Essays and photographs from the Rabbit Island project are included in the recently released second issue of The Alpine ReviewReturns. Included in the Places section are a brief piece about the Rabbit Island Residency, an interview with Rabbit Island’s founder, Rob Gorski, and lead artist in residence, Andrew Ranville, several photographs, and Rob’s essay about land use, There is no Antonym for Subdivision, exploring the cultural context of the project. 

From The Alpine Review:

Beyond its interesting role as a place for artistic, social and scientific experimentation, Rabbit Island provides a strong metaphor against our obsession with intervention, which has ramifications far beyond its shorelines.

From the prologue of the second issue, Returns:

As the rate of change accelerates, many of us are devoting more and more energy to finding meaning, balance and a map that works. In pursuit of steady ground, we find ourselves looking to the past for solutions, inspiration, humility and truth. This more complete perspective allows us to weigh and measure the findings of today and yesterday, to pick what is appropriate, what works and what is real, and discard the obsolete, superfluous or absurd. Returning to first principles, original baselines and classic simplicity we take what has worked to solve what hasn’t, equipping ourselves with the wisdom of the ages as we correct and forge our path ahead.

The Alpine Review is a thoughtful 300+ page magazine published by Louis-Jacques Darveau in Montreal, Quebec. Copies can be found here.

December 23, 2013