Flower Fields (Color Field Painting)

Martha Rosler

1974 | 00:17:00 | United States | English | Color | Mono | 4:3 | Video

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The low hills fronting the main California artery of Highway 5 exhibit a beautiful spectrum-like pattern, in stripes formed by the fields of flowers being grown there for commercial sale. The camera zooms in from a paused vehicle across the highway, revealing workers, many of them undocumented, stooping in the fields — but barely noticeable to cars flying past at highway speed. Later, in a run up Highway 5, the immigration police at their mobile roadblock pass by in a flash, as does a mobile Bank of America banking facility, roadside hitchhikers, and a person riding a horse. The road trip ends among the palm trees and glowing sunset of a Southern California night.

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