THE ALTERING SHORES
The Altering Shores is a work in progress blending art and research. The project explores how current uses and legacies of industry, particularly petro-chemical and related transportation industries, become inscribed in the landscape. The project includes stages developed in the US, the UK and elsewhere.
EXHIBITIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
The Altering Shores is unique in creating an interdisciplinary conversation recognized across the arts and sciences through peer-reviewed and invited invitations to conferences of the International Visual Sociology Association (IVSA), American Anthropological Association (SVA/AAA), Association of American Geographers (AAG), International Society for Electronic Arts (ISEA) and the Electronic Literature Organization (ELO), among others. Visual and interactive aspects based on GIS mapping and photography has been recognized through a 2016 SEA(S) International Arts Prize and through selection for international exhibitions such as Placing The Golden Spike: Landscapes of the Anthropocene at INOVA Milwaukee, the juried exhibition Anthropocene at the University of Ohio, and "Paraules Pixelades" at the Museum Arts Santa Monica in Barcelona, among numerous other invitations.
• View Altered Shorelines PDF
• Read Interview/Review by Chris Mizes
• View Sample of Estuary
• Visit/View The Chemical Map on Google Maps
FUNDING AND CREDITS
The Altering Shores is created by Roderick Coover
The database research assistant on Chemical Map is Conor Hafertepe. Student field-research assistants include Julisa Basak, Chad Bevins, Conor Hafertepe, Paul Hinson, Bruce Byker James, Max Marin, Nate Quinn, Nicole Rothschild, Chad Sims
Thanks also to Richard Garella for participation and advice.
The Altering Shorelines was made possible with support from: Temple University Faculty Senate Seed Fund Temple University Vice Provost on the Arts Award Temple University Digital Scholarship Lab Award Temple University Department of Film and Media Arts Temple University Caras Award.