In the Aura of a Hole

Book published with Black Dog (London) in Fall 2014

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In the Aura of a Hole is a writing and research project exploring mines and other sites of extraction in the U.S. and an investigation into our relationships with materiality and with place. Each of the chapters is organized around a visit or attempted visit to an extraction site, exploring social and sensory aspects of place and process, and tracing the movements of materials between the land and our bodies.

Chapters: Carbon / Silicon / Aluminum / Lead / Sodium / Calcium / Sulfur / Phosphorus / Chlorine / Potassium / Uranium / Helium / Iron / Copper / Iodine / Silver / Gold / Mercury

Image: Empire Iron Mine, Ishpeming, Michigan