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Minescape at FORMAT

Posted in Minescape, Personal with tags , , , , , , , on February 24, 2011 by brettvanort

Just a few days to go before my project, Minescape, shows at FORMAT festival in Derby.  I’ve delivered the work to the Silk Mill Museum and the work should be hung at this point.  One show down and one more to go.  I’ve settled on a framer at this point for my London show and the work should be completed before I go to Derby for the preview date; March 3, 2011.

Forest-Trebevic © Brett Van Ort

Whether or not I’m happy with the framing for the London show will remain to be seen until then.  I’m a bit anxious having to find another place to frame the work, as the design and function of the frames are intergal to the final product.

I’ve been asked by the curator of my show at FORMAT to display instructions on how to operate the frames.  It’s something I’ve always wanted to with hold myself from doing, i.e. explaining to the audience how to interact with the work, but the general consensus from the people at FORMAT is that a brief set of instructions is necessary.  I always felt that if the frames aren’t operated, then the audience “walks” into these fields not knowing what lies beneath.  However, the majority of those at FORMAT feel the entirety of the work must be seen.

You can follow this link here to see my page on the FORMAT website.

Also, FYI, I will be delivering a talk in Derby on my work on March 23 from 2pm.  Info is available here.

I’ll be speaking about the project and how a painting by Fredrich Edwin Church and the destruction of my family farm in Tennessee influenced my thoughts and ideas about the project.

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AP26

Posted in Minescape, Personal with tags , , , , , , on May 10, 2010 by brettvanort

Four pictures from my Minescape series were selected to be included in the American Photography 26.  I’m overwhelmed by the names of some of the other photographers that I will be included with.  I could go on and on with the names but I’ll post a link and have you take a look if you wish.

AP26 Selected.

Pond-Majevica Range. One of my images selected for the book.

There is a release party in New York on November 11th.  I will definitely be there as I run the gauntlet of agencies and editors in the city.  Time will tell if it will be a successful trip.  I’m sure it will get the butterflies going in the stomach!!!!  YES!

The pieces…in action…

Posted in Minescape with tags , , , , on January 8, 2010 by brettvanort

Here’s the final product.

How to??

Posted in Minescape with tags , , , , , on November 14, 2009 by brettvanort

How to merge these two.  It’s killing me.  I can’t for the life of me figure it out.  I’ve tried everything.  Mines on the floor.  Mines below the landscapes.  Mines next to the landscapes.  The only thing that makes sense is to put the mines behind the landscape.  It’s going to be a bitch to try and do, but I have to try.

Here’s my plan:

This is going to cost a fortune!

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