Clean water is an immensely prescious resource. Without water there is no life.Water in Action
Healthy soil (rich in minerals, arthropods, living organisms) means healthy people.Soil in Action
iLAND is an ongoing performance and installation project exhibited for more than a decade in museums, fairs, and public spaces in 28 different countries. iLAND is featuring the most pressing environmental issues. The green iLAND shows arial images from desertification and flooding, to monoculture and mining, the more colorful iland features infrared images of the issues at hand and their progress (restoration or further decay)
How would you care if the world was an island and you were forced to stay on it? Would you see the urgency of a sustainable live style if forest fires, industry and agriculture were polluting your front yard?
Most of the environmental problems we cause are being felt by the poor living far away from us. We forget Fukushima because it didn't poison the fish on our table and we continued to breath the same air when we opened our door. How long can this go on? The two iLAND versions point visually to the various environmental issues that are OUR problem.
iLAND wants to point out the issues visually because there is so much information but so little that touches us. iLAND loves to inspire each of us to live a more sustainable life. Spending less - living more!
Regina Frank's Motto The HeArt is Present is focusing on the HeArt: going further and deeper into the present of presence and into the artists gift. The performer’s visual language, spoken mainly through text and textiles, reveals a meditative process of exploring inner and outer networks as well as environmental, cultural and spiritual issues. Her works encompass a field of tension between virtual and real, analog and digital. She has been investigating the Phenomena of Social Software and Software installation for the Umweltbundesamt UBA Germany since 2004. For 28 years she has been developing a series of unpublished performances: long duration works that conclude in different phases.
Regina Frank has exhibited her work in Europe, the US and Asia, including, comprehensive projects at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Serpentine Gallery in London, the MOCA in Los Angeles, the Cultural Olympics in Atlanta, the Spiral Wacoal Art Center in Tokyo, the MOMA in Sapporo, the San Diego Museum of Art, Chienku Technology University, Taiwan, Expo 2000, the UBA and UNESCO in Paris. Live 4, Guangzhou China, Inf'raction Séte, France and Venice, Italy. In 2017, she developed Slowdown Runway for London Artfair. Her most recent project iLAND was exhibited at the MAAT (Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology) in Lisbon, the Kunsthalle Faust Hannover, TheNewArtFest18, Websummit and MUNHAC (Natural History Museum), Lisbon, and BioArt, Seoul Korea.
For 21 years, Regina Frank titled her work “The Artist is Present” and published several books and catalogues under the same title in 1998, 1999 and 2001. After Marina Abramoviç adapted her title in 2010, it inspired Regina Frank to change to the motto "The HeArt is Present". She works with tapestry, painting, sculpture, installation, collage and performance. Regina Frank’s work, which combines text, technology, and textile, has been featured since the early 1990s in several history books, art magazines, newspapers, as well as at Vogue, Harpers, Parade, and Cosmopolitan, AvantArt, Sculpture Magazine, as well as Yale University Radio. In Portugal she has been interviewed by the Observador, and the Publico.