LAMENT; Or, The Mine Has Been Opened Up Well @ Digital Trash
On show until DEC. 7, Digital Trash raises questions about what counts as “trash” and how digital technology is impacting the environment. Jennifer Scappettone and collaborators Abraham Avnisan and Judd Morrissey have an immersive installation in this show called LAMENT; Or, The Mine Has Been Opened Up Well. LAMENT is an interactive augmented and virtual reality work comprising poetry, documentary video and sound—the result of research into global networks of copper exploitation, technology, salvage, and myth. The crux of the piece is a historic miners’ strike of 1913 that took place on Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula, site of the US’s first metal boom—and bust.