ecoartspace is a nonprofit platform providing opportunities for artists who address environmental issues. Working together since 1999, Patricia Watts (founder/curator) and Amy Lipton (director/curator) have collaborated with hundreds of artists and organizations to produce exhibitions, public art works, programs, and events nationally and internationally. Recent projects include the development of a video archive of interviews with artists such as Patricia Johanson, Jackie Brookner, Betsy Damon, Buster Simpson, Bonnie Sherk, Mierle Laderman Ukeles and Susan Leibovitz Steinman; TRANSported, two public art projects in conjunction with the New Museum’s Ideas City Festival and Arts Brookfield in lower Manhattan; and an Art & Ecology Learning Guide series of replicable social practice public art projects including the recent release of Eve Mosher’s HighWaterLine ACTION GUIDE.
Art & Action:
Creative Engagement in the Face of Climate Change
Artist Eve Mosher will tell the story of her public art project titled HighWaterLine where she marked the ten feet above sea level line in lower Manhattan and Brooklyn with a baseball line marker over the summer of 2007. Mosher receives many requests to fly to cities around the world to duplicate this project. Since this would be an impossible task, she has recently collaborated with ecoartspace to develop an ACTION GUIDE so that communities anywhere can learn about her work and now mark their own line using Mosher’s HighWaterLine as inspiration. The guide was developed for educators, nonprofit organizations and individuals, combining art and science to engage aesthetics while addressing environmental issues. Guide author Patricia Watts and curator Amy Lipton will participate with Eve Mosher for this discussion.