Incubo Atacama Lab began when the curatorial exchange
organization Incubo invited Chris Taylor to bring the working methods of Land
Arts of the American West to Chile. Land Arts is a field program that
investigates the intersection of geomorphology and human construction beginning
with the land and extending through the complex social and ecological processes
that produce contemporary landscapes. The lab brought together a group of
students and researchers from North and South America for a conference in
Santiago and fieldwork in the Atacama Desert to examine earthworks and create
contemporary responses to the industrial use of land over time, all of which is
documented in this book.
Includes texts in Spanish and English with a preface by
Incubo, introductory essay by Chris Taylor, excerpted field notes by William L.
Fox, and essays from Flora Vilches, Gonzalo Pedraza, Rodrigo Perez de Arce,
Pilar Cereceda, and Andres Rivera. Illustrated with full color photography by
Jorge Brantmayer, Blake Gordon, Barbara Palomino, and Chris Taylor. Design by
Patricio Pozo and Andrea Iruretagoyena of Pozo Marcic Ensamble. Printed in