A Negotiable Utopia: The Humboldt Bay Project is an interdisciplinary video project that interprets the built environment of Humboldt Bay—California's second largest estuary. This non-narrative observational documentary video (one of six in the project) describes the natural resource economy of Humboldt Bay, and examines how specific populations of laborers and their infrastructure—including timber workers, dock workers, fishermen and oystermen—configure this region's built environment and gracefully shape architectural space. Natural Resources, © 2014, single-channel color video, running time: 10 minutes. Click here to read the video's accompanying essay.
Installation views of Natural Resources (with accompanying essay) during the exhibition A Negotiable Utopia: The Humboldt Bay Project at Humboldt State University's First Street Gallery, Eureka, CA, September 30 to November 2, 2014.