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The China Outpost
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The China Outpost @ Santa Fe New Mexico  
The China Outpost project is a nomadic self-imposed sweatshop created by Nuttaphol Ma.  The source of this undertaking is a cross section of Ma’s experiences at his retail day job and the research of his ancestral house in Southern China. Since the project’s inception in Jul 2010, Ma stages these temporal settlements throughout Los Angeles. They function as makeshift forums to perform mundane tasks of transforming discarded plastic bags into plastic threads, a material he will use as the core building material for the eventual reconstruction of his ancestral house.
As part of Ma’s residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute, The China Outpost will occupy open lots of big box stores along Cerrillos Road – a major thoroughfare leading to Santa Fe that has eroded its intimacy to a web of megastores. The sociocultural interventions at these contested sites function as make-shift forums that invite curious passerby to open ended conversations about migration and the labor of adapting to a new home. 
Duration:  Sunday May Day 2016 to Fri 27 May 2016
Week of 01May16 :
+ Sun 01May16 : Open Lot of Airport Cerrillos STORAGE . Airport Road + Cerrillos Road . noon-1p
+ Tue 03May16: Open Lot of Fashion Outlet . Beckner Road + Cerrillos Road . noon-2p
+ Wed 04May16: Open Lot of Walmart SuperCenter . Herrera Drive + Cerrillos Road . noon-2p
+ Thu 05May16: Open Lot of Santa Fe Place Mall . Rodeo Road + Cerrillos Road . noon-2p
+ Sat 07May16: Open Lot of Target . Zafarano Drive + Cerrillos Road . noon-2p
Week of 08May16 :
+ Mon 09May16: Open Lot of Lowe’s . Zafarano Drive + Cerrillos Road . noon – 2p
+ Wed 11May16: Open Lot of Home Depot. Richards Avenue + Cerrillos Road . noon-2p
+ Thu 12May16: Open Lot of Walmart. Camino Consuelo + Cerrillos Road . 3p-5p
+ Sat 14May16: Open Lot of Target . Zafarano Drive + Cerrillos Road . noon-2p
Week of 15May16 :
+ Sun 15May16: Open Lot of Walmart SuperCenter . Herrera Drive + Cerrillos Road . noon-2p
+ Mon 16May16: Open Lot of Airport Cerrillos STORAGE . Airport Road + Cerrillos Road . noon-2p
+ Tue 17May16: Open Lot of Fashion Outlet . Beckner Road + Cerrillos Road . noon-2p
+ Wed 18May16: Open Lot of Santa Fe Place Mall . Rodeo Road + Cerrillos Road . noon-2p
Week of 22May16 :
+ Mon 23May16: Open Lot of Target . Zafarano Drive + Cerrillos Road . noon-230p
+ Wed 25May16: Open Lot of Home Depot. Richards Avenue + Cerrillos Road . noon-230p
+ Thu 26May16: Open Lot of Airport Cerrillos STORAGE . Airport Road + Cerrillos Road . noon-3p
Details of these forthcoming passages along Cerrillos Road will be posted via The China Outpost’s
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