Phoenix Transect Project

PROJECT: Artifacts - Salt River


These various objects were found in the bed of the Salt River located in Mesa, AZ just east of interstate 101 and north of interstate 202. Mainly populated by wildlife and transients, this area has become both a refuge and a dumping ground. Abandoned tents, homemade fire pits, and piles of debris are found amongst Cottonwood trees and wetland grasses. While photographing around the Salt River we began to discover and accumulate items that seemed to posses a narrative quality, acting as relics of a culture, time and place. The process of collecting and photographing became an act of anthropological fieldwork. First the artifact was documented as found and then removed from their original context and placed in a new, controlled setting. This collection presents a small study of contemporary populace, resulting in a body of evidence from which change and transformation can be recorded.

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Contributor: Tracy Longley-Cook
Title: Christmas Envelope
Description: Found object from the Salt River bed
Date: 3/2007
Location: Unincorporated
Keywords: Artifact, Salt River, All Images

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Contributor: Tracy Longley-Cook
Title: Journal
Description: Found object from the Salt River bed
Date: 2/2007
Location: Unincorporated
Keywords: Artifact, Salt River, All Images

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Contributor: Tracy Longley-Cook
Title: Rusted Flower Ornament
Description: Found object from the Salt River bed
Date: 2/2007
Location: Unincorporated
Keywords: Artifact, Salt River, All Images

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Contributor: Tracy Longley-Cook
Title: Child's Purse
Description: Found object from the Salt River bed
Date: 2/2007
Location: Unincorporated
Keywords: Artifact, Salt River, All Images

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Contributor: Tracy Longley-Cook
Title: Pornographic Playing Cards
Description: Found object from the Salt River bed
Date: 3/2007
Location: Unincorporated
Keywords: Artifact, Salt River, All Images

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Contributor: Tracy Longley-Cook
Title: Perscription
Description: Found object from the Salt River bed
Date: 2/2007
Location: Unincorporated
Keywords: Artifact, Salt River, All Images

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Contributor: Tracy Longley-Cook
Title: Open Bible
Description: Found object from the Salt River bed
Date: 2/2007
Location: Unincorporated
Keywords: Artifact, Salt River, All Images

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Contributor: Tracy Longley-Cook
Title: Torn Envelope
Description: Found object from the Salt River bed
Date: 3/2007
Location: Unincorporated
Keywords: Artifact, Salt River, All Images

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Contributor: Tracy Longley-Cook
Title: Hospital ID Bracelet
Description: Found object from the Salt River bed
Date: 3/2007
Location: Unincorporated
Keywords: Artifact, Salt River, All Images

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Contributor: Tracy Longley-Cook
Title: Fake Roses
Description: Found object from the Salt River bed
Date: 2/2007
Location: Unincorporated
Keywords: Artifact, Salt River, All Images

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Contributor: Tracy Longley-Cook
Title: Weathered Domino
Description: Found object from the Salt River bed.
Date: 3/2007
Location: Unincorporated
Keywords: Artifact, Salt River, All Images

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Contributor: Tracy Longley-Cook
Title: Burned Unidentified Object
Description: Found object from the Salt River bed.
Date: 3/2007
Location: Unincorporated
Keywords: Artifact, Salt River, All Images

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Contributor: Tracy Longley-Cook
Title: Bobble Head
Description: Found object from the Salt River bed.
Date: 3/2007
Location: Unincorporated
Keywords: Artifact, Salt River, All Images

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Contributor: Tracy Longley-Cook
Title: Best of the Scorpions Tape Cassette
Description: Found object from the Salt River bed.
Date: 3/2007
Location: Unincorporated
Keywords: Artifact, Salt River, All Images

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Contributor: Tracy Longley-Cook & Mark Klett
Title: Rusted Tin Lid with Angels
Description: Found object from the Salt River bed.
Date: 2/2007
Location: Unincorporated
Keywords: Artifact, Salt River, All Images

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Contributor: Tracy Longley-Cook & Mark Klett
Title: Broken Statue
Description: Found object from the Salt River bed.
Date: 2/2007
Location: Unincorporated
Keywords: Artifact, Salt River, All Images

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Contributor: Tracy Longley-Cook & Mark Klett
Title: Decomposed Book
Description: Found object from the Salt River bed.
Date: 2/2007
Location: Unincorporated
Keywords: Artifact, Salt River, All Images

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Contributor: Tracy Longley-Cook & Mark Klett
Title: Broken Disney Pocahontas Frame
Description: Found object from the Salt River bed.
Date: 3/2007
Location: Unincorporated
Keywords: Artifact, Salt River, All Images

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Contributor: Tracy Longley-Cook & Mark Klett
Title: Love and Joy to ...
Description: Found object from the Salt River bed.
Date: 2/2007
Location: Unincorporated
Keywords: Artifact, Salt River, All Images

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Contributor: Tracy Longley-Cook & Mark Klett
Title: Discarded Polaroid
Description: Found object from the Salt River bed.
Date: 2/2007
Location: Unincorporated
Keywords: Artifact, Salt River, All Images

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Contributor: Tracy Longley-Cook & Mark Klett
Title: Toy Bear
Description: Found object from the Salt River bed.
Date: 2/2007
Location: Unincorporated
Keywords: Artifact, Salt River, All Images

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Contributor: Tracy Longley-Cook & Mark Klett
Title: Headless Barbie
Description: Found object from the Salt River bed.
Date: 3/2007
Location: Unincorporated
Keywords: Artifact, Salt River, All Images

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Contributor: Mark Klett & Tracy Longley-Cook
Title:
Description: Historic newspaper found amongst trash scattered in riparian area of Salt River bed
Date: 3/2007
Location: Unincorporated
Keywords: Artifact, Salt River, All Images

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Contributor: Mark Klett & Tracy Longley-Cook
Title:
Description: Historic newspaper (1965) found amongst trash scattered in riparian area of Salt River bed
Date: 3/2007
Location: Unincorporated
Keywords: Artifact, Salt River, All Images

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Contributor: Mark Klett & Tracy Longley-Cook
Title:
Description: Historic newspaper (1963) found amongst trash scattered in riparian area of Salt River bed
Date: 3/2007
Location: Unincorporated
Keywords: Artifact, Salt River, All Images

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Contributor: Mark Klett & Tracy Longley-Cook
Title:
Description: From a 1969 newspaper found in debris in the Salt River bed
Date: 3/2007
Location: Unincorporated
Keywords: Artifact, Salt River, All Images

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Contributor: Mark Klett & Tracy Longley-Cook
Title:
Description: Historic newspaper found amongst trash scattered in riparian area of Salt River bed
Date: 3/2007
Location: Unincorporated
Keywords: Artifact, Riparian, Salt River, All Images

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