Daniel Homer and Robin Griswold in The Gold Rushes, a three channel video installation that focuses on narratives from the California Gold Rush to reveal the fractured and multi-dimensional character of any historiographic project. Broken into three parts, the project covers the disillusionment of those who travelled to California enchanted by the promise of wealth propagated through mass media, the strange twists and turns of gender roles and dynamics in the State at the time as represented within popular entertainment, and myths resting on boundary-crossing (of national borders, the law, and racial identity). Ultimately, this project is about the slipperiness of facts, and the grey-zone between truth and fiction, especially when played through modern media.