Using the landscape as a studio and the Internet as a gallery, the nomadic Epicenter Projects, founded and curated by the multimedia artist Cristopher Cichocki, selects artists from around the world to create site-specific art installations along the San Andreas Fault.
Some of the artists’ work remains in place for people to visit; other pieces are fleeting, conveyed through photography, video, and audio recordings. The inaugural online exhibition featured the Italian artist Filippo Minelli, who used colored smoke, typically deployed in political protests, to deliver “an aura of sublime beauty and physical transcendence.”
In another project, Los Angeles multimedia artist Nicolas Shake came to the open desert to compose sculptural arrangements using discarded items from domestic interiors. His photographs underscore socioeconomic collapse.
And Berlin-based Robert Seidel produced long-exposure photographs of his “environmental laser drawings,” a spectacle that results in an unpredictable landscape.
Visit www.epicenterprojects.com to view these and other exhibitions.
photo courtesy of filippo minelli
Filippo Minelli, San Andreas Rupture.
photo courtesy of robert seidel
Robert Seidel, Magnitude.