Ion Exchange
Marissa Lee Benedict
Photo and video documentation (dimensions variable)


Carrying a portable power inverter and copper pipes to Michael Heizer's Double Negative (1969), Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty (1970) and Nancy Holt's Sun Tunnels (1976), an ion exchange with each site was produced via a process of copper electrolysis (a reaction of copper, salt and water in the presence of electricity).

Special thanks to Meghan Moe Beitiks.

The Ion Exchange series was begun while traveling with artists Meghan Moe Beitiks & Lindsey french. More about our collective research can be found here.