Thursday, February 7, 2013

Environmental Art: 'Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts'


Spiritual Father of Environmental Arts  David Jakupca
"Spiritual Father of Environmental Art"
David Jakupca

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The Science Behind Environmental Arts:

THEORY OF ICEALITY ON ENVIRONMENTAL ARTS




The "Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts" is a practical study on the aesthetics of the relationship between Humans and their Environment through Arts and Culture, ultimately promoting an effective sustainable global Culture of Peace between all Living Things ~ Human, Plant and Wildlife Kingdoms!*
*The incorporation of the rights of flora and fauna in a "Universal Peace Equation" is the first major change in achieving a sustainable Peace on Earth in over 2000 Years.
At the ARK in Berea,  global home of the environmental arts movement, David Jakupca, states that, "The special Theory of Iceality belongs to a class of "principle-theories". As such it employs an analytic method. This means that the three elements which comprise this theory, Humanitarian, Environmental, Arts and Culture, are not based on hypothesis but on empirical discovery. The empirical discovery leads to understanding the general characteristics of natural processes".
The general natural processes are all connected. As stated above, the special 'Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts' explains the application  to all inertial physical phenomena and its relation to all other forces of nature.

Practical models can then be developed which separate the natural processes into theoretical-mathematical descriptions. Therefore, by analytical means the necessary conditions that have to be satisfied are deduced. Separate events must satisfy these conditions. Experience should then match the conclusions.


Although it is widely acknowledged that American Cultural Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca created the principles of the Theory of Iceality in its modern understanding in 1977, They are also responsible for enlightening the global art community to the new genre of Art when they founded the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) in 1987 at the now historic ARK in Berea , Ohio.  ICEA was organized into the three divisions:  Environmental, Humanities, Arts and Culture, and as the first professional art organization to be solely dedicated to this endeavor, this has made ICEA to be the leading force in the Environmental arts and a force for socially responsible activity. 

According to Jakupca, beginning with ICEA, the Environmental Arts Genre has grown professionally exponentially and has over the past decades  spawned a wide variety of very similar phrases and art terms such as; eco art, land art, ecoventions, natural art, green art, outdoor art, earth art, recycled art, sustainable art, ecodedsign, etc. These can be all be considered sub-categories under the umbrella of the main Environmental Art Genre.

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akupca asserts that, "Respect for human and environmental rights and greater understanding between people from different racial and religious backgrounds must be the first goal of society in today's fast-changing, globalized world."  The goal is accomplished according to Jakupca, "Is by focusing on the creative process and affirming that the "Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts"
is a catalyst for social change by empowering participants, transforming environments and contributing to collective healing and economic development."

Jakupca's Theory on Environmental Arts (ICEALITY*) was enthusiastically embraced by the United Nations by 1990 and was featured in many of their World Conferences;

   1- 1992 Earth Summit on the Environment, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
   2- 1993 World Conference on Human Rights, Vienna, Austria
   3- 1994 World Conference on Population and Development, Cairo, Egypt   
   4- 1995 World Conference on Women, Beijing, China
   5- 1996 Habitat II- UN Conference on Human Settlements, Istanbul, Turkey
   6- 2000 World's Fair, Expo2000, Hannover, Germany
   7- 2001 World Conference on Racism, Durban, South Africa
   8- 2002 World Summit on Sustainability, Johannesburg, South Africa
   9- 2003 World Conference on Peace, Verbania, Italy
   10- 2005 World Conference on Peace, Verbania, Italy
   11- 2007 World Peace Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico 

 The result of this major global public promotion at the United Nations level, is that the Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts is now considered as the cornerstone of the modern sustainable global Environmental Art Movement and this concept is now replicated by artists, architects, urban planners and sustainable organizations throughout the World, reflecting a still growing global audience.  However, it must be noted that not all of Jakupca's contemporaries did accepted the new theory at once.



RESEARCH FINDINGS
 Results for Comparable Artworks and Artist History of David Jakupca

David Jakupca is an American Philosopher, Ambassador, Artist, Activist and Author. He serves both as an American Cultural Ambassador and Universal Peace Ambassador in International capacities. He is extremely influential through his works, especially as a philosophical advocate and practitioner of the environmental arts methods developing the Sustainable Age revolution.

Jakupca with his wife, Renate, are the co-creators of the 'Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts', aligning the vision with real-world social conditions and logistics. This work established and popularized inductive formulas for scientific inquiry, sometimes called the Iceality Method.  His demand for a planned procedure of investigating all things natural marked a new turn in the rhetorical and theoretical framework for the science of aesthetics, much of which surrounds conceptions of proper Environmental Art Methodology today.

Jakupca has been recognized as the 'Spiritual Father of the Environmental Arts Movement' and in that capacity, several disciples of his work went on to spread the word on Iceality.   His ideas were influential in the 1990's among scholars like Jane Alexander, Chairwoman of the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA), who in the ‘AMERICAN CANVAS’ Project frequently adheres to the Method of Iceality approach in its idealistic visions and entrepreneurial inquiries.   Major organizations, in particular, the United Nations, featured his Theory on Iceality in many of their World Conferences. The result of this major global public promotion at the United Nations level is that the Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts is now considered as the cornerstone of the modern sustainable global Environmental Art Movement, and this concept is now replicated by artists, architects, urban planners and sustainable organizations throughout the World, reflecting a still growing global audience.  However, it must be noted that not all of Jakupca's contemporaries did accept the new theory at once.

David Jakupca is also considered to be the philosophical influence behind the dawning of the millenniums Sustainable Age. In his works, David Jakupca called for a development of avant-garde trilateral symmetry of social systems to align his vision with real-world social conditions and logistics that contend with the problems facing earth’s future. He always proposed that these environment/humanitarian/cultural systems should be done in conjunction with charitable purposes as a matter of healing this planet. Recalling Einstein’s admonition, paraphrased here, that a problem cannot be solved by the same thinking that created the problem in the first place, Jakupca, being ever mindful of the ecospheric integrity, advocated that the Environmental Arts should be practical and have as a holistic purpose the improvement of all living things.
This changed the course of art in history, from a merely contemplative state, as it was found in ancient times, to a practical, inventive modern state  that will, it time, continue to lead to the new Methods of Iceality that will prevent Ecocide and make possible a Sustainable Age, a Culture of Peace for all Living Things in the following centuries.

Although much of these Methods of Iceality proposals will not be established in his lifetime, his legacy was already considered by TIME Magazine, in their 2000 Millennium Edition, as one of their Heroes of the Planet.
Similar to a Cultural District with the historic ARK in Berea as its focal point, the North East Ohio Area where David worked, has been 'branded' as the Home of the Environmental Art(s) Movement by the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) and as 'Cultural Industry' will continue to foster civic identity, cultivate tourism, and brand Ohio Environmental Arts and Culture in the Bioregion.

For as one of his profilers, India Keyes commented, Jakupca's influence in the future world is so important that every person, plant or animal well being may be traced back to him.  It is possible that someone using the Methodology of Iceality may find the cause of cancer, solve the worlds hunger problem or eliminate global warming.

David Jakupca’s philosophy in Art is displayed in his vast and varied art works and writings, which might be divided into the three great branches of the 'Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts':

~ Environmental works – in which his ideas for a universal reform of knowledge, scientific method and the improvement of a sustainable state of Peace for all living things is presented.

~ Humanitarian works – in which his reforms in moral philosophy and social practices for Mankind are proposed.

~ Artistic works – in which he presents his original applied aesthetics on art and cultural objet d’arts. 

  Ambassador David  Jakupca has been recognized as the 'Spiritual Father of the Environmental Arts Movement' and in that capacity, several disciples of his work went on to spread the word on Iceality.   His ideas were influential in the 1990's among scholars like Jane Alexander, Chairwoman of the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA), who in the ‘AMERICAN CANVAS’ Project frequently adheres to the Method of Iceality approach in its idealistic visions and entrepreneurial inquiries. 

Some Examples of Major Organizations utilizing the Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts Principles

EXPO 2000

From June 1st to October 31st, 2000, Hannover (Germany) hosts the World Exposition EXPO 2000. The exposition stands under the theme "Humankind - Nature - Technology: A new world arising".
About 180 countries and organizations participate in this event. David and Renate Jakupca were appointed American Cultural Ambassadors representing the United States, more than 50 countries have build their own pavilion, the remainder are presenting in exhibition halls. The exposition is accompanied by a cultural and events program. Have a look at www.expo2000.de for more details about the EXPO 2000.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expo_2000
http://www.expo2000.org/index1.php

TED
(Technology, Entertainment and Design)
is a global set of conferences owned by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation, formed to disseminate "ideas worth spreading." From 1990 onward, a growing community of "TEDsters" has been gathering annually at the invitation-only event in Monterey, California, until 2009, when it was relocated to Long Beach, California due to a substantial increase in attendees.
http://www.ted.com

BIONEERS

The whole-systems movement for social, cultural and environmental resilience
HUMANE EDUCATION ADVOCATES REACHING TEACHERS (HEART’s) services are specially designed to provide a combined focus on human rights, animal protection and environmental ethics. Our direct services to educators and students, as well as our city and state level advocacy efforts, enable us to significantly impact the way young people think about their responsibility to one another, animals and the natural world.
http://teachhumane.org/heart/

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a unique global network founded in 2010 of policy research centers in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States.
http://CarnegieEndowment.org
National Peace Academy
A Holistic Approach: Five Interrelated Spheres of Peace
http://nationalpeaceacademy.us/
UN Proposes New Architecture for Sustainable Development.
At the United Nations Rio+20 Earth Summit in 2012, 192 countries agreed to create a set of universal Sustainable Development Goals. A United Nations working group negotiates a set of “sustainable development goals,” proposed a fundamentally different way to frame this concept. Over the last several decades, sustainable human development has been conceived largely as the outcome of balanced work on three “pillars” .

http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/21/scientists-propose-a-new-architecture-for-sustainable-development.

Rio+20 Earth Summit -
United Nations Conference on  Sustainable Development.
http://www.uncsd2012.org/

*Iceality
is the measure of the connection between arts, civic engagement and the environment, which can be defined as promoting a sustainable positive and peaceful quality of life for all living things.

Examples of NorthEast Ohio Environmental Arts Practitioners of the Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts:
The Collinwood Painted Rain Barrel Project
http://www.sustainablecleveland.org/annual-summits/2013-2/Example of a Lorain County's Ohio Environmental Arts Program:
 Follow the Fish Art and Adventure Trail 
http://followthefishtrail.com/

Ingenuity Fest
http://ingenuitycleveland.com/

In a historic re-unification if the Greater Cleveland Community, as part of the Iceality Silver Revelation, North East Ohio Area has been 'branded' as the Home of the Environmental Art(s) Movement by the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) as a 'Cultural Industry', to foster civic identity, cultivate tourism, and brand Ohio Environmental Arts and Culture District in the Bioregion.

BACKGROUND CHECK by Christa Herbert:

  • -- The Environmental Arts Movement was professionally organized by the The International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) founded  by David and Renate Jakupca in 1987.
  • -- Environmental Art is the true indigenous art form of the greater Cleveland, Ohio area.
  • -- The ARK in Berea is the global home to the Environmental Art Movement.
  • -- David Jakupca is the recognized leader and the Spiritual Father of the Environmental Art Movement.
  • -- The 'Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts' is now considered as the cornerstone of the modern sustainable global Environmental Art Movement and the concept is now replicated by urban designers, architects and artists throughout the World.
  • -- In 1993 in Vienna, Austria at the World Conference on Human Rights, ICEA, with the approval of U.S. Delegates, Jimmy Carter and Geraldine Ferraro, began recycling and promoting United Nations' World Conferences until 2007..
  • -- Through this partnership with the United Nations, ICEA has influenced a global audience of literally billions of people.
  • -- Environmental Art was used by the National Endowment for the Arts as part of their 1997 American Canvas Project that is currently used in all 50 States.
  • -- In 2000, David and Renate Jakupca were appointed American Cultural Ambassadors representing the US at EXPO2000, The Worlds Fair held in Hanover, Germany.
  • -- Environmental Art the number one Art Movement in Cleveland, Ohio
  • -- Environmental Art is the number one Art Movement in America.
  • -- Environmental Art is the number one Art Movement Worldwide.

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10 comments:

Pat Cahill said...



This New Proposed Architecture was in place 25 years Ago when the Jakupca's founded ICEA

http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/21/scientists-propose-a-new-architecture-for-sustainable-development/

Renate Jakupca said...

In Ohio, the 'ARK in Berea'

Why?
Because it was here the American Cultural Ambassadors developed the "Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts"...........the process incorporated in the Seven Spectacular Places Saved by the Environmental Movement mentioned in the article by Jennifer Weeks.

The "Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts" is practical study on the aesthetics of the relationship between Humans and their Environment through Arts and Culture, ultimately promoting an effective sustainable global Culture of Peace between all Living Things (Human, Animal and Plant Kingdoms)

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2013/04/environmental_success_stories_on_earth_day_visit_places_saved_by_conservationists.html?fb_ref=sm_fb_share_toolbar

Renate Jakupca said...

Regenerating America's Legacy Cities

Many of America's legacy cities -- older industrial metropolitan areas facing manufacturing decline and population loss -- have had a difficult time bouncing back. But the key to revitalization for Baltimore, St. Louis, Camden, N.J., Youngstown, Ohio or Flint, Michigan, is to take stock of the assets right at their doorstep, such as downtowns, parks, transit systems, and academic and cultural institutions. That's the message of Regenerating America’s Legacy Cities, an analysis of 18 cities by Alan Mallach and Lavea Brachman, who advocate step-by-step “strategic incrementalism” as a path to economic development, rather than the silver-bullet approach of signature architecture, a sports stadium or other megaprojects.

In preparing the Lincoln Institute's latest Policy Focus Report, Mallach and Brachman, who are both nonresident fellows at The Brookings Institution, examined cities in New England, the Mid-Atlantic, the South, and the Midwest, that had a population of at least 50,000 in 2010, and a loss of at least 20 percent from peak population. They concluded that a renewed competitive advantage, which will enable legacy cities to build new economic engines and draw new populations, can come from leveraging longstanding assets such as downtown employment bases, stable neighborhoods, multimodal transportation networks, colleges and universities, local businesses, historic buildings and areas, and arts, cultural, and entertainment facilities.

“Intentional strategies are needed to unlock the potential of a city’s assets to bring about sustainable regeneration,” the authors write. Making progress “begins with leaders sharing a vision of the city’s future and then making incremental, tactical decisions that
 will transform the status quo, while avoiding grandiose and unrealistic plans.”

....This the reason, Alan Mallach and Lavea Brachman, for the "Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts" !!

http://www.lincolninst.edu/news-events/at-lincoln-house-blog

Dracha Arendee said...

We Have a Duty to Care About Earth’s Right to Life
by Nora McDevitt – July 2, 2013
Earth Island Journal

Law against ecocide would enable governments to take action backed by legislation instead of nice words: Polly Higgins

Polly Higgins is an international environmental attorney, award-winning author, and a long time advocate for the earth’s rights. Higgins and I met in 2009 on the United Nations Climate Express train on our way to Copenhagen for COP15. At the time, she was campaigning for a Declaration of Planetary Rights announced by the Bolivian delegation at the Conference of the Parties and I was shooting a documentary. At the conference, the idea of setting legal boundaries to halt ecocide, or the destruction of the planet, began to percolate. The next year, in March 2010, Higgins proposed to the United Nations that ecocide be declared the Fifth “Crime Against Peace.” Drawing comparisons between slavery, genocide and the destruction of the planet, Higgins emphasizes that civilization is on the cusp of a massive paradigm shift that parallels the abolition of slavery. I spoke with Higgins recently about the principles behind the proposed law and how it could change the trajectory of human history and our environment. An excerpt from our conversation.

http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListRead/we_have_a_duty_to_care_about_earths_right_to_life/

Adriana Cuevas said...

Here's a nice article from the Lorain Morning Journal about how The 'Theory of Environmental Art on Environmental Arts' is impacting on the local economy. Artists and businesses working together on an Follow the Fish Art and Adventure Trails Environmental Art Project to create something special around Lorain County!

Avon Lake’s pool is about to get a little fishy
http://www.morningjournal.com/articles/2013/07/10/news/doc51dd9881ed0d7261071980.txt?viewmode=2

By Adriana Cuevas
ACuevas@MorningJournal.com
@MJ_ACuevas

Mandy Cole said...

You can join our End Ecocide Director Prisca in a Worldwide Youth Leader webcast today for the UN DAY OF YOUTH, the time: 8 PM CET.

Link: http://www.youth-leader.org/webcast/

The purpose of this global gathering is knowledge and spirit transfer for uplifting your potential for change. This is a CASUAL VIDEO MEETING - global - all day - through timezones, with speakers from Aus, Ind, Afgh, Eur, USA, Can, Peru...

Indigenous Environmental Network said...

Humanity at the Crossroads
Dec 2, 2013

http://www.ienearth.org/humanity-at-the-crossroads/

This is an invitation to step into service, to choose to join a collective body of humans that deeply cares about our planet. Please read the Indigenous elders statement http://caretakersofmotherearth.com/. If you find resonance, consider signing, asking your own questions, and joining us with good minds and prayer for the healing of life on Earth.

“The longest road you will ever have to walk is the sacred journey from your head to your heart.” Chief Phil Lane Jr. Ihanktonwan Dakota and Chickasaw Nations

Chief Arvol Looking Horse, 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe and Spiritual Leader of the Great Sioux Nation and his wife Paula Horne present council statement on Fukushima at the Tillman Chapel at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.

Our individual and collective humanity is a powerful force for life on Earth. It is the difference between life and death of all creation.

Indigenous Elders and Medicine Peoples of North and South America have gathered for the first time releasing a unified statement and calling to the world.

After 4 days in sacred ceremony, they are asking the global community to wake up and move towards becoming a coherent body that is vested in planetary health, in creating a world where our actions enable our children and our children’s children to live a life with sunlight, fresh foods, air, clean water, butterflies, fish, buffalo and all of the beautiful life around us. They are taking their statement to the UN to garner immediate support for moral collective action on Fukushima’s vulnerable nuclear power plant’s condition. Highlighting the undeniable compounding and cumulative devastation and the moral responsibilities to ensure life for all future generations.

Heidi Cimperman said...

Congrats, Ambassador Renate!!
It is indeed a wonderful opportunity to be in a position where you can touch lives.
I look up to you :-)
Heidi Cimperman

Anne Fredericks said...

"Participatory design can be a powerful tool for civic engagement."

Creating Resilient Community, Through Design Advocacy (Iceality):

http://www.fastcoexist.com/1681286/creating-resilient-community-through-design-and-advocacy?utm_source=facebook

A. Tianna Scozzaro said...

Population Dynamics Are Crucial to Sustainable Development. So Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About Them? - See more at: http://populationaction.org/blog/2014/01/18/population-dynamics-are-crucial-to-sustainable-development-so-why-isnt-anyone-talking-about-them/#comment-22254