The Positions and Situations Project is a series of 100 letter correspondences between artist Alex Arzt and individuals who placed classified ads in 1970s magazines published as resources for back-to-the-landers such as The Mother Earth News, whose classifieds were called “Positions and Situations.”
The magazines are a product of what is known as the Back-to-the-Land Movement of the 1970s. After the tumult of the 1960s counterculture, many young people were disillusioned with the political system, the Vietnam War, consumerism, and pollution and were looking for both a way out and an alternative. Many were seeking land and a community to test out the ideas and experiments they cultivated during the counterculture and hippie years. From the late sixties through the mid-seventies, one of the largest urban to rural migrations in American history occurred. Progressive-minded twenty-somethings left the cities in droves for rural areas to start homesteads and join communes
Softcover, perfect bound, 190 pages, 5-color Risograph, 9l5 inches x 11.75 inches, A Magic Mountain Press, Fall 2018.
Edition of 200.