Superfund Salvage is a research investigation into the possibilities for remediation and reuse of toxic soils. My experiments and tests focus around Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal. I am using mushrooms to mine the heavy metals from canal sediment and transforming them into ceramic glazes.
I began this work a my thesis at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. The goal of this project was to research and test a remediation model that differs from that of the EPA, where the toxins could be completely removed from the sediment and used in a product that references its origins.
More extensive documentation about the project can be found here: http://superfundsalvage.wordpress.com/