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The work in this exhibition challenges us to step outside of our daily experience\, to consider on a deeper level the forces that shape the natur al world\, and how time collapses as we move into the future. Some of the works are actual archives documenting the environment and landscape\; othe r works are poetic manifestations of nature\, providing another avenue wit h which to consider our awareness of ecological processes. The exhibition is co-curated with Patricia Watts\, founder and West Coast Curator of ecoartspace\, a non-profit organization commit ted to developing creative and innovative strategies to address global envi ronmental issues.

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Established in 1965\, Intersection for the Art s is widely considered to be one of the most vital and important cultural centers on the West Coast. In its 45th year of operation\, Inters ection opened a new annex space in conjunction with an innovative\, cross- sector project in the historic SF Chronicle building located at the corner of 5th and Mission Streets in downtown San Francisco. Partnering with The Hub Bay Area\, a coworking space\, event series and busi ness support tool for a global and local community of changemakers and soc ial entrepreneurs\, Intersection continues to build upon its rich legacy i n positioning arts and culture as necessary components for healthy civic l ife and in asserting the role arts and culture can play in tackling the wo rld's most pressing social\, cultural\, and environmental challenges.About the participating artists in EcoArchive: Meditations on Time and Nature:< /span>

Tamara Albaitis received the first American MFA in sound art in 2005 from the Sch ool of the Art Institute of Chicago. She creates sculptures with audio ma terial (speakers\, wires\, amplifiers) not just for their sonic capabiliti es\, but also for their sculptural properties. Emanating deep rhythmic bas s tones\, moving around the speakers at different speeds during different times\, Albaitis' work references the global electromagnetic resonance phe nomenon known as Schumann resonances\, the natural frequency of Earth that is similar in wavelength to the alpha rhythms of mammalian brainwaves. Sh e posits a holistic understanding of our relationship to nature on the bio logical and physical level.

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Albaitis (www.burnthebox.org) received h er BFA from SFAI in 2002 and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of C hicago in 2005. She has shown extensively throughout the world\, including the 9th International Istanbul Biennial\, The European Sound Delta (Franc e)\, and The Soap Factory (Minneapolis\, MN). She has been a resident arti st at Vermont Studio Center and Djerassi.

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Mark Baugh-Sasak i's sculptures are created out of a rugged combination of industr ial and natural materials and processes that comment upon how the natural landscape is continually being transformed through its relationship with t he industrial\, creating new hybridized landscapes over time. He also high lights scientific theories of energy and entropy\, where potential energy stored inside natural materials takes on another form and shape when recon structed into his sculptures\, illustrating a complex relationship between the natural world and manufactured matter.

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Baugh-Sasaki (www.markb augh-sasaki.com) attended Carnegie Mellon University\, and has exhibited h is work throughout the U.S. and abroad\, including Islip Art Museum (NY)\, Geumgang International Art Center (Korea)\, and Kearny Street Workshop (S F). His public art sculpture Adaptations was commissioned and installed in Hayes Valley\, SF\, from July 2009 - January 2010.

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Karl C ronin is an experimental performance artist who recently initiate d a project entitled Somatic Natural History Archive (SNHA)\, estimated to take 50 years to complete. From his field research he sets out to documen t with his own body representational expressions of 10\,000 U.S. plants an d animals. The number 10\,000 was chosen because it is large enough to rev eal the breadth of our planet's biodiversity and has been used to refer to the "phenomenal world" (all that is)\, particularly by early Zen Buddhist s. SNHA is being built in the regions surrounding 3 research hubs: San Fra ncisco\, Santa Fe\, and New York City\, and explores how embodied experien ce can be used to imagine\, document\, describe\, and communicate environm ents and the movements and rhythms of animals and plants that constitute t he natural world.

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Cronin (www.dryearth.org) has performed site-spec ific works in over 14 states and has participated in numerous residencies nationwide. He studied at The Merce Cunningham School (NYC) and The Ailey School (NYC)\, studied cognitive development at Harvard's Lab for Developm ental Studies\, and music training at Harvard Medical Schools' Music Neur oimaging Lab.

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Sam Easterson's ongoing project The Museum of Animal Perspectives (MAP) features wildlife imagery that has bee n captured using remote sensing cameras on animals\, spiders\, and insects . Through the presentation and interpretation of this video imagery\, The MAP endeavors to expand the public's capacity to empathize with animals an d plants. The MAP is a non-commercial new media project created primarily for educational purposes.

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Easterson's (www.sameasterson.com) work h as been exhibited at the Whitney Museum (NYC)\, Walker Art Center (Minneap olis\, MN)\, and The New Museum (NYC)\, and presented on the Sundance Chan nel\, Discovery Channel\, and the Late Show with David Letterman. He gradu ated from The Cooper Union and earned a M.S. in Landscape Architecture fro m the Univ. of Minnesota.

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Cynthia Hooper's video works are informed by her fascination of the conceptual complexities and u nexpected formal beauty generated by overlooked and environmentally proble matic landscapes\, such as Ohio's Cuyahoga River (on which the infamous 19 69 fire sparked the U.S. environmental movement)\, California and Oregon's Klamath River\, and the Colorado and Tijuana Rivers (two heavily litigate d and politically contentious rivers that serve the city of Tijuana\, Mexi co). Her videos document industrialized and idiosyncratic sites and provid e stunning visual contrast between the balance\, symmetry and stasis of hu man-made infrastructure and the chaos of natural forms and movement.

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Hooper (www.cynthiahooper.com) was educated at UC Berkeley and SFAI. She has collaborated with the Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI) and a rtists' collective SIMPARCH\, was a resident at UC Riverside's Sweeny Gran ite Mountains Desert Research Center and Djerassi\, and has been included in exhibitions and screenings internationally.

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Chris McCaw investigates the primal side of photography by using its most ba sic components - a lens\, time\, and light. While attempting to photograph the night sky several years ago\, McCaw fell asleep and woke up too late to end the exposure\, discovering that the rising sun produced a violent c hange in his negative. He learned to control this change to create unique\ , first-generation images that engage the sun itself as a collaborative pa rtner in the photographic process\, a series entited Sunburn. He creates h and-built cameras of varying sizes\, designed to accommodate vintage gelat in silver B&\;W paper in place of film\, with special military-reconnai ssance optics. The intense light naturally solarizes the paper\, wherein negative becomes positive through extreme over-exposure. What remains is e vidence of the passage of time\, rendered with a destructive mark as the e xposure process scorches\, scars\, and stains the paper.

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McCaw (www. chrismccaw.com) has exhibited his work at numerous galleries locally and n ationally\, and is included in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art\, Victoria and Albert Museum\, and Museum of Fine Arts Houston. He is represented by Stephen Wirtz Gallery (SF)\, Michael Mazzeo Gallery (NYC )\, and Duncan Miller Gallery (Los Angeles).

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Matthew Moore< /strong> is the last of four generations to farm his family's land outside of Phoenix\, AZ. As a farmer and an artist\, he displays the realities of this transition in order to document his displacement from the land on wh ich he was raised. For his new series entitled Lifecycles\, Moore creates time-lapse video documentations of different foods grown on his family far m (kale\, squash\, broccoli\, etc.) to archive the most important daily pr ocess of agriculture\, the growth of produce. The short films show a singl e production cycle of each plant. The project is a part of a larger effort to create an international database\, gathering footage of plants grown across the globe through time-lapse photography.

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Moore (www.urbanplo ugh.com) is a part of a traveling show about the contemporary American sub urb for the Walker Art Center\, curated with the Heinz Architectural Cente r at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. His work has been included in Metropolis\, Dwell\, Architecture\, and Phoenix: 21st Century City. He received his MFA from SF State University in 2003.

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Chris S icat works on found and reclaimed wood of varied sizes and shapes \, painstakingly covering the surfaces with individual strokes of a graphi te pencil. In utilizing a form from nature and drawing on it with another natural material\, Sicat maintains his faithful commitment to working with in nature. He transforms the warm tones of redwood and oak into cool\, ref lective\, silvery graphite surfaces\, in a way hastening the process of ca rbonization through the repetitive\, time consuming motions of his hand.

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Sicat (streamcontemporary.blogspot.com) graduated from Otis/Parsons School of Design (BFA) and the New York Academy of Arts (MFA). He has exhi bited his works at JAUS\, Track 16 Gallery\, and Black Dragon Society (all Los Angeles\, CA)\, Swarm Gallery (Oakland\, CA)\, and Intramuros Museum (Manila\, Philippines).

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< span style="font-size: small\;">Jessica Skloven's series o f photographs\, Chronicles of a Place Unknown\, was borne out of a trip to Iceland in Summer 2008\, where the sun never really dips below the horizo n\, illuminating the harsh and barren\, yet completely active\, landscape 24 hours a day. Her photographs highlight the active geology of Iceland\, a case study in natural elements. Many of the country's rivers and streams are filled with glacier melt\, the direct result of fiery volcanic activi ty under massive sheets of ice. Her work is a testament to documenting lan dscape that has been crafted over centuries.

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Skloven (www.jessicask loven.com) received her BFA from Cornell University in 2005 and her MFA in Photography from California College of the Arts in 2008. She has had solo exhibitions at Togonon Gallery (SF) and Newspace Center for Photography ( Portland\, OR)\, and has participated in group exhibitions nationally.

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About the co-curator and ecoartspace:

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Patr icia Watts (patriciawatts.blogspot.com) has researched art and na ture practitioners since 1994. She has participated as panelist at numerou s conferences and has lectured at art departments internationally. She mos t recently curated MAKE:CRAFT at the Ben Maltz Gallery\, Otis College of A rt and Design in Los Angeles (2010)\; Ecologic for Cypress College in Los Angeles (2009)\, and Terroir for Art at the Cheese Factory in Northern CA (2009). She also curated Hybrid Fields for the Sonoma County Museum (2006) \, and produced a site-specific temporary public art installation entitled Windsock Currents in the Presidio for UN World Environment Day (2005). Wa tts was Chief Curator at the Sonoma County Museum in Santa Rosa\, CA (2005 -08). She is founder and West Coast Curator of ecoartspace since 1999.

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ecoartspace (www.ecoartspace.org) is a platform for artis ts addressing environmental issues. Founded in 1997 as an art and nature c enter in development\, ecoartspace was one of the first websites dedicated to art and environmental issues. New York City Curator Amy Lipton joined Watts in 1999\, and together they have curated numerous exhibitions\, part icipated on panels\, lectured at universities\, developed programs and cur ricula\, and written essays for publications.

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Related Open Process Programs:

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EcoArt Video Salon feat uring Women Environmental Artist Directory (WEAD) and ecoartspace video archive Wed Nov 17\, 2010 @ 7pm\, $5-$15
Block Party Free youth arts workshop with Larkin Street Youth Services\, Judith Selby Lang &\; Richard Lang\, on view starting Nov 26\, 2010 at SFMOMA's Garage Windows

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DTEND:20110122 DTSTAMP:20140724T092023 DTSTART:20101103 GEO:37.782631;-122.4066028 LOCATION:Intersection for the Arts/ Intersection 5M\,925 Mission Street \nS an Francisco\, CA 94109 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:EcoArchive: Meditations on Time and Nature\, Tamara Albaitis\, Mark Baugh-Sasaki\, Karl Cronin\, Sam Easterson\, Cynthia Hooper\, Chris McCaw\ , Matthew Moore\, Chris Sicat\, Jessica Skloven UID:136614 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR