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Marina Zurkow, “Weights + Measures,” 2007

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Marina Zurkow
"Weights + Measures," 2007
Single-channel HD video animation, custom frame
3 min, loop, silent
Edition of 5
Airplanes, elephants, and plankton – three beautiful “machines.” "Weights + Measures" compares proverbial apples and oranges, in order to probe a system of relative values. Take any two of the three creatures in the system: in water, airplanes sink while elephants swim. Elephants and airplanes both release methane, and both have been instruments of transport and war. Airplanes produce carbon dioxide (CO2), while plankton consumes it. As the largest land mammal, elephants are at the top of the terrestrial food chain, and microscopic plankton is at the bottom; yet without phytoplankton, the oceans would starve. Each ‘machine’ brings into focus several facets of a complex ecosystem, which includes the economics of short-term imperatives and long-view evolutionary time; the microscopic and the monumental; and human interventions of biological technology.
Pleas note that this is an excerpt.
Video courtesy of the artist and bitforms gallery nyc.
To learn more about Zurkow's work, please visit:
bit.ly/yBIbgU
bit.ly/z4NRl1

Added on 24 Apr 2017

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