The Paradox of the 10 Acres Square


2005 | 00:49:59 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 16:9 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Environment, Expedition/Travel, Landscape, Performance

Through a successful eBay bid in January of 2004, 1975 eteam dollars turned into 10 acres of personal U.S. property. The lot, a generic square within the larger American grid of townships, is located in the desert of Nevada. The closest settlement, Montello, "The town that refuses to die", is eight miles away, and the almost abandoned airbase Wendover, at the edge of the Salt Flats, is located about 30 miles SE. It's the 10-acre lot and its surroundings that started the eteam's search for solutions to problems, which were created by big systems that had made some small mistakes. They dealt with the miscalculations of land surveyors, residues of the military, the appearance of dead cows and the existence of a "public road" that went right through the center of their lot. In the middle of nowhere, things added up and finally turned into an "Artificial Traffic Jam". 

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