The Earth Battery is capable of tapping omnipresent global electric currents. It gives us the opportunity to connect with the long past and future of these forces and places us in relationship with geologic and celestial time. Viewing the Earth as a battery allows us to consider how we may recharge or drain the resources we find on our planet. It is an invitation to connect to the ground and observe how the most mundane patch of Earth can be valued. In this project, I designed three iterations of the Earth Battery that tap telluric currents, give evidence of and connection to the omnipresent forces running through the Earth and send a slow and silent message to the future.
MFA Design Thesis Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, Spring 2019