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Suburban Growth, Las Vegas in Jell-O, 2010

2 minute 30 second video loop


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This video chronicles the desert near Las Vegas being overtaken by hundreds of tiny houses, which shrivel up and are replaced by new, bigger houses, pushing the old structures aside. I took advantage of the fugitive nature of gelatin to comment on the nature of suburban growth and the housing economy in Las Vegas.

I produced this video for a show called Off the Map, in which I also created a site-specific installation of the same Jell-O houses installed on the inside of large gallery windows. View photographs of the installation here.

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