land-art

Robert Smithson_Glue Pour (installation in Vancouver, Canada, December 1969)
In Glue Pour Robert Smithson and a few others poured a barrel full colored glue over a small hill in Vancouver. The glue was slowly sucked by the soil on the hill as it dripped down and flowed into space. The Process of this piece was filling the barrel with the material and dumping it. The Reaction was the making of the glue as it traveled down the hill. The shape of the glue, where it left its marks, and the overall form of it was the finished product only that in this piece, the glue interacts with a natural environment and other materials around it. It’s both the glue and the organic material on the hill acting together to create Art.

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The work of Javier Riera born in Avilés, Asturias, Spain, is based in geometric shaped light projections, striked directly onto vegetation and landscape. He uses photography as a means for registration and spreading of the happening, without digital manipulation whatsoever. Thus, it’s centered in an experience of real intervention onto “the space and time of the landscape”, something that approximates him to the LandArt proposals.

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Urnatur, Sweden. “The wood hermitage is a place for relaxation and reflection. Here in the forest you can enjoy the luxury of simplicity, living in unique hand-crafted cottages, or in a tree house, without electricity. Sit down by the fireplace and savour the moment. The soft light of the kerosene lamp and the scent of boiled coffee readily guide you to intimate conversations, far from everyday pressures.”

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In the middle of a small lake in Belgium, a rectangular piece of the water’s surface is mysteriously glowing. This elusive light is the design of Belgian artist duo Karel Burssens and Jeroen Verrecht, aka “88888”, whose works transform specific sites into art. Their otherworldly light installation, “Untitled”, was created for the Horst Art and Music Festival, located on one of the two moats that surround the medieval Horst Castle. 

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Environmental Art by Martin Hill

Martin Hill is an internationally recognised communications designer, environmental sculptor and photographer. His photographs of ephemeral sculptures he makes in nature are featured in galleries and international collections and have been published and distributed widely in an effort to increase awareness of the need to align the design of the modern world with nature’s design. 

Living and working near Wanaka in New Zealand, Hill creates his site-specific installations together with his partner Philippa Jones, exploring the topic of sustainability since 1992. 


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