Long Beach to Zabriskie Point is a video installation by Claire Robertson that investigates the psychological dimensions of built spaces, exploring notions of architectural emptiness and ruination in contemporary times. Working with different structures as a metaphor for representing the mind as a kind of space that also has walls, Robertson investigates the physical and emotional spaces that we inhabit in order to question the fine line between interior and exterior and ‘real’ and ‘imagined’ spaces. The work draws parallels between the heterotopian space of an unnamed modern seaside hotel and the desolate landscape of Death Valley. The hotel is depicted as the ultimate modern ruin. While its surrounding beaches are deserted for the winter months, it stands ready yet empty. Similarly, Death Valley, the setting for Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1970 film, ‘Zabriskie Point’ (an epic commercial failure of its time) and allegedly the site where Michel Foucault experienced his first LSD experience, sits dead and motionless. Yet, within the limits of the clean lines of the architecture and within the still horizon line of the landscape, Robertson explores the notion that limits can also present a sense of limitlessness; within the unknown lies a multiplicity of potential narratives.