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Land Arts 2009 Journey 2 Update

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The second journey of Land Arts 2009 from Texas Tech concluded 27 October 2009. The momentum and energy established in our fieldwork culminated in a symposium at the Land Heritage Institute in San Antonio. The itinerary of our second journey included more work sites allowing our dialog to evolve through works and actions. We continued to be visited by exceptional guests—Susannah Mira, Boyd Elder, Upe Flueckiger, Clifton Ellis, Jack Sanders, Simone Swan, Ann Reynolds, Joan Jonas, Lucy Lippard, Penelope Boyer, and Erik Knutzen among other presenters at the symposium.

We are now on campus for the remainder of the term working in the studio to resolve and finalize what began in the field. The opportunity of this return will bring new thinking to our process and be shared with a larger community in an exhibition in Lubbock at the end of the term. Stay tuned for more details on the exhibition.


Contents

Plains of San Agustin, New Mexico


Setting up camp near the edge of the Plains of San Agustin, 28 September 2009.


Adrian Larriva underneath the camera boom mounted to the cargo van, Plains of San Agustin, New Mexico, 28 September 2009.


Sean Cox, Brice Harris and Adrian Larriva cleaning fish for dinner on the Plains of San Agustin, New Mexico.


Feet of Brice Harris at the Plains of San Agustin, New Mexico, 02 October 2009.


The Lightning Field, near Quemado, New Mexico


Ground at The Lightning Field, northeast of Quemado, New Mexico, 29 September 2009.


Very Large Array, near Datil, New Mexico


Steve Wollkind and Adrian Larriva at the Very Large Array near Datil, New Mexico, 29 September 2009.


Mimbres River, Gila Wilderness, New Mexico


PIckles at the Mimbres River, courtesy of Meredith James, 04 October 2009.


Jose Villanueva helps Adrian Larriva open his shotgun shells at the Mimbres River, New Mexico, 04 October 2009.


Adrian Larriva wraps a tree in preparation of shooting a drawing at Mimbres River, New Mexico, 05 October 2009.


Adrianna Alter lets the Mimbres River wash her clothes, 05 October 2009.


Sean Cox and Brice Harris chop down a widow maker for firewood at Mimbres River, New Mexico, 06 October 2009.


Gila Cliff Dwellings, New Mexico


George Dietrich giving us a tour of Gila Cliff Dwellings, New Mexico, 07 October 2009.


Gila Hot Springs, New Mexico


Camp at Gila Hot Springs, New Mexico, 07 October 2009.


Road - Silver City


Getting more tires for the cargo van, Silver City, New Mexico, 08 October 2009.


Meredith James and the hitch-hiking balloon, Silver City, New Mexico, 08 October 2009.

Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona


Work table in camp at the Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona, 09 October 2009.


Jason Fancher's back after the paintball shooting, Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona, 10 October 2009.



Adrian Larriva's paintball drawing takes aim at people, Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona, 10 October 2009.


Adrianna Alter and Sean Cox in the fort he built at the Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona, 11 October 2009.


Meredith James with the camera obscura she built for her video camera, Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona, 11 October 2009.


Steve Wollkind with the camera on the boom he built to film the road traveled by the van, Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona, 11 October 2009.



Adrian help's Jose into his horns.


Sean Cox as one of the hunters.


Deer Man in the arms of the virgin. All from filming the scene of Deer Man's death, Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona, 11 October 2009.


Steve Wollkind made a wisk for the cream destined for Meredith James' bananas foster, Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona, 11 October 2009.


Road - Playas & Hachita




On our way across southwestern New Mexico we stopped in on the former town of Playas---once a company town now a training center for law enforcement and counter terrorism training, <a href="http://www.clui.org/clui_4_1/lotl/v28/i.html" title="more info">more info</a>. When we asked at the guard check point if there was any public interface like a visitors center we could see we were told it is a closed facility. Except that we could go to the store. Given how much Land Arts travels love road side stores we couldn't resist. While the actual store did not match up to most of our gas station experiences it was attached to a small bowling alley. Mid-morning bowling anyone? The folks working within the facility got a kick out of their visitors. As did we...



Road side lunch stop north of Hachita, New Mexico, 12 October 2009.

Cabinetlandia, Deming, New Mexico


Steve Wollkind, Brice Harris and Kyle Robertson peeling shrimp for dinner, Cabinetlandia, New Mexico, 12 October 2009.



Camp after our arrival at Cabinetlandia---remote project space of Cabinet magazine. We will use the library as a work camp base for the next four days. East of Deming, New Mexico, 12 October 2009.






Interstate 10 passing within a half mile of our camp at Cabinetlandia. East of Deming, New Mexico, 13 October 2009.



Union Pacific Railroad passing within a half mile of our camp at Cabinetlandia. East of Deming, New Mexico, 13 October 2009.









Camp at Cabinetlandia. East of Deming, New Mexico, 13 October 2009.





Washing clothes, and hair at Washland, Deming, New Mexico, 13 October 2009.




Jose Villanueva crossing Interstate 10 as Deer Man. East of Deming, New Mexico, 14 October 2009.





Cabinet National Library. East of Deming, New Mexico, 14 October 2009.




Camp at Cabinetlandia. East of Deming, New Mexico, 14 October 2009.



Stephen Wollkind's video rig on the van, 15 October 2009.


Meredith James, Sean Cox, Brice Harris, and Stephen Wollkind contemplate working, 15 October 2009.


Jose Villanueva reading the contents of the Cabinet National Library, 15 October 2009.


Sean Cox's map of Cabinetlandia, 15 October 2009.



Dust abounds, 15 October 2009.


Adrian Larriva working on Actual Scale at the Cabinet National Library, 15 October 2009.


Magic shovel, 16 October 2009.


Empty table, 16 October 2009.

Working at Cabinetlandia. East of Deming, New Mexico.








Beach Party at the Interstate 10 ocean, east of Deming, New Mexico, 16 October 2009.



Jose Villanueva filming, 16 October 2009.


Brice Harris fly impaler, 16 October 2009.


Jason Fancher working around the dust, 16 October 2009.



Sean Cox and Stephen Wollkind mounting the camera rig for travel, 16 October 2009.



Food, 16 October 2009.



Jose Villanueva projecting the Interstate onto the Railroad, 16 October 2009.

La Union, New Mexico


Touring the Border Art Residency with Ray Parrish, La Union, New Mexico, 17 October 2009.


Susannah Mira's studio at the Border Art Residency, La Union, New Mexico, 17 October 2009.


El Paso, Texas





Fantastic midday fiesta at the Larriva's house in El Paso, Texas, 17 October 2009.


Valentine, Texas



Touring Prada Marfa and the old dance hall in Valentine Texas with Boyd Elder, 17 October 2009.


Marfa, Texas


The pig at Padre's, Marfa, Texas, 18 October 2009.


Judd Foundation





Touring the Judd Foundation with Karen Longshore, Upe Flueckiger, and Clifton Ellis, Marfa, Texas, 18 October 2009.


El Cosmico


Talking with Jack Sanders about the plan and evolution of El Cosmico, in Marfa, Texas, 19 October 2009.



The lock set that John Doe built.









Touring the grounds of El Cosmico, 19 October 2009.





Touring the trailers, 19 October 2009.



Jack Sanders in the teepee, 19 October 2009.



Turning up concrete curbs and pipes to mark a circle at El Cosmico, Marfa, Texas, 19 October 2009.


Camp at El Cosmico, Marfa, Texas, 19 October 2009.


Social Chemistry Experiment


Announcement for the Social Chemistry Experiment at El Cosmico, 20 October 2009.



Boyd Elder helps with the preparation and provides instruction on the use of masking tape, 20 October 2009.



Evening events and the aftermath, 21 October 2009.


Chinati Foundation






Touring the Chinati Foundation collections, Marfa, Texas, 21 October 2009.


Presidio, Texas





Touring Adobe Alliance and visiting with Simone Swan, 20 October 2009.


Land Heritage Institute, San Antonio, Texas



Ann Reynolds, Joan Jonas, and Meredith James at the picnic lunch at the Land Heritage Institute Symposium, San Antonio, Texas, 24 October 2009.



Symposium room in the Toyota manufacturing plant visitors center--with the Land Arts projection set up, 24 October 2009.


Ramon Vasquez talking about the history of native people in area that is now the Land Heritage Institute, 24 October 2009.


Archeologist Alston Thoms speaking about the physical history of area that is now the Land Heritage Institute, 24 October 2009.



Hay ride around the property, 24 October 2009.


Joan Jonas speaking about her work, 25 October 2009.


Sandy Stone speaker about her work, 25 October 2009.


Ann Reynolds speaking about the work of Charles Simmons, 25 October 2009.



Squeezing the water out of Erik Knutzen's tent, 0262 October 2009.


Remains of Jason Fancher's tent,2602 October 2009.



Cook tent after the big wind, Land Heritage Institute, San Antonio, Texas, 26 October 2009.


Lubbock, Texas


Kyle Robertson and Sean Cox arriving back in Lubbock after two month in the field, 27 October 2009.


Stephen Wollkind arriving back in Lubbock after two month in the field, 27 October 2009.


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