Far Enough Away
conversation and closing event for a vast furniture
june 20, 2015


Far Enough Away is a conversation about the concept of transposing the frontier, presented in conjunction with the final weekend of A Vast Furniture, an installation by Carmen Argote at Iron Age Road in Wonder Valley.

Looking at both proximity and distance from the center of development within the sprawling Los Angeles landscape at various points in time, the program will begin with West Hollywood of the 1920s, and follow a horizontal line eastward to El Monte of the 1950s and Wonder Valley of the 2000s. These three locations are brought together as places where radical ideas were afforded space to flourish, and as destinations for those seeking to be far enough away yet still close to the city of Los Angeles.

Speakers include Carribean Fragoza, Michael Ned Holte, and Stephanie Smith.  UPDATE (6/19/2015): Due to unforeseen circumstances, Stephanie Smith will be unable to join us. However, we are excited to announce that Reanna Alder has been added to the roster of Far Enough Away presenters!

Saturday, June 20, 2015, 7:30 pm
The Palms Restaurant and Saloon
83131 Amboy Road

Wonder Valley, CA

This program is held in conjunction with A Vast Furniture, an installation by Carmen Argote - closing this weekend at Iron Age Road! Be sure to check out the installation before heading to the Palms–the artist will be at the project site from 6-7 pm. (Be prepared for hot temperatures at the site. Bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and a hat!)  Learn more about A Vast Furniture.

A Vast Furniture is presented by High Desert Test Sites and the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House, and is organized by Anthony Carfello, Adam Peña, and Aurora Tang.