The International Airport Montello is a project by the New York-based artist’s collective known as eteam, in collaboration with citizens of Montello, Nevada, that centers on a 10-acre piece of land purchased by eteam from an auction at eBay.com. The project entails “the production of memories,” described below, and now also a multi-channel video installation, which will be on exhibition at Art in General from January 27-March 31, 2006.
International Airport Montello consists of a series of recurring events in or about an abandoned airstrip-
that is approximately 6000 feet and located nearby the eteam’s land-in order to reignite its use or potential. This has included the creation of events that would generate or revitalize a culture around the airstrip, and that would consequently help revaluate its use as a vital and entertaining site that would further developments in Montello. With the assistance of eteam, a number of local restaurants and businesses in Montello will revamp their interior spaces turning the town into a place “like any other” airport.