Greetings from Salina, crossroads of the nation

A context-specific participatory artwork.

During the autumn of 2013, Mike Brookes and I spent six weeks as resident artists in Salina Art Center, Kansas, undertaking research and fieldwork within the city. The resulting participatory artwork was a playful exploration of the shifting character of downtown Salina, and an attempt to generate a tangible trace and record of the people we met there.

During four days, 100 residents tried to inset themselves into a series of 20 large scale images we produced from original archived postcards – of the area around the central intersection of Santa Fe and Iron Street, where the city originated, dating between 1900 and 1975 – and helped us generate an accumulating series of new and personal postcards…


This work is part of  Casado and Brookes’ ongoing Just a little bit of history repeating project, further details of which are available in Mike Brookes’ blog and archives and










With the support of  Salina Art Center and  Wales Arts International.