CLOSEUP Althea Thauberger, Murphy Canyon Choir, inSite_05.
Althea Thauberger’s project for inSite_05 was a community choir initiative involving a onetime performance at Murphy Canyon in San Diego, CA, possibly the largest military housing complex in the world and home to more than 2,500 military families.
“My research during my second inSite visit was primarily based in San Diego, and I was interested in communities that had a relationship to those I had previously known as a youth in Canada. I also wanted to explore natural desert landscapes/ecosystems in the area. I was vaguely interested in intergenerational social issues and was curious about how ideas and images of human migration and passages might relate to daily realities in the area. I attended a revival Christian meeting, I explored parks and trails in the outlying areas of San Diego, I met with officials from service organizations that support the many military families in San Diego, and I visited a destination RV park where retired people take up temporary residence between ongoing explorations of [the U.S.]." –Althea Thauberger, Monday April 19, 2004 (Correspondence with inSite curators).
Duration: 5 min.