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Artist-in-Residence : Strijdom van der Merwe

22 July - 8 August 2013 • Plettenberg Bay, South Africa Calling the Herd EDEN TO ADDO LAND ART WORK This exciting interactive land art work in the Keurbooms Corridor consists of several trumpet-like funnels combined in a tree shape. Visitors can blow these trumpets - recalling the sounds of elephants on their ancient migration route across the mountains. Symbolically this art work relates to the three elephant sculptures of Aartmoeders - calling them (and all humans that can hear the call)  to join in the Eden to Addo journey towards re-establishing nature's ancient routes for all species. This artwork was unveiled on the 11th of August 2013 as part of Site_Specific's 2nd International Land Art Biennale opening event in Plettenberg Bay. 'TWO QUESTIONS' with Strijdom van der Merwe As part of Site_Specific's facebook posts katty vandenberghe interviews Strijdom in her 'TWO QUESTIONS' interview series. Q: Leading up to the main...

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Public Programme

Land Art Passport • Programme • 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. Also visit our Community Projects page for more calendar events and insights into the various community projects taking place before and during this event. 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. Play an ACTIVE role in making this Biennale the best, and PLETT the LAND ART DESTINATION in Africa! Site_Specific thanks you for your participation! Invited...

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International Land Art Biennale

Site_Specific International Land Art Biennale 2013 Plett landscape the stuff of fine art by Tessa Kruger South Africa's second Site_Specific International Land Art Biennale will be presented by some of the most influential artists in land art — both internationally and locally — in Plettenberg Bay in September this year. The event will feature a range of unusual artworks made from natural materials found in the surrounds by 16 accomplished land artists. Set in the natural environment near the Beacon Island Hotel, the artworks will explore the relationship between nature and people, while increasing awareness of both conservation and the beauty of the area. What is more, visitors to the event will have the opportunity to witness the making of the art in the run-up to the Biennale's celebration day. Visual curator of the event, Strijdom van der Merwe, says this second land-art event promises to be an enriching experience,...

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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

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

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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