New York artist and art lecturer Lise Kjaer, created a mailart project – multiple copies of a soundscape was posted out world wide to mark Rememeber Nature. The sounds are of Black Guillemots, Terns and Seagulls recorded during a recent residency on the island of Hirshholmen, Denmark.
“I like the idea of receiving a “gift,” putting the cd in the computer, and receiving no image (we are so bombarded with images these days and expect them to pop up on the screen), but a sound of birds, overpowering and active coming out of the speakers. Hopefully transporting someone out of their office environment and back to nature, memories of experiences in nature etc. Since the recordings were from a residency in Denmark, they were also my memories of the place.”
Maria-Leena Räihälä organised an evening of events with Claudia Wegworth from NEST IN PEACE, at Institut für alles Mögliche, with artists, authors and bird activists. This featured a film screening of AVANTI NATURA and sound recordings of Whooper Swans whilst assembling bird-houses in the garden.
Avanti Natura, Maria-Leena Räihälä 2015
Bureau Gruzemayer organised a nature walk at the bird and wildlife sanctuary at Péruwelz, a former coal mining district on the border between Belgium and France about 20 km north of Valenciennes.
In the shop window of “DepInterdep” they installed a sun-operated work using the title ‘Remember Nature’ cut out from paper.
“Once this covering page has been removed the rest of the dark paper will be bleached, thus at some point gaining the same hue as the letters, leaving no trace of the work. Though this part of our contribution is minimal, it also has the smallest carbon footprint”.
Emma Griffiths started an environmental arts group at her University developing dialogue with other students, providing workshops and projects to raise awareness about nature through art.
Design for a sustainable shelter by Emma Griffiths
Mini Eco system
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MA Fine Art & MA Architecture students collaborative show
MA Fine Art + Architecture, UCA Canterbury-2
MA Fine Art + MA Architecture Part 2, UCA Canterbury
BA Fine Art student show
FA BA UCA Canterbury, JV Studio Group
Silke Panse created a one shot film titled ‘Chamomiles, Shoes’
Edward Chell screened a 10 minute film ‘Via Florigium’ in entrance of UCA Canterbury depicting the M2 motorway – a contested site of travel, pollution, death, mementoes and resilient wildlife.
Deirdre Bennett created a collaborative event for Remember Nature with MA Fine Art students and practitioners. The event took place in a pop up art space at Cardiff School of Art and Design, Cardiff Metropolitan University.
Justin Carter created a performance in collaboration with Ben A Owen titled ‘Autumn, after William James Muller’.
Leah Lovett created Consist, a work for Network Rail’s London Bridge offices for Remember Nature. Consist refers to the wagons that make up an engineering train named after fish and birds, including Coalfish, Falcons, Salmons, Seacows and Tench. Consist takes the names of these wagons as a starting point for remembering nature and circadian time within the confines of the office environment.
Artworks by Jennifer Kim Sohn( USA), Lauren Strohacker (USA) and Lea Kannar-Lichtenberger (Australia) were posted by ‘Art & Science Collaborations, Inc,’ for Remember Nature. Their works are currently in an exhibition about Biodiversity & Extinction at New York Hall of Science.