USA-based, but worldwide info on artist (in the wide sense of the word) residency programmes.
The site states: “Your one-stop guide to residencies for visual artists, writers, composers, choreographers, scholars, filmmakers, community artists, architects, and more – around the world and in your backyard. Hundreds of residencies, endless possibilities!”
Multi-media shows featuring re-imagined military and industrial machinery. Think ‘War of the Worlds’.
Their site describes the festival and event performances as (IN CAPITALS !): “ARCADIA FUSE SCULPTURE, ARCHITECTURE, THEATRE, CIRCUS, ROBOTICS, ENGINEERING, LIGHTNING, MUSIC, AERIAL PERFORMANCE AND CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY INTO A PRIMAL UNITY.”
French-originated, nomadic, anarchist alternative circus at its weird and wonderful best. An archive site for the group featuring links to some of the stunts and shows from the late 1980s and 1990s.
If you saw the show live, the memories of high-wire motor-cycles, juggling chainsaws, loud, loud music and explosions will live with you forever.
Links to the main archive and Gavin Evans’ visceral photos.
Russian arts community. They describe it as:
“ ‘Guslitsa’ – creative community of a new type, which brings together representatives of creative professions – architects, musicians, artists, curators, directors, actors, producers, journalists and others.
As a project, ‘Guslitsa’ – a community, art institutions and cultural and educational tourist center. The goal – to create an environment of communication for the revival of culture of the region by involving local people in cultural international processes. Creative Estate ‘Guslitsa’ is also the seat of the International Art and implementing a number of programs in the field of art. The estate is situated in a picturesque location surrounded by pine forests, rivers and lakes. On the territory of the estate Creative practiced conventional international laws of ecology.”
Links to their main website, which offers lots of info about their community and guest opportunities.
Artecolonia. A Bulgarian project suggesting a ‘middle way’ between art and nature as a sustainable way of life. It is an initiative is open to people who are aware of their place in the environment in which they live, which ask questions and seek answers.
A London visionary artist, occultist, philosopher and writer. Born in 1886 and died in relativity obscurity in 1956.
Originator of the Sigil. And one of the key figures in the development of chaos magick. His artwork was always controversial and full of sexual imagery. His book ‘The Book of Pleasure (self love): the psychology of ecstasy’ is viewed as a major title in esoteric literature and art.
Australian performer/artist/eco-activist. On the frontline of artistic eco-protest since the late 1960s. Founded the Nimbin Aquarius Foundation linking the Rainbow Region of Australia with Woodstock in the USA.
Links to his own website and a great video of him talking about his art – and masks from the ‘Dark Side’.
Innovative eco-artist and architect. One of the founders of environmental art. Art, housing and nature intertwined. Born on Lanzarote and a lifelong advocate of living in harmony with the natural landscape. His Foundation continues to allow access some of his fantastical creations including his studio-home, the Cactus Garden and the underground caves at Jameos del Agua. He died in 1992.
Link to the foundation hub site. And a video which shows some of his landscape architecture.