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James Muller

artist and videographer, Earth Base Productions in Sunshine Coast

Reading Clouds: Floating Middens

PRESENTED ON SEP 20, 2017
IN SUNSHINE COAST @ VOL 23

James Muller is an artist and videographer based on the Sunshine Coast.  Since 2003 James has been involved in the ongoing evolution of the ‘Floating Land’ ephemeral sculpture program. A key focus of James' artistic practice is the exploration cultural connections to place or landscape.  At Floating Land 2013 James collaborated with renowned New Zealand artist Michel Tuffery to create ‘Reading Clouds : Floating Middens’.  James presented a retrospective of this project, with voice over via the phone, as he was held up with preparing his work for this year's Floating Land program!  

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On Clouds

BY MARK PETRICK
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 02, 2013

Visual artist Mark Petrick goes into great depth on his love affair with clouds. He details the science and art surrounding these ephemeral bodies of water vapor, as well as their variations, and what they have meant to us as humans.

"Presentation of the Day" on September 16, 2013.

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Floating Worlds

BY YUMI KONO
@ コメ展 X PECHAKUCHA ON APR 19, 2014

Ukiyo-e art dealer Yumi Kono speaks about the numerous works of Japanese art she sees on a daily basis. From subjects of beautiful women, landscapes, to portrayal of historical events, she shows us the medium is rich indeed.

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Consumer Culture and Environmental Art

BY ALISON MCDONALD
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 03, 2015

Alison McDonald's works of art are intended to draw out a conversation on consumer culture and environmental concerns. Through her work, Alison aims to educate positively about stewardship of our planet and in particular, our waterways.

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Sustainability and environmental rationality

BY ILYA YAKOVLEV
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 21, 2015

Environmental sustainability - the ability of the environment to withstand human. In ecology, the term refers to the ability of biological systems to the preservation and development of biodiversity.

lya Yakovlev considered the question about social, ecological, cultural processes that use natural resources. 

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Plein Air for the Planet: Landscape Art as Environmental Activism

BY STEPHEN WASHINGTON
@ VOL 3 ON JAN 22, 2016

Speaker Stephen Washington, an artist living in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, believes strongly in the power of art—particularly plein air painting—to  help save the landscapes it so beautifully captures. 

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Floating Underworld

BY JESSE LIU
@ VOL 135 ON APR 27, 2016

In Floating Underworld from PKN Tokyo Vol. 135, Taiwanese master’s student of Japanese modern architecture at Musashino Art University, Jesse Liu shares a creative proposal to implement an exciting 24-hour community installation in an unsuspecting and under-utilized corner of Tokyo's trendy Shibuya distict.

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Reading Material

BY YEMI AWOSILE
@ VOL 8 ON OCT 26, 2017

"I'm interested in materials in their rawest state ... to the point where it's processed, to user intervention, to post consumption and disposal and reuse."

Yemi Awosile presents Reading Material.

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Reflection & Depth

BY FELICITY TRUSCOTT
@ VOL 9 ON MAR 08, 2018

Felicity Truscott explores the idea that a line can be both a physical object and a train of thought, and descibes the making of ephemeral artworks.

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Climate Change & Environmental Sustainability: Armenia's Challenges and Opportunities

BY IRINA GHAPLANYAN
@ VOL 26 ON SEP 28, 2018

Irina Ghaplanyan discusses Climate Change & Environmental Sustainability: Armenia's Challenges and Opportunities.