Michelle Korte Leccia

Interdisciplinary Artist & Educator

Gallery Installation

Installation with two video projections, field recording, and soil exchange

Video documentation of a site-specific burial is projected on the floor and walls, and a field recording from a landfill plays from speakers that are embedded into the partitions of soil-filled plastic shopping bags that frame the entire space. An altar accumulates objects that participants have offered in exchange for a jar of organic compost.

Altar items are cataloged as cultural specimens and archived in the Altar Objects gallery.

 

Soil Specimen Labels list:
CONTENTS: Organic Compost
COLLECTED BY: M & J Korte Leccia
LOCALITY: Chicago, IL
SPECIMEN NO. : ___