A / Land Arts of the american West
In 2019, Franek Wardyński travelled from London to Texas to take part in a transdisciplinary field program called Land Arts of The American West. Three months on the road, 6,128-miles overland from art foundations in Marfa to military bases in Utah, from hot mesas in Nevada to deserts overlooking the border to Mexico, thinking about ‘the intersection of human construction and the evolving nature of our planet’. Throughout the journey, Wardyński collected photography, still and moving image, sound, writings and materials.
A broader collection of work was created, exploring the relationship between elements found, people encountered, and landscapes investigated, carrying parallel perspectives of a complex whole. To break from the singular research approach, the work presents layers, journal entries, video essays, short films, interviews, short stories, portraits and reflections on the intersection of human construction and the evolving nature of our planet, critically explore the world it creates.