Join Mystery Spot Books at Water Bar & Public Studio for the Twin Cities launch of Energy Landscapes of St. Louis No. 2: The Forest Gets Away From You, a poster edition printed with Quikrete, a material composed mostly of coal ash gleaned from power plant waste. A short text by energy humanities scholar Emily Roehl accompanies each poster.
The Energy Landscapes of St. Louis is an ongoing multi-publication collaboration between Minneapolis based Mystery Spot Books and scholars, artists and activists in the St. Louis, MO area exploring and interrogating energy infrastructure, history and aesthetics at the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers.
As a new administration organizes around climate science denial and prepares to double down on the fossil fuel industry, now more than ever is the time to turn art, scholarship and community organizing toward issues of environmental justice.
ABOUT MYSTERY SPOT BOOKS
Mystery Spot Books produces small-run artist books, zines, and other publications that trace the contours and quirks of place-based experience in the human-altered landscape. Named for the tourist trap wonder attractions often encountered on road trips around the United States, Mystery Spot is a project of Minneapolis-based artist Chad Rutter and Austin-based scholar Emily Roehl. Mystery Spot investigates the persistence of place in the face of the abstractions and simplifications of the mass media in a way that resists the easy nostalgia of place-bound identities or mythic unities.
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