Sunday, October 25, 2015

Leave No Trace - Red Flag Magazine and The Nature Conservancy


Red Flag Magazine and The Nature Conservancy

When venturing into nature the ethos and creed of every wilderness lover and conservationist is "Leave No Trace". That means we should enter nature humbly, carry out our trash and leave it the way we found it. 

That's how many of us aspire to live in our everyday lives, but that's not what modern man has created through civilization. The very nature of civilizing the planet is to re-organize, re-design and leave our trace. Ironically, in the process we are eradicating entire bloodlines of animal species from the face of this earth. We are in essence leaving "no trace" of animals and habitats that were here for millennia before we arrived. presents "LEAVE NO TRACE", an art exhibition addressing the issue of extinction and featuring special commission works from Bhakti Baxter, David Brooks, Brian Butler, Ernesto Caivano, N. Dash, Benjamin Degen, Mark Dion, Jim Drain, Christina Pettersson, Rebeca Rainey, and Dana Sherwood. Through 3 interactive bodies of work we will explore the story of our relationship to the great web of life.

For this exhibition Red Flag has partnered with The Nature Conservancy to raise awareness and funding that will go directly to their land conservation project in Central Florida. The aim of the project is to expand habitat and access to habitat for the Florida Panther. Throughout the exhibition calendar we will offer several free events. Stay connected

Stop Resisting - a iiiPoints activation

STOP RESISTING a III-Points activation irritation in sound and light

Stop Resisting is a site specific installation by Raymond Brown, Casey Zap and Jessica Martin. It is simultaneously an examination of the relational dialectics between the individual and the acoustic ecology of the contemporary urban environment as well as a reinterpretation through the "materials" of sound and light.

Over half the worlds population now live in cities and while the paranoia and unease generated by the ubiquity of the state within the landscape tends to dominate most dialogue on the subject, paradoxically it is simultaneously an aestheticized environment that is both omnipresent and familiar.

Police sirens, scanners, traffic noise, voices, recorded music, and the the natural sounds of the weather, and whatever flora and fauna that remain all vie for the attention leaving a unique if nearly universal stamp on the psyche made all the more glaring in their absence to the urban denizen upon departure from the built environment.