COMPOSITIONS AGRICOLES MIDIYRENEES: COLOMBIES
Région de Toulouse, France
JEAN PAUL GANEM is a France based artist who operates in everyday-use sites, like farming lands, dumping grounds and airports, often introducing elements of profitability such as the harvesting of his crop fields or energy production. He employs extensive geometric plantings of colourful crops involving local farmers and volunteers.
One of Ganem’s most representative works is LES JARDIN DES CAPTEURS, which was made transforming the 247 acre dumping ground into a landscape full of many types and colours of plants. The centers of the circles hide biogas sensors, which capture methane given off by buried human waste, and provide a valuable source of energy.
LES JARDIN DES CAPTEURS
LE GRAIN DE L’HISTOIRE
hateau de Rambouillet, Yvelines, France
AEROPORT DE ROISSY: BAHIN
Aéroport Roissy-Charles de Gaulle, Seine et Marne, France
SINGHAMPTON: FISH PLATES
Eigenseen farm, Singhampton, Ontario, Canada
COMPOSITIONS AGRICOLES MERU’: LIPPENS
My agricultural designs are found where art is least expected… My work revolves around human activity in various landscapes, integrating artistic creation into a production process, to surprise and stimulate the actors and spectators of the landscapes.
All of the technical parameters of the activity on a given landscape are included in the designs […]
My designs are made with plants, therefore, they are constantly changing with time.
Find out more at http://jpganem.com/
HUMUS SECRET GARDENS
A site-specific installation with trees’ roots.
GIUSEPPE LICARI is an Italian born artist who lives and works in Rotterdam, NL.
His works focuses on the space surrounding us trying to convey a message often in an ironic way. The artist’s aim is to give the audience an active role in his work through a social experience. Beins his work a process of exploration of human perception, people are invited to participate and, with their experience, to contribute to the artwork itself.
The installations provide the public with a unique feeling, which is related to a specific location and an exact moment in time in which the works are generated,forming a collective memory among all participants.
THE SKY IN A ROOM
Dek 22, Rotterdam
THE SKY IN A ROOM
Sconfinamenti, Hommes Foundation, Rotterdam
Nature has always been a big passion and the relation of nature and man made environments is something I very often try to confront in my work. The Sky in a Room was inspired by the forests’ fires that in 2007 destroyed a big part of the south of Europe. They were largely man made fires, intending to generate new land available for building speculation. In order for this to happen, criminals were paid to burn the forests that later become free land for constructors. A sick tree was cut down by the municipality of Rotterdam, given to me and then cut in smaller pieces, archived, burned and re-built inside the exhibition space, against the architectural surfaces of the gallery. The trunk of the tree was removed in order to give the public a different physical relation to the tree itself and to the white sterilized space of the gallery. During the opening, artificial smoke embraced the piece and the public into a dramatic image of these fires.
Galerie Hommes, Rotterdam
Find out more at http://www.giuseppelicari.com/
INSTALLATION FOR KKNK (165 poems for the landscape:
fSTRIJDOM VAN DER MERWE is a South African land artist. He works with the materials provided by the chosen site and shapes sculptural forms in relation to the landscape.
It is a process of working with the natural world, the elements of which are shaped into geometrical forms that participate with their environment, continually changing until their final destruction. Theese sculptural intervention arise from an interpretation of the fragility of beauty, which passing is not lamented, but evoked by a photographic image and the imagination.
The artist also reminds us of the capacity, however feeble, of an individual to alter the universe by embracing the neverending changing of nature, actively contributing to it.
A LINE OF RED FLAGS
REACHING FOR THE SKY
FIELDS OF FLOWERING HANDS
Find out more at http://www.strijdom.co.za/
OLGA ZIEMSKA is a sculptor and public artist that lives & works in Cleveland, Ohio. She believes art is a tool for understanding life that should help us discover how our minds create all these visions of reality and comprend our place in the world.
Art is a way to return to nature, making the human body part of the whole. It shows how easily the body can blend in, mesh and disappeare into that which surrounds it – in an ever-changing reflection.
Environmental Art Biennale in East Haddam, Connecticut
STILLNESS IN MOTION – THE MATKA SERIES #1
Stillness in motion: The Matka Series is a new body of work that explores the concept of place. In this ongoing series I will be using locally harvested trees that grow native to an area to create a female figure in different countries all around the world. The word “matka” in Polish means mother, a person that is significant to the idea of place, origin and our first physical environment—the womb. This work will be a sculptural documentation and visual research of the significance of place through examining the distinctive visual characteristics of an areas native plant life and of its’ natural environment. Through the repetition of the human form, the subtle characteristics of each environment will emerge naturally and visually. This body of work is ultimately a celebration of the diversity of place and also a homage to the similarities that underlie all things at their core.
STILLNESS IN MOTION – THE MATKA SERIES #2
THE TREE TOLD ME SO
Galerie Klatovy/Klenova, Czech Republic
Find out more at http://www.olgaziemska.com/
PRESERVE CONSERVE, AN INVOCATION
JILL CHISM is an Australian artist who creates environmental and public artworks working across many mediums to create large-scale public sculptures as well as temporary interventions in and around the North Coast of Queensland. Her works is deeply spiritual with questions about how we interact with the cosmos and the human footprint on the environment.
Water is a central element of Chism’s work. The series Water’s Edge-Creating Environments, started in 2006, reflect on our spiritual relationship with water and also on the negative imprint left by flooding, pollution and drought. The work was carried out in cooperation with regional artists and locals along the way.
CHI FOR GAIA #2
The creation of 20 human sized rods represents us as individuals and the potential impact or ‘mark’ we make on the earth. As figurative markers they are emblematic of our ‘one to one’ encounter with nature/ the figure within the landscape. There are 12 rods for the 12 meridians or energetic pathways, which pass through the body, on which Acupuncture is based and 8 rods for the 8 extraordinary pathways that are said to lie in the Etheric field around the body.
TO BE LOOKED AT FROM THE OTHER SIDE
This work was created in response to my sense of distance and lack of comprehension of indigenous history and habitation. It is based on the first indigenous people who drifted to Australia.
Find out more at http://www.jillchism.com.au/index.html
JAAKKO PERNU is a Finnish sculptor and environmental artist who works with natural material, often in an oversized scale, to create public site specific works around Europe and Canada.
He generally uses natural materials woven together, like willow branches and trunks he finds near a site. Once they are finished, the sculptures are left to the elements.
His works derive their inspiration from his early life in rural Eastern Finland, where Pernu helped his father construct wooden boats. The technique of manipulating wood is evident in his environmental sculptures.
FOR THE BIG FAMILY
2006A FUNNEL LUXURY
Arte Sella, Gallery Malga Costa, Borgo Valsugana, Italia
“A heap of rough, trimmed tree trunks, nicely piled up, is in itself a signal of man’s presence and his wish to influence the surrounding nature – to mark it.”
HEATHER JANSCH is a British sculptor especially known for making life-sized sculptures of horses from driftwood. This material is collected from the Devon river and used without manipulation to retain the original wooden texture.
Jansch also makes site-specific constructions and installations in the landscape and gardens; her aim is to create landscape design and works that have both an aesthetic and a function. She also has a private sculpture garden where she works with recycled materials and raw cork.
Find out more at http://www.heatherjansch.com/index.php