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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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 Devin (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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Some initial thoughts

It’s approaching 6.30 in the morning here, so it’s already afternoon in Geumgang. I’ve been awake for a while, thinking myself eight hours and many thousands of miles away, and wondering what I want to say this morning. Here after what has been thus...

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Working from far away

As I woke this morning, early – already partially on Korean time – the air was very still, the humidity high, mosquitoes buzzing in the ears and face, warm and claggy, uncomfortable. But I’m here in the southwest of England, the temperature was a...

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Posting via Twitter and Instagram

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Posting by email

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Today is the International Nature Art Seminar, starting with talk by Dr Richard Povall from CCANW, art.earth and Schumacher College

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