Alternate Arterials

June 2001 Video Installation with sound by Peter Whitmore

The pathways under the bustling streets are an arterial system, which roots our cities to the earth and mimics the pulsating nature of our own bodies. It is a place both familiar and mysterious. The vast subterranean system of pipes under our cities is industrial and solid in character - an array of huge steel tanks, pumps, and cement structures. Yet paradoxically, the essence of this system is rooted in the ephemeral - process, movement, and real time. The transitory and the concrete meet in the urban infrastructure.

-Exit Art, New York, New York, October - December 2005
-Southern Exposure, San Francisco, California, May 2003
-Urban Institute of Contemporary Art (UICA), Grand Rapids, MI February 2003
-Gallery 299, (15' x 10' x 37') Portland, OR June 2001

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Alternate Arterials