The Mojave Project is an experimental transmedia documentary by Kim Stringfellow exploring the physical, geological and cultural landscape of the Mojave Desert. The Mojave Project reconsiders and establishes multiple ways in which to interpret this unique and complex landscape, through association and connection of seemingly unrelated sites, themes, and subjects thus creating a speculative and immersive experience for its audience.
The Mojave Project will explore the following themes: Desert as Wasteland;Geological Time vs. Human Time; Sacrifice and Exploitation; Danger and Consequence;Space and Perception; Mobility and Movement; Desert as Staging Ground;Transformation and Reinvention.
The Mojave Project will materialize as the project progresses over time. Deep research and direct field inquiry involving interviews, investigative reporting and personal journaling will be supported with still photography, audio and video documentation. Field reports will be shared in Desert Dispatches throughout the production period beginning in July 2014.
Funding for the The Mojave Project is provided through a Cal Humanities 2014 California Documentary Project Research and Development Grant with additional support from San Diego State University. The Mojave Project is a project of the Pasadena Arts Council’s EMERGE Program. The Mojave Desert Heritage & Cultural Association and KCET Artbound are project partners.