Land Art Live 2016: artist interventions at Land Art sites in Flevoland

Land Art Live 2016: artist interventions at Land Art sites in Flevoland

Land Art Live

Richard Serra, Sea Level (detail), 1996. Photo: Jordi Huisman.
June 13, 2016

Land Art Live invites contemporary artists to respond to the famous Land Art objects that have been realized since the 1970s during the construction of this new polder in the Netherlands. Land Art Live intends to examine how these artworks have become part of the social structure and oral history of this area, and how they play a role in the everyday life of people who live around them. By paring the large-scale, monumental and somewhat Herculean land art works with artists with an interest in sociality, temporality and performativity, the project also brings together two aspects of public art. Land Art Live started in 2013 and is building up to a final exhibition in 2017. So far, interventions have been realized with Melanie Bonajo, Zhana Ivanova, Rory Pilgrim, and Feiko Beckers.

Sunday, June 19, 2016, 3pm
Maria Pask, Dilatation (2016) @ Richard Serra’s Sea Level (1996)
Richard Serra’s land art sculpture Sea Level consists of two long concrete walls, each divided into 18 parts. In between those parts, flexible joints—or dilatations—absorb movements and prevent the walls from tearing. Maria Pask invited various participants to prepare a short act based on their experiences of the artwork, asking creators that are familiar with Sea Level because they live or grew up in Flevoland, or have extensively studied it. These acts will be performed in front of one of the elements of the artwork, and subsequently move to an element further on, and then back again.

Beforehand, students of the Art Academy of The Hague will test the structure of the performance for its physical possibilities with a test performance. This process will function as a kind of model: an experimental phase that also forms a crucial part of Serra’s process of creating art. 

Anne de Vries @ Antony Gormley’s Exposure (2010)
This fall, artist Anne de Vries will start his intervention at Exposure by Antony Gormley in Lelystad. His plan is to link this immense statue—26 meters tall and constructed with steel beams—with the hardstyle dance festival Defqon.1 that is being held in Flevoland since 2003. Keep an eye on our website for more information about this project.

Practical information
The performances take place on the respective Land Art sites; check for directions and more information. The program is curated by Martine van Kampen and hosted by KAF (Kunstlinie Almere Flevoland). We thank the Province of Flevoland for their generous support. 

The original Land Art works are: Observatory (1977) by Robert Morris in Lelystad, Earth Sea (1982) by Piet Slegers in Zeewolde, Sea Level (1996) by Richard Serra in Zeewolde, The Green Cathedral (1996) by Marinus Boezem in Almere, Polderland Garden of Love and Fire (1997) by Daniel Libeskind in Almere, and Exposure (2010) by Antony Gormley in Lelystad.

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