Projects

 

Archive 2011
 


Netherlands

Get Microsoft Silverlight
Bekijk de video in andere formaten.

The Body as Teacher, a film by ReRun Productions on British sculptor
Antony Gormley, and on a Buddhist hospital in Taiwan
and its education of becoming physicians in anatomy.
(Made in 2010; the film is In English with Dutch subtitles,
and before it is a short commercial)

www.rerunproductions.nl

 

 

United States

Students of the arts and crafts class at W.B. Goodwin Community Center researched crafts that would be beneficial to the environment and reuse regular house waste. The class has spent a lot of time in the library doing research, which is where some of them came across the links page on this website. As a class they wanted to offer from their own research, and make sure everyone has a chance to help the environment in any fun way they can. These resources were voted best of the best by all 12 students:

http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/cereal-box-sandals-668644
http://www.mycoupons.com/store/garden-basics-for-kids
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/activities/moreactivities/garden
http://www.bedroomfurniturespot.com/woodcraft-for-kids
http://teacher.scholastic.com/lessonrepro/sendhome/ect/homeeng1298.htm
http://lake.osu.edu/topics/community-development/recycled-craft-ideas
http://www.aasd.k12.wi.us/staff/boldtkatherine/Educators/Arts&Crafts.htm#FUN_LINKS_Art http://www.storyofstuff.org/movies-all/story-of-bottled-water
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/Boxguitar.shtml

7th Grade Art and Crafts Class at W.B. Goodwin Community Center
www.goodwincc.org

 

 

Netherlands

Vliegkunstenaars - Flight Artists

The effective and effortless wing movements of plants and animals inspire researchers, aircraft engineers and nature enthusiasts of all ages. Our eyes aren’t capable of perceiving the (lightning fast) art of aviation from nature. We, the Vliegkunstenaars, are going to change this.

Visarend (Jorrit Vlot)
Photo Jorrit Vlot


The state-of-the-art high-speed video technologies enable us to capture the art of aviation in detail. High-speed video cameras that film in color are very expensive, but we have the opportunity to offer everybody who is interested, the possibility of taking such an extraordinary camera into the field, to shoot one-of-a-kind footage. For this amazing experience, you don’t have to fly to some distant, exotic place, because a high-speed camera can even turn the flight movements of a common house sparrow into a spectacular sight. The lightning fast High-Definition video camera provides us with unprecedented images of spectacular flights in Dutch nature or your own backyard.
Be surprised by the unexplored beauty of the flying nature!
 

 

www.flightartists.com

 

 

United States

Diego Stocco - Music from a Tree
 


"In the garden of my house there's a tree with lots of randomly grown twigs. It looks odd and nice at the same time. One day I asked myself if I could create a piece of music with it. To tune the tree I picked a fundamental note and tuned the twigs by trimming them with a pencil sharpener. I used two Røde NT6 and a NTG-2 as microphones, combined with a customized stethoscope. I recorded the tracks live on a Pro Tools LE system. I didn't use any synthesizer or sampler to create or modify the sounds. All the sounds come from playing the tree, by bowing the twigs, shaking the leaves, playing rhythms on the cortex and so on.

At this link you can see some pictures with more detailed descriptions:

http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Music-from-a-Tree/263872

 

 

United Kingdom

Richard Skelton: music making en plein air

Since 2006, UK artist Richard Skelton has been releasing small run documentations of his own musical explorations through his Sustain Release label. These recordings are always exquisitely packaged, in materials and imagery that really invoke the feel of the recordings locked away on the discs. Place and space play a big factor in Skelton’s creative process, transporting the listener to the environment in which the music was originally recorded. The visuals and tactile objects that are always included with the discs facilitate in entrenching the listener further in Skelton’s magical world that is brimming with sensation and history, as its not only Skelton’s music that the listener is experiencing, but how, in fact, he is able to maintain a deep and engaging conversation with his surroundings.

http://some-landscapes.blogspot.com/2011/03/threads-across-river.html

http://typerecords.com/artists/richard-skelton

 

 

United States

Watershed: Art, Activism, and Community Engagement


Colleen Ludwig “Shiver”

Shiver is an immersive, interactive environment. The title refers to the chill or slight tickle felt on the skin if activated from a light touch or closeness. When entering the artwork, visitors initiate trickling flows of water. These flows cling to, and seek paths along, the walls’ minor topographies. Skin is used as a mechanism and a metaphor for shifting boundaries between self and space. The connection between inner and outer ecosystems is made palpable, bringing into focus the critical importance of clean water sources for the health of our planet and ourselves.

http://watershedmke.wordpress.com/exhibition/

 

 

United Kingdom

Workshops Painting with the Earth

The Workshops are designed to allow the participants an opportunity to explore and experiment with natural and locally found earth pigments, giving an experience which may bring insights into the origins of pigments and paint making as well as a deeper relationship with our environment. A simple form of the workshop has been used with younger school and special needs groups but is equally valuable to artists of all ages, offering the possibility of field trips to discover your own local colours and spending time making your own paints and pastels or to fit in with curriculum requirements. The workshop was used by the Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon as part of their ‘Devon Rocks’ project and as part of the Appledore Arts Festival 2008.

http://peterward-artist-illustrator.co.uk/workshops

 

 

Scotland

Windharp

Rhodri Davies performance with harp at Barpa Langass, Isle of North Uist. Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre on North Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

http://vimeo.com/15187277

www.taigh-chearsabhagh.org

 

 

United Kingdom

Nature art at the Horse Chestnut Tree at Schumacher College

Art made in 2006 by Anna Gillespie at the foot of the giant Horse Chestnut Tree in front of Schumacher College. The tree has shed significant boughs in the summer of 2010,  which led to an assessment of the health of the tree. The Dartington Hall Trust has decided for a mid-course solution between full crown reduction and crown thinning at this stage. This process will involve removing much of the weight of the tree. It is acknowledged that this will alter the appearance of the tree, however they believe that this should prolong the life of the tree.

Read more here

www.annagillespie.co.uk

 

 
 

United States

The Equus Projects

Dance company collaborating with horses on Vashon Island, Washington.

Quote from the film: "So many of our instincts are dulled over time and there, the animal, is just so raw, so present. To be able to communicate in many ways you have to sort of let go of whatever preconceived ideas you may have about what you wanna do, and listen..."
(Gino Paolillo, performer/collaborator)

www.zebravisual.com/rg

 

 

Canada

Artist Lisa Lipsett and her daughter Ruby find a snake and spend time drawing and painting with her.
This video shows Ruby outlining the snake with a pen.

Snake Drawing from Lisa Lipsett on Vimeo.

Read more at: www.thedrivetocreate.com

 

 

Back to the opening page of Projects Archive