|Blued Trees in the frontlines from Virginia to Rensselaer County|
February 20, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland, a Blued Trees progress report will be delivered during the "Resilience" panel for the Models of Diversity conference and exhibition http://www.z-node.net/cms/index.html at the Institute of Integrative Biology, ETH Zurich.
Federal copyright registration of Blued Trees sites continues. Legal research is currently being assembled to consider charging Spectra Energy with copyright violation over their destruction of the Blued Trees overture as a fixed work of ecological art. Blued Trees continues to be installed in the United States, in pathways of proposed natural gas pipeline expansions http://www.gulftogulf.org/map, and internationally, for the Blued Trees Greek Chorus.
The Blued Trees symphony has entered the third movement. It continues to seek novel legal recourse to protect the symphony and will track, respond and transpose legal developments around "public good" and eminent domain takings that support toxic fossil fuel industries. The third movement will segue to the coda of Blued Trees on the American Presidential Election Day, November 2016.
The following excerpt, with music based on transposing the distribution of painted trees in New England, is from a December 15, 2015 performance at ISCP. That performance was a first draft for future events:
Blued Trees stands in solidarity with conscientious objectors, such as the "Montrose 9" who were arrested for protecting the same site where the Blued Trees overture was destroyed, November 9th, 2015. They will return to court February 3, 2016, to exercise the climate necessity defense for civil disobedience: http://tinyurl.com/necessitydefense.
Donate to the Blued Trees project: https://www.nyfa.org/ArtistDirectory/ShowProject/1446ef3a-0a9d-4449-96be-74023eb9c376
Watch the Blued Trees overture: https://vimeo.com/135290635