TRAVIS MITZEL


CARBON SEQUESTRATION —
2018
  1. STATEMENT
  2. DOCUMENTATION
  3. ADDITIONAL NOTES

BLACK BALLOONS —
2018
    1. STATEMENT
    2. IMAGES
    3. ADDITIONAL NOTES

GLOBAL MOSS GENERATOR —
2018
  1. STATEMENT
  2. STUDIO DOCUMENTATION
  3. CATALOG OF MOSS
  4. MAINTENANCE

PUPFISH SHELF —
2018
    1. STATEMENT
    2. STUDIO DOCUMENTATION
    3. INTERVIEW
    4. ADDITIONAL NOTES

WILLING EFFORT —
2018
    1. STATEMENT
    2. MANIFESTO
    3. H.Q. DOCUMENTATION
    4. ADDITIONAL NOTES

CUBES —
2016-2017
    1. STATEMENT
    2. IMAGES
    3. ADDITIONAL NOTES

FOETIDA BITUMEN —
2015
    1. STATEMENT
    2. IMAGES
    
PRISTINE NATURE —
2013-2017
    1. STATEMENT
    2. IMAGES
    3. ADDITIONAL NOTES

TRAVIS MITZEL 
IS A CHICAGO-PITTSBURGH BASED ARTIST FOCUSED ON CONFRONTING CLIMATE CATASTROPHE AND MASS EXTINCTION.

Mark
CARBON SEQUESTRATION — NOTES

MATERIAL LIST:
250 Pounds of Bituminous Coal
10 Black 40 Gallon Trash Bags
10 Priority Mail Boxes
1 Sheet of 8.5” x 11” Paper
1 Nail



COMPANION WRITING:
But If I Do Burn It I Could…

If I burned my pile of coal I would release 715 pounds of CO2 into the atmosphere.

That would be equivalent to:

  1. One person riding a train for 2,185 miles
  2. Producing One high end laptop
  3. Powering One high end laptop for 6,486 hours
  4. Using a cellphone for less than Seven minutes a day for One year
  5. Covering a 13 ft x 13 ft square in wool carpet
  6. Consuming 8.5 Legs of lamb
  7. Spending 5.5 nights at a resort hotel
  8. Driving 73 Miles in commuter traffic
  9. Producing 28 pairs of shoes
  10. Leaving a 100-watt incandescent bulb on for 0.75 of a year
  11. Leaving a low-energy bulb on for 3.6 years
  12. Consuming 90.5 cartons of eggs
  13. Consuming 81 raw 8-ounce beefsteaks
  14. Desalinating 16,900 gallons of water
  15. Producing 179 pounds of rice
  16. Washing and drying 99 loads of laundry
  17. Taking 298 heated baths
  18. Drinking 217 bottles of imported wine
  19. Producing 358 pounds of cement
  20. Cremating 4 bodies

COAL CREATION:






LINKS:

Global Warming of 1.5 ºC IPCC Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040 NY Times
How coal is formed - Practically demonstration! Youtube
Peat moss is burning inside the ground Youtube
Coal Fired Power Plant Youtube
Bituminous Coal Material Safety Sheet Carolina Biological Supply Company

BOOKS:
How Bad Are Bananas?: The Carbon Footprint of Everything Mike Berners-Lee