Installation Report - June 2006
Note: The installation was also documented with a brief video, seen here.
With the help of Andrea, we picked a spot on the northeast corner of her property. When it started to cool off, from 120 degrees to 110, we headed to the spot, broke ground, constructed the wooden frame for the base, and started stirring concrete. With biting fire ants to keep us company, we stirred and poured concrete for quite awhile. Once we used all the concrete, after 3 or 4 hours of solid labor, thoroughly exhausted, we were done for the day.
The next morning, we tried to beat the heat and finish up. All that was left to do was to place rocks in the framed base, and add the chain. It was pretty exciting to finish the beginning of this epic project. But after months of planning, flying from Portland with the 50 pound steel post, driving across the desert with all the supplies, and the adrenaline that goes along with actually doing all the work, it was also somewhat sad to wrap it up. But, wrap it up we did. Added my 30 feet of shiny heavy chain, then Harvest's, Jason's, and Abi Spring's foot of ten golden links. Total beginning length: 39 feet.
Then it was time for frozen juice bars and a return to Los Angeles.
Again: Extra Special thanks to:
Harvest Henderson for all her help with everything on the project, especially braving the fire ants and the heat, but also for putting up with me
Jason Smith for his support and filming of the project (brief documentary will be finished in a few months)
Andrea Zittel for letting me install the beginning of the Geo Chain on her property, and being so kind
Abi Spring for a donation of money and chain links for the installation