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Basia Irland

516_second-site_dubois The Earth Sublime  
Neal Ambrose-Smith, Anne Cooper, Patrick Dougherty, Nina Dubois, Nan Masland Erickson, Benjamin Forgey, Bill Gilbert, Jeanette Hart-Mann, The Center for Land Use Interpretation, Basia Irland, Chrissie Orr, Michelle Otero, Steve Peters, Marc Schmitz, Jaune Quick-To-See Smith, Robert Wilson at 516 ARTS August 1st, 2009 - September 19th, 2009
Posted 4/20/11

by Sarah S. King 06/12/09 The terms environmental, earth and land art still powerfully conjure Michael Heizer’s Double Negative, Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty, Nancy Holt’s Sun Tunnels and other emblematic site-specific works from the ’60s and ’70s. Since then, the genre has radically evolved in its means and mission, encompassing myriad approaches that integrate esthetically based practices with new technology and scientific fieldwork. The new land art, often expressed in temporal pro... [more]

Irlandbook An Ecological Language   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Basia Irland at Center for Contemporary Art July 3rd, 2009 - July 31st, 2009
Posted 7/12/09

CCA presents ice sculptures and photography by Basia Irland in their spector ripps project space. Irland continues her series of hand-carved ice books, which are embedded with local native riparian seeds and gifted to rivers, the arteries of our land. receding/reseeding emphasizes the necessity of communal effort and scientific knowledge to deal with the complex issues of climate disruption and pollution of watersheds. For some of these ice books, water is gathered from a local river by participants,... [more]

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