September 28, 2011

Reno bound

We are back in Albuquerque for a brief respite before we take to the road again; reconnecting with loved ones and families, repairing/acquiring material, seeing to our various obligations. While catching up on e-mails, I came across this article entitled The Half-Life of History by Bill Fox & Mark Klett which looks at Wednover, Utah and the vestiges of its military history.

Fox is engaged in an ongoing inquiry into how human cognition transforms land into landscape, particularly in the Western U.S. He also serves as the Director of the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno. Several of us will be attending the Art + Environment conference which is being hosted by Bill Fox and the CAE and which will run between September 29th and October first.

The conference will feature presentations by professionals currently involved in the fields of art, ecology, design and architecture, addressing new research and developments in those fields and discuss points of convergence and collaboration between them. There will also be opportunities for students from across the nation interested and involved in arts and environment based studies to meet and share information and resources related to their respective research and work. This is a great chance for students and faculty participating in both the Land Arts and Art & Ecology programs to engage with individuals and organizations who share common interests and goals. Look for follow-up posts this weekend as we immerse ourselves in this meeting of the minds.

Bill Gilbert will concurrently be showing his Physiocartographies work at the Sierra Nevada College Taho Gallery.

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