"Sacred Land Grab" : Rebecca Jane Rodriguez & Dustin Kilgore
Super 8, video, and slides of the American West
Screening / Two-channel installation: Thursday, April 12th, 2012, 8-10PM
"I take a walk in the country. Everything is as it should be: nature at its best. Birds, sun, soft grass, a view through the trees of the mountains, nobody around, no radio, no smell of gasoline. Then the path turns and ends on the highway. I am back among the billboards, service stations, motels, and roadhouses. I was in a National Park, and I now know that this was not reality. It was a “reservation,” something that is being preserved like a species dying out. If it were not for the government, the billboards, hot dog stands, and motels would long since have invaded that piece of Nature. I am grateful to the government; we have it much better than before…”
"One Dimensional Man"
Sacred Land Grab is an outdoor slide show and video installation that blends footage of the American West with everyday audio to examine the context in which we interact with nature.