culture / nature / structure

Meghan Moe Beitiks
tracks and trails

Tracks and Trails (2015)

Tracks and Trails 2015

Based on my previous work of the same name, Tracks and Trails (2015) examined the meaning and implications of travel and transportation from the lens of a specific site. I again worked with a multimedia bullhorn, this one playing clips from interviews with East Haddam residents about their relationships with trails, their favorite plants, their local routes, their relationship to the site, and other subjects. A performance directed to plants for human audience passers-by. The performance was park of the I-Park Environmental Art Biennale — an installation with landscape flags remained up before and after the performance.

 

Tracks and Trails (2013)

TracksnTrails

I created a piece called “Tracks & Trails” for the Out of Site Festival in Chicago. It’s a public address to volunteer/weed plants, interwoven with historic speeches and the ambient sounds of the overhead train. I used photographs from the Chicago History Museum and descriptions of Illinois weeds as performance prompts. Final performance was October 4th, 2013, 5-7pm, under the Damen Blue Line “L” tracks.