Work by Arlene Birt
Work by Arlene Birt
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MCAD alum Arlene Birt ’02 will be exhibiting Behind the Outlet at MSP airport through 2018.

Birt's work illustrates how the amount of energy that needs to be produced is directly connected to our individual consumption habits. LED-backlit steel cutouts connected by power cords light up as people occupy specific tables. As the tables are vacated, the appliance cutouts and lamps turn off, which powers down the electrical grid.


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