Bernard Perroud Sculptor
and Painter, born 1950 in Milan, Italy
Art in Nature
2003-2004 Moisture 2. Team assembled by coordinator/artist Claude Willey .As a revolving collective of artists and researchers the Moisture Project has been developing over the last three years into an annual research program centered around Harper Dry Lake, near Hinkley, California. Moisture (Phase Two) involves the construction of location-sensitive structures for the collection, retention, and use/re-use of water. These structures, created by selected visual artists, serve as functional sculptural objects, installed in relation to the ground, and the hydraulic matrix of the region. Hinkley, CA Webpresence hosted by the Greenmuseum. "Moisture",The Leonardo Gallery, Leonardo, vol 37, Number 5, 2004, MIT Press.
2002 Moisture 1. Hinkley, California. Initiated by Claude Willey. Moisture (Phase One) was created to allow artists tocome together and explore the conditions of desiccation in the Mojave1s Harper Basin. Building dew-collectors, artificial aquifers, and shaded microclimates, the functional land art became a permanent addition to the landscape around the CLUI1s Desert Research Station.
2002 Hommage to White 2002. Trail Markers 2 Lower Arroyo Park, City of Pasadena, California. Art in Nature Event.Curated by Richard Amromin.
2001 "OAH", Arts Center at Kingdom Falls, Liberty, Maine. Initiator and Co-curator with Alan Crichton. 9 artists create site-specific art installations and performances on the grounds of this recently resurrected artists' retreat and learning center.
2001 <NO> Nouvel Objet. Featured artist in the yearly publication's 6th issue. This issue centers on the Art in Nature movement and features my essay, "Reflections on Art in Nature". Design House Publications. Seoul, Korea.
1999 Escondido Phoenix 1999, an exploration of art and nature. Initiator. 10 artists created site-specific art installations in Escondido Canyon, Malibu, California. Articles: Sculpture magazine, Oct. 1999. Malibu Times, June17, 1999.
1991 Artac '91 "Rencontre Internationale d'Artistes". 15 internationally selected sculptors invited to create art with natural materials in Montagagne-Ariege, France. A2 TV France, France Culture. La Dépeche du Midi, Aug 18, l991.
2004 "Marcador". Sculpture marking cadastre points. Jorge Ponce Architects. San Felipe, Baha California. Mexico.
2000 "FXLN". Exterior sculpture for FundsXPress Corporate Headquarters. Austin, Texas
1997 Fountain in the gardens of the Michael Stenger Home. Venice, California.
1990 Wall sculpture for the Public Hall of Hachenburg, together with ceramist Achim Reineck. Germany.
1990 2 murals for the lobby of U. Pfeiffer Surveyors Bureau . Hachenburg, Germany.
1989 3 murals for lobby of H. Pfeiffer Civil Engineering Bureau. Hachenburg, Germany.
1984 5 murals for the Community Center for the Disabled of Steckenstein, Germany.
1980 Pocket Park/Plaza. Redesign and construction of a plaza including children's playscape and multi-use amphitheater for the town of Tlapa, Mexico. Commissioned by the State of Guerrero, Mexico.
Design Team Projects
2003/4 Blue Tanks. Design for sculptural water tanks for El Dorado Ranch Community. Jorge Ponze Architects. San Felipe, Baja California. Mexico.
1995 Refurbishment plan for the Calzada de los Misterios (Villa de Guadalupe, Mexico City). In collaboration with architects Jaime Rivera, Manuel Becerra and Jorge Ponce.
Refurbishment project for El Arbolillo (Mexico City). Regulation of lagoon,
water treatment and recreational areas with promenade and gazebo.In
1995 Design of two sculpture spaces in the land reclamation project of the Santa Catarina Volcanoes in Mexico City with environmental architect Jorge Ponce.
1994 Puebla Freeway Enhancement Project (Puebla, Mexico). Design of three large-scale sculptures for freeway islands and collaboration on overall design concept with architect Manuel Becerra. Angelopolis Urban Renewal Project.
1994 Interior design of the reception area and offices for Multivision. Mexico City. In collaboration with architect Manuel Becerra.
1994 Wall sculpture for the Industrie Ministerium, Mainz, Germany. In collaboration with designer Günter Matten.
Sculpted partition wall for the lobby of the Kommerzbank. Vienna, Austria.
In collaboration with designer Günter Matten.
Articles about my work published in Sculpture Magazine, Rheinzeitung and in Rheinische Post.
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2 - 2003-4 Hinkley, California
Moisture 66xv// - gardenLab Experiment 2004 Pasadena, California
Moisture 1 - 2002 Hinkley, California
Hommage to White 2002 Trail Markers 2 Lower Arroyo Park, Pasadena
Art in Nature Event 2001 The Arts Center at Kingdom Falls, OAH
Escondido Phoenix 1999 Malibu Sculpture Event
Reflections on Art in Nature - published in Nouvel Objet
FundsXpress Sculpture - Corporate Client