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Update: Change.org Petition Asking K. Goldsmith Not to Print the Internet

By Harriet Staff

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In response to Kenny Goldsmith’s upcoming installation at LABOR (a Mexico City art space) asking participants to print out the internet, a petition is growing on Change.org, asking the artist not to move further with the installation, citing environmental factors. According to the petition:

A sustainable responsible approach to life requires that humans adopt a conservative approach to resource usage.

While it is appreciated that Mr Goldsmith plans to recycle the paper used in his art exhibit, reduction of usage is more important than post-usage recycling.

Chemicals harmful to the environment are used in the production of paper, and the recycling of paper, not to mention the amount of plastic and ink waste from toner cartridges, ink cartridges and other non-paper related supplies which may pollute the landfill.

What’s your weigh-in?

Read Harriet’s coverage of Goldsmith’s upcoming installation at LABOR, here. To read more about the Change.org petition related to his project, click here.

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Posted in Poetry News on Monday, June 3rd, 2013 by Harriet Staff.