Thursday, March 28, 2013

Technophobic Anti-Invisible Camouflage

aka Frankenpines

just some technoflora
Dillon Marsh - Invasive Species
In 1996 a palm tree appeared almost overnight in a suburb of Cape Town. This was supposedly the world's first ever disguised cell phone tower. Since then these trees have spread across the city, South Africa and the rest of the world. Invasive Species explores the relationship between the environment and the disguised towers of Cape Town and its surrounds. [source]
"The funny thing about camouflage is that, if done poorly, it actually draws attention to what one is trying to hide."
Cellphone Towers Disguised as Trees Are a Puzzling Attempt at Aesthetics, Pete Brook - 03.2013


Assimilation, Dillon Marsh
In the vast barren landscapes of the southern Kalahari, Sociable Weaver Birds assume ownership of the telephone poles that cut across their habitat.Their burgeoning nests are at once inertly statuesque and teeming with life. The twigs and grass collected to build these nests combine to give strangely recognisable personalities to the otherwise inanimate poles. [source]

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