No Dice in the Mojave is an exploration of America’s once bustling gambling capital, now a quiet suburban town, just several miles from the notorious Las Vegas Strip. The North side of Las Vegas (previously the Las Vegas strip) consists of several suburban neighbourhoods, schools and small independent retailers. After the criminal ‘mob’ scene left North Las Vegas during the 1990’s, this area of Las Vegas was mostly abandoned.
The documentary project was inspired by Las Vegas born author ‘Charles Bock’s’ 2008 novel Beautiful Children, which tells the story of a teenage boy going missing during his first ‘night out’ in Las Vegas.
No Dice in the Mojave draws on Bock’s novel to suggest a search for something not clearly defined and the adventure of the quest, presenting a journey through the streets of suburban Las Vegas through photography, text and archive material.