Artist Name: Farzaneh Moallef
Medium: Digital photography
Size/Dimension: 98.5 in by 98.5 in
Irradiation examines our relationship with aging, near-obsolete technology and its impact on our natural environment through music, food and drinking water. Materials including mesh food packaging, silica gel, fishing lines discarded on the edge of Lake Ontario, swan feathers found next to fishing lines, guitar strings, and blank CDs (that helped revolutionize music industry) make a minimalist collage on top of and within a frame of a cracked induction cooktop, hints toward obsolescence, exposure of food and food packaging, ionizing radiation, and radioactivity in drinking water. Irradiation is a metaphor for the contradictions of our planet and the epoch.