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World-Wide-Walks / between earth & water / DESERTS

Peter d’Agostino © 2015/2022
Video installation
Preview: 5min loop Edition: 5+2 AP

Conceived as a series of walks exploring
natural-cultural-virtual environments in the four major deserts
of North America: Chihuahuan, Mojave, Sonoran and Great Basin.
Chihuahuan Desert preview includes: soaptree yucca plants
as testaments to natural survival in the desert ecosystem;
fields of petroglyphs dating back to the Ancestral Pueblo period
(c. 1300 to 1600 CE) and the location of the first Atomic Bomb
detonated in 1945 preceding Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

"Deserts, which account for the largest percentage of the Earth's terrestrial
surface area and a majority of the western North American landscape, are
among the ecosystems predicted to be the most sensitive to global change."
Physiological Ecology of North American Desert Plants

Exhibition: Martin Gallery, Muhlenberg College, PA 2018

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