- Creation Date
- March, 1992
More from Jim Campbell on life at the Slabs. “In the summer I can take the heat…I don’t care about air conditioning, but this year I may put in air conditioning.” “You know the slabs have been declining the past several years. if they make it a campground, it will die a natural death.”
Assorted B-roll and cutaways of Jim’s electronic chassis, parts, reclining chairs and plastic chairs which are strewn in the vicinity of his bunker area. Camera pans and zooms about while looking for different shots.
Jim sorts though panels—“If you want to get paid once a year, you ship a 1000 pounds of that and you make $15-20,000.”
Good story from Campbell about being 5 years old and being with his father on the salt flats while working pumps.
“I learned about scrap from an old Mexican, then when I went to read I learned where the gold was.”
Cutaways of Jim’s bunker are good as they document his living arrangement in the desert area. Technically, this is the strongest of three Campbell tapes (188-190).
- Physical Description
videotape; 16 minutes, 9 seconds
- Alternative lifestyles
- Camping trailers
- Concrete slabs
- Drinking of alcoholic beverages
- Flea markets
- Foundations (structural elements)
- Landscapes (environments)
- Military camps
- Periodic markets
- Solar power
View formats within this collection
Shared Shelf: 3513060
- Digital Object Made Available By
Digital Library Development Program, UC San Diego, La Jolla, 92093-0175 (https://lib.ucsd.edu/digital-library)
Film, Audio, Video and Digital Art
Humanities and Social Sciences
Under copyright (US)
Use: This work is available from the UC San Diego Library. This digital copy of the work is intended to support research, teaching, and private study.
Constraint(s) on Use: This work is protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Use of this work beyond that allowed by "fair use" requires written permission of the copyright holder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and any use and distribution of this work rests exclusively with the user and not the UC San Diego Library. Inquiries can be made to the UC San Diego Library program having custody of the work.
- Rights Holders
- Greg Durbin
- Sherman George
- Last Modified