Posts Tagged “Fritz Haeg”

Fritz Haeg’s Animal Estates 4.2: Peregrine Falcon

07.14.2008  |  By
Filed under: 151 3rd

After this weekend’s second installment of Fritz Haeg’s Animal Estates weekend workshops, I’m finally starting to get what Fritz’s project is about. This workshop was Animal Client 4.2: The Peregrine Falcon. There was a Peregrine model home/habitat on display in the SFMOMA Visitor Education Center, and a Peregrine-Falcon lecture by Allen Fish, from the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory . (Among other things, we learned that the female peregrine is almost twice the size of the male peregrine, and this fact of the natural world has been termed, yes, REVERSE SEXUAL DIMORPHISM. Feminist poet-types, go after that.)

After the lecture we all went downstairs to the Schwab room for an animal-sound experiment organized by Carson Bell, “Curatorial Specialist” at the California Library of Natural Sound at the Oakland Museum. Carson had thirteen boomboxes set up around the room and a specialized system wherein on the count of three (plus “GO”), thirtee... More

Fritz Haeg & the Slender Salamander (Animal Estates 5.0)

07.07.2008  |  By
Filed under: 151 3rd

So, um, there’s a giant tent in the Koret Visitor Education Center. It’s the San Francisco Headquarters of Fritz Haeg’s Animal Estates project, & I’ve been looking forward to its arrival for months, thinking it was going to double as Nap Headquarters when the going got tough over in the cubicle. As you can see, however, mesh windows all around provide glorious sweeping views (of the Education Center), but a rather limited sense of privacy when it comes to staff naps on the sly.

Yesterday afternoon was the first of Fritz’s “Sundown Schoolhouse” workshops (they’re happening every Sunday in July). This one was focused on Animal Client 5.1: The California Slender Salamander. There was a talk by Michelle Koo from the California Academy of Sciences (I learned that the Slender Salamander, besides being a creature without lungs, is almost entirely sedentary: in all of its lifespan an individual salamander moves only a few square yards), and... More

Call for SF-Region Animal Stories: Fritz Haeg’s Animal Estate Regional Model Homes 5.0: San Francisco

05.19.2008  |  By
Filed under: Field Notes

This July architect and artist Fritz Haeg is bringing his latest interdisciplinary project ANIMAL ESTATES to San Francisco for a month of workshops and events, and he’s looking for local animal stories to include in an Animal Estates 5.0: San Francisco booklet.

Debuting at the 2008 Whitney Biennial, Animal Estates creates model dwellings for... More