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2013 Timetable

Land Art Passport • Programmes • Community • Timetable The Land Art Biennale event includes public programmes for visitors and participants to engage in during the week of 10 - 17 August 2013. As artists are working on setting up their various land art installations, visitors will be able to observe their progress and attend public lectures and performances. Visitors can also register and participate in Site_Specific's Public Programmes. Please note that these programmes are subject to change depending on funding and public interest. To keep track of updates and developments, join our Site_Specific Land Art Biennale 2013 facebook event page. AUGUST Saturday 10th - Saturday 17th, 2013 SATURDAY 10th Invited Artists & SIDES Artists arrive. 14h00 INFO DESK opens Will be open Monday – Saturday for further registrations & information about the #LandArtBiennale. Venue: Beacon Island Resort 18h00 REGISTRATION starts Information session and registration of artists and participants who...

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For the Press

Site_Specific 2nd International Land Art Biennale 10 - 17 August 2013 A registered Non-Profit Company K2012029381 South Africa NPC Site_Specific is a Not-For-Profit association promoting land art in Africa – facilitating, supporting and co-ordinating environmental art creators and patrons. Land art is particularly suited to merging perceptions regarding culture and nature, thus connecting community and conservation to the benefit of both human inhabitants and the environment. The International Land Art Biennale is our flagship project, but we also create works in other locations such as the Karoo Geoglyph project in Richmond, the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil installation at the annual Woordfees in Stellenbosch, and the Ebenezer Land Art Residency in Plettenberg Bay. We are also proud to be a partner of the Eden to Addo Land Art Route. Contacts Heather Greig, +27(0)83 736 3979 Anni Snyman, +27(0)83 252 2035 Founding members Heather Greig Anni Snyman Strijdom van...

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Launch Event in Jozi

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Circa Gallery, Rosebank, Johannesburg All systems go for 2013! Site_Specific's Second International Land Art Biennale by Kim Trollip No country is better suited to land art than South Africa. Our open vistas, blue skies and ancient hills form an unrivalled muse, lending themselves to this exciting art form. And if one had to choose a region of the country in which to locate an international land art event, Plettenberg Bay and the surrounding Bitou Municipality must surely top the list. The second Site_Specific International Land Art Biennale 2013 takes place from 10 to 17 August 2013 in Plett and was launched at Circa Gallery in Rosebank, Johannesburg last week. The invited artists – South African and international – were announced at the event. Site_Specific is an exciting artist-led project, conceived by Strijdom van der Merwe and Anni Snyman in an attempt to create more opportunity for land art in South...

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Invited Artists

PLETTENBERG BAY • 2013 • SITE_SPECIFIC LAND ART BIENNALE TWO QUESTIONS interview series Join us on facebook at our Site_Specific Art Events page & International Land Art Biennale 2013 event to follow our 'TWO QUESTIONS' interview series with participating artists. International CORNELIA KONRADS (Germany) CORNELIA KONRADS (Germany) was born in 1957 in Wuppertal/Germany and studied philosophy and cultural science. She has been working as a freelance artist since 1998. Her focus is on site specific sculptures – indoors and outdoors; temporary and permanent for public spaces; sculpture parks and private gardens. Konrads has had various expositions, residencies and commissions in Europe, Asia, Australia, and America. These are some of her main achievements – 2012: Schweizerische Triennale der Skulptur Bad Ragaz (Switzerland); 2011: Sculptor on Campus - Visiting Sculptor Program, Cal. State University, Bakersfield (USA); 2010: Public Art Commission for the N8 Cashel - Mitchelston Road, Cahir (Ireland); 2009: Artist in...

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Artist-in-Residence : Erica Lüttich

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May 2013 • Plettenberg Bay, South Africa Running Fences TRANSFORMING A WATTLE SAPLING INTO AN OLIVE BRANCH compiled by Tanya Pretorius  •  text &  images by Erica Lüttich Kurland community members working on their section of Running Fences, Erica Lüttich's three week Site_Specific residency project during May 2013. Maps show the contours of the land and are criss-crossed by straight lines demarcating boundaries and fences. The lines on maps evoke feelings of barriers and exclusion, and yet simultaneously a sense of invasion and protection. The visual dissecting of land addresses centuries of ownership, spaces of exclusion and inclusion, liberation and war, oppression and loss of ancestral land. Erica Lüttich was hosted by Joan Berning at Eden to Addo while working on her Running Fences residency project for Site_Specific. Along with various groups and communities in and around Plettenberg Bay, Erica explored these themes during May 2013. The completed fences will...

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SIDES Programme

The Site_Specific SIDES Programme CALL FOR PROPOSALS Site_Specific International Land Art Biennale 10 - 17 August 2013, Plettenberg Bay Site_Specific hereby invites proposals for contemporary site specific land art works with the focus on using natural materials, aiming to create work that is ephemeral and embracing of the natural beauty of Plettenberg Bay. 20 SIDES ARTISTS The second Site_Specific International Land Art Biennale will take place in Plettenberg Bay 10 - 17 August 2013. This year, Site_Specific will be opening the event to more artists to create their work in Plettenberg Bay alongside the core group of invited artists from Germany, South Korea and South Africa. We realised that there are many artists that want to be part of Site_Specific, although we can only financially support a core group of invited artists. Thus we have decided to invite an additional maximum of 20 artists as a ‘fringe’ group on the...

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Woordfees 2013 | HIERNAMAALS • HEREAFTER

01 - 03 March 2013, Stellenbosch, South Africa. Tree of Knowledge of Good & Evil III Sasol Museum tree installation & Slee Gallery Exhibition Anni Snyman, PC Janse van Rensburg, Andrew van der Merwe & friends will be setting up another 'Tree of Knowledge of Good & Evil' installation at this year's Woordfees festival in Stellenbosch as part of the 'HIERNAMAALS • HEREAFTER' exhibition taking place at the Slee Gallery. This year's water installation is symbolic of tears, whilst drawing attention to the vital nature of water as the MATRIX of life. Mankind's reckless treatment of water through processes such as fracking, amongst many others, is threatening the future sustainability of our land and it's natural water resources. The installation extends the symbolism of 2012's apple installation that drew attention to the abuse of the feminine, to include our culture's destruction of the natural, our land base, mother earth -...

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Woordfees 2013

01-10 March 2013, Stellenbosch, South Africa HIERNAMAALS • HEREAFTER Slee Gallery exhibition & Sasol Museum installation The theme of this year's Woordfees is 'HEMELS' = 'Heavenly'. This implies a hereafter, something that has died, or has been lost - at the very least, transformed from an earthly state. Hiernamaals • Hereafter is this transience of the natural world. It is a requiem, a song of mourning (or maybe a wish, a memory). Art may not be able to save the world, but it can honour and protest against an inevitable process of forgetting. The exhibition at Slee Gallery includes works by Angus Taylor, Jan van der Merwe, Hannelie Coetzee, Strijdom van der Merwe, Rina Stutzer, Shany van der Berg, Andrew van der Merwe, Eduard Haumann,  Erica Lüttich, Myfanwy Bekker, PC Janse van Rensburg, Katie du Toit, Janet Botes and Anni Snyman. Site_Specific, South Africa's International Land Art Biennial, will take place in Plettenberg Bay from 10 - 17 August...

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2nd International Land Art Biennale

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa Launch Event / 23 May 2013 Site_Specific officially launched it's 2013 International Land Art Biennale at the Circa Gallery in Johannesburg. The Circa Gallery is one of Site_Specific's official sponsors, and we extend our gratitude to their hospitality and support. Invited Artists Site_Specific's second International Land Art Biennale is proud to welcome an impressive list of international, national, and local artists to our second event. Selected_SIDES Artists Due to popular demand, Site_Specific also opened up the land art event to artists wishing to participate at their own cost. The Selected_SIDES Artists programme was designed to accommodate this demand. As an non-profit organisation Site_Specific relies heavily on volunteers and funding to support travel and accommodation costs for invited artists, so we are grateful and pleased to those artists who join us in this all-important event. Land Art Passport The Site_Specific Land Art Passport offers registered participants and...

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Introduction

The Land is the Canvas From 22 – 29 May 2011, 13 artists were invited to Plettenberg Bay to take part in South Africa’s first international Land Art event, entitled Site_Specific. This artist-led project was conceived by Strijdom van der Merwe and Anni Snyman in an attempt to create more opportunity for Land Art in South Africa. Land Art has always occupied a rather distinct space in the art world. Originating in the 1960s, it was considered to be on the fringes of the then radical Conceptual Art movement. Land Art is best categorised as a medium-defined art in the same vein as painting or photography. By its very nature, Land Art is typically created outside the gallery setting; it uses the land as its canvas, and anything from one’s hands to earth moving equipment as its tools. Creating art out of sticks, stones and dirt and leaving it outside, exposed to the elements, means that most projects can only be remembered....

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