Edges of the Experiment - media

Edges of the Experiment – media

Reviews and media appearances Center for Land Use Interpretation (US)  Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI), ‘The Lay of the Land’, 2016 issue «This is an epic book, and a unique animal, in two volumes, in a box. One is…

The Magic Tree

The Magic Tree

The Ravestijn Gallery presents ‘The Magic Tree’, a solo exhibition by Marie-José Jongerius, featuring seven large-format prints from her ‘Edges of the Experiment’ series. Marie-José Jongerius, Claremont (CA), 2004 The Southwestern United States has always been the setting for dreams….

Malibu Presbyterian Church

Malibu Presbyterian Church

Marie-José Jongerius, Malibu (CA), 2007 “The devil winds brought the fire that burned down our church. But that’s not the end of our story,” reverend Greg Hughes told his congregation one Sunday morning in 2011. They had gathered at the…

Spiral Jetty

Spiral Jetty

Marie-José Jongerius, Spiral Jetty (Robert Smithson, 1970), Great Salt Lake (UT) — 2005 Most probably, Robert Smithson would not mind if his Spiral Jetty had never re-emerged. The 1,500-foot-long basalt and earth spiral on the northeast shore of the Great…

Edges of the Experiment - public launch

Edges of the Experiment – public launch

“There it is. Take it!” Sunday morning May 3 we will launch Edges of the Experiment – The Making of the American Landscape at Kriterion Cinema (Amsterdam) with talks and a screening of Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974). We will start at 10h00…

Baldwin Hills Dam disaster, 1963

Baldwin Hills Dam disaster, 1963

On the morning of December 14, 1963, a soft, gurgling sound of running water drew the attention of the caretaker at the Baldwin Hills Reservoir in West Los Angeles. Soon, a small crack was detected in the lining of the…

Needles

Needles

‘NEEDLES welcomes you to California’, a big sign shows as the Joad Family passes by in their truck. In the 1940 film adaptation of John Steinbecks The Grapes of Wrath, they halt and look at what can be seen of…