a sudden shift


you in Bundanon for a couple of days, left the hyper communication behind opting for a more rewarding, considered exchange with fellow artists and scientist as part of Siteworks 2010: laboratory and forum.
As the website say:

SiteWorks, an ongoing conversation between artists and scientists investigating the empirical and interpretive possibilities of the Bundanon property .

SiteWorks is a key strategy to engage the broader community in artistic and environmental issues with specific reference to the site of Bundanon.
Bundanon is redolent with meaning, from the stories of Indigenous, Colonial and Boyd occupation, to the rhythmic traces of the flooding of the Shoalhaven River over thousands of years. The participants will explore the potential of the Bundanon site to inspire, inform and support independent research.

So far is been fantastic, you loved meeting Sunny, the local Aboriginal Land Council manager, who pointed at the area owned by the community. He had great stories to share, about wombats, their state of health, water, gold, early farming of the valleys and logging..

You have been here a few times already, starting form a residency back in 2007, (read the blogging here) and back again to see various projects, including Ten Trenches, see below the video.

About info

Diego Bonetto is a multimedia artist living and practicing in Sydney, Australia, and is a key member of artists' collectives SquatSpace and the BigFAGPress. -The SquatSpace collective has been producing ground-breaking events and projects since 2000. The group has been curated in a number of shows both in Australia and overseas. The current initiatives, the Redfern-Waterloo Tour of beauty (www.squatspace.com/redfern) tackle issues of social representation and the politics of space generated by gentrification. -The BigFagPress (BFP) is a publishing facility housed in Wooloomooloo, Sydney. The BFP is a salvaged 4-tonnes Off-set proof press. The press allows for the creation of countless artworks by keen printmakers and self-started publishers. www.bigfagpress.org Diego has also been working with WeedyConnection, an environmental art campaign. The project involves an online resource (www.weedyconnection.com), short documentary films, cooking shows, blogs, installations, prints, facebook interventions and various site-specific installations in the form of self-guided tours. WeedyConnection tackle the anthropocentric view of what environment should look like. Based on research and data provided by disciplines as far apart as biology, anthropology, paloenthology, social ecology and ethno botany it formulates ethical questions about cultural representation in times of environmental urgency.
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