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.
Reclamation is invited to spend the month of February 2012 with the Object Not Found residency in Monterrey, Mexico. Founded by artist Rubén Gutiérrez in 2003, Object Not Found began as a platform to display the “cultural production by very young artists” and has evolved to include “nomadic spaces”, “micro fascism projects”, as well as residency programs for curators and artists. In the studio or INTO THE WILD…
RECLAMATION is looking for artwork to exhibit during our final installation, SOLARIUM.
Download our Call for Submissions here: SOLARIUM_OPEN CALL
Reclamation Minutes: March 28, 2011
Location: Sculpture Garden off Avenue of the Dead between Pyramid of the Plumed Serpent and Pyramid of the Sun
While discussing a proposal to include our Open Call in upcoming issue of the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest, “Grassroots Modernism”, we revisited several conceptual concerns that have arisen over the course of Reclamation’s first two years. Questions we asked ourselves include:
What does “nature” mean?
Are we hippies?
What kind of collaboration are we inviting with our open call?
Why didn’t we bring any water?
What are we trying to do by representing nature?
How does Reclamation’s practice evolve?
After several hours of meditation and deliberation, we’ve come up with a few answers we like. More soon, pending the decision of the friendly folks at the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest.
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
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.