Our Land (2006)

Our Land is a fictitious account of the possibilities of the laboring class to achieve the dreams of prosperity, autonomy and perhaps salvation. The premise of the story is of a computer store manager and his two employees, brought together by a woodcarving hobby, who decide to relocate to the desert and begin a microchip factory.

At the base of Our Land is a hope that people may escape, or find contentment within, oppressive social and economic situations. Our Land explores social utopias, fringe religions, new inventions, black box technologies, tactics of late capitalism, and friendship.

Our Land was originally exhibited as a video installation comprising a theater and a foyer modeled after businesses and protestant churches of North Texas.

Ronnie Bass wrote, edited, constructed the sets for, and composed and performed the music for Our Land. Actors include: Ronnie Bass, Jeremy Eilers, and Katherine McLeod.

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Our Land is a fictitious account of the possibilities of the laboring class to achieve the dreams of prosperity, autonomy and perhaps salvation. The premise of the story is of a computer store manager and his two employees, brought together by a woodcarving hobby, who decide to relocate to the desert and begin a microchip factory.

At the base of Our Land is a hope that people may escape, or find contentment within, oppressive social and economic situations. Our Land explores social utopias, fringe religions, new inventions, black box technologies, tactics of late capitalism, and friendship.

Our Land was originally exhibited as a video installation comprising a theater and a foyer modeled after businesses and protestant churches of North Texas.

Ronnie Bass wrote, edited, constructed the sets for, and composed and performed the music for Our Land. Actors include: Ronnie Bass, Jeremy Eilers, and Katherine McLeod.

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Our Land is a fictitious account of the possibilities of the laboring class to achieve the dreams of prosperity, autonomy and perhaps salvation. The premise of the story is of a computer store manager and his two employees, brought together by a woodcarving hobby, who decide to relocate to the desert and begin a microchip factory.

At the base of Our Land is a hope that people may escape, or find contentment within, oppressive social and economic situations. Our Land explores social utopias, fringe religions, new inventions, black box technologies, tactics of late capitalism, and friendship.

Our Land was originally exhibited as a video installation comprising of a theater and a foyer modeled after businesses and protestant churches of North Texas.

Ronnie Bass wrote, edited, constructed the sets for, and composed and performed the music for Our Land. Actors include: Ronnie Bass, Jeremy Eilers, and Katherine McLeod.

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