This was my first large scale video installation. It was set up in a 10 x 10 foot camping tent, mimicking a travel experience in Joshua Tree, California. Pinned to the interior wall of the tent foyer are photographs, sketches, and field notes created during a 10-day stay. The setting looks as if I had been camping inside, so the interior includes a sleeping bag folded in the corner with a pillow. A milk crate becomes a bedside table with a lantern and a bottle of whiskey. There is also an old table with a 1975 GE television playing a multi-media video entitled Up to Now.
Four vintage lawn chairs are centered in the tent for visitors to sit and view the video, which runs on a continious loop. Some of the other items in the tent signify scenes from the film: a rattle snake, a phony bat that hangs from the ceiling, and small rubber fire ants are placed around the table and floor.
This installation is now a central part of The Exodus Project.