On September 10, Landmarks will unveil its newest commission, a 30 x 9 foot digital installation by Los Angeles-based artist Jennifer Steinkamp. Titled Eon, the work will be sited in the newly renovated Welch Hall, UT’s largest academic facility and part of the College of Natural Sciences. The project will be celebrated on September 10 with a live-streamed Q & A with Steinkamp and curatorial contributor Rudolf Frieling of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The work may be viewed through Welch Hall’s façade on Speedway until the building re-opens.
Students in the LEAP (Center for Law, Engagement, and Politics) program at Sam Houston State University attended last week's virtual discussion on Monochrome for Austin with artist Nancy Rubins and structural engineer Jaime Garza. Check out the blog to read about the event recap.
Girl Day 2020: Making monumental sculptures out of everyday office supplies
By Marissa Dunagan
Girl Day at UT Austin is an annual event hosted each February by the Cockrell School of Engineering as part of Engineers’ Week. The university-wide event invites elementary and middle school girls to participate in STEM-based activities to learn about engineering and technology. The tradition that began in 2001 with 91 participants expanded in 2020 to reach 8,000 young girls.
LANDMARKS STATEMENT ON RACIAL JUSTICE
As millions of people raise their voices to protest systemic racism and violence against Black people in our country, we at Landmarks stand in solidarity. During this past year we began to recognize our own blind spots and inequities in our program, and are working to identify and address our shortcomings. We recommit to making every aspect of our program anti-racist.
Our goals range from improving staff and artist diversity to expanding collaborations with underrepresented communities. We welcome all ideas for improving diversity, equity, inclusivity, and accessibility in our program.
What goes into crafting the perfect Listening with Landmarks playlist? Landmarks interviewed the latest playlist contributor, Emilio Alvarez, to discuss the inspiration behind his careful selection of songs inspired by Beth Campbell's Spontaneous future(s), Possible past. To listen to Alvarez's playlist, check out our Spotify profile.
Meditate with James Turrell's Skyspace
With all the stresses during this time, many have turned to meditation as a source of comfort. We are pleased to offer you this self-guided meditation featuring James Turrell's Skyspace, The Color Inside. Turrell's soothing light sequence has served as a refuge for campus and the greater community since 2013 and is one fo the most beloved works in our collection. We are happy to share this virtual meditation that can be experienced from your home.