Landscape Projects Festival ARCHSTOYANIE 2010. Nikola-Lenivets Village, Kaluga Region, Russia. 24/07/2010
The Archstoyanie 2010 Festival argues against the earthiness of the existing West land/art practices at the forefront of the powerful environmental protection movement and which has become a part of the West left-wing movement. According to Robert Smithson and Richard Long, the original impulse of the land-art movement grew out of meditative practices and a conscious breaking away from political and commercial land development practices. These different ecological and political contexts are already secondary appropriations of artistic gestures by social activism.
The organizers of the festival propose to take the next step from land-art to geo-art, from differential to integral, from local to global, from the nature landscapes to the inner psychologic landscapes that reveal to us the co-relation of the whole variety of real world phenomena, that is to say to make a flight within the body of collective inspiration.