Survival Piece II: Notations on the Ecosystem of the Western Saltworks with the Inclusion of Brine Shrimp, 1972

Three ecosystems of Artemia brine shrimp, salt and algae. Each pond has varying salinity which influences the algae, organisms and color of water. The salt was then harvested from the ponds in a performative act.

The piece was originally created for the seminal 1971 Los Angeles County Museum of Art exhibition, Art and Technology.

Installation view from Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France, 2002