Rare Earth Elements / Metals
Electronic components are built up from a large variety of metals and rare earth elements. Many of these resources are extracted from mines with enormous environmental impact on their often remote and rural locations. We stumbled upon a picture of a lithium mine on the Atacama salt flats of Chile (see source). Pools of vibrant yellow, green and blue cover the landscape like a pixelated image. Our pixelated poster stands display colourful data visualisations of the locations of different mines around the world. A reference to a beautiful image of a destructive process.