At The Crossing
K. Halliday ︳Kiersten Rakisits ︳Ryan Simmons ︳Christopher Woodward
A photographic archive of a collaborative, site specific installation mapping points of intersection between humans and their impact on the natural environment, located in the Manti La Sal National Forest.
Referencing the 107 year history of the Station as a field research site, the artists use pink bailing twine, sourced from a local agricultural business, as a mark making material. Dead pines were identified as representatives of the beetle kill infestation, by wrapping each tree. In the practice of range management, dead trees are often wrapped or tagged for logging. The binding of individual trees in twine, acts as a caregiving gesture – similar to bandaging a wound, speaking to the larger discourse of how the landscape is ravaged at the hands of development.
a gesture of love
history of the land
a larger comparison of impact