Terminal Mirage 27

David Maisel, American, born 1961

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2005

Chromogenic print

Sheet: 29 x 29 in. (73.7 x 73.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Sondra and Charles Gilman Jr. Foundation Fund

2011.42

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

21st century

Object Name

Photograph

Classification

Photograph

Not on view

Course History

WRIT 5, Writing Into the Wilderness, Nancy Crumbine, Winter 2015

WRIT 5, Writing Into the Wilderness, Nancy Crumbine, Winter 2015

GEOG 11, Qualitative Methods and the Research Process in Geography, Abigail Neely, Winter 2015

ENVS 7.3, Ecopsychology, Terry Osborne, Winter 2015

SART 17.9, The Photographer as Activist: Making Art Inspired by the Hood Museum's Collection , Virginia Beahan, Winter 2015

WRIT 5, Writing Into the Wilderness, Nancy Crumbine, Winter 2015

WRIT 5, Writing Into the Wilderness, Nancy Crumbine, Winter 2015

WRIT 5, Writing into the Wilderness, Nancy Crumbine, Fall 2014

WRIT 5, Writing into the Wilderness, Nancy Crumbine, Fall 2014

WRIT 7, Religion and Literature: Revisioning the Invisible, Nancy Crumbine, Spring 2014

WRIT 5, Writing into the Wilderness, Nancy Crumbine, Spring 2014

ENVS 7, Ecopsychology, Terry Osborne, Winter 2014

GEOG 11, Qualitative Methods and the Research Process in Geography, Jennifer Fluri, Fall 2013

ENVS 7, Ecopsychology, Terry Osborne, Winter 2013

ENVS 7, Ecopsychology, Terry Osborne, Spring 2012

ENVS 80, Writing Our Way Home, Terry Tempest Williams, Spring 2012

GEOG 11, Qualitative Methods and the Research Process in Geography, Jennifer Fluri, Winter 2012

Museum Collecting 101, Essi Ronkko, Katherine Hart, Spring 2011

Exhibition History

The Tooele Army Depot is a United States Army post in Utah that serves as a storage site for war ammunitions. Seen in the photograph are aging chemical weapons housed in storage “igloos” waiting to be demilitarized and disposed. When incinerated, they release contaminated ashes over the waters of the Great Salt Lake. These potentially toxic chemicals may survive in residual amounts in the minerals that are extracted from the Lake, which are used in products such as salt lick for livestock and fertilizer. The effects of these chemicals on brine shrimp, a major export product for the state of Utah, are not yet fully understood. Sites such as the Tooele Army Depot are regulated under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), or commonly known as Superfund. The law authorizes federal authorities to intervene in the cleanup of sites that release or can potentially release hazardous substances. The Tooele Army Depot is listed as a high-priority site, meaning that it poses significant threat to public health and the environment.

Looking Back at Earth: Contemporary Environmental Photography from the Hood Museum of Art Collection, Friends Gallery and the Owen Robertson Cheatham Gallery, Hood Mueum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 7-August 26, 2012.

Provenance

Von Lintel Gallery, New York, New York; sold to present collection, 2011.

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