Andrew McClintock
Salt Water Battery 2.0: 3.5 Volts
May 22 - June 6, 2015
Exhibition Text Documentation

Andrew McClintock
Salt Water Battery 2.0:  3.5 Volts
May 22 – June 6, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, May 22, 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Et al. is pleased to present Salt Water Battery 2.0: 35 Volts, a solo show of works by Andrew McClintock. In this exhibition, McClintock utilizes metaphors of renewable power, manufacturing, chemistry, and sustainability. At once a twist on a 200 year-old technology: Salt Water Battery 2.0: 35 Volts explores –through scientific investigation– end game strategies of representation where meaning is rendered unstable and, in this respect, may be used to simultaneously deal with aspects of technology, capital, and contemporary art practices.


105 x 11 qt Polyethylene Containers
10 lbs Sodium Chloride
840 oz Dihydrogen Monoxide
30 lbs Cuprum
35 lbs Aluminium

Using abundant, nontoxic materials and modern low cost manufacturing techniques, the installation of salt water batteries in the exhibition reveals possibilities for off-the-grid applications and DIY technologies while mediating cultural aesthetics and ecological function, recalling elements of environmental art or postmodern land art. 

Andrew McClintock is a North American based artist working in various mediums. He is the owner and director of Ever Gold Gallery (founded in 2009) Publisher and Editor in Chief of SFAQ (founded in 2010), and Director of SFAQ[Projects]. From 2012-2013 he was Interim Director of Exhibitions at the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI). He holds a BFA (2009) from SFAI.