Curatorial Projects > EcoArchive: Mediations on Time and Nature (2010-11)

Cynthia Hooper
Bay Dredge (video still), 2007
Color video, total running time 8:14

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Bay Dredge examines the somewhat bizarre spectacle and unexpected formal elegance of an imposing effluent pipe that spewed its contents along an unspoiled beach in rural northern California in winter of 2007. This 11 mile-long pipe extended—vacuum cleaner-like—from a dredging barge at the local marina, across the marshes, and over the sand dunes to its final destination. The varied and distinctive contents of the bottom of Humboldt Bay were thus dramatically revealed to all who dared to venture near this powerful motif to economic expansion.

EcoArchive: Meditations on Time and Nature

November 3, 2010 – January 22, 2011
Intersection for the Arts
San Francisco, CA