PEAK DISCHARGE

Peak Discharge is a revelatory bioacoustic soundscape - a sound and video piece that utilizes water pollution data to examine human impact on the land. The translation of data is an expression of visible and invisible forces acting upon the landscape. The underwater sounds of the Lower Schuylkill River are manipulated with recontextualized water quality data from the United States Geological Survey. Information representing individual ambient water quality markers is directly represented through a system of sound wave translations. The resulting sound piece confronts the listener with an audio illustration of the impact of human development on our natural systems.

Check out beta PEAKDISCHARGE website.

#PEAKDISCHARGE #ECOFEMINIST #NOISE #BIOACOUSTIC #REVELATORYLANDSCAPES

 

HOLOGRAPHIA: FLORA + FAUNA THROUGH HOLOGRAPHIC TIME

seeks to explore holographic time as it applies the thermodynamic entropy fluctuations within ecosystems. This piece is a light and sound installation that expresses the natural history and emergent potentials of the living world.

 HOLOGRAPHIA reveals the ecological impact of the Anthropocene as it interprets and utilizes a late successional forest model and historical migratory patterns of extinct animals. These patterns are projected in sound and in light. By manipulating and translating existing and historical environmental data this project reveals timescales of varying durations.  

HOLOGRAPHIC: experiential reality is encoded into lower level dimensionality

GRAPHIA: inscribing the history and future of an ecoregion into the constructed environment

REMIX:  BLACK HOLE INFORMATION PARADOX

TAGGED: ECOLOGY, ECOREGIONS, ANTHROPOCENE

 

SNOW DRAWINGS FOR A ROOFTOP (FROM REAL to IMAGINED)

A series of drawings employing the use of snow as a drawing tool.

2017.

 
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DIAMOND MEADOWS: LETS DO IT LIKE WE'RE FRIENDS

A collaborative ritual of exotic invasive plant species and the body. By utilizing what are traditionally considered weeds in the local ecoregion Diamond Meadows explores what is considered native – spatially, emotionally, and ecologically. Performers: Amber Johnston, Amy Ritter, and Cory Kram.

Part of the Open Call Guerilla Outdoor Performance Festival (OCGOPF) - a series of spectacles that reclaimed underused public urban space in Philadelphia's Suburban Station. 

Photos by Joseph Hu.

2015.

 
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THE DEPARTMENT OF RESTORATIVE DECONSTRUCTION

The Department of Restorative Deconstruction is a conceptual landscape architecture firm where nothing is built, only remediated, removed, or reused. Through The Department investigates and analyzes the living world and creates methodologies for revealing the resiliency of natural systems. The design projects inform further study and scholarship in landscape architecture research, political ecology, eco-feminism, and environmental humanities. 

2014-Present.