Holly Keasey: Reflecting on Water Rights Residency

This is the final blog from Holly Keasey written in October some months after her return from Santa Fe. Holly reflects on her apparent diversion from her intentional misunderstanding of the 'rights' in Water Rights to be equivalent to the 'rights' in Human Rights. The delay in publishing it is entirely the responsibility of the... Continue Reading →

Holly Keasey and Anna Macleod: An Atomic Journey

“We tour the disparate surfaces of everyday life as a way of involving ourselves in them, as a way of reintegrating a fragmented world” - Alexander Wilson (1991) As international residents at SFAI, Holly and fellow resident Anna Macleod, have conducted their ‘Atomic Journey’ together through New Mexico including trips to The National Museum of... Continue Reading →

Holly Keasey: Policy, Possession and Place

One needs to reflect upon US history and its troubling legacy of “placemaking” manifested in acts of displacement, removal, and containment. This history is long and horrible…how is Creative Placemaking different or complicit with these actions? 'Placemaking and the Politics of Belonging and Dis-belonging', (Bedoya 2013) As of writing this blog, I have a further... Continue Reading →

Holly Keasey: Is a river without water, still a river?

Holly Keasey's fourth post to ecoartscotland, as part of her participation in the Santa Fe Art Institute's Water Rights residency, focuses on different ways of experiencing and thinking about the Santa Fe River (such as it is). A friend this week set me a challenge to write a detailed, more phenomenological, observation of a small... Continue Reading →

Holly Keasey and Fiona P McDonald: “Ambulatory Knowing”: Architecture, Access, and the Anthropocene

This post is jointly authored by Holly Keasey and Fiona P McDonald (Bio below), another resident on the Santa Fe Art Institute's Water Rights Programme. By ‘becoming knowledgeable’ I mean that knowledge is grown along the myriad of paths we take as we make our ways through the world in the course of everyday activities,... Continue Reading →

Holly Keasey: gravel pits, acequias and shared interests

Gravel pits offer a casual archaeology of the meeting places of nature and culture, past and present, construction and destruction, indigenous peoples and colonizers, art and life, creeping globalisation and local survival… Undermining: A wild ride through land use, politics, and art in the changing west L. Lippard (The New Press, 2014) The writings of... Continue Reading →

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