My DISPATCH – A Contradiction: the 1910 Lanfair/Dunbar Intentional Community in the Eastern Mojave Desert is now online here.
The Mojave Desert Project led by Kim Stringfellow, explores the physical geological and cultural landscape of the Mojave Desert. The theme of my DISPATCH is Transformation and Reinvention.
The focus of A Contradiction: The 1910 Lanfair/Dunbar Intentional Community in the Eastern Mojave Desert, are the previously untold stories about the migration of African Americans to California. Twenty three African American families homesteaded in the Mojave Desert. And, the DISPATCH considers the untold stories of these Lanfair/Dunbar homesteaders, which I visually interpret in my Art + Humanities installation exhibit, Contradictions – Bringing The Past Forward©.
Field Dispatches of the Mojave Desert Project are shared throughout each production period at this site and through The Mojave Desert Project’s publishing partner, KCET Artbound. Installments include those of notable guest contributors. In addition, a program of public field trip experiences and satellite events explores the diverse communities and sites of the Mojave Desert. The initial phase of the project makes ongoing research transparent, inviting the audience into the conversation as the project develops. Ultimately, The Mojave Project aims to create a comprehensive transmedia repository of knowledge relating to the contemporary Mojave Desert.
Click here to read my Dispatch: https://mojaveproject.org/dispatches-item/lanfair-dunbar-eastern-mojave-desert/
Artist Talk on July 30, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Victor Valley Museum – 11873 Apple Valley Rd. – Apple Valley, CA http://www.sbcounty.gov/museum @SBCMuseum