City of Gold - CODAworx

City of Gold

Submitted by Joe Mangrum

Client: de Young Museum

Location: San Francisco, CA, United States

Completion date: 2007

Artwork budget: $5,000

Project Team

Industry Resource

Patrick Flaherty, Videographer

Patrick Flaherty


Joe Mangrum


This project was a 3-week installation followed by 1-week of exhibition in the Randall Education gallery of the de Young Museum. Approximately 1500 sq. ft. space equipped with clear projection screens playing video animations and physical installation of found and fabricated objects.


This was a temporary exhibit funded by the de Young Museum.


As the artist I installed the majority of the project myself with the aid of volunteers who were directed to add materials in specific way.

Additional Information

"City of Gold" is a metaphorical map of the Bay area that reflects the gold rush culture and fetishization of shiny things.