Lower Dream State
Jan 17
Jan 30 2020
Exhibition

The short film, ‘LOWER DREAM STATE’, elevates the voices of Baja Californians by revealing the complex social and ecological questions they face. It takes viewers on the ground, in the air, and over the sea, directly embedding them into the fragile desert region. The film raises questions regarding some of the most vital resource extraction industries: salt, copper, and produce. These ordinary resources represent some of the basic building blocks of modern civilization and part of daily global resource flows. The Baja peninsula represents a case study of how people inhabit regions that offer so much to the world, yet receive so little back. Advancements in architecture and urban planning, applied in concert with local knowledge, might offer a way forward that empowers both social and ecological systems.

Participants
Oliver J. Curtis, Gabriel Muñoz Moreno
Acknowledgements
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Fishing community adjacent to the San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California Sur
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Electricity production from a diesel power plant in San Carlos, Baja California Sur
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High above the port for the "El Boleo" copper mine, Santa Rosalía, Baja California Sur
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Multiple stages of resort construction along the Pacific Ocean, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur
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Calves grazing near San Antonio, Baja California Sur