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The C5 Landscape Initiative, 2002-2005

Four Individual Yet Interwined Projects

C5 Background

The C5 Landscape Initiative is an investigation of our relationship to landscape in light of the accessibility to and increasing prevalence of GPS and GIS technologies, as well as mobile and imaging devices. It is a suite of four projects that pursue this relationship in unique ways. Each of these projects is monumental in scope and concept as it considers landscape on a grand scale, positing our connections to landscape on continental and global scales, and pushing the theoretical boundaries of GIS technology implementation.

Landscape Initiative video:

  • Exhibitions (collective and inidividual projects):
  • The Whitney Museum of American Art: Artport
  • The Project Room at the Chelsea Art Museum
  • Museo Nacional de Bellas Arté
  • II International Art Biennial, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • The San Jose Museum of Art
  • The Warehouse Gallery, Syracuse, NY
  • St. Thomas Aquinas College, NY
  • San Francisco Camerawork
  • Works/San José, CA
C5 Shasta Summit
Atop Mt. Shasta, CA.

C5 was founded in 1997 by Joel Slayton and Steve Durie, with founding members including Benjamin Eakins, Jan Eckenberg, Lisa Jevbratt, Brett Stalbaum, Ann Marie Schleiner, Geri Wittig and myself. Over the course of ten years we collaborated on a range of pioneering artworks that included data visualizations, performance work, landscape expeditions, and urban games. It was an incredible ten-year endeavor and I feel honored to have had relationships with these brilliant creators. In 2007 we terminated the group, and at that time members included Durie, Amul Guswami, Slayton, Stalbaum, Toolin, and Wittig. Member Matt Mays played a key role in the Landscape Initiative and Quest for Success projects. For further documentation about our work, please visit the C5 web site.

Photograph: C5 Field Mediation, Alviso, CA.

Field Mediation, Alviso, CA.