As we get back to our desk, after being out on the range, and after quite a few "tell us more!s", Art Ranger will now provide a narrative wrap to the summer art actions so as to mull/mould/hold savor and share the experiences. Firstly, we must broadcast that the founding exhibition of our collective: Critical Ground launched last week (four local women artists doing very different work but with the same, nearly ridiculous, amount of dedication) and we all met the challenge:
|from Everybody's Antenna Handbook (copyright 1999). The artist discovered 25 drawings on handmade paper that had been lost, forgotten, and never shown. To broadcast comes from casting seeds broadly so that we may grow food!|
Art Ranger found it to be a poignant surprise, to have flown over 6000 miles away from home to discover that people there were experiencing, and expressing, - just as directly - the uncertainty and angst from this tragicomedy as (we/so many) U.S. citizens are. On this trip we also met, and worked with, young people whose lives have been torn and spit out by our foreign policy, in serious ongoing limbo. Our art activities sought to bring attention to these societal/ global issues in a way that was physical, visual and visceral, and yet bearing these topics with enough lightness to digest, to listen in.
|Name plates from "Red Light Green Light", and "Trackless Shoes"|
|After a re-throning, Young Man Tests out the King's Attire with his subjects, while ruling the game|
|De-Colonize the Body March at Roskilde (Above four Photos by Paula Duvå of Copenhagen)|
|As Art Ranger flew over Greenland and the in-between (melting) glaciers, while listening to Margaret Atwood read "The Handmaids Tale", the man behind us exclaimed in his dialect/accent "Wheah the fook ahh we?!!!"|
|Such as, Richard Anthony's hand shake|
"Or, 'Did I tell you I ran out of Thyme?'" : (farmers market eavesdrop sample)
Loves and fresh loaves to all....
Art Ranger is back!