Land Arts of the American West at the University of New Mexico is now accepting applications for the 2013 Fall program.
Land Arts is an experimental laboratory for collaboration, nomadic existence and experiential learning. The program provides students with extended work time in a field situated interdisciplinary studio while exploring place-based issues in Southwestern environs. Trips are based on theme directed topics. Past themes have included “Foodshed,” “Border,” and “Land Art/Land Use.” Our time in the field is divided between investigative sites and work sites. Investigative sites include workshops and in-place research conducted with visiting artists, writers, scholars, and professionals. Work sites include spaces conducive to individual experimentation, as well as collaborative projects engaged with visiting artists, organizations, and communities. Land Arts student groups range in size from 8-12 participants with two instructors.
Please submit the following in your application:
One letter of intent explaining how Land Arts is appropriate to your practice and what you expect to gain from this experience. Please address your current conceptual focus, your past experience working in a group context and what it is that motivates you as an artist. One letter of reference from a supervisor or professor addressing your capacity to work in a communal setting and your ability to engage in a highly independent studio practice.
Ten (10) images in .jpg format. Image/work document with title, medium, size, year, and additional information if needed.
Up to 10 minutes of video, audio, or other multimedia. Image/work document with title, medium, size, year, and additional information if needed.
Please email questions and submissions to email@example.com.
Submissions are due by midnight on March 1st.
For more information on past trips: http://landarts.unm.edu/sites.html