GWYNNE JOHNSON // The Price of Gold

The Price of Gold, 2010

The Price of Gold expands and examines geographic, temporal, and emotional fissures. The video is constructed from screen captures of every Google Maps still photograph from Johnson’s residence on the north side of Chicago to an address on the south side of the city where her deceased father lived in the mid-1950’s. Accompanying the photographs are audio fragments of a narrator reading excerpts from letters her father wrote to her in the years preceding his death.