microWave project
Artist: Peter Gordon
Title: Going Green-Propagation Delay
1200 lbs. of soil and dsl cables.
Peter Gordon received a Masters degree in Painting from the University of Maryland in 2007. Between 2008 and 2010, he was active in the art collective, Sparkplug, run by the District of Columbia Arts Center. Between 2003 and 2004, he was a member of the Storefront Artist Project in his hometown, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. In recent years, Peter has been busy teaching art and exhibiting in the Washington DC area. Gordon’s installation work anticipates a time when our connection to nature succumbs to our reliance on technology. He states “we have polluted and filled the ground with junk beyond control. Wires and cables now sprout from the earth. Farms become mutated landfills, yielding miles of data cables instead of corn. Cell phone towers and satellite dishes take over the forests. Animals, food and oxygen are increasingly rare. Here, in a building’s old electrical closet, a strange garden is growing. Soon it will spread, occupy other rooms, leave through the windows and merge with others to take the city.”

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