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Invisible Trajectories: Passing Through the Inland Empire

January 22 – March 3, 2007

Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 7:30–9:30 p.m.

Presentation by Claude Willey and Deena Capparelli:
Wednesday, January 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Additional Events:
Saturday, February 3, 2007, 1:00-3:30 p.m.:
Screening of Enid Baxter Blader's Local 909er and talk by Norman Klein in the Chaffey College Theatre.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007, 6:30-8:30 p.m.:
Jon Gillespie, Traffic Engineer, from the City of Rancho Cucamonga talks about the closing of the CA-Route 30. Screening of Enid Baxter Blader's Local 909er in the gallery.

Saturday, February 24, 2007:
Invisible Trajectories Bicycle Ride from Altadena (LA County) to the Wignall Museum with stops in Claremont, Upland, and Alta Loma. Call 909-989-4263 for times and routes. Planned ETA at the Wignall Museum is 2:00 PM.

Recurring Events:
Saturdays, February 17-March 31, 2007:
Come visit the Invisible Trajectories Planning Space & War Room. Located at 7152 Amethyst Ave., Alta Loma, CA 91701.

Visit the exhibition web site

The Wignall Museum at Chaffey College is pleased to announce Invisible Trajectories: Passing Through the Inland Empire, a project utilizing maps, stories, weblogs, and photographs collected and created by Deena Capparelli and Claude Willey about the experience of traveling and observing the landscape of the Inland Empire at the end of "the age of oil."

Made possible, in part, by a grant from the California Council for the Humanities “California Stories Initiative,” Invisible Trajectories is a multi-pronged public discussion and story documenting the experiences of a core group of travelers who have surveyed the vast Inland Empire on foot and bicycle with occasional excursions undertaken via bus and automobile. Told using a low-tech layering technique, the stories utilize maps, written excerpts of personal accounts, and photographs to emphasize the ‘problems’ of mobility that continue to define the Inland Empire as perpetually transforming, continually blurred, overwhelmingly dynamic, and arguably placeless. 

Against the backdrop of world oil decline, the stories in Invisible Trajectories investigate personal movement and public access while pointing to some of the region’s unresolved transportation issues.   Invisible Trajectories observes the movement patterns of individuals and considers how these patterns might change with the termination of what some have called the petroleum interval. We are living at a crucial moment in history with a growing list of unresolved transportation, development, and access issues facing us. The future of movement in the Inland Empire must be discussed. Invisible Trajectories will provide one possible framework for starting the conversation.

In addition to the Wignall Exhibition, the public is also welcome to visit the Invisible Trajectories Planning Space & War Room in Alta Loma, the main hub of the archive and all Invisible Trajectories planning and production, Saturdays, February 17 – March 31, 2007.