Land Art Walk
An Unfolding Story - Land Art as Dialogue
by Galeo Saintz
A two-day facilitated ecological land art walking experience as part of the celebrations of the Site_Specific event taking place in Plettenberg Bay in August 2013. Offering a unique opportunity for visitors, locals and nature lovers to immerse themselves in a facilitated land art experience within a meaningful ecological container.
Conservation adventurer Galeo Saintz and artist Simon Max Bannister have come together to create a walking experience that allows visitors to the 2013 Site_Specific event to partake in an adventure exploring land art as an expression of ecological processes, by walking over two days along the pristine and varied coast from Nature's Valley to Plettenberg Bay. The walk is designed to fit into the programme in such a way that participants are able to gain both knowledge and experience and share their insights and works through a simple slide-show afterwards. The ecological input of the walk will be provided by conservationist Gareth Weiz, as Galeo Saintz will not be available to participate at the time.
Land Art as dialogue and an unfolding story will become the lens through which participants explore the rich natural surrounds of the route.
The walk is moderate and affords deep meditation into the ecology of place. We will stop along the way at appropriate spots to engage in discussion, reflection, and the practical exploration of creative expression in nature.
The number of participants is limited to 12 people with 1 place available for a deserving scholar or emerging land artists from the area.
Simon Max Bannister has significant land art commissions and exhibits to his name and Galeo Saintz has helped craft some of South Africa's most innovative and creative walking experiences with either biodiversity, conservation or ecology at their core. Galeo is a co-founder of South Africa's first and only Land Art Route, a project of the Eden to Addo Corridor Initiative, the inaugural installation of the route was created by Simon Max Bannister in 2011.