Art is a powerful messenger and an important part of SXSW Eco. Last October we hosted renowned artists Shepard Fairey and Mary Miss for discussions on how their art has explored difficult topics such as climate change and pollution. We led field trips and guided tours of art in Austin, and our Place by Design competition bridged the gap between art and urban design through focusing on placemaking initiatives. For March we are continuing this trend by bringing an exciting and talented group of artists to SXSW to showcase their work. Don't miss your chance to experience these great pieces! See more here.
CATALIN by Charles Long: Open to all badges for the duration of SXSW, this exhibition is "a cacophony of sensory stimulation haunted by an ethos of impending doom." Film and Interactive badgeholders are invited to join us at the Contemporary on Friday, March 7 for a discussion with Timothy Morton, the ecological philosopher who inspired Long's work.
Max Zorn: Amsterdam-based artist Max Zorn creates haunting, sharp, and cinematic portraits using only packing tape and a knife. See him live at the SXSW Eco launch party on Saturday March 8, open to all Film and Interactive badgeholders.
The SXSW Eco Light Garden at Republic Square Park: Last year's light garden wowed SXSW attendees with interactive, illuminated installations from Jen Lewin and Houndstooth Studios. This year swing by the park one evening between Saturday, March 8 and Saturday, March 15 to see new installations that play with light, sound and geometry. The Light Garden is free and open to the public- catch a sneak peek here!
SXSW Eco Light Garden at SXSW 2013 - Photo by Aaron Rogosin