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Imagemaker Presentation: Shale Play: Poems & Photographs from the Fracking Fields

Steven Rubin with Julia Spicher Kasdorf

Saturday, October 06 - 1:50PM to 2:20PM
Lecture Center 102

Shale Play is a series of documentary poems and photographs exploring the people and places affected by the Marcellus Shale gas boom in Pennsylvania. Created in collaboration with poet Julia Spicher Kasdorf, the project encompasses multiple counties across the Commonwealth and considers a broad range of stakeholders with diverse and frequently divisive experiences and perspectives on gas development that materialize as political, social, economic and physical divisions. The poems and photographs feature those who work in the gas industry and those who work against it, those who benefit from drilling and those who suffer its effects, those who advocate for drilling, and those who refuse to favor short-term gain over long-term cost. Within this context always is the land itself, now (as before) voraciously mined by multiple entities for its subterranean wealth.


Steven Rubin
Steven Rubin

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