Welcome to the Pasture
In an era of globalization, mass resource extraction and human interference in natural environments, does wilderness exist anymore? If evidence of human presence can be found almost anywhere on earth—from the garbage that has accumulated on Mount Everest, to the discarded beer can inhabited by a hermit crab at the bottom of the ocean, to the hum of airplanes overhead—do we need to change our classification of wilderness as that which is untouched by human activity? This project examines how traces of technological interference create ghostly landscapes, where the artifacts of human presence haunt the subsoil to reveal just as much about the past as it does about the future.
Makayla Markell and Christine Belanger
S. Krizsan & J.Lenkey
Taylor McQueen & Vanessa Arena