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Tesserae-Yellow Tahiti Substation
Foods 4 Less
2009
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Direction, camera, editing, sound design: Christina McPhee
With walking guides (performers): architects John Trautman, Terry Hargrave
A naxsmash group production 2009

At the edge of Ballona Wetlands, west Los Angeles: Looking through the wires. Intense hum. Danger. Grid of food, grid of fire. Mesh to wholesale shopping at Foods 4 Less. Yellow papers spread. Trash like scrolls could be wings. Could be wire escapes, fire escapes.

Sites: wetlands remnant near LAX, electrical power transformers, discount big box food store. At the wetlands edge a marginal explosion of wires and cut-rate food in bulk- hot yellow interiors. Invasion of the terraforms west Los Angeles where food comes from --swamp transformers-- Walking along the Ballona Wetlands, in Marina del Rey, skirting the edge of the Pacific Gas and Electric Tahiti Substation. Looking through the wires. Intense hum. Danger. Grid of food, grid of fire. Mesh to wholesale shopping at Foods 4 Less. Yellow papers spread. Trash like scrolls could be wings. Could be wire escapes, fire escapes. An energy loop, foods 4 less > transformers > wetlands: Could tesserae-energy synthesize food back to the wetlands?
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Duration: 03:28
HD video

Short version (1 minute) publishing premiere for Version online

Curated by Jordan Crandall and Caleb Wendorf, 2009

Screening copy HD download on Vimeo