Saturday, January 16, 2010

Lucy Raven | China Town

Nevada Museum of Art
160 West Liberty Street

Center for Art + Environment

Lucy Raven: China Town

"Begun while working as an artist-in-residence at the Center for Land Use Interpretation, Lucy Raven's video China Town traces copper mining and production from an open pit mine in East Ely, Nevada to the Yangtze River in China, where the semi-processed ore is sent to be smelted, refined, and spun into wire and used to electrify the nation. The video consists of an animated sequence created from more than 7,000 photographs, along with ambient sound that Raven recorded along her journey across the globe. China Town offers a stunning view of the relationship between the industrial landscapes of two countries, whose economies are intimately linked due to China’s increased demand for resources and electricity."

Through May 9

NB: Matt Coolidge, Center for Land Use Interpretation Director, will be part of CCAI's March 2010 Nevada Neighbors project, and will give a public talk on Wednesday, March 31 at 7 pm at the Carson City Library.

[Text from Museum website. Graphic from Mass MoCA web site. Click on image to enlarge.]

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