'WHAT LIES BENEATH THE SURFACE'
Since I began 'The Ashland Nyanza Project', people have been asking where is the contamination today? To answer this I created a spatial intervention where the scientific color gradients of the below-grade contamination are transposed to the existing street lighting grid. Given that the Nyanza site had 100 different source chemicals, what remains is a unique cocktail of sludge below grade. The plume moves around across time but the concentrations appear fairly consistent. The colors signify areas of concentration- Red being the most concentrated and slowly decreasing into Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue and the Purple roughly mapping the extents of the monitoring area. The result is a polychromatic environment that shifts color in order to create a new cognitive map of place.
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