Mountain is a Mountain

The sculptures and videos in Same Rock are based on a “little Switzerland” in Appalachia, founded on the promise of its similarity to the Alps, and explore myths of universality, aesthetic deception, and the politics and economics of mountains.  Positioned at the entry to the installation, the sculpture Please Enjoy... offers "moonshine" or spring "water." Mountain is a Mountain layers audio descriptions of what a mountain looks like with a projection of the two mountain ranges on a severed rocknegotiating experience, language, and geographyHolographic Mountain embodies the language of design innovation, proposing to remedy mountaintop removal mining by projecting holographic Swiss Alps on sites where Appalachian peaks have been leveled. [works in progress] 

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