URBAN WILDS
A collection of written reflections, video documentation, assembled objects and object scans from a three month exploration of the Condor St Urban wild in Chelsea, MA.

"Over the period of encounter, I became a forager of sorts, collecting the cast off and forsaken objects washed up on the shores of the Chelsea and Mystic Rivers on a stretch of beach named the Condor St Urban Wild. Urban and Wild, on first read, appear as an ironic superimposition, a strange conflation of the highly planned and the untamed, of a domesticated space of human habitation and an environment uninhabited by humans and left to its natural course. In my wanderings and wonderings, I found myself repeatedly perplexed by the nature of this ‘urban wild’. At Condor St, I encountered an urban and a wild that frustrated my narrow conceptions of these terms, and my preconceptions about their relationship to one another. What I witnessed was a complex ecosystem teeming with life deeply entangled within the objects, refuse and artifacts of the urban milieu." - artists reflection
KEITH HARTWIG, artist/designer

w/thanks to JILL DESIMINI
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  1. INTERTIDAL TIME LAPSE
  2. LIFE IN THE MARGINS