MJ Aagerstoun presents on EcoArt at Broward County Regional Library
In this discussion we will consider the several-decades long, worldwide ecological art movement: its roots in “earth art” of the 1950s and activist art of the 1960s, and its current manifestation, a stew of artistic approaches including conceptual art, process art, connective aesthetics, participatory and socially engaged practices, phenomenological and eco-philosophies, direct democracy processes and other social/aesthetic forms and techniques. We will also consider several EcoArt projects here in South Florida that point the way to an expanding art practice that promises to inspire a more determined grass roots ecological activism in our region.
Coconut Creek, the venue for this presentation, is also the site of one of South Florida’s newest EcoArt works, Michael Singer’s 2012 Sculptural Biofiltration Wall at the Coconut Creek Seminole Casino. This work will be included in the discussion on April 24th at the Broward Regional Library.
EcoArt South Florida will soon be cosponsoring, with Broward College and the City of Coconut Creek, a “tour” of this fascinating and complex work. Stay tuned for the date and time!
We also wanted you to know that EcoArt South Florida is beginning work on a film that will document 12 EcoArt projects, including Singer’s, most of which have emerged since EcoArt South Florida was founded in 2007, and over half of which have been directly instigated by our efforts.
Many, many thanks to our supporters for helping us catalyze the development of South Florida as a major center for EcoArt practice.