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John Divola: Three Acts: Vandalism, Los Angeles International Airport Noise Abatement Zone (LAX NAZ), Zuma

John Divola: Three Acts - John Divola, David Campany Really fascinating, and I'd give it more stars if I had liked the first section more. The middle segment on the neighborhood and houses abandoned to create a noise buffer for Los Angeles airport is gorgeous and strange and 5 stars+, and I like a number of photographs from the last section, Zuma.
There's something very 1970's about all this, in a good way. The '70's don't lose their grotesqueness, but because there are no people in the photos, there's no carnival, just loneliness, outrage, destruction, defacement, and a very fat middle finger is served up to society.