Artist Projects


Betty Beaumont

Decompression is a website created by electronically collaging multiple stories, documentation, and images of the contiguous worlds of technology, science, and art to create a living laboratory in cyberspace. Decompression documents and expands Beaumont’s earlier project entitled Ocean Landmark. Ocean Landmark is an underwater work on the floor of the Atlantic, made of 500 tons of processed coal-waste, a potential pollutant that has undergone a planned transformation into a flourishing ecosystem. Decompression provides a public space where people can experience the Ocean Landmark and participate in the living laboratory of the website.

Project Updates

  • 2002: Beaumont discusses Decompression at a symposium held at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York