2. CREATIVE ART BIENNIAL - LAND ART 2019
ORGANIZER: Cultural Association Ambrus Ambrus 56, 1303 Zagradec, Slovenia
PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Homestead Baša, Kal 16, 1303 Zagradec, Slovenia
WHEN: Juny 8, 2019, the workshop will be held from 10:00 to 20:00. Arrivals till 9:00.
Applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org until 6 Juny 2019
Participation is free. A maximum of 20 people can participate (10 couples), so do not hesitate to apply.
Possibility of accommodation for participants from other countries or distant places.
The organizer will take care for most devices and tolls, but if you have materials at home that you would like to use in your creations, then bring them with you. Since we live in harmony with nature, the materials will be of natural origin. All of the other things needed will be gathered at the location itself. You can also bring your own gear if you have it to help you make your idea a reality.
When we finish, we will clean up the tools and finish our day with a bit of socializing
Some pictures of the area:
GROUND art or land art occurred after 1960 in the US and shortly thereafter in Europe. Landart is a term to work with the land, which was coined by Robert Smithson. Creating with natural materials in nature.
It is the art of earth and an artistic movement, where the work of art is inseparable from the landscape. It is also an art form, which is created in the nature of the use of natural materials, such as earth, stones (gravel, rocks, stones), organic media (logs, branches, leaves).
There has been a tendency of converging the art with nature. The artists create their works outdoors, sometimes in remote natural environments. Because such creations are not stable due to weather conditions, so the artists document their work in the form of projects using photography and video.
Works of art made up of trees, piles of earth, channels, sand the macadam path, which act as a line in the area ....
Landscaping arts can be made, by selecting a place in the nature that can be filled, complemented or developed with selected natural materials: stone, wood, water, grass, leaves. In short: everything that can be found in nature.
After the artistic creation has been made, it also remains in the nature ... But not forever, the nature and it's occurences influence the artistic creations by changing, transforming or even demolishing them...
The basic premise is that natural art does not mean changing the nature. On the contrary, it promotes awareness about caring for the environment, social responsibility and sustainability.
It will be a unique experience for the participants of land-art. They will be creating in the unspoiled nature, the birthplace of Baša, Kal 16, 1303 Zagradec, the materials will be available on the Baša farm, offered by nature and with materials that are not harmful to nature. They will be creating objects, installations even sculptures. This will let them creatively interfere with the nature without harming it.
Landart Rules: Teams will consist of a pair that will draw a random number which indicates their workplace. The teams will be composed by participants themselves, otherwise it will be determined by the organizer. Most natural materials (branches, sawn wood strips, bark, natural tiles, rocks, stones, small tree trunks, rope, clay, wire, metal, ...), will already be prepared (it will save us a lot of time), and some of it will have to be obtained by them.
To participate in this project does not require any professional title, a love for nature is enough and some skill in arts and crafts.
Since this is a preview project, it will be held one day only. If the project is successful, it will continue to run for at least two days.
Participation is free of charge.
Some examples of landscape art: