Missing Link

Missing Link, Bombay Beach Biennale Missing Link is a tall, vertical aquarium tube installed on the beach in Bombay Beach at the shore of the Salton Sea in Southern California. It is filled with fresh, clean water distilled from the Salton Sea. Missing Link is a testimony to the drying lake. And a summoning of […]

What’s in the Salton Sea

What’s in the Salton Sea, Bombay Beach Biennale They say the Salton Sea is full of toxic chemicals. Others insist it is just really salty. Some believe the water is healthy, even healing. Despite decades of studies, What’s in the Salton Sea remains a mystery to most. We filled 1,230 used plastic gallons with water […]

Kulturhaus Mestlin – LandRush

Kulturhaus Mestlin, Germany Five chapters of LandRush were part of the group exhibition achtung: exzellente Fotografie at Kulturhaus Mestlin. We showed the six-channel-installation DRY WEST with chapters covering the drought in California’s Central Valley, water issues along the Colorado River, and the drying Salton Sea. One of the monitors featured in-depth interviews with Robert Lustig about […]

One Pound of Almonds

One Pound of Almonds, Bombay Beach Biennale Over 80% of the world’s almonds grow in California’s arid Central Valley, which regularly suffers from drought and further aridification due to climate change. One pound of these almonds uses about 1,230 gallons of water to grow – almost 12 liters for a single kernel.  The site-specific installation One […]

MQ Freiraum – LandRush

MQ Freiraum, MuseumsQuartier Vienna Venue: MQ Freiraum, MuseumsQuartier Vienna, Austria Date: February 22 – May 7, 2023 Curator: Verena Kaspar-Eisert  LandRush’s latest exhibition was at the MuseumsQuartier in Vienna. Many LandRush – Ventures into Global Agriculture visitors stayed for hours or returned multiple times to explore themes such as seed, water and land rights, environmental justice, climate change, […]

Centre national de l’audiovisuel – LandRush

Centre national de l’audiovisuel (CNA) Our most extensive exhibition was shown in Luxemburg from March 20 to August 29, 2021, at the Pomhouse of the Centre national de l’audiovisuel (CNA). For the first time, it brought together all three chapters of our ongoing investigation into global agriculture: WHITE GOLD (2007 – 2012) examined global cotton […]

Stormy Weather – Climate Change & Social Justice

Stormy Weather – Climate Change & Social Justice In Stormy Weather, international artists reflect on the climate crisis concerning the unequal power distribution in the world. Pollution and global warming, with all consequences for land, water, air, and all living organisms, are related to international political systems and socio-economic processes, now and in the past. In […]

Bombay Beach Biennale

Bombay Beach Biennale At the Salton Sea’s shores, the Bombay Beach Biennale is a renegade celebration of art, music, and philosophy on western civilization’s literal edge. The Biennale, founded in 2015, transforms abandoned housing, vacant lots, and decaying shoreline into a unique canvas for creative expression. Artists, philosophers, creators, and makers across many mediums donate their time […]

Katherine E. Nash Gallery – Mobilizing Materialities

World of Matter: Mobilizing Materialities LandRush was on show as part of the World Of Matter exhibition Mobilizing Materialities at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery in Minneapolis in 2017: The five-channel installation featured the Dry West chapter of our research. It combined two large-scale projections with a series of short films on three monitors. In addition, two iPads featuring […]

Museum der Arbeit – LandRush

Museum der Arbeit The newest LandRush chapter Dry West was shown as a spatial six-channel video installation at Museum der Arbeit in Hamburg. In addition, we expanded this central exhibition with the new Moonscape series and the interactive LandRush iPad app to place Dry West into the global context of the larger project. The group […]