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Imagine a 100-foot-tall hot air balloon floating over our inspiring landscapes reflecting and illuminating the world in new and unexpected ways. Its appearances initiate live events—happenings that are each unique gatherings of brilliant minds and groundbreaking artists. Exhilarating music, intriguing conversations, plus food and drink, mean fun for all ages. Come experience artist Doug Aitken’s incomparable vision, the once-in-a-lifetime wonder called New Horizon.

Happening now! Tickets still available $25 - $40. Plus public family day viewings on July 20 & 25.

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New Horizon

NEW HORIZON

In July 2019 Doug Aitken will present NEW HORIZON, a multifaceted art event that challenges the notion of art in the 21st-century. The project is composed of a series of live events across the state of Massachusetts, centered around a stunning reflective hot air balloon and gondola.

One of the great American mythologies is the road trip. New Horizon is a 21st century version of a journey, traveling through the landscape by air. The project is composed of a series of live events across the state of Massachusetts. At each stop the balloon touches down becomes a happening. It is both an artwork and an event where ideas, conversation, music and art are shared. The journey creates a continuous, flowing event, encountering unique individuals and providing an insight into the future of our culture.

Happenings will take place at a selection of iconic Trustees properties, starting at Long Point Wildlife Refuge in Martha’s Vineyard on July 12, followed by stops in the greater Boston area, including the Crane Estate in Ipswich and ending on July 28, in the Berkshires.



New Horizon is a modern road trip.

A journey through the landscape by air, at each stop the balloon touches down becomes a happening.

Reflect
The
Landscape

Navigate
the Edge of Society

At a time of an unprecedented flow of information and technological advancement New Horizon provides a platform to explore the edge of society through a series of conversations developed with local partners for each site. Each event will focus on a theme about the future of society and present a series of leading figures to address the future of urbanization, transportation, the environment, art and digital technology.

NEW HORIZON IS A
MODERN ROAD TRIP.
A JOURNEY
THROUGH THE
LANDSCAPE BY AIR.



AT EACH STOP THE BALLOON TOUCHES DOWN BECOMES A HAPPENING.

NEW HORIZON IS AN UNPREDICTABLE PROJECT.
FROM A FARMER IN THE FIELD WHO COULD LOOK UP AND SEE THIS SCULPTURE FLOAT BY OR SOMEONE HIKING IN THE FOREST WHO WANDERS INTO A CLEARING AND DISCOVERS LIVE MUSICAL PERFORMANCES AND CONVERSATIONS.



The
Events

The events will start at dawn with tethered balloon flight experiences. In the late afternoon guest speakers will address selected themes about our collective future. As the mid-summer evening approaches, ticket holders will gather around the state of the art hot air balloon to watch as the reflective orb transforms into a generative light sculpture that responds to live musical performances. Zach Tetreault, the co-founder of the FORM music festival, will collaborate with Doug Aitken to curate the musical performances for each event.

CONVERSATIONS AT NEW HORIZON

Future of Creativity, Long Point, Friday, July 12
Creativity transforms everyday objects and gestures into something sublime and remarkable. Explore the future of creativity on the dunes of Long Point with creators working in the fields of art, architecture and filmmaking. Among them, distinguished artist Sarah Morris will discuss her creative process as well as sources of inspiration.

Future of Climate, Long Point, Sunday, July 14
Shortly after earth’s climate stabilized around 10,000BC, humans settled and began building what we call civilization, a complex system of human relationships, ideas, and abstractions that separated us from nature as we manipulated it to serve us. Today, human-caused climate change threatens to disrupt that stability and alter the global economic and socio-political landscape with it. Spencer Glendon, an expert in economic history and financial systems, will discuss how our notions of progress, permanence, and preservation will change as the global climate grows warmer and less stable. Chris Neill, an ecosystems ecologist, will discuss how future landscapes can be designed to optimize benefits for climate, wildlife, and society in New England and around the world.

Future of Information, deCordova, Saturday, July 20
The speed, abundance and fragmentation of online information subverts the traditional media landscape. The Internet has leveled the playing field, allowing almost anyone online to develop a direct relationship with an audience, and whether true or false, disseminate information. Confronted with fake news and information bubbles, how do traditional media companies become platforms for communities to address the challenges society faces in a more equitable and inclusive manner?

Future of Identity, Crane Estate, Sunday, July 21
From navigation, to gathering information and all forms of communication, digital devices have become integral to every activity. Technology provides the ultimate convenience while simultaneously registering our every move. In the recent past we were defined by our race, profession, religion and what we consumed. Today our digital activity and how we portray ourselves through social media, creates a virtual identity which is mined by tech firms. David Edwards will lead a conversation asking how do we take advantage of the conveniences afforded by digital technology without sacrificing our privacy?

Future Collaborations, Crane Estate, Monday, July 22
Collaborations across disciplines are critical to facing global challenges brought about by climate change, disruptive technologies and political dissatisfaction. How do we dissolve barriers in order to collaborate? Dean Kuipers and Lauri Kranz, both creators as well as partners discuss collaborations.

Future of Culture, Field Farm, Thursday, July 25
Culture defines human civilization, yet it is often overlooked or disregarded when addressing real world problems. As it becomes clear that a purely technocratic approach cannot provide all the solutions, it is time to incorporate a more humanistic approach by engaging creators. Visual artists and musicians will discuss the fundamental role culture plays in revealing our humanity.


Music
Selection of musicians performing at New Horizon events
More to be announced...

Kelsey Lu

Jónsi

Mac DeMarco

Julie Byrne

Helado Negro

Destroyer

No Age

Julianna Barwick

Moses Sumney

Mary Lattimore

Lonnie Holley

Chadwick Stokes (of Dispatch & State Radio)



THE SITES WILL
HOST DYNAMIC
FLASHPOINT EVENTS
THAT INCLUDE LIVE
MUSIC...

...AND
PROVOCATIVE
DISCUSSIONS, ALL
CENTERED ON IDEAS
OF THE FUTURE.

map of locations


Locations
New Horizon will be presented at these seven Trustees properties, beginning on Friday, July 12th at Long Point on Martha’s Vineyard and ending at Field Farm in Williamstown on Sunday, July 28th.
Long Point Wildlife Refuge,
West Tisbury


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The FARM Institute,
Edgartown


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Holmes Reservation,
Plymouth


MA Office of Costal Zone Management
DeCordova Sculpture Park,
Lincoln


Above Summit
Castle HIll on the Crane Estate,
Ipswich


Grand Allée, S. Bastille
Naumkeag,
Stockbridge


Blue Steps, Gross & Daley Photography
Field Farm,
Williamstown


Trustees

DOUG AITKEN
is widely known for his innovative fine art installations. Utilizing a wide array of artistic approaches, Aitken’s eye leads us into a world where time, space, and memory are fluid concepts. His work has been featured in exhibitions around the world, in such institutions as the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden of the Smithsonian Institution, The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, the Vienna Secession, Serpentine Gallery in London, and Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. Aitken earned the International Prize at the Venice Biennale for the installation "electric earth", the 2012 Nam June Paik Art Center Prize, the 2013 Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award: Visual Arts, and the 2017 Frontier Art Prize.

PEDRO ALONZO
is a Boston-based independent curator who specializes in working with artists to develop ambitious artworks in public space. Alonzo is committed to providing opportunities for artists to engage broader audiences by presenting contemporary art in the public realm, and by developing projects which stimulate participation as an integral component of the artwork.

ZACH TETREAULT
Zach is a musician and curator; member of the band Hundred Waters and Founder of FORM Festival. FORM has challenged the model of modern music festivals through its unique application process, limited capacity and minimal impact initiatives. It enters its 6th year in 2019 with a diversity of artists from Florence & the Machine and Anderson Paak to Mulatu Astatke. Zach has a passion for unconventional programming and extraordinary venues.

ART & THE LANDSCAPE AT THE TRUSTEES
For over 125 years, The Trustees has been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive sites of both historic and cultural value, Trustees is the nation’s first land conservation nonprofit. Its 117 properties across the state are destinations for more than 2 million visitors a year.

Trustees is dedicated to increasing public appreciation and use of its properties. Core to this are creative efforts to reach and engage new and expanded audiences through powerful experiences at Trustees properties. The Art & the Landscape initiative is designed to allow artists to expand their practice within the unique environment. With the commitment to changing the paradigm of artwork in public space from objects that are meant solely to be observed and contemplated, to structures that are catalysts for interaction, exchange, dialogue, and participation. Art & the Landscape ties together threads of art, nature, community, and history.

Schedule / Tickets

All events are ticketed and require pre-registration.

Happening now! Tickets still available $25 - $40. Plus public family day viewings on July 20 & 25.

As we get closer to the arrival of New Horizon, please be sure to follow The Trustees on Facebook and Instagram for all the latest info and schedule updates, plus behind-the-scenes views of this incredible project. #thetrustees #dougaitkennewhorizon #dougaitken #artxlandscape

Questions? Please check our Frequently Asked Questions.

Wednesday, July 17
Holmes Reservation, Plymouth, MA

6PM | Happening
Food trucks and Notch Brewing Traveling Biergarten.

Light spectacle begins after sunset, accompanied by musical performances from Mac DeMarco and Lonnie Holley.

Member $25; Nonmember $40; Student/Plymouth Resident $25
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Mac DeMarco
Mac DeMarco
Photo: Christine Lai
Lonnie Holley
Lonnie Holley

Saturday, July 20
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA

11AM-12:30PM & 1-2:30PM | Family Day
Have fun with art-making activities for all ages, participate in a sculpture quest, enjoy treats from a variety of food trucks, and explore the 30-acre Sculpture Park.

Member/Lincoln resident FREE; Nonmember $14 (Sculpture Park and Museum Admission); Children 6 & under FREE
Get Tickets for 11AM-12:30PM
Get Tickets for 1-2:30PM

5PM | Happening: The Future of Information
Conversations with Gideon Lichfield, editor-in-chief of MIT Technology Review and Jeneé Osterheldt, Boston Globe Culture Writer. Confronted with fake news and information bubbles, how do traditional media companies become platforms for communities to address the challenges society faces in a more equitable and inclusive manner?

Food trucks and Notch Brewing Traveling Biergarten.

Light spectacle begins after sunset, accompanied by musical performances from Julie Byrne, Julianna Barwick, and Mary Lattimore.

Member $25; Nonmember $40; Student $25
Buy Tickets

Julie Byrne
Julie Byrne
 
Julianna Barwick
Julianna Barwick
 
Mary Lattimore
Mary Lattimore
Photo: Jackie Lee Young
Gideon Lichfield
Gideon Lichfield
 
Jenee Osterheldt
Jeneé Osterheldt
 

Sunday, July 21
Castle Hill on The Crane Estate, Ipswich, MA

6PM | Happening: The Future of Identity
Partner: World Frontiers Forum

Today, our digital activity creates a virtual identity which is mined by tech firms. World Frontiers Forum’s David Edwards and Katie Rae of MIT’s The Engine discuss how we can take advantage of the conveniences afforded by digital technology without sacrificing our privacy.

Food trucks and Notch Brewing Traveling Biergarten.

Light spectacle begins after sunset, accompanied by musical performances from Moses Sumney and Julianna Barwick.

Member $25; Nonmember $40; Student $25
Buy Tickets

Moses Sumney
Moses Sumney
Photo: Ibra Ake
Julianna Barwick
Julianna Barwick
 
David Edwards
David Edwards
Katie Rae
Katie Rae


Sponsored by
303 Gallery

Monday, July 22
Castle Hill on The Crane Estate, Ipswich, MA

6PM | Happening: Future Collaborations
Collaborations across disciplines are critical to facing global challenges brought about by climate change, disruptive technologies, and political dissatisfaction. Creators and partners Dean Kuipers and Lauri Kranz discuss how we dissolve barriers in order to collaborate.

Food trucks and Notch Brewing Traveling Biergarten.

Light spectacle begins after sunset, accompanied by musical performances from Jónsi and Julianna Barwick.

Member $25; Nonmember $40; Student $25

Buy Tickets

jonsi
Jónsi
Photo: Andy Sheppard Redferns
Julianna Barwick
Julianna Barwick
Lauri Kranz
Lauri Kranz
Photo: Yoshihiro Makino
Dean Kuipers
Dean Kuipers
Photo: Milo Gladstein


Sponsored by
303 Gallery

Thursday, July 25
Field Farm & Guest House, Williamstown, MA

11AM-12:30PM & 1-2:30PM | Family Day
Have fun with a Road Trip through Nature, enjoy treats from a variety of food trucks, Notch Brewing’s Traveling Biergarten, and explore the manicured gardens graced by modern sculptures and modernist houses, ponds and miles of trails on this 316-acre property with expansive views of Massachusetts highest peak, Mount Greylock.

Member & Nonmember FREE
Get Tickets for 11AM-12:30PM
Get Tickets for 1-2:30PM

6PM | Happening: The Future of Culture
Culture defines human civilization, yet it is often overlooked or disregarded when addressing real world problems. It is time to incorporate a more humanistic approach by engaging creators. Join artist and New Horizon creator Doug Aitken and curator Pedro Alonzo as they discuss the fundamental role culture plays in revealing our humanity.

Food trucks and Notch Brewing Traveling Biergarten.

Light spectacle begins after sunset, accompanied by musical performances from Destroyer and No Age.

Member $25; Nonmember $40; Student $25
Buy Tickets

Destroyer
Destroyer
Photo: Fabiola Carranza
No Age
No Age
Doug Aitken
Doug Aitken
Photo: Ami Sioux
Pedro Alonzo
Pedro Alonzo

Saturday, July 27
Naumkeag House & Gardens, Stockbridge, MA

Naumkeag Garden Party | 4-7PM
An inspired celebration of the gardens, history, and splendor of one of the Berkshires' most celebrated National Historic Landmarks, featuring New Horizon.
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Naumkeag After Dark | 8-10PM
Dessert, live entertainment, and cash bar, featuring New Horizon.
Music: Bang on a Can plays Terry Riley's In C
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Bang on a Can
Bang on a Can All-Stars
Photo: Stephanie Berger

Sunday, July 28
Field Farm & Guest House, Williamstown, MA

Sunrise Experience | 7-10AM
Gather for a limited sunrise viewing of New Horizon. Timed tethered flights and breakfast included.
Buy Tickets
Sponsored by
Chandon

All events are ticketed and require pre-registration.

As we get closer to the arrival of New Horizon, please be sure to follow The Trustees on Facebook and Instagram for all the latest info and schedule updates, plus behind-the-scenes views of this incredible project. #thetrustees #dougaitkennewhorizon #dougaitken #artxlandscape

Schedule is weather dependent, and subject to change.

Questions? Please check our Frequently Asked Questions.

Special thanks to:
BMW Ketel One Vodka

Media partner:
DAZED

Past Events

Friday, July 12
Long Point Wildlife Refuge, West Tisbury, MA
Martha's Vineyard

7-10AM | Sunrise Experience
Postponed until Saturday, July 13. Please see below.
Gather for a limited sunrise viewing with New Horizon. Timed tethered flights and breakfast included.
Sponsored by
Chandon
The 6PM Happening is still on as scheduled. Limited tickets are still available. See you there.

6PM | Happening: The Future of Creativity
Renowned architect Lord Norman Foster, New Horizon creator Doug Aitken, and distinguished artist Sarah Morris discuss creative process and their sources of inspiration.
Light spectacle begins after sunset, accompanied by musical performance by Chadwick Stokes (of Dispatch & State Radio) and Kelsey Lu.

Member $25; Nonmember $40; Student $25
Buy Tickets

Chadwick Stokes
Chadwick Stokes (of Dispatch & State Radio)
Photo: Laura Barisonzi
Kelsey Lu
Kelsey Lu
 
 
Lord Norman Foster
Lord Norman Foster
 
 
Sarah Morris
Sarah Morris
 
 
Doug Aitken
Doug Aitken
Photo: Ami Sioux


Sponsored by
303 Gallery

Saturday, July 13
Long Point Wildlife Refuge, West Tisbury, MA
Martha's Vineyard

7-10AM | Sunrise Experience
Gather for a limited sunrise viewing with New Horizon. Timed tethered flights and breakfast included.
SOLD OUT This Sunrise Event has sold out.
Sponsored by
Chandon

Saturday, July 13
The FARM Institute, Edgartown, MA
Martha's Vineyard

Meals in the Meadow | 5-9PM
A farm to table dinner featuring New Horizon
Contact us for tickets to this event at development@thetrustees.org

Meals in the Meadow

Sunday, July 14
Long Point Wildlife Refuge, West Tisbury, MA
Martha's Vineyard

7-10AM | Sunrise Experience
Gather for a limited sunrise viewing of New Horizon. Timed tethered flights and breakfast included.
SOLD OUT This Sunrise Event has sold out. Tickets are still available for the Happening at 6PM.
Sponsored by
Chandon

6PM | Happening: The Future of Climate
Partner: Woods Hole Research Center

Spencer Glendon, an expert in economic history and financial systems, and Chris Neill, an ecosystems ecologist, discuss how our notions of progress, permanence, and preservation will change as the global climate grows warmer and less stable, and how future landscapes can be designed to optimize benefits for climate, wildlife, and society.

Light spectacle begins after sunset, accompanied by musical performances from Helado Negro and Kelsey Lu.

Member $25; Nonmember $40; Student $25

Helado Negro
Helado Negro
Kelsey Lu
Kelsey Lu
Chris Neill
Chris Neill
Spencer Glendon
Spencer Glendon


Sponsored by
303 Gallery

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