Paula and Brett spend as much time as possible in the
Great Basin, performing their
vocational pursuits as artists, as well as their avocational interests in archeology,
geography, geology, natural history, environmental art and low-impact, minimalist camping. The Great
Basin provides the immense scale, subjective context, and open access to remote space
that combines the above interests into a multiplicity of possible outcomes. The goal
is to conceptually explore in the spaces between disciplines of interest to us -
for example between database and painting.
- Silver Island Bunker Trail: Hike Like a Bot!, a GPS guided public wilderness
trail near Wendover Utah, perhaps the first hiking trail designed by a game bot. Tooele County UT, March 26th 2K7.
Video documentation on Youtube.
- Salt Flat 1:100,000, GPS guided walking and painting project on the Bonneville Salt Flats,
Tooele County UT, July 24th-29th, 2K6, at GPS Expo 2006.
Video documentation exclusively on Google Video
- The Rush Creek Wilderness Trail, possibly the first
computationally derived, unofficial public wilderness trail. Phase One completed: December 2005. Phase Two completed: June 2006.
Documentation available on Youtube.
- Primary and Other Remote Locations, pattern-matching the landscape
on Lemay Island and the Silver Island Mountains, Box Elder County UT, Aug 12th-15th, 2K5.
Video documentation on Youtube.
- Remote Location 1:100,000, Box Elder County UT, July 28th-Aug 4th, 2K4
Made possible through the Center for Land Use Interpretation
Wendover Residency Program.
On display at the CLUI Wendover Exhibit Hall #1. (directions)
- Five Views of the Gray Knoll from Primary and Other Bergblicks,
for Franziska Lamprecht and Hajoe Moderegger's
Berblick Residency Program,
Iron County UT, July 26th-30th, 2K3
- Painters Flat 1:100,000, Lassen County CA, June 17th-22nd, 2K3
Other related work
Paradigmatic Performance: Data Flow and Practice in the Wild, "Wild Nature and the Digital Life" Special Issue, Leonardo Electronic Almanac Vol 14, No. 7 - 8 (2006). 30 Nov. 2006
- GPS Expo 2006 at CLUI Wendover. Various Manifestations:
On the Edge of the Internal Fringe.
Salt Flat 1:100,000.
- Paper: An Interpretive Framework for Contemporary Database Practice
in the Arts, Brett Stalbaum, (original 2004), presented at the College Art Association Annual Conference, Boston, MA,
February 22-25, 2006, presented on panel: "From Database and Place to Bio-tech and Bots: Relationality vs Autonomy in Media Art", Thursday,
February 23, 2006, Chair: Marisa S. Olson.
- [Real Video | Google Video]
featuring Stalbaum's presentation of The Rush Creek Wilderness Trail project
at UCSD's New Faculty exhibition. Includes presentations by beloved colleagues:
Ricardo Dominguez, Amy Adler, Teddy Cruz, and Natalie Jeremijenko. Jan 12th 2006 by UCSDTV.
- Essay: After land art: database and the locative turn,
Brett Stalbaum, 2005, published in Intelligent Agent Volume 4, Number 4. www.intelligentagent.com, Christiane Paul,
director and publisher, Patrick Lichty, Editor and Chief.
- Paula and Brett back at the HENNESS PASS HIGHWAY ASSOCIATION 52nd ANNUAL TREK, August 6&7, 2005.
- Translation of Database Logic(s) and Landscape Art
in Derivas: cartografias do ciberespaço,
São Paulo: Annablume, 2004, ISBN: 85-7419-456-5, Lucia Leão ed.
- Editorial Notes for "Large Data Sets and the Sublime",
published in YLEM Journal,
Artists Using Science & Technology, Volume 24 Number 8, July-August 2004. ISSN 1057-2031
- netzspannung.org has posted video of Brett's lecture
at ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany, January 2004, for the Media Art Net: Mapping symposium organized by Rudolf Frieling.
- Traces #4, oil on canvas, 8" x 8", Paula Poole, (2003)(low rez image/private collection)
- Software Development Platforms for Large Datasets: Artists at the API, Brett Stalbaum,
Leonardo Electronic Almanac, volume 11, number 5, May 2003
- Database Logic(s) and Landscape Art,
Brett Stalbaum (2002)
- Traces #3, oil on canvas, 8" x 8", Paula Poole, (2002)
- West Sacramento, NV, oil on canvas, Paula Poole, 48" x 48" (2002)
- Traces #2, oil on canvas, 8" x 8", Paula Poole, (2002)
- Traces #1, oil on canvas, 8" x 8", Paula Poole, (2001)
- Nellis, oil on canvas, 48" x 48", Paula Poole, (2000)
- Contributions to the Panamint Launch at Lucky Jim Wash
Brett Stalbaum and Paula Poole (1999)
- Take a Trip on the E.T. Highway,
Brett Stalbaum and Paula Poole (1997), a part of Landscape
Painting as Counter-Surveillance of Area 51
Paula Poole, Brett Stalbaum