The Salton Sea, a large terminal lake in the middle of the Californian Desert, stole the history and memory from its inhabitants by penetrating its ‘sheltered utopia’ and subsequently abolishing the possibility of acceptance, which is needed in order for there to be a level of co-existence. There is a heavy reliance on the artificiality of time, which constitutes to the denial of duration. The hallucination of crystallized moments is what drives a kind of fetish for the tourist city as being the only re- sponse to the spatial development of the Salton Sea area. This fragmentation of the
duration adheres to the failure of man’s incapability to script space as a sequence of moments in which inhabitation and physical space coincide with the overwhelming shock of when nature retaliates. As a result, man uses the violent tool of planning without considering the instance in relationship to the larger duration, which is what truly constitutes space. The reality of spatial transformation does not lie in the introduction or removal of objects, but rather in the establishment of relationships between different components over a duration.