Welcome to the site for artists attending the Geumgang Biennale Art Nature 2016. Currently this site is being used by invitation only to post your thoughts and comments about being at the Biennale. Although the site is publicly accessible, this address has not yet been advertised in any way, so your posts will be mostly seen only by other invited participants.

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For more information about this site contact Richard Povall   There is also an official Biennale site in Korean and English

Wish I was there…

This year has been one of turning corners and making breakthroughs for me as an artist, and being included in the Special Video Exhibition section of Breathing Art in the 7th Geumgang Nature Art Biennale has been no exception. Making art – especially moving image work...

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Last day

It’s 4.30am as I write this – lunchtime in Gongju. There is rain headed our way, and it’s been cooler overnight than it’s been for more than a week. I suspect today will have the promise of autumn in the air; not the crisp, bright autumn, but the wet, glowering autumn...

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Nearly there…

Martyn says: ‘It is all go go go with many artists finishing up and the last few having a panic’ I’m quite sure this is true, and one of the frustrations of looking on at this process from afar is not really experiencing that sense of urgency and...

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3 interviews

It’s 7.20am here in an overcast UK and already I feel like much has been achieved. I have just spent a very rich couple of hours speaking with three of the Biennale Artists: François Davin (France), Olga Ziemska (USA/Poland), and Ahmad Nadalian (Iran). Our...

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Two quotes from the Seminar

[처음 야투 활동을 시작할 때에는] 뭘 만들어야 한다는 생각 때문에 종이도 가져가고, 물감도 가져 가고, 톱도 가져가고, …그런데 결과적으로 볼 때 그런 것들이 소용이 없었어요. … 오히려 그런 것 들은 생각하지 않고 자연의 환경 속에서 내가 같이 묻어서, 모래도 이용하고, 풀도 이용하고, 드러 누워보기도 하고, 만져 보기도 하고 … 이런 것들이 오히려 더 자연스럽더라구요. (고승현, 2011, 발표자와의 인터뷰) [When I started YATOO activities,]...

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Nature Art Seminar (papers)

Nature Art Seminar at Geumgang Nature Art Biennale 20 August 2016 Session 1 (10:30-12:00)Dr Richard PovallWhat is Ecological Art? Paper (pdf)   Cho Jae-weon“Science Walden” project through the artists and scientists in collaboration betweenCollaboration...

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Updating on the Seminar

I have just signed off from my presentation at Geumgang. Skype is an imperfect technology, however amazing it is that I can be giving a presentation and asking questions live across the other side of the world. It was often quite hard to hear. That said, there were...

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Seminar beginning shortly

I’m just about to join the day-long Seminar which is a feature of the Biennale encampments. It’s 1.40am here in the UK – certainly the first time I’ve addressed a large group of people most of whom I have not yet met at that time of day! I...

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You are warmly invited to a viewing tonight 5.30 - 7.30pm at Innovation Centre. Simon Ryder will give a short talk at 6pm. Refreshments. ...

Bedrock & Paradox Simon Ryder 19 September - 23 December

September 19, 2016, 9:00am - September 19, 2016, 1:00pm

You are warmly invited to a viewing on Friday 23 September 5.30 - 7.30pm. Simon will give a short talk at 6pm. Refreshments. As we enter a new epoch – one defined by our species inscribing a visible trace into the geological record through human-induced changes in the global environment – the interplay between life and the bedrock upon which it is based is gaining a new relevance. For this exhibition, Simon Ryder is showing a series of large chalk drawings, 'Giants of Albion', which is the first chapter of a new project focussing on the geology of chalk and how it has influenced our identity as an island nation. The next chapter (in production) will combine geology, sound and the writings of Thomas Henry Huxley to create a theatrical performance exploring how this biogenic material might guide us into a fast-changing future. To accompany these chalk drawings, Simon is exhibiting two other geological-based series, ‘Clay to the Power of Ten' and 'Pseudomorph Probes', each of which looks deep into the ground beneath our feet in search of new meanings. All three reveal how Simon uses contemporary technologies – including computer tomography (x-ray), LIDAR (laser scanning) and scanning electron microscopes – to visualise underlying structures in order to open them to new interpretations. The title for the show is drawn from Edward Abbey account of living close to the bedrock of southeastern Utah, Desert Solitaire.

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