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Strike, 2012

Strike, 2012
found objects, fulgurites, ephemera, radio play-style audio of Herman Melville’s “The Lightning-rod Man,” custom light boxes
SiTE:LAB @ 54 Jefferson (Old Grand Rapids Public Museum)
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I reconfigured dioramas and display cases in an exhibition hall of the long-shuttered Grand Rapids Public Museum, to explore American histories and mythologies of lightning and lightning rods, and how these might relate to our current understanding of electrifying encounters and looming threats.

"The Lightning-­Rod Man" by Herman Melville, 1854. Read by Stacy Carson, Produced by Sharad Patel and Lily Cox‐Richard