This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Richard Misrach and landscape architect Kate Orff discussing their new book, “Petrochemical America,” which examines the intense concentration of petrochemical plants along the Mississippi River between Baton Rouge, La., and New Orleans. This single, hundred-mile stretch produces about 40 percent of the petrochemicals processed in the United States.
This detail is from Orff’s ‘Ecological Atlas,’ which makes up the second half of the book. It shows the petrochemical landscape of one stretch of the Mississippi, the over 100 petrochemical plants and refineries in the region and the products they produce.
Orff’s and Misrach’s work is on view at the Aperture Foundation in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood through October 6.