Meghan Moe Beitiks

David vs. Gack (2011)

I lived in a warehouse complex in Oakland, CA. My neighborhood was a series of smog shops, pallet yards and old factories. We got a notice in the mail that a site near us was undergoing remediation for hydrocarbon and lead pollution, among other things. I wanted to help. Participants of a workshop at the last Earth Matters on Stage Symposium had mixed bags of oyster mushroom mycelium, sawdust and dirt in their own remediative performances. I took the remnants and shot them over the fence with a slingshot. In my old neighborhood, hydrocarbon pollution is a Goliath.

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