Advances in technology make for an increasingly complex world.The future builds on the past and with solutions come new problems, restarting the cycle of awareness and change.Contamination of the water supply is a daily, often hourly occurrence.Several of these works provide a platform for conversation exploring the variety of contaminants in the earth’s water supply (specifically in the USA) and call into question the origins of these contaminants.Herbicides, pesticides, biocides, and drugs can never be completely filtered out of the water supply and will always have a presence as residuum.
Abandoned or neglected structures are also a form of pollution.The sides of old buildings are riddled with filled in windows and doors and often have paint peeling away to reveal former layers of industrial strata forming deposits of structure and disorder.
These remnants of layers are the origin of place and without them how do we define location and identity?
What happens when what you identify with ceases to exist or becomes something else entirely, the object or the person itself taking on a whole new meaning or association?
The answer to this question is as dense as the layers of decay in an abandoned house or factory.