Welcome to the Earthbound Moon online site. Perhaps our least site specific work to date.
Coming up in 02018, we have new artworks installing on sites in Moffat, CO and Lebanon, NH. The former by legendary artist William Leavitt, the latter by the collaborative of Ulla Eriksen (DK), Morten Ernlund Jorgensen (DK).
Also in 02018, we are launching &TRANGE, the &esite Temporary Residency And Noology Garden Eugene. And we are testing a new project entitled The Everyhuman Sculpture Garden. Our first three commissions for these projects are Alicia Rose Obermeyer in Spring 02018, Giovanni Capozolli in Summer 02018, and Heidi Hove in Summer 02019. More artists are being sought for 02018, so watch this space for updates.
In 02017, EbM was very busy, though not updating here...
We bought homes, had a baby, experienced marriages and divorces, lost members, and moved across country. Three quarters of EbM are now West Coast based, with our main office relocated to Eugene, OR.
We also became a 501(c)(3).
We launched ESP, a program to continually engage our permanent sites with new artworks - transitory, social, conceptual, minuscule, and Earth works. Charlie Schneider, Nicole Seisler, and Joseph Cruz are the first commissioned artists for ESP. In September, we installed the first of Charlie's Pinhole Camera CCTV Security System on on our Moffat, CO site (above). We also collected Hand Pressed Souvenirs for Nicole's Hand Pressed Souvenir Project (below).
On the same adventure, we worked with Adams State University on their Mars Habitat project funded by the Colorado Space Grant Consortium, funded by NASA! That was astoundingly fun. We worked with the undergraduate sculpture class to create an interactive communication tower (below). This was the first prototype of an ongoing Communication Tower project, we hope.
In 02016, we launched RIME, a traveling exhibit exchange program for cultural institutions of all sizes (above). Our initial participants are the Russian River Historical Society; West Chicago City Museum; Main Street Museum in White River Junction, VT; No Show Museum in Zurich, Switzerland; and Museo dell’Informatica Funzionante in Palozzolo Acreide, Sicily, Italy.
Also in 02016, we curated 2 shows, gave multiple lectures, and had a solo show of the EbM archives: the archive of the past, the archive of the present, the archive of the future, and the archive of failure. Big thanks to TTU Landmark Arts and Ballroom Projects (below) for their faith and support.
Earthbound Moon (EbM) is an arts collaborative focused on terraforming Earth through the installation of contemporary artworks in disparate communities and on small parcels of surface area around the world. Each of our endeavors is united under the concept of a non-contiguous sculpture garden: a singular work of intergenerational and eventually interplanetary art whose global reach is made possible by a web of many smaller, community-oriented, site-specific projects. From micro to macro, our garden is a network of gathering places—sites of curiosity, engagement, and wonder operating on local, global, and ultimately intergalactic scales.