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2014 | dimensions variable (each sphere is nearly 6 feet in diameter) | latex weather balloons and digital technologies

cosmos aquatic

4 weather balloons are transformed into planets when video footage of light dancing across water is projected onto their surfaces.

cosmos aquatic

cosmos aquatic
2014
dimensions variable: each sphere is approximately 72” in diameter
digital media, electronics, latex weather balloons

Digital video footage gathered from four locations in the state of Washington (Grand Coulee Dam, Puget Sound, Hanford Reach section of the Columbia River, and irrigation canals in Yakima County) is projected onto inflated weather balloons suspended from the ceiling.

cosmos aquatic

As seen from the entrance to "Interstitial Theatre," an art exhibition mounted for Bumbershoot 2014 in Seattle, Washington.

cosmos aquatic

Alternate view of cosmos aquatic in "Interstitial Theatre" at Bumbershoot 2014 in Seattle, Washington.

cosmos aquatic

This "planet" is activated by video footage captured at Banks Lake near Grand Coulee Dam in Washington. Banks Lake was created as a reservoir of irrigation water to be used throughout central Washington for agriculture. The water in Banks Lake can also be used to generate electricity. Before the dam, there was no water where the lake now resides.

cosmos aquatic

Footage from Roosevelt Lake behind the Grand Coulee Dam. The lake spans 150 miles from the dam to the Canadian border. The Grand Coulee Dam is the largest electrical plant in the Northwest and is created with helping win the Second World War as well as destroy the natural habitats of many animal species which flourished for millenia before the construction of the dam commenced.

cosmos aquatic

Video footage of the wake created by the Bainbridge Island ferry as it crosses the Puget Sound from Seattle. The Sound has long provided economic development as a shipping and fishing mecca. With growth has come threats to ocean life and coastal areas.