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Site-specific large-scale installation at Westminster College in conjunction with a multidisciplinary event commissioned by TRASA and Brolly Arts.

In this project, I excavated a certain tonnage of lakebed dirt from the Utah west desert and installed at the Tanner Atrium at Westminster College. I also installed a second component in the main stairwell leading to the black box theatre. The atrium featured piles of lakebed dirt, the ground plane filled with salt crystals. A video sequence filmed in the west desert was triple projected onto the walls behind the floor installation. The stairwell featured a circular video projection filmed onto the high ceiling above (a sequence also filmed at the excavation site), and a video projection along the curved walls of the stairwells base. At the base of the stairwell, I built a large mound of the same dirt.

Desert Project
Marl excavated from the Utah West Desert, large crystal salt, video
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Marl excavated from the Utah West Desert, large crystal salt, video
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Desert Project
Marl excavated from the Utah West Desert, large crystal salt, video
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Desert Project
Marl excavated from the Utah West Desert, large crystal salt, video
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Desert Project
Marl excavated from the Utah West Desert, large crystal salt, video
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Desert Project
Marl excavated from the Utah West Desert, large crystal salt, video
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Desert Project
Marl excavated from the Utah West Desert, large crystal salt, video
Desert Project
Marl excavated from the Utah West Desert, large crystal salt, video
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Desert Project
Marl excavated from the Utah West Desert, large crystal salt, video
Desert Project
Marl excavated from the Utah West Desert, large crystal salt, video
Desert Project
Marl excavated from the Utah West Desert, large crystal salt, video
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Desert Project
Marl excavated from the Utah West Desert, large crystal salt, video
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Desert Project
Marl excavated from the Utah West Desert, large crystal salt, video
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