Your Home is in Our Hands

This work investigated the concept of home, in Victorville, a Los Angeles exurb that has significantly suffered the effects of the burst of the housing bubble. In order to consider the plight of the American dream, a small; two story ‘McMansion’ was used as a catalyst for engaging the citizenry. Employing the mobile home as a set, a video documentary; a portrait of Victorville was produced. The documentary shows the influence of the financial recession on the lives of the people in the suburbs. How do the empty houses influence the neighborhood and how do the people reflect on the notion of home-ownership during these hard times? Is the burst of the housing bubble the end of the American dream?