02012 | Moriarty, New Mexico, USA, Earth
Jessica Segall is an artist and musician living in New York City. Her work ranges from music videos to sculpture and backyard engineering. Her work has been shown internationally, at the Havana Bienal, The National Gallery of Indonesia, The Queens Museum of Art, The Aldrich Museum and The Mongolian National Art Gallery. She received grants from Art Matters, the Leighton International Artist Exchange Program, a FSP / Jerome Fellowship and a grant from The Gatsby Charitable Foundation. Residencies include Skowhegan, Sculpture Space, Künstledorf Schöppingen and Socrates Sculpture Park. She is a graduate of Bard College and received her MFA from Columbia University.
02012 | Rio del Oro, New Mexico, USA, Earth
Nova Jiang was born in Dalian, China, in 1985 and is currently based in New York. She holds a MFA from the Design Media Art Department, University of California, Los Angeles. She is the recipient of a Wave Hill Van Lier Visual Artist Fellowship, an Eyebeam Fellowship, a Skowhegan Fellowship, a Black Rock Arts Foundation Grant and a Sculpture Space Grant. She has exhibited participatory and public projects at 01SJ Biennial, San Jose; New Frontier | Sundance, Park City; Glow, Los Angeles; Milan Public Design Festival, Milan; TEDActive, Palm Springs; Eyebeam, New York; MediaLab-Prado, Madrid; Sonar, Barcelona; Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo and Transitio_MX, Mexico City. She is the recent recipient of a Honorary Mention at Prix Ars Electronica 2012.
02012 | Rio del Oro, New Mexico, USA, Earth
Jamie O'Shea is an inventor. He makes semantic machines, and believes that all machines are semantic. He loves the things, like memory, that cannot be automated, and strives in vain to automate them. He believes that boredom is a crucial defense mechanism, and should be celebrated. He also writes fiction. Jamie lives in Brooklyn. His work lives mostly on the web and in conversation.
02010 | Bledsoe, Texas, USA, Earth
Heidi Hove was born in Denmark in 1976 and currently lives and works in Copenhagen. She graduated at Funen Art Academy (DK) in 02007 and has been studying one year (05/06) at the MFA program at California College of the Arts in San Francisco (US). Furthermore, she is co-director of the exhibition site, Koh-i-noor in Copenhagen and the artist-apartment and residency, The Berlin Office in Kreuzberg, Berlin. Her work has been shown across Europe.
02011 | Evanston, Illinois, USA, Earth
Jonathan Whitfill received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Texas Tech University in sculpture and three-dimensional art. His sculpture has been exhibited throughout West Texas. His performance art has been shown in the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center . Mr Whitfill recently exhibited work at Art Vitam Galerie Europ'Art in Aigues Mortes, France, and was selected to participate in SANOFI's Library Conference and Exhibition in Montpellier, France.
02013 | Los Lunas, New Mexico, USA, Earth
Scott Oliver is a project-based artist and writer living and working in Fort Bragg, California. His work explores the sculptural possibilities of everyday objects and relationships between people and the built environment—often integrating social exchange into the making process. Oliver received his MFA from California College of the Arts in 2005. His work has been exhibited at UCLA in Los Angeles, Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery in Portland, Oregon, and Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey. He has also shown widely at local venues, including the Oakland Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco Arts Commission, Southern Exposure, and the de Young Art Center. He recently completed Once Upon A Time, Happily Ever After: An Audio Walking Tour of Oakland’s Lake Merritt, and a Project Space Residency at Headlands Center for the Arts.
02013 | Moriarty, New Mexico, USA, Earth
Travis Somerville was born in 1963 in Atlanta, GA. Growing up in towns throughout the southern United States and along the eastern sea board, he briefly studied at Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, finally settling in San Francisco where he attended the San Francisco Art Institute, CA. His large scale oil paintings on paper mounted to canvas incorporate collage and present images of political and cultural icons associated with the history of the south. His work explores the complexities of racism and serves as a point of departure for discussion about US oppression and colonial attitudes abroad. It has been included in numerous museum exhibitions: The University of Georgia, Athens, GA; University of Houston at Clearlake, Houston, TX; de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, CA; Florida A&M University, Tallahasee, FL; Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA; Charles Wright Museum, Detroit, MI; The Bass Museum, Miami Beach, FL; Frederick Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; The Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN; Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL; and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA.
02014 | Chania, Greece, USA, Earth
Stephen Hurrel studied sculpture (BA Hons and Postgraduate) at Glasgow School of Art, Scotland. Since 01990 he has explored a broad range of media and has produced many installations and exhibitions throughout the UK and abroad. He is interested in the role of the artist in society and how art can function in specific contexts. He has explored various forms of interactivity between art, site and people. In particular he is interested in how new media technology can help us to access the ‘unseen’ and ‘unheard’ aspects of our environment. His current research is based on an ecological use of technology within an environmental art context and engaging with the idea of ‘the sublime’ in relation to art and landscape. He is based in Glasgow.
02014 | Undisclosed, USA, Earth; All Sites as designer and creator of the EbM Pinhole Camera CCTV System
The underlying conceptual patterns and questions that structure my artistic practice grapple with the nature of impermanence and of human relationships to and within place. The necessity of sustaining these relationships becomes ever more pressing as humans negotiate new ways of existing in a world of accelerating change, connectivity, and uncertainty. This is the framework in which water—as material, subject, and metaphor—is emerging as my primary focus and medium. Water, in all its forms, is a relational material, a universal solvent, of which we are all composed and through which we are all connected.
Future | Unknown
Sadly, after Carla was commissioned and made her initial visit to a site in Plainview, Texas, fires ravaged the area. The site was deemd unsafe for installation at the time. We hope to work with Carla in the near future.
Future | Unknown
Joyfully, after Christy was commissioned for Chania, Greece, she became pregnant. Two years of travel seemed unwise. We hope to work with Christy and child in the near future.
Earthbound Moon will offer hundreds of artists an opportunity to create site-specific public sculpture. We are looking for sculptures that are integrally situated in the communities they inhabit. Artists will be expected to design and install their works with the ethos and history of the community in mind. Asking artists to take such care with site-specificity creates a bond between the work, the common space we are declaring and each individual community. Beyond this, by inviting artists from around the world, and building a sculpture garden that spreads across the Earth while embracing local site-specificity, Earthbound Moon creates a sense of each community's place within the larger whole of the species and life on Earth. Enhancing the challenge of site-specificity for artists, we expect the works to be rigorously contemporary. We are curious how contemporary artists will engage the challenge of creating contemporary works that are safe enough to be installed publicly.