2014 | 4-channel digital video projection onto latex weather balloons (each sphere is nearly 6 feet in diameter)
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.
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.
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.
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.