Antarctic artists and writers program
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 14

Antarctic Artists and Writers Program PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 77 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

Antarctic Artists and Writers Program. Program Overview Kim Silverman, Program Officer August 21, 2006. Agenda. Program Purpose and Objectives Historical View Moving Forward Researchers Interacting with Artists and Writers 2006/2007 Projects. Program Purpose and Objectives. Purpose

Download Presentation

Antarctic Artists and Writers Program

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Antarctic artists and writers program

Antarctic Artists and Writers Program

Program Overview

Kim Silverman, Program Officer

August 21, 2006

U. S. Antarctic Program, New Investigators Workshop


Agenda

Agenda

  • Program Purpose and Objectives

  • Historical View

  • Moving Forward

  • Researchers Interacting with Artists and Writers

  • 2006/2007 Projects

U.S. Antarctic Program, New Investigators workshop


Program purpose and objectives

Program Purpose and Objectives

  • Purpose

    • The purpose of the Antarctic Artists and Writers Program is to enable serious writings and works of art that exemplify the Antarctic heritage of humankind.

    • Expand fundamental knowledge of the region, to foster research on global and regional problems of current scientific importance.

    • Increase public understanding of the Antarctic region, including the continent and the surrounding oceans, as well as the associated research and education endeavors.

  • Why?

    • Antarctica’s unique geographical, political, and cultural characteristics are of intrinsic value and interest to the American public.

    • A new perspective on Antarctic research and discovery.

U.S. Antarctic Program, New Investigators workshop


Historical view

Historical View

  • First of its kind

    • Imitation is the highest form of flattery

      • Other programs: Australia (1987), New Zealand, (1997), Great Britain (2002)

  • Since its formal inception in 1992, through 2006:

    • 444 Proposals Reviewed

    • 60 Individual Artists and Writers Selected (through 2005)

    • 15 Selected multiple times, including

      • Barry Lopez, Writer (1987, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1998)

      • Alan Campbell, Painter (1988, 1989, 1993, 2005)

      • Neelon Crawford, Photographer (1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994)

      • Stuart Klipper, Photographer (1989, 1992, 1994, 1999, 2000)

      • Ann Hawthorne, Photographer (1990, 1996, 2003, 2005)

U.S. Antarctic Program, New Investigators workshop


Past participants antarctic artists and writers program

Past ParticipantsAntarctic Artists and Writers Program

U.S. Antarctic Program, New Investigators workshop


Moving forward

Moving Forward

New in 2006:

  • Early career artists and writers who demonstrate promise, are encouraged to apply.

  • Grants.gov

  • For 2007/2008 field season, 72 proposals received and reviewed, a 58 percent increase over last year.

U.S. Antarctic Program, New Investigators workshop


Researchers interacting with artists writers

Researchers Interacting with Artists/Writers

  • How can artists and writers work best with researchers?

    • Artists/Writers often make direct contact with scientists in the course of doing research for their projects

    • Artists/Writers may request to observe or record your work in the field or on station.

    • Artists/Writers are occasionally embedded as part of a research team.

      • Researchers can work with an artist or writer to have a merit reviewed artists/writers project included as part of their broader impacts.

      • Artists/Writers may request to be a member of a research team.

U.S. Antarctic Program, New Investigators workshop


Upcoming projects 2006 2007 field season

Upcoming Projects2006-2007 Field Season

For more information on the Antarctic Artists and Writers Program, visit:

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12783&org=OPP

U. S. Antarctic Program, New Investigators Workshop


Anne aghion filmmaker

Anne Aghion, Filmmaker

Project: Works and Days: An Antarctic Chronicle

  • Work Plan: 16 Weeks in the McMurdo area --- on station and in Dry Valleys remote camp

  • Winfly deployment

  • 3 People: Director, Camera person, Sound person

  • Science Groups: Terry Deshler and Dave Marchant

    Successes:

  • 2005 Emmy Award: In Rwanda We Say…

U.S. Antarctic Program, New Investigators workshop


Lita albuquerque earth artist

Lita Albuquerque, Earth Artist

Project: South Pole Stellar Axis

  • Work Plan: One week in McMurdo area

  • Temporary Installation on sea ice

  • 5 people: Artist, IT specialist, Astronomer (Dr. Simon Balm), project assistant, and documentary filmmaker.

    Successes:Numerous solo exhibitions, public art projects, media attention, and awards, including:

    • Cairo Biennale Prize, Egypt

    • National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship (3)

    • Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship , Italy

U.S. Antarctic Program, New Investigators workshop


Dove bradshaw installation artist

Dove Bradshaw, Installation Artist

Project: Six Continents, Sculptural installation

  • Work Plan:

    • Request of 100 lbs. of Antarctic Salt

    • Will not Deploy

      Successes: Numerous solo and group exhibitions. Work is held by world acclaimed museums and private collections including:

    • MOMA, NYC

    • Metropolitan Museum of Art , NYC

    • National Gallery of Art, DC

    • Le Centre Pompidou, Paris

    • Moderna Museet, Stockholm

U.S. Antarctic Program, New Investigators workshop


Xavier cortada installation artist

Xavier Cortada, Installation Artist

Project: ANTARCTICArt Message Mural

  • Work Plan: 3-part project

    • Antarctic Message Mural

    • Longitudinal Message Mural Installation

    • 150,000 Year Journey

  • McMurdo with a turn around trip to the S. Pole, 2 people

    Successes: Commissioned artwork includes :

    • The White House, The World Bank. Florida Capitol, HBO, Hershey's, Nike, Global Health Council, International AIDS Conf., Miami-Dade Co. Juvenile Courthouse, Miami Art Museum

U.S. Antarctic Program, New Investigators workshop


Werner herzog filmmaker

Werner Herzog, Filmmaker

Project: Antarctica: The Inner Landscape

  • Work Plan: 5 weeks in McMurdo Area

  • 2 people, Director/Sound Recordist and Cinematographer

  • Science groups: Phil Kyle, Sam Bowser, Doug MacAyeal

    Successes:

  • Written, and directed more than 40 films, published more than a dozen books of prose, and directed as many operas.

  • Films: more than 80 international awards, which include:

    • Grizzly Man, Sloan Foundation Award (Sundance Film Festival)

    • Best Director (Cannes Film Festival)

    • Aguirre, The Wrath of God, considered by critics to be one the top 10 best movies of all time.

U.S. Antarctic Program, New Investigators workshop


David ruth glass sculptor

David Ruth, Glass Sculptor

Project: Antarctic Ice: Sculpture in Cast Glass

  • Work Plan: 4 weeks at Palmer

  • Accompany staff members in zodiacs to see and take molds of various ice formations.

  • 2 people

    Successes: Numerous solo and group exhibitions. Work is held by world acclaimed museums and private collections including:

    • Glasmuseum, Denmark

    • Corning Museum of Glass, NY

    • Oakland Musuem, CA

    • Noto Jima Glass Museum, Japan

U.S. Antarctic Program, New Investigators workshop


  • Login