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Tesserae Hot Pink Cali Aqueduct 2009
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Direction,camera, editing, sound design: Christina McPhee
A naxsmash group production 2009

The California aqueduct releases water into the Los Angeles Basin, at Interstate 5 near Valencia. Running water, running out of water. Imagining water as a synthetic, I build a model with airbrush paint, paper, garden hose. The hot pink like chrome in the bright air. Something magical is happening, the water is turning into dyed chrome, so postnatural. The rage against the rape of the earth turns everything hot pink, so sexy.

Location: California Aqueduct at Interstate 5 Freeway, Santa Clarita, California, Martin Luther King Day

it's not going to stop the production of carbon same as Piss Christ didn't stop the Church

nonetheless Piss Christ was terribly important to do-- treating the carbon production with lipstick-- vamping it, makes the production of carbon more precious by glamourizing it speciously--

it points to the cultural valorization of carbon, its production it takes a fetishized form and invisible product and one which results from an imaginary even unimaginable source, and that source is what provides the substance of this project...

the source is formalized rather than being allowed to remain a process it's formalized as a fetishisation much as the culture is apt to enact or to worship what it cannot access, ie the reality of carbon accumulation akin to the event-productions of traditions of queer performance it's attempting to paint the process via its producers much like las vegas paints its ladies, as if they were producers of pleasure--

The intention is to explore the disagreeable through the superimposition of the conditions of the fetish.

The hot pink is a circus act, a cirque de Venus in the midst of the hypermasculine power plants.

Something magical is happening, the water is turning into dyed chrome, so postnatural. The rage against the rape of the earth turns everything hot pink, so sexy.
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Duration: 04:43
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