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2010 Lecture : Heidi Hove

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Lecture : Heidi Hove : 16 Sept 2010 @ 5:00PM in Art B-01

Heidi Hove is the first artist in residence to create an on-site project at the Bledsoe, TX site of Earthbound Moon. She will speak about her installation on September 16th. Earthbound Moon’s mission is as follows: We intend for Earthbound Moon itself to be a work of interplanetary conceptual art. Sites will not be just a local artwork/commons, but a node of a larger artwork in themselves. Like orchids, each site will be an individual bloom from a single organism that stretches across the human environment. To this end, each site will be joined along one edge with another site in some way, so that were you to take a satellite photo of each, they could be puzzled together to create a standard sculpture garden. The sites, however are being leased in shapes that allow for this sculpture garden to be pieced together not as a terrestrial parcel of land, but as a sphere that could function as a new moon for Earth, a moon held in the public trust by 23E Studios, visitable by all humans, serving as a place to relax, exercise, garden, dream, picnic, and perform, a park for all humanity, in orbit around our shared home.

This lecture is sponsored by the School of Art as part of the joint series Landscape as Knowledge. Organized by the faculty of the School of Art in collaboration with faculty from the College of Architecture at Texas Tech University, and receiving major support from the Ryla T. and John F. Lott Endowment for Excellence in the Visual Arts and the College of Architecture, Landscape as Knowledge will present a year-long series of public lectures, conversations and events to examine embodied intelligence within the augmented environment.

A multidisciplinary approach will investigate how we see, conceive, and depict the earth; and what we find or do on it. Artists, art historians, and scholars from various disciplines will question how both our landscape and we ourselves are continually shaped and reshaped by an array of natural and cultural processes. Rick Dingus, professor in photography, Dr. Jorgelina Orfila, assistant professor in art history, Dr. Carolyn Tate, professor in art history, and Chris Taylor, assistant professor in architecture are the core collaborating faculty who will organize the year of events.

Additional support for Landscape as Knowledge comes from Land Arts of the American West and Landmark Arts in the School of Art, which receives generous support from the Helen Jones Foundation, The CH Foundation, and Cultural Activities Fees administered through the College of Visual & Performing Arts.

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