Terraforming in the Anthropocene
ter·ra·form·ing : earth-building, to deliberately alter an environment
An·thro·po·cene: the current geological age, viewed as the period during which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment
pipes, cement, found materials, led grow-lights, native and locally adapted vines + solar panels and rain catchment irrigation system
A living public installation powered by renewable resources located at Grow Dat Youth Farm in New Orleans City Park through September 30, 2018
This installation explores what it means to live in an age of global warming, in Southern Louisiana in particular. The artwork uses found materials and living plants to form a habitat that might exist in the future, based on the remains from our current culture. The structure references the proliferation of oil pipelines already crisscrossing our ecosystems and the casual litter that passes through our lives but will remain on this planet far longer than we will.
You are invited to explore this structure, and return as it grows in and evolves over the course of the summer. Behind the structure is a solar array and rain- harvested irrigation system that powers and waters the installation with its own renewable resources.
Thank you to Grow Dat for hosting this installation, and thank you to Fossil Free Fest and the Platforms Fund for generous support of this project
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