Breathing Space for the Hudson

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  • Year: 2002
  • Place: Hudson River, New York
  • Land: United States (42.6340266,-73.7519742) centr.
  • Category: Ecosystems/ Flora/ Fauna, Pollution/ Destruction/ Toxins, and Water/ Body of water
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For BREATHING SPACE FOR THE HUDSON Ballengée collected data about the Hudson River’s condition. In collaboration with scientists he documented the river’s biodiversity and the effects of pollution. The results were presented in an installation that included aquatic sculptures, photographs and an interactive pollution map. >>



Brandon Ballengée
Striped killifish, Fundulus majalis, 2001-03
from the series “Breathing Space for the Hudson: Charting the Biodiversity and Pollutants of the Hudson River”
Unique chromogenic print mounted on acrylic
10 ½  by 24 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York.


Additional source:

Kopp-Oberstebrink, Herbert. „Brandon Ballengée – Überleben: Kunst, Wissenschaft und Aktivismus im Praeter Naturam.“ Kunstforum International Vol. 258 (1.2019): Kunstnatur, Naturkunst. Roßdorf: TZ-Verlag. 169-175.

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