Keith M. Francis

when I grow up

egregious

ideologies collide

Egregious

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2017 – 2018 (in progress)

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Used automobile and truck exhaust mufflers, carbon and blue silk hydrangeas

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66 X 36 X 33 in | 1676 X 914 X 914 mm (approx)

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Sculpture

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Contemporary Art

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“Egregious” used automobile and truck exhaust mufflers, and carbon particles.
 Interested in the egregious disinformation on climate science and policy generated by
the largest eight fossil fuel corporations. These eight producers are responsible for nearly 15% percent of the industrial carbon emissions since 1851. They are: Chevron, ExxonMobil, British Petroleum, Royal Dutch Shell, Conoco-Phillips, Peabody Energy, CONSOL Energy, and Arch. There is a paradox about this work: 1. The work is aesthetically beautiful as a sculptural form. 2. The used mufflers are hidden in a automobile, they discharge the spent fossil fuel composed of carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, formaldehyde and other chemical pathogens. 3. The used mufflers are filled with dangerous chemical pathogens and had contributed to air pollution. Inspired by Lonnie Holley (MassMoca), Hans Haacke, and Sophie Calle (List Visual Art Center, M.I.T.).

 

 


“The major fossil fuel producers bear a particular responsibility for climate change.”

Union of Concerned Scientist, October 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Data

Context

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