1.1 Acre Flat Screen

1.1 Acre Flat Screen is a 45-minute video about a year-long effort to improve a lot of 1.1 acres of desert land in Utah, which we purchased on September 4th 2002 on eBay. The video starts with ways of finding a lot in the desert, using satellite images, topographical maps, a compass and string. It displays ideas and plans on how to improve the land’s value and documents our preparations to face the unforgiving desert.

In August 2003 we finally went back to the lot and stayed there in order to stop one of the trains that runs nearby. Train stops have often been the first sign of an infrastructural improvement in an area and are also an option to make a living in the desert.”

--eteam (Franziska Lamprecht and Hajoe Moderegger)

 

“There's nothing more conceptual than actually getting something done. eteam, Franziska Lamprecht and Hajoe Moderegger, two German artists living in the United States, have turned practicality into an aesthetic absurdum by pursuing odd tasks to their outlandish conclusions. eteam's finest moment of home improvement can be found in the wonky work 1.1 Acre Flat Screen. This is a precise, detailed, and riotous account of their purchase of a small tract of dusty acreage through an eBay auction. eteam tracks their acquisition to a sagebrush-laden void in southwestern Utah whose indistinguishable expanse makes it the perfect foil for fantasizing. As if upon the more familiar flat screen of their computer, the artists begin to project a domesticated mirage atop their slab of high desert. “Surrounded by big dreams,” they offer, “the lot was perfect as it was.”  Happy times for Conceptual Art; a grave defeat for Home Depot.”

--Steve Seid, Pacific Film Archive

Sort Title
1.1 Acre Flat Screen
Location Number
ETEA-001
Major Exhibitions/Festivals

Athens Int'l Film/Video Festival (OH), 2005

 

Total Artist Royalty Percent
0.50
Closed Captioning Available
Yes
Digital Master
Yes
Dub Approved
Yes
Date Acquired
Transcript on File
Yes
In Distribution
Yes
org_artist


eteam

country(ies)
United States
Lanquage(s)
English
Location Body



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1.1acreflat.jpg
Video Clip holder
sites/default/files/clips/11ACREFLAT.mp4
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sites/default/files/clip_images/1.1acreflat.jpg
Artist Royalty Payment Holder
eteamHajoe Moderegger
Location Name
staff
org_nid
3641
org_path
/titles/11-acre-flat-screen
org_running_time
45:05
org_production_year
2004
cost
$0.00
Height
2in.
Length
9in.
SKU
11ACREFLAT
Sell Price
$0.00
Weight
0 lb.
Width
7in.
Aspect
Collection:
Catalog
Tags: video product
Tags
Consumer culture, Environment, Expedition/Travel, Humor, Landscape
Sound Type
Stereo
Collection
Single Titles
Color
Color