Cell towers disguised as trees show our need for constant connection, our desire for infrastructure to be invisible, and our complicity in the data extraction industry. They are silent witnesses to our movements and interactions, enabling the transformation of our attention into commerce. Here/Hear:Meta Data Mining features intaglio-printed cell towers as trees. Screenshots of maps, and texts exchanged by Mary V. Marsh and Tony Bellaver show habits of keeping in touch; locations and plans. Letterpress printed folios on an accordion-fold spine; a Hedi Kyle inspired binding. Holes cut into pages reveal wires and data, unseen systems of our infrastructure.
Photopolymer intaglio, polymer plate letterpress, pressure printing, handset type on Rives BFK. Tyvek spine, cloth covers. Tyvek slipcover. Printed on the SP15 at Kala Art Institute. 8.5 x 5.75 x .75", 14 pages, edition of 10