44th-&-Landis

44th&Landis

Collaborative project with Margaret Noble, opened at the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art Aug. 2012.┬áThis mixed media installation charts a psychogeographical path through the City Heights neighborhood of Sounthern California. 44th & Landis combines visual traces of the neightborhood’s early victorian years and motifs drawn from 1980’s urban pop culture. This installation takes the form of an ephemeral sculptural environment comprising hundreds of cut paper dolls. The work evokes the external and internal worlds of a child navigating the streets of a city pressured by waves of didinvestment and gentrification. Integrating memory and fantasy, and public and private histories, 444th and Landis offers insights into a complex American neighborhood’s past and present. Funded by the San Diego Foundation and the MCASD.