Land Arts of the American West provides a unique opportunity for participating artists to experience the Southwestern bioregion, environment, and communities through one-on-one experiential processes while working individually and collaboratively on creative embodied projects, research, and artistic experiments. In 2016, artists engaged in a wide variety of topics through interdisciplinary creative approaches. These included: ghost water/water rights, more-than-human kinship, eco-critical creativity, sustainability/bioremediation, life cycles, nature + poetry, and environmental justice. The following are video, performance, and time-based works by these artists.

Participating Student Artists

Kaitlin Bryson

Hollis Moore

Nancy Dewhurst

Hamshya Rajkumar

Molly Zimmer

Rachel Zollinger

Participating Santa Fe Art Institute Water Rights Resident Artists

Joerael Elliot

Ruth Le Gear

Annie Danis

Andrea Steves

Stilts, Nancy Dewhurst, Muley Point, Utah

Human Sundial, Kaitlin Bryson, Hamshya Rajkumar, Hollis Moore, Nancy Dewhurst, Molly Zimmer, Rachel Zollinger, Andrea Steves, White Sands, New Mexico

Erasure, Molly Zimmer, Big Bend, Texas

Incognito, Molly Zimmer, Valle Vidal, New Mexico

Ghost Water Bags, Hollis Moore, Wild Rivers, New Mexico and Lake Powell, Arizona

Building Bridges, Nancy Dewhurst, Wild Rivers, New Mexico

Creature, Molly Zimmer and Nancy Dewhurst, Gila, New Mexico

Ghost Water Bags, Hollis Moore, Wild Rivers, New Mexico and Lake Powell, Arizona

Pipeline, Hollis Moore, Big Bend, Texas

Absolve and Restore, Kaitlin Bryson, Wild Rivers, New Mexico

For the Creatures of the Desert, Kaitlin Bryson, Muley Point, Utah

Stilts, Nancy Dewhurst, Rio Grande Headwaters, Colorado

Tributaries, Interactive installation performance, Kaitlin Bryson, Nancy Dewhurst, Joerael Elliott, FICTILIS, Annie Danis, Rose Linke, Ruth Le Gear, Jeanette Hart-Mann, Ryan Henel, Hollis Moore, Hamshya Rajkumar, Molly Zimmer, Rachel Zollinger