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Digging: From Wikipedia: Digging is actually the combination of two processes, the first being the breaking or cutting of the surface, and the second being the removal and relocation of the material found there.

  • Digging
  • Extraction
  • Growth
  • Invisibility
  • Land and Sea
  • System Failure

The Erosion of Silicon Beach

Nina
Sarnelle
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discomforting circularity turns in my stomach, thinking about Santa Monica’s full-circle from place of work to ‘workplace.’

  • Digging
  • Extraction
  • Land and Sea
  • Networks
  • The Body
  • Visualization

Anthropogenic Mineral Collection

Colleen
Hargaden
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In the fall of 2020, I began gathering samples for what I’ve termed an Anthropogenic Mineral Collection. These carbon-based minerals consist of human-mediated byproducts of geological intervention from the Industrial Revolution to the present. The majority of those in my collection are caused by industrial mining of valuable conductors, and have not been recorded elsewhere as natural occurrences.

  • Digging
  • Extraction
  • Fictions
  • Generation
  • Invisibility

Spoils of a Lost Referent

Felipe
Meres
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Despite the conclusion, the museum continues to exhibit the sculpture, claiming that it has acquired a modern cultural identity that transcends “issues of origin and genuineness” and stands as an “icon of the ever-changing perceptions and connoisseurship in the field of pre-Columbian studies.”

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