The video “Attempted E-Waste Gold Recovery and References” is documentation of literally that. While researching issues around e-waste recycling I discovered Youtube videos showing how to chemically isolate gold from scrap electronics. I began dissembling old computers or electronics I found in the building trash and saving anything metallic. While an artist in residence at JTHAR, I attempted to chemically extract gold from the e-waste using household chemical products. The final sample, of a small bead of melted Borox laced with an orange metallic substance, is shown with stop motion photography. The final results are not conclusive. The metal content, less than a gram, is likely gold but has not been tested.
Author: Dev Harlan
RE/SOURCED, Group show at SVA Flatiron Gallery
A group exhibition of sculpture, photography and mixed media artwork by four alumni of SVA’s Artist Residency programs, curated by program coordinator Rachel Gisela Cohen. “RE/SOURCED” features artworks by Sandra Erbacher, Dev Harlan, Nancy Krakaur and Teri Gandy-Richardson and will be on view at the SVA Flatiron Gallery, NY.
Five Body Problems
In the digital short film series Five Body Problems, I use photogrammetry and 3D animation to explore themes of landscape, technology and anthropogenic change.
Open Studio Exhibit @ SVA Summer Residency
Had a great experience with the SVA Sculpture and New Media Summer Residency. A few images of new work with sculpture, found objects and video projection.
“Pooltime!” public art pavilion and sculpture in Flushing Meadows Corona Park
POOLTIME is a public artwork by artists Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong and Dev Harlan. In conjunction with NYC Parks, the pavilion has been installed at the north end of Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadows Corona Park and will be exhibited until summer 2020. POOLTIME is a public pavilion and series of community programming centered around the rich history of the Park as a site for the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs. POOLTIME activates an underused public space and aims to discuss the World’s Fair structures and their architectural lives and meaning post-exhibition.
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And Other Wordly Narratives @ Chashama
My partner Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong and I organized this two person show at the Chashama gallery space in One Brooklyn Bridge Park. Come by and visit from May 21st – June 23rd!
“Parmenides I” at SUNY Oswego sculpture program
“Parmenides II” was selected for SUNY Oswego’s rotating public art program. The 8′ diameter aluminum sculpture has previously been exhibited indoors with video projection. Outdoors it lives comfortably in its naked object hood. The sculpture will be installed on campus for three years.
Wonder Valley Iron Age Slab I
The sculpture is a surface casting of exposed rock near the Iron Age mine site in Wonder Valley. Video projection mapping uses tones and textures from photogrammetry scans of this and other geological work.
“Mineral Consciousness” @ Gallery Madison Park
Very excited to present this inaugural solo show at the new Gallery Madison Park in New York. Look forward to more shows at their space this year:
“After Images” at Northern-Southern Gallery
Joshua Tree Highlands Artist in Residence (JTHAR), Open Studio
I had a very productive time during the Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency program this fall where I spent a month in southern California exploring some new ideas. Here are a few of the things that happened…
Astral Fissure III (Revisited)
Astral Fissures (III) is a light sculpture installed in the house of a private collector in Singapore. This year I was recommissioned to develop new video works for the sculpture, as well some upgrades and improvements to the system.
“Weather Balloon with Suspended Rock” at the David & Gladys Wright House, Arcadia AZ.
“Eighteen”, Group Show at Usagi Gallery, Brooklyn
“EIGHTEEN” is a three person show exhibiting the works of Dev Harlan, Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong and Jayoung Yoon. The work is on view from September 15 – October 14th, 2016 at the Usagi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.