Toxic Gumbo, New Orleans x Hurricane Katrina
2020 – 2022
Asad Khan - Toxic Gumbo, New Orleans x Hurricane Katrina
A statement by the artist
The work is an algorithmic-guided navigation across a billion spatial and spectral point cloud signatures acquired through remote sensing in situ – indexing what survivors dubbed as the Toxic Gumbo: the lethal gaseous-fluid dynamic biome of Hurricane Katrina. Each point in the cloud is a necro-spore, a carbon form and an autoradiograph of climate change.
Asad Khan (B. 1989, Tribal Belt, North Pakistan) is a war child and at present – a design scholar and existential riskologist, working with remote sensing, machine learning and numerical simulations to generate non-linear and forensic-grade design informatics of landscapes exposed to slow-acting and oblique forms of existential risks.