The Land Art Generator Initiative asks artists and designers to work with renewable energy engineers to develop place-making proposals. Proposals to the Open Competitions are required to deliver mid-scale energy generation in the form of public art. Why is 'working together' so vital right now? It is at the heart of ecoart practices and at the heart of the Land Art Generator Initiative. It is one of the features that distinguishes these practices and programmes. Raising issues of social justice and collaborative practice, this chapter draws on the evaluation of Helen Mayer Harrison (1927-2018) and Newton Harrison (b.1932) Greenhouse Britain: Losing Ground, Gaining Wisdom (2008) as well as the artist group Superflex’s Supergas (1996-97). Rather than using an academic framing (interdisciplinarity) or a social framing (participation) the chapter highlights multiple aspects of ecoart practice in terms of ‘working together’.
FREMANTLE, C. 2014. Working together. In Monoian, E., Ferry, R. and Land Art Generator Initiative (eds.) New energies: Land Art Generator Initiative, Copenhagen. London: Prestel [online], pages 2-5. Available from: https://landartgenerator.org/newsevents/?p=1216