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