"Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky." -- Rainer Maria Rilke
Ichigo-Ichie, -Stumbling Upon
by Mika Aono and Perugino Coffeehouse
767 Willamette Street
An artwork available for one week only
April 14-20, 02019
The Distance Between Us
What If You Lived In An Artwork?
If humanity lived in an artwork, would we behave differently?
Might we consider our relationship to our planet in a different light?
What if we walked along a city street the way we walk through a museum?
The Distance Between Us is an artwork exploring these questions and many more.
For one week in Eugene, Oregon, April 14-20, Willamette Street between 7th and 8th Avenues will be turned into an artwork, The Distance Between Us.
Fourteen businesses along this block are collaborating with fourteen artists. Each business/artist pair will collaborate to create a limited edition work of art that doubles as a product of the business. The artworks are available through sales and engagement.
Collectible Certificates of Authenticity will be received by participants for each sale or other engagement during the City of Eugene's BRIDGE Exhibition. Throughout the exhibition, events will take place, including guided docent tours during the day; and discussions, live music, and a pub quiz in the evenings.
While Earthbound Moon may be a living artwork, growing more complex each day, our website clearly is not. If we are the rhizomatic roots spreading tenaciously each day, our website is the oak above, unchanging to the human eye, its growth only apparent across the years.
Except that oaks aren’t rhizomatic. So, that makes metaphors and websites two of our weaknesses…
A year has passed. It is 02019. With luck before the year is out we will have all of our accomplishments from 02018 up here. Until then, however, you, kind peruser, are stuck with this update on the front page.
We are partnering with BRIDGE Exhibitions, the City of Eugene’s contemporary art engine, to present the week-long artwork, The Distance Between Us. April 14-20, discover what it might be like to live inside of an artwork!
We will being installing two new artworks in Moffat,CO, one with legendary artist William Leavitt!
We will be installing a new artwork/art platform in a local park in Eugene, Oregon, USA, Earth.
We will be continuing our Speculative Plein Air program in Eugene, OR and expanding to LA, CA, and beyond!
In September, 02018, we installed Situation no. 5 (18 + 3 days, ∞) in Cornish, NH. The collaborative of Ulla Eriksen (DK) and Morten Ernlund (DK) created a lovely new work that will evolve over time there.
Hey, and you know what, you can alter this work by visiting or by mail. Visit the website to learn how to engage with Situation no. 5 (18 + 3 days, ∞).
Also in 02018, we launched &TRANGE, the &esite Temporary Residency And Noology Garden Eugene. As part of &TRANGE we are testing a new project entitled The Everyhuman Sculpture Garden. Our first commissions for this project are Giovanni Capozolli and Patricia Montoya Donohue. I will have photos of their works installed in the &TRANGE soon. Which means posted here in 02020? &TRANGE also features a residency program. Obviously. In 02018 Giovanni Capozolli, Peter Redgrave, and Alex Lukas. In 02019 In Masks, Danny Floyd, and Josh Kuffel will be in residence.
More artists are being sought, so watch this space for updates. Not too frequently, though.
Other 02018 projects included working with ArtCity Eugene to activate local parks. Watch for the Speculative Plein Air easel, canvases, and paints rolling into a park near you again in 02019. Help us imagine what a planetary sculpture garden might look like.
We will also participated in the ArtCity Eugene downtown Studio Without Walls events on July 20, August 17, and September 21, 02018 presenting ADRIFT, a series of historical markers celebrating the past, present, and future.
In 02017, we launched ESP, a program to continually engage our permanent sites with new artworks - transitory, social, conceptual, minuscule, and Earthworks. 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, NFP (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.