THE LIVES OF COPPER: China Town by Lucy Raven

Artist Lucy Raven in person!

Over 7,000 photographs edited together create this experimental video that documents the global production of copper. Media artist, Lucy Raven’s journey begins in the open-pit copper mines of eastern Nevada. From there, she follows the raw material all the way to China, where it is processed, refined, and ultimately made into electrical wire. The seemingly simple story of copper is complicated by the economics of globalization, natural resource conservation, and nationalism.

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