EX SITU: Colony Relocation For Electronic Detritus

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Published by:
Adrianne Wortzel
Published:
7/20/2016
Specs:
Digest / 8.25" x 5.25"
32 pages Perfect-bound
Category:
Art
Tags:
art, conservation, environment, extinction, giclee, photography, prints, relocation, technology

Ex-Situ Conservation is an extreme measure taken to protect endangered species from extinction by relocating part of the population to a new natural environment.

This booklet depicts “threatened” electronic elements resituated in nature as surviving artifacts of technologies facing obsolescence.

Our accelerated pace of advancements is matched by an accelerated pace of obsolescence, leaving behind a trail of pervasive and detrimental junk. Where we venture we leave trace testimonies of both our ingenuity and our disingenuousness as to consequences. Mars will never the same already. Curiosity has claimed it. Who will claim Curiosity as it is rendered obsolete and continues to occupy its territory?

The extinction of natural things is the vital issue concerning us all. These photos are an attempt at an ironic reverse psychology approach to reverence of technology as at any price to the environment.

EX SITU: Colony Relocation For Electronic Detritus


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