Relevance of Place: Shannon Jackson in Conversation with Pete Hinmon

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Relevance of Place: Shannon Jackson in Conversation with Pete Hinmon

Relevance of Place is an online series of site-specific dialogues that explore the meaning of place at Tippet Rise Art Center. Located in Fishtail, Montana, Tippet Rise is anchored in the belief that art, music, architecture, and nature are intrinsic to the human experience, each making the others more powerful.

Guided by Shannon Jackson, Chair of the History of Art Department at UC-Berkeley and a scholar of socially-engaged art, Relevance of Place invites artists, architects, designers, and creative thinkers to engage in conversation about the ethics, aesthetics, and relevance of place. These conversations explore “place” as a global, local, and personal concept as well as “place” as it refers specifically to Tippet Rise. In individual interviews and group dialogues, each guest offers stories and insights from their own practice. Together, they reflect on the historic past and sustainable future of Tippet Rise—as an environmental site, as a wide-ranging art center, and as a creative gathering space.

Here, Shannon Jackson interviews Tippet Rise co-director, Pete Hinmon, about the center’s unique commitment to locality as well as the many ways that it combines art, architecture, and landscape. In this episode, Hinmon recounts the story of the art center’s founding and the evolution of its structures, programming, and artistic experiences. Watch to hear him recall key moments of local connection at Tippet Rise and share personal reflections about his role in its evolution.

Filmed in May 2022.

Director and Producer: Eric Felipe-Barkin
Interview Director and Producer: James B. Joyce
Editor and Post-Production Supervisor: Claudia Tanney
Director of Photography: Robert Rudis
Interview Director of Photography: Kevin Richey
Drone Operator: Nathan Norby
Additional Camera Operators: Mickey Houlihan, Emily Rund, Matthew Peccini
Sound Mixer: Monte Nickles
Sound Assistant: Jim Ruberto
Sound Editors: George Drabing Hicks, Kenny Kusiak
Interview Grip: Brett Robot
Interview Make-Up: Sarah Lowther