PERIPHERAL OBSTRUCTION CRATER
2017



A monument to the pits of Irwindale – positioned on the margins of Los Angeles – which were emptied for the construction of highways and buildings. Aggregate mined from these pits formed the vessels that were required for the growth of the southern Californian metropolis. This documentation presents the process of my investigations in the non-places of Irwindale, El Monte, Baldwin Park, and Arcadia, visiting various rock quarries, searching for entry points, and navigating around visible and invisible boundaries.




A very special thanks to Rebeca Mendez, Christina Yglesias, and Stefanie Tam.











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