surveys to be distributed to INTER-FORMAT participants each evening and collected in the morning. An anonymous forum for critical discourse, Reclamation’s surveys provide an opportunity for all Symposium contributors to cooperate in the collection of statistical data. Results will be reported daily.
See pictures of Nida Art Colony here.
Thanks to our friend and long-time Reclamation collaborator Hazel Hill McCarthy III, Reclamation is enjoying a short stay at SOMA in Mexico City. Hazel is the current artist in residence at SOMA and has invited Drew and Jack to give a presentation about Reclamation on March 9 (Ash Wednesday!) at 9 pm. We’ll be showing slides and video covering Reclamation’s installations, performances, events, classes, etc as well as releasing our first open call as we prepare for our final installation, Solarium.
Reclamation proposes to re-perform Hot Oil Rubdown for and/or to provide survey services to the artists participating in Nida Colony’s Symposium INTERFORMAT this May in Lithuania.
We’re very excited by Nida’s description of the Symposium:
“The symposium’s goal is to gather artists, curators, researchers and practitioners and reinvent the format of presenting and sharing art, knowledge and experience. One of the key features of contemporary culture is the changing role of the artist, who sometimes assumes the role of a researcher and curator, and vice versa. Where are the borders of these roles? How could a serious researcher and theorist do a performance, and how could a playful artist do serious research and theorize?”
Check out Nida Art Colony at http://nidacolony.lt
Reclamation proposes to create a free course in which we research the history of public art in our region and produce a public artwork in collaboration with our community for smARTpower in Kosovo, Egypt or Pakistan.
Reclamation proposes to live on a barge on the Nyhavn Canal with 100 chickens for the duration of the Charlottenborg Fonden Spring Exhibition 2011 (March 3 – April 25).
Each morning, Reclamation will toss fresh eggs to visitors.
Drew Denny’s Let’s Moon the Moon for Girls Gone Wild @ Tiny Creatures, LA, Winter Solstice 2010
Jack Heard’s Wet T-shirt Contest, 2010, SÍM gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
for constellating and the like, we’ve been using painter’s jumpsuits reused from jack’s hole project from 2008. however, over time the jumpsuits are getting worse for wear and we need to acquire more suits to really make constellating/topographying/radiating/branching kabowbamboom! we’ve discussed making our own suits. but buying and using sheets, even if they’re from goodwill or something, to make these suits feels way too kkk, so no dice in that direction as far as i’m concerned.
but what about fused plastic? clearly a more labor-intensive process, but cheaper and less, um, referential. checked out some tutorials and did some tests of my own. fumes released in the process give one some pause… need to weigh the pros versus the cons. (click here for a treehugger thread discussing the matter.)