Rebar’s prankster life

“As part of its spring 2003 “property” issue, the quarterly arts magazine Cabinet had bought half an acre in the middle of nowhere on eBay and dubbed it “Cabinetlandia.” The editors offered readers 3-square-foot plots of the undevelopable desert at a penny apiece in a bizarre avant-garde statement of the illogic of ownership and the very idea of property. When (Matthew) Passmore proposed the equally bizarre idea of building a library on the site — every town needs a library, after all – the editors approved, doubting he’d ever actually go through with it.”