Personal Landscape Exchange, Vaughn Bell, 2005
Seattle artist Vaughn Bell brings her project "This Land is Your/My Land" to the Edmonds Community College art gallery on the third floor of Lynnwood Hall. It runs through March 12.
Over the last several years, Bell has created a series of performance works she describes as "Cultivation Utility Actions." Her works play with notions of ownership, responsibility, and how people relate to the land.
"The performances have at heart a spirit of playfulness and generosity, and also create opportunities for care," said Bell. "Each piece of adopted land is a small instance in which people can exert influence over their immediate environment. The activity creates a link of care and responsibility between artist, participant, and living plants and soil."
Bell will present a series of new performances building on the idea of the land-gift exchange, cultivation utility actions, and land for adoption. Documents, images, video, and text about her projects will be on display.