Frank Changwork

Part of the Amazon River Transplant body of work, these anomalies record a hybridized and overlapping reality resulting from transplanting the Amazon River to the Mojave Desert. Within these books, history has mixed and peeled away like wet ink on paper, recording an alternate (prime) history in which the Mint Hotel overlooks the village of São Gabriel, and the Desert Inn is located on the banks of the Amazon.

Post-Transplant Anomaly: pages 92 and 92′ of Tree of Rivers: The Story of the Amazon by John Hemming

2008
photocopy
31 1/4 x 23 1/2 in.

image of artwork

Post-Transplant Anomaly: pages 192 and 192′ of Las Vegas: An Unconventional History by Michelle Ferrari and Steven Ives

2008
photocopy
34 1/2 x 23 3/4 in.

image of artwork