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Energy Well Spent: Complexity and Complicity in Ecologic Production

May 13, 2018
1:50  -  2:05
Main Atrium, First Floor, Queens Museum

Garbage is a state, not an object, and states change. But phase transitions require energy expenditure. In the studio, Haftner employs numerous transformational processes: “recycling” trash via 3D printing, glassmithing, metallurgy, and lapidary methods, among others. Through her work, she will discuss the complexity and complicity of using energy to salvage the material exiles of our failing human systems, and the “hopeful nihilism” required for the task.

2018  Open Platform