Tuesday, January 31, 2012
HighWaterLine from eve mosher on Vimeo.
"HighWaterLine was a public artwork on the New York city waterfront that created an immediate visual and local understanding of the affects of climate change. I marked the 10-feet above sea level line by drawing a blue chalk line and installing illuminated beacons in parks. The line marks the extent of increased flooding brought on by stronger and more frequent storms as a result of climate change.
During the summer of 2007, I walked, chalked and marked almost 70 miles of coastline. As I was out in the public creating the work, I had a chance to engage in conversations about climate change and its potential impacts.
Through awareness and action, we can change the future."
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Nancy Holt's Sun Tunnels (1973, Utah) as experienced by groups of people interested in art and the relationship of this piece to ancient land art pieces that align with celestial movements and seasonal alignments of the sun. The Sun Tunnels align with both the winter and summer solstices and offer a moving view of a variety of astrological star formations within the tunnels. Holt was interested in creating a space where industrial forms work with nature, the earth, and within rural landscapes therefore creating an "inside-outside" effect.