These photographs and videos were taken during a two month period at the of 2015, while I was exploring the Sharpstown District and working on the Remnants / Visions house installation on Fondren Rd. The videos were incorporated in the house museum, and continue to exist as documents of the landscape at the time of the installation. The drone tour starts at the Fondren house and journeys North across Highway 59, offering different views of the main artery of Sharpstown and of the Sharpstown Zone I and Zone II neighborhoods.
The drone tour starts at the Fondren house and journeys North across Highway 59, offering different views of the main artery of Sharpstown and of the Sharpstown Zone I and Zone II neighborhoods.
The driving tour includes footage of all the main roads that cut through the Sharpstown District (as dilineated by the city of Houston) including but not limited to Hillcroft, Fondren, Beechnut, Bissonnet, Bellaire Blvd, Gessner, Westpark Tollway, I-59, and Beltway 8. The two videos were synced and projected on opposite interior walls of the garage of the 1959 house on Fondren Road (see Remnants / Visions under installations). Five chairs were placed in between facing the garage door, imitating the experience of sitting in one's car and having the passenger view from either side. The entire 1.5 hour drive is essentially a thorough document of the area as it was experienced from the car, at the time of the exhibition.
This video is composed of footage taken of empty spaces, both built and natural, across Sharpstown. To me, they represent different kinds of latent potential, mirroring the potential for the area and contrasting its relative youth and age.