SCI-Arc Channel joins Tim Ivison to explore the history and transformation of Fritz Haeg’s Salmon Creek Farm. The New York Times says: 'Salmon Creek Farm is communal living, the 21st-century way. Haeg’s vision is to bring together artists whose work, he says, ‘‘goes beyond conventional studio practice,’’ and who, rather, are ‘‘responding to wilderness and the basics of daily life.’’' Salmon Creek Farm is located two miles from California’s Mendocino coast on 35 acres of mostly second-growth redwoods. From gardens, meadows and fruit orchard on a ridge-top, the property slopes down to Big Salmon Creek in the valley. A cottage in the orchard is followed by an octagonal sauna, various out-houses and out-buildings, and ten hand-crafted cabins secluded on footpaths throughout the property and across a tributary that bisects the land.
Fritz Haeg is an American artist whose work spans a range of disciplines and media including gardens, dance, performance, design, installation, ecology and architecture, most of which is commissioned and presented by art museums and institutions. His work often involves collaboration with other individuals and site specific projects that respond to particular places. Haeg's recent architecture projects have included the design for various residential and art projects including the contemporary art gallery Peres Projects and the Bernadi residence, at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia and Carnegie Mellon University, where he received his B.Arch. He has variously taught in architecture, design and fine arts programs at CalArts, Art Center College of Design, Parsons School of Design and USC.
Crew Credits -
Creator and Executive Producer - Hernán Díaz Alonso
Producers - Marcelyn Gow/Reza Monahan
Camera, Lighting, and Sound - Sean Morris/Reza Monahan
Story Producer - Brendan Ho
Editors - Sean Morris/Reza Monahan
Soundtrack by: Sara Johanne and Jason Breeden
Additional video and images courtesy of Fritz Haeg and Salmon Creek Farm.
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