The 150-mile stretch of the Mississippi River in Louisiana between Baton Rouge and New Orleans is home to a mindboggling concentration of petrochemical plants, industrial facilities that produce the country’s lifeblood of polypropylene, glycol ethers, perchloroethylene, alcohol ethoxylates, and other unpronounceables. You know, the stuff that eventually becomes our plastic bags, bottles, tires, pesticides, and food preservatives. The corridor is sometimes known as “Cancer Alley,” a bleak nod to the unintended consequences—for people, wildlife, and the landscape—of processing all these chemicals.
Holy Rosary Cemetery and Dow Chemical Corporation (Union Carbide Complex), Taft, Louisiana, 1998. © Richard Misrach, courtesy of Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York; Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco; and Marc Selwyn Gallery, Los Angeles
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The Tech Feats Behind Beyoncé’s World Humanitarian Day 2012 Performance - by the creators project
To honor humanitarian aid workers around the world, the United Nations tapped pop icon Beyoncé to help catalyze a global campaign around World Humanitarian Day this past August 19th. Beyoncé dedicated her power ballad “I Was Here” to the cause, performing it at the U.N. back in August. Kenzo Digital led up the overall creative direction, bringing on collaborators SuperUber, Dirt Empire, and Founding Fathers, to create custom projection mapped visuals that transformed the U.N.’s iconic General Assembly hall.