'Silicon Mountain' in GRIOT Magazine


by Kelly Costigliolo

Yuri Zupancic is an American artist obsessed by the effect technology has on the environment. In a time when belongings become old so quickly, where do all they all end up?

Zupancic began to reflect on the fact that even small objects, when accumulated could become large structures.
Since 2004, his work has been based on digital pieces and his house has become an enormous deposit where he collects all sorts of different types of tech objects.

Silicon Mountain” is a structure made up of recycled digital pieces, shaped and painted with a eyelas, creating a true mountain of art.

“The sheer size of this waste represents power, invention and the effects of a fast-paced society, often too fast to understand and to reflect,” he says.