The arb Institute is the subject of the final chapter of the newly published book Knock on Any Door (A Revised History): Art and Social Engagement in Calgary, 1912–2012. Published by the Department of Forgotten Histories, edited by Mia Rushton and Eric Moschopedis, and, with special thanks to the fluid hand of Douglas Haslam.
Remove 2 miles of page wire and add bottom strand of smooth wire and middle strand of barbed wire at the One Four Research Station. Add bottom smooth wire to 2 miles of three strand barbed wire fence and respace existing three strands of barbed wire on a nearby ranch.
Add bottom smooth wire to 7 miles of three strand barbed wire fence and respace existing three strands of barbed wire. This property borders the AFGA's Peigan Creek Property and offers some spectacular landscapes to explore.
Add bottom smooth wire to 10 miles of three strand barbed wire fence and respace existing three strands of barbed wire. We will be near Orion and Manyberries for this outing.
three swift foxes, July 2013, One Four Alberta
watcher, video, 2012
On October 10–13th, 2012, the arb institute's watcher appeared as part of Mount Royal University's award-winning biennial conference series on the environment—Under Western Skies.
arb is an artist collective headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. The institute emerged in early 2009 to facilitate ongoing study into borders, boundaries and all forms of barriers that act as disruptive forces in the natural world. We have a mandate to direct actions that improve the status and equilibrium of the natural environment through the production of enigmatic art that inspires cross-fertilization between diverse communities and existing relational constructs.