DOUBLE HOW: in & out of the Back Room, installation
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Through a large-scale installation, video works, and small mixed-media pieces, Kristin Cammermeyer explored the daily operations and physical structures at the Recology site, and the often surreal nature of life at the dump. Work mimicked the processing and movement of materials through the facility and conveyed the sense of disorientation that occurs in an environment where nothing stands still. The architecture of the art studio’s back room, where Cammermeyer worked during her 2013 residency, also informed the installation.
The Artist in Residence Program at Recology San Francisco is a one-of-a-kind program established in 1990 to encourage the conservation of natural resources and instill a greater appreciation for the environment and art in children and adults. Artists work for four months in studio space on site, use materials recovered from the Public Disposal and Recycling Area, and speak to students and the general public. Over the last twenty-five years, more than 100 professional artists and twenty student artists have ...