Hidden Inside Mountains
2005, video still
2006, film still
at the Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina
Palazzo Strozzi, piazza Strozzi, Florence, Italy
The two rivers that serve the city of Tijuana, Mexico—the inbound Colorado and the outbound Tijuana—are two heavily litigated, politically contentious, courageously border-defying bodies of water. Artificially yoked by a 118-mile long aqueduct that spans northern Baja’s vast desert, these two conjoined entities labor to hydrate this rapidly and perilously expanding metropolis. This video investigates one particular segment of this vast, transnational trajectory of water—from its storage at the city’s picturesque reservoir, to its transport, treatment, remediation, and ultimate release into the Pacific Ocean.We've embedded CESPT below for those of us who can't make the screening. You can also view it and several of Hooper's other works on Vimeo.
. . . the largest site-specific earthwork created to date by acclaimed artist and environmentalist Maya Lin. Occupying an eleven-acre site that was a gravel pit until Ms. Lin reclaimed it for the work, the ambitious Storm King Wavefield comprises seven rows—each over 300 feet long—of carefully scaled, undulating hills that give the appearance of ocean waves.
On March 26, 2009, we took the results to graduate students in Penn State’s School of Visual Arts “Web 2.0 Pedagogies” class, taught by Karen Keifer-Boyd. There, Karen and her students helped design the web exhibition during a charrette facilitated by smudge.