terraform II

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Terraform II (2010).

The terraform series illustrates the growing impact of the often-illegal movement of electronic waste across the globe. Terraform represents this idea though a unified landscape built from a gyre of inconsequential pieces. Once disposed of, much of the first world’s electronic waste migrates to cities such as Guiyu, China or the Agbogbloshie site near Accra, Ghana, before finally entering the land and oceans. But unlike biological waste, the plastics in electronic waste can only break down into infinitely smaller and smaller pieces, and never truly disappear. Instead, these invisible pieces move freely across world before settling indiscriminately in everything from air and water, to land and vegetation, to animals and people.

This 3-dimensional piece, suspended in mid-air, allows the viewer to experience the entanglement and space created from all angles.

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