“Land of the Free:” On Independence Day join Xavier Cortada in reading the US Constitution at the Homestead Migrant Center

 

Land of the Free

by

Xavier Cortada

with the participation of community members who want to join him in
reading the U.S. Constitution in its entirety aloud

on
Independence Day
Thursday, July 4th, 2019
noon

at
Migrant Detention Center
920 Bougainville Blvd
Homestead, FL 33039

 

#FollowingOrders?
#FollowtheConstitutionInstead!

 

#FollowTheConstitution

 

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LAND OF THE FREE” IS A PERFORMATIVE WORK BY XAVIER CORTADA THAT TAKES HIS “OATH” PROJECT (https://www.miamiherald.com/entertainment/article127475434.html) AS ITS POINT OF DEPARTURE.

Oath
Oath was a performative piece Cortada performed on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2017, at at the Miami Light Project (www.miamilightproject.com)  Through the work, Cortada brought citizens together towards a common purpose to uphold our Constitution. As part of Cortada’s performance, Former US Attorney Marcos Jimenez administered this Oath to all those present at noon (the exact time that the President-Elect took office):

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute my role as ‪#Citizen of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, ‪#preserve, ‪#protect and ‪#defend the ‪#Constitution of the United States.

Reading of the US Constitution
Individuals gathered to simultaneously read the United States Constitution out loud in English, in Spanish, and in Haitian Creole.

Oath served to launch Culture of Resistance,” a 48-month, socially-engaged performance project by Xavier Cortada.

 

“Florida is Nature” exhibition at Orlando Science Center

 

Xavier Cortada, “(Florida is…) Florida Bog Frogs,” archival ink on aluminum, 60″ x 40”, 2016 (Public art commission at Fort Drum Turnpike Plaza)

 

Florida is Nature

a solo exhibition
by

Xavier Cortada

at

Orlando Science Center
Fusion: STEAM Gallery
782 Princeton Street
Orlando, FL 32803

Exhibition runs May 3, 2019 through July 30, 2019

Florida is…Nature” is an evolving body of work that depicts the natural beauty of Florida It asks Floridians to define their state by its actual nature, not by things we do and build to displace it.

 

Learn more at www.FloridaIsNature.com

 

 

Celebrating the 2019 Seasons: Longitudinal Installation Spring Equinox performance

Welcoming the 2019 Seasons…

Xavier Cortada. “Longitudinal Installation,” South Pole (2007) and North Pole (2008).

 

Please join us for the performance of the Longitudinal Installation as we greet each new season

Spring Equinox

LONGITUDINAL INSTALLATION
Xavier Cortada

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 10:30am

at

Pinecrest Gardens
11000 SW 57th Avenue
Pinecrest, FL 33156

The participatory art piece captures voices from 24 individual across the globe who have been impacted by Climate Change.

The event is free and open to the public.
For more info call 305-669-6990 or visit

Learn more at www.longitudinalinstallation.org

 

 

Longitudinal Installation

The Longitudinal Installation at In the Garden Pinecrest Gardens:

Cortada created the Longitudinal Installation in the South Pole in 2007 and in the North Pole in 2008. During both visits, Cortada placed 24 shoes in a circle, each aligned across 24 longitudes. He stopped in front of each of his longitudinal shoe markers and read a quote aloud that revealed a person’s experience with climate change from that part of the world. His artistic ritual illustrated how everyone in the world has been profoundly impacted by climate change.

The South Pole’s Longitudinal Installation has been replicated as a ceramic sculpture on permanent exhibit at Pinecrest Gardens. This participatory art installation invites visitors to recite the 24 quotes, as Cortada did at both ends of the world.

To perform the ritual, stand behind the show marked with zero degrees and face the red and white pole as you read the first quote. (You can find the quotes online at www.longitudinalinstallation.org.) Then, move clockwise, stopping at each marked shoe to read its respective quote. Upon completion, stand just to the left of the 75 degree West shoe (if you live in Florida) and recite a 25th quote: Your own quote!

How has climate change impacted your environment?

If you perform the ritual, we invite you to document the performance with photos and video, and upload it to www.longitudinalinstallation.org

 

Xavier Cortada, The Longitudinal Installation (at the South Pole), 2007

Greeting each new season

Please join us In the Garden at Pinecrest Gardens for the performance of the Longitudinal Installation as we greet each new season:

Aside from his ongoing Florida is Nature project and the Longitudinal Installation, Pinecrest Gardens artist-in-residence Xavier Cortada is creating other permanent participatory art projects and ritualistic installations onsite at Pinecrest Gardens, South Florida’s Cultural Arts Park.  To schedule an environmental art-based field trip for your classroom or co-op, please contact Lacey Bray, educational programs coordinator, at lbray@pinecrest-fl.gov.  Pinecrest Gardens is located at 11000 SW 57th Avenue, Pinecrest, FL.

Open Studio | Public Art: Digital Tapestries

 

Public Art: Digital Tapestries
by
Xavier Cortada

at

Hibiscus Studio Gallery | Cortada Studio
Pinecrest Gardens
Whilden-Carrier Cottage
11000 S. Red Road
Pinecrest, FL 33156

Meet and greet the artist:
Sunday, February 10, 2019 from 10am to noon

 

Click here for more info: http://hibiscusgallery.com/studio-current-exhibitions/

Click here for more info: https://cortada.com/publicart

By appointment:  xavier@cortada.com

 

 

Xavier Cortada, “Native Canopy: Five,” sublimation dye on fabric, 72″ x 36″ (each), 2009.
(Commissioned by Monroe County Art in Public Places for Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center, Key Largo, FL)

“Underwater HOA” Inaugural Meeting at Hibiscus Gallery

Xavier Cortada

Underwater HOA: Main | About | Markers | Participate | Join our HOA | Press | Exhibition | Meeting | Social Media | Resources  

Join us!

“Underwater HOA” Inaugural Meeting

on

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
7 p.m

at

Hibiscus Gallery
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 S. Red Road
Pinecrest, FL 33156

 

 

Underwater HOA

(Underwater HOA official meeting notice: Our inaugural meeting is scheduled for January 9, 2019 at 7 pm at Xavier Cortada’s studio in Pinecrest Gardens. We will elect officers and ratify the by-laws. One vote per household. Only individuals bringing picture IDs and proof of elevation will be allowed to vote.)

 

My socially-engaged environmental art practice aims to help address the problem at hand: As part of the effort, I will charter a homeowner’s association where members are organized by property elevation–the most important metric any coastal community need consider. By asking participants to join Underwater HOAwww.underwaterHOA.com, I engage my neighbors as problem-solvers who will learn together and work together now to plan and better prepare (themselves and their heirs) for the chaos to come.

Xavier Cortada

 

 

 

 

 


Underwater HOA is a participatory art project by Xavier Cortada launched during the opening of the artist’s

 “Antarctic Ice Paintings: Global Coastlines & Underwater HOA

solo exhibition premiering works he created in Antarctica in 2006-2007 

Antarctic Ice Paintings: Main | About | 2018 Event | Global Coastlines Gallery | Press  
Ice Painting Series: Sea Ice | WAIS | Global Coastlines

Xavier Cortada, “Antarctic Ice Paintings | Global Coastlines: A-30,” melted Antarctic ice, sediment and mixed media on paper, 9″ x 12″, 2007.

 

Xavier Cortada, recipient of a 2006-2007 National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers fellowship, traveled to Antarctica to implement a series of projects and installations. While there, the Miami artist created “Antarctic Ice Paintings” using glacier ice, sea ice, and sediment samples provided to him by scientists working in Antarctica.  “Global Coastlines,” a series of comprised of all of the artist’s Antarctic works on paper which had not yet been titled (and had never been shown) will be premiered and named at Pinecrest Gardens.  One is titled “Antarctica,”  another will be titled “Pinecrest.”  The remaining sixty works will be titled for another 60 global communities threatened by sea level rise. The exhibition is part of a broader participatory art project aimed at engaging residents in a conversation about the future of their properties.

 

 

Read more about the exhibition at: https://deliciousline.org/review/348

Xavier Cortada: Antarctic Ice Paintings

Hibiscus Gallery

Reviewed by Elisa Turner

 

“Underwater HOA” Inaugural Meeting at Hibiscus Gallery

Xavier Cortada

Underwater HOA: Main | About | Markers | Participate | Join our HOA | Press | Exhibition | Meeting | Social Media | Resources  

Join us!

“Underwater HOA” Inaugural Meeting

on

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
7 p.m

at

Hibiscus Gallery
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 S. Red Road
Pinecrest, FL 33156

 

Underwater HOA

(Underwater HOA official meeting notice: Our inaugural meeting is scheduled for January 9, 2019 at 7 pm at Xavier Cortada’s studio in Pinecrest Gardens. We will elect officers and ratify the by-laws. One vote per household. Only individuals bringing picture IDs and proof of elevation will be allowed to vote.)

My socially-engaged environmental art practice aims to help address the problem at hand: As part of the effort, I will charter a homeowner’s association where members are organized by property elevation–the most important metric any coastal community need consider. By asking participants to join Underwater HOAwww.underwaterHOA.com, I engage my neighbors as problem-solvers who will learn together and work together now to plan and better prepare (themselves and their heirs) for the chaos to come.

Xavier Cortada

 

 

 

 

 


Underwater HOA is a participatory art project by Xavier Cortada launched during the opening of the artist’s

 “Antarctic Ice Paintings: Global Coastlines & Underwater HOA

solo exhibition premiering works he created in Antarctica in 2006-2007 

Antarctic Ice Paintings: Main | About | 2018 Event | Global Coastlines Gallery | Press  
Ice Painting Series: Sea Ice | WAIS | Global Coastlines

Xavier Cortada, “Antarctic Ice Paintings | Global Coastlines: A-30,” melted Antarctic ice, sediment and mixed media on paper, 9″ x 12″, 2007.

 

Xavier Cortada, recipient of a 2006-2007 National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers fellowship, traveled to Antarctica to implement a series of projects and installations. While there, the Miami artist created “Antarctic Ice Paintings” using glacier ice, sea ice, and sediment samples provided to him by scientists working in Antarctica.  “Global Coastlines,” a series of comprised of all of the artist’s Antarctic works on paper which had not yet been titled (and had never been shown) will be premiered and named at Pinecrest Gardens.  One is titled “Antarctica,”  another will be titled “Pinecrest.”  The remaining sixty works will be titled for another 60 global communities threatened by sea level rise. The exhibition is part of a broader participatory art project aimed at engaging residents in a conversation about the future of their properties.

 

 

Read more about the exhibition at: https://deliciousline.org/review/348

Xavier Cortada: Antarctic Ice Paintings

Hibiscus Gallery

Reviewed by Elisa Turner

 

Celebrating the 2018 Seasons: Longitudinal Installation Winter Solstice performance

Welcoming the 2018 Seasons… Winter Solstice

Xavier Cortada. “Longitudinal Installation,” South Pole (2007) and North Pole (2008).

 

Please join us for the performance of the Longitudinal Installation as we greet each new season

Winter Solstice

LONGITUDINAL INSTALLATION
Xavier Cortada

Friday, December 21, 2018 at 10:30am

at

Pinecrest Gardens
11000 SW 57th Avenue
Pinecrest, FL 33156

The participatory art piece captures voices from 24 individual across the globe who have been impacted by Climate Change.

The event is free and open to the public.
For more info call 305-669-6990 or visit

Learn more at www.longitudinalinstallation.org

 

 

Longitudinal Installation

The Longitudinal Installation at In the Garden Pinecrest Gardens:

Cortada created the Longitudinal Installation in the South Pole in 2007 and in the North Pole in 2008. During both visits, Cortada placed 24 shoes in a circle, each aligned across 24 longitudes. He stopped in front of each of his longitudinal shoe markers and read a quote aloud that revealed a person’s experience with climate change from that part of the world. His artistic ritual illustrated how everyone in the world has been profoundly impacted by climate change.

The South Pole’s Longitudinal Installation has been replicated as a ceramic sculpture on permanent exhibit at Pinecrest Gardens. This participatory art installation invites visitors to recite the 24 quotes, as Cortada did at both ends of the world.

To perform the ritual, stand behind the show marked with zero degrees and face the red and white pole as you read the first quote. (You can find the quotes online at www.longitudinalinstallation.org.) Then, move clockwise, stopping at each marked shoe to read its respective quote. Upon completion, stand just to the left of the 75 degree West shoe (if you live in Florida) and recite a 25th quote: Your own quote!

How has climate change impacted your environment?

If you perform the ritual, we invite you to document the performance with photos and video, and upload it to www.longitudinalinstallation.org

 

Xavier Cortada, The Longitudinal Installation (at the South Pole), 2007

Greeting each new season in 2019

Please join us In the Garden at Pinecrest Gardens for the performance of the Longitudinal Installation as we greet each new season:

Aside from his ongoing Florida is Nature project and the Longitudinal Installation, Pinecrest Gardens artist-in-residence Xavier Cortada is creating other permanent participatory art projects and ritualistic installations onsite at Pinecrest Gardens, South Florida’s Cultural Arts Park.  To schedule an environmental art-based field trip for your classroom or co-op, please contact Lacey Bray, educational programs coordinator, at lbray@pinecrest-fl.gov.  Pinecrest Gardens is located at 11000 SW 57th Avenue, Pinecrest, FL.

State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs presents “Florida is Nature” at top of State’s Capitol

 

 

Xavier Cortada, “Florida is… Wildflowers,” 2015. (Public art commission at West Palm Beach Turnpike Plaza)

 

Florida is Nature

a solo exhibition
by

Xavier Cortada

at

22nd Floor Gallery
State Capitol
Tallahassee, FL

Exhibit runs December 1st,  2018 through March 31st, 2019

 

 “Florida is…Nature” is an evolving body of work that depicts the natural beauty of Florida.  It asks Floridians to define their state by its actual nature, not by things we do and build to displace it. 

Learn more at www.FloridaIsNature.com

 

 

MNMF Talk | WaterViz: The Art and Science of Water Journeys

 

Xavier Cortada with the entire Hubbard Brook WaterViz Team, “WaterViz: Hubbard Brook,” 2018 (www.waterviz.org)

Thursday, November 15 at Concrete Space

Where: Concrete Space, 3400 NW 78th Ave, Doral, FL 33122
Time: 7:00pm

Join us for the Festival Session: WaterViz: The Art and Science of Water Journeys, with Xavier Cortada,  Cheryl Maeder, and Lindsey E. Rustad. 

The Miami New Media Festival is a multimedia public art event held in Miami and other cities every October since 2006. Through the years this festival has presented video installations, 3D digital art pieces, live music and performances of more than 250 artists from 15 countries.

 
RSVP here
Xavier Cortada

Miami artist Cortada’s socially-engaged art practice addresses environmental concerns. He often collaborates with scientists in his art-making. He has created environmental installations (North Pole and South Pole), eco-art projects, and painted community murals addressing peace, child welfare, and juvenile justice concerns.
More about Xavier Cortada here

Cheryl Maeder

Maeder’s work focuses on the innate connection between humans & all life forms on this planet. She works on large-scale public art video installations. Maeder was selected by PBS for Project Filmmaker.  Her film is being televised by PBS, funded by The National Endowment For The Arts.

More about Cheryl Maeder here.

Lindsey Rustad

(Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study & Forest Service Department of Agriculture)


 
 

This festival has the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor, and the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners.

 

 

NNMF Organizations Sponsors and Partners

With the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor, and the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners.

Miami New Media Festival, XIII Edition: North Pole Dinner Party & Arctic Ice Paintings

Xavier Cortada, Arctic Ice Painting | “90N-08,” 12″ x 9″, North Pole sea ice, acrylic, and mixed media on paper, 2008

Miami New Media Festival Edition XIII
presents

90N: North Pole Dinner Party &  Arctic Ice Paintings 

 by 
Xavier Cortada

at

Concrete Space
3400 NW 78th Avenue
Doral, FL 33122
(305) 219-0811

opening on

 Saturday, November 10, 2018
4pm

 

Ninety Degrees North (90N)

On June 29th, 2008, Xavier Cortada arrived at the North Pole (90N) to create ritualistic installations addressing global climate change and the melting polar caps.

North Pole Dinner PartyOne of Cortada’s performances included a ritual where he fed his fellow travelers aboard a Russian icebreaker pieces of ice he collected at the North Pole, thereby integrating the North Pole into their very being. “I figured that if they ingested a piece of the North Pole, it would become part of them.” said Cortada. “The North Pole water molecules would be swirling through their bodies. The North Pole atoms would be incorporated into their very cells.  My sense was that after having North Pole communion, they would protect the North Pole. If nothing else, they would do so for self-preservation.”

Arctic Ice PaintingsCortada also taped pieces of paper to the top deck of the icebreaker. He then placed North Pole sea ice and paint on the pieces of paper.  As the icebreaker made its way south from 90 degrees North, the ice melted and created his Arctic ice paintings. The North Pole works also included the reinterpretation of his 2007 South Pole (National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers Program) “Longitudinal Installation” and “Endangered World” ritualistic installations at the Earth’s northernmost point, and the launch of Native Flags, a participatory ecoart project to engage others in reforesting the world below. Cortada created art at the extreme ends of the planet to address issues of global climate change at every point in between.

As the Arctic Melts

Ten years ago, Cortada’s ice breaker easily pushed through the then-thinning polar ice, surprising the crew at its early arrival in the North Pole. Arctic warming has since continued melting sea ice at frightening speed:   “Within two decades” stated the artist, “I may be able to repeat the journey on a sailboat, because scientists tell us the Arctic Ocean will be ice-free during summer. Global Climate Change will not just melt the Arctic, it will irrevocably change the world below.

“I bring this exhibition to the people of Florida to draw the alarming connection between the Arctic and our peninsula,” said Cortada. “Melting ice will have catastrophic effects across our state and weaken the Gulf Stream. Arctic warming will lead to sea level rise, more coastal flooding, prolonged heat waves, relentless rain, stalled tropical storms, extreme weather and more intense fire seasons.”

 

 

 

NNMF Organizations Sponsors and Partners

With the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor, and the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners.