© 2017 by Kevin Gauna, Sunbrothers

electrically engineered corn

In 2001, before everyone knew what GMO stands for, there was EEC. Electrically engineered corn debuted on the playa as a set of 12 stalks growing in a small field, protected by a businessman scarecrow with a cell phone and a briefcase. Each corn stalk has two glass ears of corn with an LED array backlighting the individual kernels. The LEDs cycle through multiple patterns, copper husks surround the ear with just a portion 'peeled back', and kevlar fibers complete the cob as strands of silk.