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Millions Of Barrels Of Oil Safely Reach Port In Major Environmental Catastrophe

excerpted from The Onion, August 12, 2010:

In what may be the greatest environmental disaster in the nation's history, the supertanker TI Oceania docked without incident at the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port Monday and successfully unloaded 3.1 million barrels of dangerous crude oil into the United States.

...Vast amounts of the black, toxic petroleum in the ship's hold were unloaded at an alarming rate into special storage containers on the mainland.

From there, experts confirmed, the oil will likely spread across the entire country's infrastructure and commit unforetold damage to its lakes, streams, and air.

Raphaele Shirley 0910 Light Shots @ Chelsea Art Museum

Dynamic minimalist laser environment

Raphaele Shirley
0910 Light Shots
May 21 – June 19, 2010
Opening Reception: May 20, 6 – 8pm

Bush Takes Lame Duck Aim at Spiral Jetty?

By an executive order ironically announced on Election Day, the Bush administration opened up 360,000 acres of land in Utah to oil and natural gas drilling, scheduled to begin in December. One can only begin to wonder about the favors being paid back by this lame duck cowboy wannabee, and the harm he can still do as his powers diminish and his days are waning. It recalls Saruman in Lord of the Rings: even after he is dethroned and banished from his fortress, he still harbors enough residual malice to ravage the Shire.

Spiral Jetty Jitters

Is Spiral Jetty threatened by petro-greed? Two environmental organizations, Friends of the Great Salt Lake and the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, recently alerted Nancy Holt, the widow of Robert Smithson, of a wildcat oil company seeking state permission to do exploratory drilling of the West Rozel Field, an underwater oil deposit in the Great Salt Lake just a couple of miles from Spiral Jetty. Holt appealed to her friends in the arts and media, urging them "to save the beautiful, natural Utah environment around the Spiral Jetty from oil drilling." Over a thousand emails of protest were sent to the Utah Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office, which in response has extended the period of public comment to February 13, 2008 on Application to Permit Drilling #08-8853.


The MeatSpace Gallery is pleased to present "Long Island City Sundial," an exhibition of drawings by Heidi Neilson which envision Long Island City's prominent Citibank tower as a gigantic sundial.

The opening reception for the exhibit is on June 21, the summer solstice, from 6 to 9 pm at the MeatSpace Gallery, 46-01 5th Street, in Long Island City, New York, between Vernon Boulevard and the East River. Directions and a map are available at

CHRISTINA McPHEE | Carrizo-Parkfield Diaries at American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center, Washington DC

Please join us at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center in Washington DC for the East Coast debut of Christina McPhee's Carrizo-Parkfield Diaries.

CHRISTINA McPHEE | Carrizo-Parkfield Diaries

The Ballona Theory Project : speculative urban architecture at Ballona Wetlands, Los Angeles

The Ballona Theory Project is a design theory project initiated and advanced by Terry Hargrave in collaboration with media artist Christina McPhee and a group of students in third year undergraduate architectural design studio at California Polytechnic in the winter quarter 2007.
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Helios Oceanos postcard

Helios Oceanos postcard

Environmental video installation videos /three channel/ Scope Miami 2006 at Gansevoort Hotel South Beach December 6 to 10 2006
Janet Biggs
Christina McPhee
Andrea Juan

curated by Lee Wells

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