This is a short excerpt from Future So Bright, a mapping and documentation project that catalogs abandoned spaces in the American West. Perhaps best classified as an experimental-documentary, the project explores ghost towns, abandoned military bases, and boarded up tourist traps to present a meditative time capsule of the false starts and failed attempts of the past 200 years of American Western Expansion. The 34 minute 'film version' of the project will be premiering at the 2010 New York Film Festival in the Views from the Avant Garde program.
Future So Bright was shot on 16mm film with a hand-cranked Bolex between 2005-2010. The project was first presented as a series of video installations and photographs at Art Basil Miami Beach in 2007.
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