Houston, Tx is both the energy capital of the world; with over 5’000 energy related firms, and the 2nd highest consumer of energy in the U.S., bar Dallas, Tx.
41km East of Houston lies ExxonMobil Chemical Co; the largest privatised refinery in the U.S. It produces 3% of world’s oil and 2% of worlds energy. The City of Baytown sits beside the ExxonMobil plant and the city is practically derelict. Left to rot in the wake of the refinery. The proposal is an Anti-Battery in Baytown. The project is concerned with notions of energy consumption and corporate greed in the U.S and the inevitability of a white elephant.