Session Title:

  • Crisis Narrative of Landscape: Future Inherent

Presentation Title:

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  • Chair Per­sons: Lisa An­der­son & Josephine Starrs
    Pre­sen­ters: Leon Cmielewski & Joni Tay­lor

    This panel ex­plores multi-di­men­sional works that in­ter­act and ex­plore the nar­ra­tives of dam­aged land­scapes -ur­ban and out­back scars found on and within the struc­tures of land and ar­chi­tec­ture and scars re­lated to the move­ment of peo­ples. The speak­ers will pre­sent their art­works de­vel­oped from the ev­i­dence of weather shifts that are woven through var­i­ous forms, in­clud­ing per­sonal doc­u­men­tary-style im­ages, GPS data and satel­lite im­agery.  These art­works use im­ages of the earth’s sur­face to ex­plore nar­ra­tives of po­ten­tial fu­tures. Within past and pre­sent ac­tions can be found a fu­ture that rev­els within the sense of be­long­ing. The fu­ture could be based within a con­tin­u­ing par­a­digm or shift into greater un­der­stand­ings of new and an­cient tech­nolo­gies that shift our po­ten­tial for cre­at­ing and in­vest­ing in a fu­ture vis­i­ble world. The pro­jected im­ages and con­text ex­pand the premise that tap­ping into the nar­ra­tive of place re­veals an un­der­stand­ing of a fu­ture plan. This el­e­ment be­gins to ques­tion and push the sci­ence of weather, the land and the move­ment of peo­ples to a fris­son, wherein may lie a new ap­proach. Dr. Lisa An­der­son, Josephine Starrs and Leon Cmielewski have all worked with Lake Mungo in the re­mote Aus­tralian out­back and have drawn to­gether some of these quests to look more closely at the im­pli­ca­tions of story in place. Dr. An­der­son and Joni Tay­lor have both ex­plored the el­e­ments of col­li­sion of the urban land­scape against a wilder life,  that takes the city back at any op­por­tu­nity.

    Dr. An­der­son cre­ated Night Snow which ex­plores the shifts of an­i­mals into the vil­lages within the High Arc­tic and com­pares these sto­ries to those of drought af­fected cities in Aus­tralia. Joni Tay­lor con­sid­ers a shift in our ar­chi­tec­tural re­la­tion­ship to the wild to de­velop an aca­d­e­mic un­der­stand­ing and smart world ap­proach to the con­cept of ar­chi­tec­ture, to cre­ate an ar­chi­tec­ture that en­com­passes the changes in weather and move­ments of pop­u­la­tions, in order to es­tab­lish aware city sur­faces and en­clo­sures.  The panel will ex­plore a range of fac­tors to feed into an un­der­stand­ing of a fu­ture that is a brave new world ar­chi­tec­ture, that pro­tects from the void, that in­serts into this a pos­si­bil­ity for a gen­uine story of place to guide/in­form pro­jects. The spec­ta­tor­ship un­der­stand­ing of past en­gage­ments in­cludes the no­tions of na­tional parks and wild life as out­sider events and a pi­o­neer­ing ap­proach to ar­chi­tec­ture.  The speak­ers seek to in­te­grate nar­ra­tives of land, ar­chi­tec­ture and urban move­ments to focus on the prob­lems posed by the cul­ture/na­ture di­vide. The fu­ture is in­her­ent within this form of vi­sual un­der­stand­ing and draws on the very dif­fer­ent el­e­ments that con­cern these artists. They ex­plore the so­cial agenda of dif­fer­ence, imbed­ded within the ques­tion asked by the land­scape works of the Qing Dy­nasty – Am I in Na­ture or is Na­ture in Me?

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