Monday, August 19, 2013

Site_Specific 2013: a huge success


The second Site_Specific International Land Art Biennale has definitely left a mark in the Plett landscape in the shape of thought-provoking artworks and installations. I also feel that it has left its mark on the minds and hearts of everyone who was part of the event in some way. It was such an incredible week, with a diverse set of experiences and opportunities to interact, to create and to learn. Here's some glimpses, mostly featuring images from the Site_Specific Pinterest and Facebook pages:

Artwork by Wilma Cruise. Photograph by Brenda Witte.

Kim Goodwin's 'Earth Pods' on Lookout Beach. Photograph by Chris Reinders

Running fences. Created by the communities around Plett 
as a project by the Boitumelo Sewing Project, facilitated by Erica L├╝ttich

Lungiswa Gqunta's work. Photograph by Jonathan vd Walt

Detail of the installation or 'beach mansion' by Andrea Cristoforetti

Flowing lines in mud on sand, by Janet Botes.

Artwork created during the Eco Land Art Walk from Nature's Valley to
Keurbooms Beach, organised by Simon Max Bannister and Galeo Saintz.

Part of "Soliloquy" by Annie le Roux

Part/process of the large-scale artwork, or 'Sand Bridge',
by Cornelia Konrads, from Germany

Created by PC Janse van Rensburg, during Andrew van der Merwe's
Beach Calligraphy Workshop

Andrew van der Merwe's Beach Calligraphy Workshop resulted in many more beautiful sand creations by Site_Specific artists and other workshop participants. This was one of the many ways in which the public could get involved with the event, and currently the Photography competition is still ongoing! Find out more at sitespecific.org.za/land-art-biennale-2013/competition. To read more about the artists, visit: sitespecific.org.za/land-art-biennale-2013/invited-artists