Micah Ganske (b.1980, USA)
Micah Ganske is an Award-Winning Artist born in Honolulu, Hawaii. His current body of work is titled Tomorrow Land. The images start with the simple juxtaposition of large shadows over aerial views of depressed and abandoned locations. The shadows cast are of things that symbolize, what he refers to as Aspirational Technology. These are things that represent, or at one point represented, the progress of our technological civilization and the glory which a high-technology future would bring. The locations depicted are towns, neighborhoods and population centers which have been recently abandoned due to industrial negligence. These areas represent the hubris of our species and lack of foresight that has been so catastrophic over the history of human civilization. These works embody Micah’s optimism along with a realism about what we as a species are capable of.
1. Merging Boundaries: Sino Russian North-Korean tri-border. China
2. The Vanishing: Old passenger boat on the Yangtze River. China.
3. Tainted Landscapes 1: New coal power station under construction. Tonghua. China.
4. Tainted Landscapes 2: Polluted crops. Linfen. China.
5. Dark Clouds: Communal baths. The grounds of this steel plant is covered by a layer of dust from the emissions of the factory. China is the largest producer of sulphur dioxide in the world, a major component of acid rain that comes from the burning of coal. Tonghua. China.