Trajectory Object c. 2000-2050
january 11, 2014
Please join us Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Andy's Gamma Gulch for the debut of Trajectory Object c. 2000-2050, a new project by Los Angeles-based sculptor Karen Lofgren, followed by a book signing at the HDTS HQ in downtown Joshua Tree.
Trajectory Object c. 2000-2050 is a work permanently buried and positioned to associate with archaeo-astronomical constellations visible in both the distant past and far future as we rotate on earth's axis. It is shrouded and accompanied by the earthly goods needed to guide it through the ages. Placing contemporary cultural objects in a broader history of the world, it uses extensive research and our moving stars as a guide. Giving life to the unseen object and process, an editioned artist publication encapsulates the work for consideration in the present.
The project is organized and presented by High Desert Test Sites. Contributors to the publication include designer, Willem Henri Lucas; with writing by Ben Ehrenreich; ancient language translations by Jacob Hobson; and photographs by Robert Crouch.
Trajectory Object c. 2000-2050 is made possible by the generous support of The Ranch Projects, West of Rome Public Art, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and Royale Projects Contemporary Art.
Special thanks to our installation volunteers: Bob Dornberger, Lucas Wrench, Andrea Brown, Tim Chinnock, Faith Chinnock, Robert Crouch, Chris Oliveria, Chelsey Holland, & Christopher Wormald.
Saturday, January 11, 2014, 1–4 pm
Andy's Gamma Gulch
Saturday, January 11, 2014, 4–6 pm
Joshua Tree, California