In The Wind
In The Wind is a contemplation on water quality issues in Iowa, though the issues extend throughout the midwestern United States. This work was a performed during an exhibition in Ames, Iowa titled Art Vacancy: Free Floating. The exhibition took place along the Skunk river and was only accessible by boat. The performance of In The Wind took place on a sandbar that had a clear view of corn being cultivated within a few feet of the bank of the river and a huge manicured lawn the went right to the water's edge. One a major agricultural source of nutrient pollution and the other a major urban source of nutrient pollution. In Iowa we are all culpable for our poor water quality both through our lifestyles and our inability enact meaningful legislation to clean up our waters. Thus we are all just pissing in the wind.