Cabin Essence, 2019

A stroll on "Mane Street" in Pioneertown, California, recreated as a walk-through set. The viewshed comprises: a service station & pony express, a Los Angeles office, a hair salon, a woodshed, a cabin, a shooting gallery, a general store, a trading post & film museum, a saloon, a false front, a bank, a mirror image, a lost song (by The Beach Boys), a Joshua tree, a western horizon. Pioneertown is an inhabited movie set town in the Mojave Desert that was built in the early 1940s by three Hollywood actors to film Western movies while providing a home for workers who were employed in the film industry. Mixed media installation at Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt, Austria. Architectural and historical expertise: Daniel Paul. Photography: Kathi Hofer, Daniel Paul. Installation views: Johannes Puch, Kunstraum Lakeside.