The Land Art Road Trip is a really nice film about many artists traveling throughout the American Southwest during a three-week residency in three different states. “This is a film about the open road,” the creators described on their Vimeo page.
Directed and photographed by Matthew K. Firpo, the film was produced by Maximilian Guen, edited by Stephen Michael Simon, and executive produced by Alexander Gerson and Matteo Zevi. In the video below, they stated, “We don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.”
First founded in 2013, the project continued on last year and bringing around 30 artists from all walks of life – worldwide. The artists, writers, and creative, between the ages of 20 and 32, traveled with Alexander and Matteo in two white vans with trailers attached to their backs.
The recent Harvard graduates and their team of eager and inspired millennials traveled across the Southwest, from Utah to Texas. In the first two weeks the group slept literally in the middle of Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty in Utah, inside Nancy Holt’s Sun Tunnels (pictured above), beside Michael Heizer’s Double Negative (pictured below), and even in a tiny wooden hut within Walter de Maria’s The Lightning Fields.
Within the second two weeks, the group hung out mostly in museums like the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, the Chinati Foundation and Donald Judd’s house and studio in Marfa, Texas, and the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Texas.
National parks like The Valley of Fire, The Petrified Forest, Quemado Lake, and of course The Grand Canyon were all part of the itinerary. Gerzon Zevi’s trailer isn’t too shabby either – it had a full kitchen, a DJ set, hammocks, art supplies, and teepees. For sure, people weren’t left out in the desert uncomfortably.
The film is presented by The Gerson Zevi Gallery and created/produced by Magna Carta Media. In case you were curious, the mesmerizing background music is by A. Taylor + Tony Anderson, courtesy of The Music Bed.
Pictures of the art installations are by Alexander Getty while the camp site shot is by Adam Joseph Brochstein.
I’m sure a lot of you out there would want to be part of the 2015 road trip too! Thanks for reading!