Thursday, June 11, 2009


Welcome to our blog! The postings below are a record of many of the topics we've discussed in preparation for our road trip over the last six months. Unfortunately, this may look like a one-sided conversation up until June, however, if there was adequate phone conversation exchanges (Nancy's preferred way of communication besides face to face), this would look a little more balanced. Very sorry for all who may feel a little cheated (Jacinda). We are now opening this up to the community in the hopes of generating more conversation and expanding it to include more ideas and connections.

Our concern from the beginning was the lack of people who have visited famous Land Art in the American West; we wanted to make this accessible in some way for others to participate. This is another reason why the blog is public and why we've decided to twitter.

Our intent is not only to make artwork in response to this history but more importantly, what lies in between and how that informs the experience. In addition, we want to show the personal not only the historical and the theoretical. This fulfills a long history in our interest in landscape, earthworks, documentation, photography, video, sound, performance, and popular culture (fake food, swimming pools, celebrity, and so on).

Once this road trip is finished, this blog will still exist throughout the life of the project. This is the beginning. The only way to know the unknown is through the search.

Nancy & Jacinda

1 comment:

j. russell said...

Comment from Mark Correro:

This is the Zen of taking Earthworks to the restroom. In our everyday life, we eat many things, good and bad, fancy and simple, tasty and not so tasty. Later we need to go to the rest room. And in our everyday life we consume many ideas about Earthworks. Over time, these ideas bloat our minds. But, in order to really study Earthworks, it's necessary to clear our mind of these ideas. Our culture is based on the idea of gaining or accumulating something. In this case, we're being buried under all of our accumulated “knowledge” about the Earthworks. We're trying to study Earthworks as though they were something that were already given to us. We think that what we should do is preserve Earthworks, like putting food in the refrigerator. Whenever we want it, it is already there—shrink wrapped and vacuum sealed. It is like trying to survive without going to the restroom. Instead, we should be interested in how to produce food from the field, from the garden by putting emphasis on the ground. Thank you for taking Earthworks to the restroom and showing us the ground. Mark A. Correro (portions taken from Shunryu Suzuki, "Not Always So")