We are travelling to Portland this week to take part in the annual Open Engagement Conference at Portland State University. Fieldfaring projects will be discussed in the context of a Panel that opens the Saturday morning roster.
Saturday, May 18: 10am-12pm
RURALSCAPES M. Michelle Illuminato, Brett Hunter, Linsey Laserte, Ethan Martin
Panelists – Compass: Sarah Kanouse; Fieldfaring: Susanne Cockrell and Ted Purves; Matt Garcia; Harold Arts: Joe Jeffers; Rhonda Janke; Regional Relationships: Ryan Griffis and Sarah Ross; M12 Collective: Richard Saxton and Kirsten Stoltz
For more information about the conference- follow this link.
In 1944 André Breton criticized chess and chess playing artists saying that “what must be changed is the game itself, not the pieces.” At Kadist SF we’ll devote an evening to considering a range of artist mutations of the rules or structure of the game of chess, rather than the formal components of the board and pieces.
For more information visit this link- please come by to play a game of chess
Fieldfaring is heading east. Over the last three days we have been driving from California to Colorado, where we will be attending M12′s annual Big Feed. We will be presenting our projects during the event, as well as touring M12′s various projects on the Colorado plains.
The BIG FEED is an annual event and action held by M12. It is a celebration of the regional landscape, experimental art and architecture, food, music, culture and community. It is a forum to connect community members and artists in a casual atmosphere, as well as an opportunity for the larger public to learn more about the groundbreaking work presented by the attending community members, artists, musicians, critics, and curators. Landing somewhere between a family reunion, potluck dinner, symposium, and festival, The BIG FEED is held the second weekend in every October. The event is open to the public and the cost of entry is one food item to share.
You can get more information about M12 and the Big Feed here.
After we left, Linnet, one of the residents who worked with us in the circle, returned to the circle to spread straw over the center. This will not only build up the soil, but it will also serve to protect the layer of clover seeds that were sown across the center, which will form the basis of a lawn in years to come.