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Brautigan Installation 2009
Headlands Center for the Arts studio installation.

Sculpture & Video Installation Featuring 7 sculptures for 7 books by SF Bay Area art organizer, former Digger, and poet Richard Brautigan. Videos based on each book interrupt the live video feed in the space.
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Sculptures    
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Revenge of the Lawn 2009

Book sitting in green Lawn Chair with Reversed Labeled green Beer Bottles, lit by Lamp, Tripod, 2 mini-dv cameras with live video feeds reframing the image on the book cover to a television and B&W security monitor.

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Rommel Drives On Deep Into Egypt 2009

Book resting on top of Black Sand from Marin, CA beach that was dumped from a upside down bucket and has gradually collapsed and slid off. Black womens Boots filled with Dark Sand from Marin, CA and shaped to form a swastika from above.

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Confederate General from Big Sur 2009

Book under Umbrella with attatched Confederate Flag and hanging Red Lantern.
*(The Confederate General is an accompanying sculpture to the Rommel one as Beverly the covergirl is featured on both Books.)

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In Watermelon Sugar 2009

Book behind Fan blowing Fabric under Chair with Watermelon weighing down Board and String attached to Found Kite Spool.

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The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster2009

Book trapped in Cinder Block with Broom on top balancing two lit Lanterns lighting a wood box with white pencil drawings covered with soiled Fabric and a Photograph of my divorced parents standing in mining bucket for the Pierce Mine.

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The Abortion 2009

Book on Metal Bed Frame with female figure formed by cloth covered with Psychedelic Blanket, with Fisher Price Record Player between her legs playing Victoria's LP In Bloom as the Album Cover becomes her head on a sunflower pillow with a Dead Bee resting next to her.

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Trout Fishing in America 2009

Book with "The Towel" story marked with a Towel wrapped around Galvanized Tub with Lamp lighting a Bottle swimming in Water stream made by a Pump that is caught by a Fly Fishing Rod with line from the Towel Threads.

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Videos    
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Revenge of the Lawn: I Was Trying To Describe You To Someone 2009

Video reading edited to reframed shots of the original book cover girl, Vietnam Jane Fonda photo from Letter to Jane film by The Dziga Vertov Group, and footage from the New Deal.
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Rommel Drives On Deep Into Egypt: Just an Ordinary Girl, 118 2009

Video of present day S.F. Panhandle Playground where the book cover was shot. Including a woman who's liking is very striking to the model Beverly on the cover of the book.
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The Abortion: Vida / Victoria 2009

Passages describing Vida edited with shots of present day San Francisco Presidio Branch Library where the cover photo was shot, and images of singer songwriter Victoria Domalgoski who's music is the soundtrack.
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The Cover for Trout Fishing in America 2009

Video reading edited to shots of present day San Francisco Washington Square Park where the original cover photo was taken.
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In Watermelon Sugar:
The Watermelon Sun
2009

Audio of Brautigan reading an excerpt from The Watermelon Sun describing the watermelon colors for the days of the week, with video of the melon used for the Watermelon Sugar sculpture.
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