While California has adopted a law that requires it to reach 100% renewable energy by 2045, new infrastructure are needed to meet the demand that paradoxically threatens natural parks. “Millions of acres of protected areas—from the iconic Joshua Tree National Park to the remote Mojave Desert—are currently under threat from the pressure of the solar energy lobby.” With Sungazing, Catherine Canac-Marquis’s studies the impact of the transition to solar energy. She presents a lyrical but rigorous vision of the natural phenomenon and its exploitation in the Californian desert. “Punctuated by allusions to the sun, my images oscillate between organisms adapted to desert habitats, the visible consequences of global warming and infrastructure that allow for the production of clean, renewable energy.”


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Sungazing

While California has adopted a law that requires it to reach 100% renewable energy by 2045, new infrastructure are needed to meet the demand that paradoxically threatens natural parks. “Millions of acres of protected areas—from the iconic Joshua Tree National Park to the remote Mojave Desert—are currently under threat from the pressure of the solar energy lobby.” With Sungazing, Catherine Canac-Marquis’s studies the impact of the transition to solar energy. She presents a lyrical but rigorous vision of the natural phenomenon and its exploitation in the Californian desert. “Punctuated by allusions to the sun, my images oscillate between organisms adapted to desert habitats, the visible consequences of global warming and infrastructure that allow for the production of clean, renewable energy.”

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