An Exercise in the Impossible (After Manuel Arechiga)
Performance. Elysian Park, Los Angeles, CA. September 20,2011. Duration: 02:24:00

On May 16, 1959, Manuel Arechiga was photographed sweeping the land in front of the tent in
which he lived with his wife, Abrana, for 10 days after their house, along with the houses of
hundreds of Mexican-Americans, had been demolished to make way for Dodger Stadium. This is
documentation of a performance in which I sweep a small area of land that was part of Chavez
Ravine for 144 minutes, 1/100th of the time the Arechigas occupied their tent.

An Exercise in the Impossible (Evidence of Stratigraphic Interference)
Mixed media, approx. 3 x 1 x 1.5 ft.

This image documents what remained in the area I swept during An Exercise in the Impossible
(After Manuel Arechiga).