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Mark Brest van Kempen, \
Mark Brest van Kempen, "Living From Land", meal #22, 1998

Mark Brest van Kempen, \   Mark Brest van Kempen, "Living From Land", view of installation showing photographs of meals, 1998
Mark Brest van Kempen, \   Mark Brest van Kempen, "Living From Land", view of installation showing video projections and bones of animals eaten, 1998
Mark Brest van Kempen, \   Mark Brest van Kempen, "Living From Land", view of installation showing maps and documentation, 1998
Mark Brest van Kempen

Living From Land 1998

This thirty day performance consisted of living within a five square mile area of wilderness and bringing no food with me. I ate only the plants and animals from the site.

The project was an inversion of landscape painting that reoriented the artist's relationship with land. Instead of standing outside of the landscape and taking it in with my eyes, I stood inside it and took it in with my mouth.

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