11 minutes 23 seconds (original video)
2 minutes 14 seconds (excerpt)
Video was created for an installation of the same name at Wave Hill in the Bronx, NY.
Footage of an amateur docent’s audition tape for a job guiding tours of an historical reconstruction of the 1871 Second Powell Expedition of the last uncharted section of the Colorado River. The docent, Edith Winston, is a self-conscious ingénue with a questionable grasp of historical context. She presents a melodramatic interpretation of the original expedition using the Hudson River as a substitute for the Colorado, which is as unreliable as it is enthusiastic.
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