Ruth Whiting's Portfolio
Our technological lives produce vast numbers of artifacts. Many of which become obsolete in a very short time. All these relics, once vital to our daily life, end up in drawers and landfills— forgotten as soon as their usefulness is eclipsed. Electric Ecology is an investigation of a mythical afterlife for the forgotten connective tissue of technology. Plugs and cables live on in an imagined realm.
Their mechanical nature is replaced by a more organic interpretation. Coax cables bloom and microchips become scurrying insects. There is no need for distortion as these modern artifacts are modeled by necessity and already have the form of their organic ancestors.