PHOTOGRAPHY, ARCHITECTURE & THE POST-INDUSTRIAL LANDSCAPE
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center & Carnegie Museum of Art (2004)
Artists: Andy Anderson, Lewis Batlz,,Edward Burtynsky,,David Deutsch, Philip-Lorca di Corcia, Todd Hido, Douglas Muir, Catherine Opie, Bill Owens and Martha Rosler. Graphic design by Andrew Blauvelt.
“Art’s reaction is to preserve these alternative, strange spaces. As a reflection of the imprecise fluctuations of nature, they are a source of fascination. When architecture and urban design project their desire onto a vacated space, too often it seems capable of doing anything other than introducing violent transformations; turning the foreign into the familiar, changing estrangement into citizenship, and striving at all costs to dissolve the ‘uncontaminated magic’ of the site into a realism of efficacy.”
- Ignasi de Sola-Morales Rubio 1995
PLAY WAR : HOMEMADE RECREATIONAL BATTLEFIELDS
Paintball is an industry of equipment suppliers. All the playing fields are made by amateurs, using whatever materials remain on the land from its previous use and whatever can be salvaged within an hours' drive. Like apocalyptic folk sculptures, these improvised theater sets reflect the detritus of an industrial century - agricultural machines, building debris, shipping containers, obsolete communication towers, cable spools, loading pallets, railroad ties, junked cars, concrete sewer pipes and truck tires. They are homemade recreational battlefields, sets for spontaneous theatrical events, scattered everywhere throughout the interstitial spaces of America.
NEA-funded panoramic survey in Florida of early 20th century tourist attractions that interpret nature. Dating from 1895 - 1950, the sites in MODERN NATURE represented a time that holds little in common with the didactic ecotourism of today. Existing subtropical landscapes were molded into Euro-agrarian mythologies, narratives from the age of exploration and interpretations of Eden. In other words, these sites, designed by amateur salesmen and entrepreneurs, reveal the way people thought about nature before it was threatened.
THE AWARENESS PROJECT
A campus-wide student exhibition of temporary sculptural installations that respond to sites on campus. College of Architecture, Georgia Tech (2009)
NEW YORK FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS