spring/summer

Great Documentation of the Timber Frame raising in May - the beginning of Part Lot 18 Concession 6

A great day was documented by neighbour, friend, and videographer Steev Morgan back in May. 

Sound was created by my friend Benjamin Hesse who lives in Boulder, CO.  We started at about 10 am and finished by about 2:30 thanks to the enthusiastic support of many friends who came out to help raise the frame.  See the link in the right menu for Part Lot 18, Concession 6 for more information about this installation.

More from Part Lot 18, Concession 6

fieldwork- part lot 18 - susie osler 2012

Photo credit: Samantha Parton

Some recent updates about Part Lot 18, Concession 6 can be found here

Old Brooke Rd. Old Field: An Incomplete Field Guide and Self-Guided Tour. Thoughts from artist Sylvia Pendl

fieldwork, sylvia pendl, spring 2012
fieldwork, sylvia pendl, spring 2012

Images above: S. Pendl.  Studies for Old Brooke Rd. Old Field: The Incomplete Field Guide and Self-Guided Tour. (2012)

The ways in which undefined wild places and landscapes are perceived, and named, informs how they are valued. Landscapes that appear to be undifferentiated: an old agricultural field, a woodland, a lakeside, a pond, are now romantically valued. Sometimes people gaze at them as they pass by on their way elsewhere, to a place where there is something to do, something going on. Yet all of these fields, forests and water bodies are precise arrangements of plants, animals and relationships, teeming with activity, albeit in a quiet way.
However, these natural phenomena are not discreet, fragmented items. These seemingly individual wonders: a shrike employing a hawthorn’s thorn to impale its prey, as an example, are inter-related and have connections that reach far beyond the place they may be found in, while at the same time they are also very much of their location.
I fear that literacy in the natural world is disappearing. Although western science has allowed for fragmented insights into the physiological aspects of the natural world, this perception of “objective” seeing and investigation has neglected other ways of seeing. This method of deconstruction and categorization does not acknowledge that all the individual entities are part of a larger schema. The inter-relationships and connections remain invisible.
Knowledge disappears quickly. I am already forgetting some of the things my father told me about the forest when I was young. The knowing of these things needs to be practiced regularly so that I don’t forget. What will future generations know about the world outside if they no longer have any context or thread to learn from?

- Sylvia Pendl

New work to explore at Fieldwork

fieldwork- land art-meneley, osler, pendl
fieldwork- part lot 18 - susie osler 2012
fieldwork - barbara Meneley - landmarks

A few images of the latest installations at fieldwork.  Top image shows part of all three - Red nesting boxes are part of Sylvia Pendl's Old Brooke Rd. Old Field, the hanging birch pieces made from birchbark are part of Barbara Meneley's Landmarks, and the timber frame barn structure is Susie Osler's Part Lot 18, Concession 6 and will continue to accumulate and explore the history of the site in the months to come.

The opening a couple of weeks ago was a wonderful day that included the raising of the timber frame (with the participation of many wonderful hands), and the celebration of some wonderful new installations that explore the nature, feeling, and history of this place.

More photos and descriptions will be coming in the next couple of weeks so stay tuned!  And please come and visit!

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