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Intaglio, letterpress on BFK folios
8.5″ x 6.75″ x .75″

In Here/Hear: Meta Data Mining, cell towers disguised as trees represent our need for constant connection, our desire for infrastructure to be invisible, and our complicity in the data extraction industry. The cell tower trees are silent witnesses to our movements and interactions, enabling the transformation of our attention into commerce. The intaglio-printed cell towers evoke a romantic and iconic view. Screenshots of maps and texts show daily habits of sharing locations, plans, and trivial comments. Letterpress printed folios are adhered to an accordion-fold spine in a Hedi Kyle structure. Holes cut into pages reveal wires and data; unseen systems in our infrastructure.

– Mary V. Marsh, Oakland, CA

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