Spirit of the frontier Tours
Pilot DRAFTx Tour Series
For the pilot DRAFTx project, an avatar of DRAFTx founder Johanna Flato narrates five Texas landscapes with words borrowed from iconic destiny-commanding, horizon-striving, spirit-asserting men of history and literature.
By proxy of a roboticized avatar, Flato assumes the role of Columbia, the traditional personification of 'American Progress' and the 'frontier spirit'. As salesperson and docent, the avatar faces away from the scene and out towards the viewer, altogether disconnected — in disposition and often words — from the landscapes she purports to explain.
Current tours available:
- The expansive future is an arena and for our history
- On 'republic,' and the sound of the word
- Traits of the frontier
- As is ever so, on the road
- This land was made for you/me