Place for archiving, researching and transmitting born in 1994 that explores Land Art both in historical, critical and prospective perspective. It is aimed at “an audience as wide as possible” (Gerry Schum)
Founded by Marc de Verneuil (architect, critic)

Lieu d'archivage, de recherche et de transmission né en 1994 qui explore le Land Art dans une perspective aussi bien historique, critique que prospective. Il s’adresse à «un public aussi large que possible» (Gerry Schum)
Fondé par Marc de Verneuil (architecte, critique)

« Le Land Art est une pure fiction ; voilà pourquoi nous l'observons »
Land Art is purely fictional; that is why we observe it” (OBSART)

samedi 13 octobre 2012

On bed with Michael Heizer in Munich (#2)

Circular Surface Planar Displacement Drawing, Jean Dry Lake, 1970
Earth, 900 x 500 feet. Collection: Sam Wagstaff 
(Zdenek Felix, Michael Heizer, Ed. Fourcade, New York, 1979, p.20)

In 1970, Heizer finished Double Negative and also executed two large playa drawings. Leasing surface rights from the Bureau of Land Management, he directed motorcycles in a series of circles on Jean Dry Lake [1]Circular Planar Displacement Drawing and Tangential Drawing [2] were documented extensively both from the air and from a scaffold erected specifically for that purpose. The twenty-four-foot tower was built on wheels and moved sixteen feet at a time along one of the four-hundred-foot-diameter circles in order to photograph continuously its circumference.[3] 
—William L. Fox (2002)
[1] It is not sure that several motorcycles were necessary for  the making of these earth-drawings. 
[2] A work reenacted in Munich (Germany), in that same year.
[3] Playa Works: The Myth Of The Empty, University of Nevada Press, 2002, p.36.

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