Theo Kamecke was for many years a filmmaker of award-winning documentaries whose subjects ranged from astronauts to coal miners, rodeo cowboys to nuclear scientists.  He was in NASA's Mission Control during the first moonwalk and has been attacked by wasps in the heart of the Amazon.  In the course of making films he often encountered objects and materials that fascinated him.  While perusing some stacks of discarded electronic circuit boards one day, his life changed course.

During the nearly 30 years of working with the circuitry he has collected, Kamecke's creations have found their way into numerous private collections, selected museums, and even a spot just outside James Cameron's office.  Reclamation Nation caught up with Theo Kamecke and got to hear first hand about the evolution of his unique art form...
RN:   Theo, we want to thank you for taking the time to offer some insights into your work here today.  Works like yours have the power to inspire people in lasting and transformative ways.

TK:   Thank you, and by the way I think what you and your organization are doing is beautifully sending minds in the right direction.

RN:   We do hope so.  First off, where is your studio?  Manhattan?

TK:   No, no, I'm a little more than two hours north of the City.  I have cows for neighbors.

RN:   We've read that you've amassed many tons of vintage circuitboards that you now house at your studio.  Where did you get all of it?  Or perhaps first I should ask, why did you collect it?

TK:   For me, inspiration doesn't come gradually ...

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