Mining the Antiquated Subdivision

IMG_1544From the history of antiquated subdivisions, there is a hierarchy of land use. People from this nation try to claim the ownership of a household in communities with mountain views and beach sides. But who is going to claim the ownership of a piece of the empty land in the Mojave desert?  

A place like Calzona represents a place with low social status. Instead of making it an abandoned place, as artists, we try to make some changes. Inspired by Mining the Museum art gallery by Fred Wilson who saw relationships between seemingly discrete objects: the recurring references to broadsheets offering rewards for runaway slaves and decorated silver plates. Putting those discrete objects together give people a new perspective on history. Correspondingly, the real estate advertisement of California Pines, the Cherokee nation, the 1% of Wall Street has coexisted at this piece of land before.

However, it’s hard to tell when you only see an empty desert. It’s hard to tell how the economic factors, as well as the political scandals, invisibly dominated the fate of all these antiquated subdivisions. It’s necessary to make these stories visible. The question that came to my mind is: What about re-displaying the history of real estate and the antiquated subdivisions? In an illustration style, this series of the drawing shows the bizarre past and future of real estate, Calzona, and California Pines.

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