American Peregrinations





Three months of exploration, wandering, discoveries.

From September 11 to December 12, 2004, I scoured

the American territory upon a journey that led me

through roads scattered in 29 different states, for a

total of some 17 400 miles  (28 000 km). The places

I went to - some according to plans, others fortuitously -

took the shape of major cities, small and remote

settlements, natural sites, engineering works and

structures, notorious architectural achievements or

land art pieces. My traveling also revealed to me

everything located in between those points of interest:

minor roads, farmlands, deserts.





Marco Joubert | Filmmaker + cinegrapher

Atwater St., Detroit, MI

Rhyolite, NV

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone,

Yellowstone National Park, WY

North Fork Virgin River, Zion Canyon,

Zion National Park, UT

Sun Tunnels [Nancy HOLT], Great Salt Lake Desert (Lucin), UT

The Tree of Utah [Karl MOMEM], Great Salt Lake Desert, UT

McCullough Memorial Bridge, North Bend, OR

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

[José Rafael MONEO], Los Angeles, CA

Malibu Creek State Park, Calabasas, CA

The Getty Center [Richard MEIER], Los Angeles, CA

San Elijo State Beach, Cardiff-By-The-Sea, CA

Salk Institute for Biological Studies [Louis I. KAHN], La Jolla, CA

Death Valley National Park, CA

Joshua Tree National Park, CA

San Gorgonio Pass, Banning, CA

Very Large Array, National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Plains of San Augustin, NM

Route 127, Mojave Desert, CA

Badwater, Death Valley National Park, CA

Rhyolite, NV

Tonopah, NV

Pahute Mesa, NV

Hoover Dam, Boulder City, NV

Hoover Dam, Boulder City, NV

Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV

Capitol Reef National Park, UT

Double Negative [Michael HEIZER], Mormon Mesa (Overton), NV

Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

Glen Canyon Dam, Page, AZ

Double O Arch, Arches National Park, UT

Glen Canyon Dam, Page, AZ

Needles District, Canyonlands National Park, UT

Monument Valley, Navajo Nation, AZ/UT

Roden Crater, Painted Desert, AZ

The Lightning Field, North Plains (Quemado/Pie Town), NM

Alamogordo, NM

White Sands National Monument, NM

Cadillac Ranch [ANT FARM], Amarillo, TX

Luxor, Las Vegas, NV

White Sands National Monument, NM

Memphis, TN

Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV

Groom, TX

Philadelphia, PA

Amon Carter Museum

[Philip JOHNSON], Fort Worth, TX

Vortex [Richard SERRA], Modern Art

Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

[Tadao ANDO], Fort Worth, TX

Washington Monument, Washington, D.C.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

[Maya LIN], Washington, D.C.