Happy to announce that I will be the Artist-in-Residence at the New Bedford Whaling Historical National Park for the next few months. I will be using their Makerspace to explore my ongoing focus on the spatial network of the industrialization of the american landscape via the ruins left behind, specifically Superfund sites. Having grown up within a contaminated community, I know the complicated relationship between contamination/site/archive/health/placemaking and identity shaping. For this artist in residency I will be exploring New Bedford because of the rich symbolism of the street lamps, the whaling industry, and the immense figural presence of Melville's Moby Dick where I will focus on the irrational obsession with the ‘White Whale’as an analogy of living with the contaminated waterfront. I will host open community workshops centered around the cognitive mapping of the Superfund site.