Lynn Small + Dennis Paul
in 1995 code
VOICE OF THE LANDSCAPE
A Palimpsest of Time and Place
Painter, Poet, Prophet
Earth Elegies III
Work in Progress
Below are video examples of this immersive, evolving site-specific project
WebClip [42 seconds]
Concept [7 minutes]
Four-Channel [7 minutes]
The Voice of the Landscape installation draws inspiration from Kaaterskill Falls, the Hudson River Valley and the first public lands set aside for future generations - the Catskill Preserve in New York State. Since the early 19th century, this area has served as a creative wellspring for American painting, photography, literature, philosophy, and environmentalism. The conceptualization of this major multi-channel, mixed media installation was stimulated by the beginnings of America's unique voice and our desire to be a part of the transformation of the "sense of place" landscape tradition.
We seek a new fluidity of expression that morphs traditional forms into the new century. Much as photography, film and video changed the fixed images of painting, the digital domain has radically and forever altered the making of marks. This new palette of tools extends the parameters of imagination and enables us to create a dialogue among painting, photography, literature, education, the inspiring sounds of nature, and the experiential world to be.
The installation requires at least 2, preferably 4, video projectors, DVD players and a sound system, preferably 5.1. In addition, a dedicated computer can be added for an interactive component whereby the viewers can directly participate and collaborate with the artists on one of the earliest pieces of interactive literature on the Internet. The visitor interacts with the installation and creates their own unique poem, thus adding their voice to The Tapestry of Hope, a meditative prayer for the future well-being of the Earth. Their poem will then become a part of a worldwide archive, Evolution: A Tapestry of Hope.
The waterfall at once presents to the mind the beautiful, but apparently incongruous idea, of fixedness and motion - a single existence in which we perceive unceasing change and everlasting duration. The waterfall may be called the voice of the landscape, for, unlike the rocks and woods which offer sounds as the passive instruments played upon by the elements, the waterfall strikes its own chords, and rocks and mountains reecho in rich unison
KAATERSKILL FALLS, the Clove and
the surrounding areas served as the creative wellspring for the first
indigenous school of American painting, and was inspirational to early
American literature and philosophy.
cost of this resulting loss
CoLabART - Lynn Small + Dennis Paul
VOICE OF THE LANDSCAPE 1990
FOREVER WILD SERIES
New Year's Card Series
OF THE LANDSCAPE
EARTH ELEGIES III
|With Nature's revealed truth|
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