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Atlas of an Ambiguous Utopia

    Explorations in Place, Machines and Waste at Pier 9.

    In collaboration with OCADU’s Social Body Lab and Autodesk’s Pier 9 Technology Centre, I completed a four month residency in San Francisco focused on global systems of infrastructure, craftsmanship, and computer numeric controlled (CNC) machines. This work explores themes around globalization, waste and cartography through meticulously finished sculptures. Form and structure served as motifs for investigating the material possibilities of advanced manufacturing machines in an artistic context. Using the globalized movement of scrap materials and the impact of China’s trash ban from the starting point of the the San Francisco Bay, Predko looks past techno-utopian narratives into a complex network of interconnected factors that shape our daily lives. A zine collecting images and writing about this work can be found here: