HDTS 2011
HDTS Returns October 15-16

30 Performance still from The End, Jacob Dyrenforth, HDTS 3 (2004)
High Desert Test Sites returns this fall for a weekend of new experimental art, architecture, and design projects sited in the Southern California high desert communities of Joshua Tree, Pioneertown, Wonder Valley, Yucca Valley, and 29 Palms. HDTS 2011, curated by the McCarthy Family, Robert Stone, and Brooks Hudson Thomas, will feature new works by an exciting group of emerging and established artists, architects, and designers, including:

Ball Nogues Studio


Bob Carr
Claude Collins-Stracensky

N. Dash, Sam Falls, and Kol Solthon

Sid M. Dueñas and Naotaka Hiro

Shari Elf

Dawn Kasper

Tyler Matthew Oyer

Ephraim Puusemp

Kiersten Puusemp


Scout Regalia

Adam Silverman

LeRoy Stevens

Von Tundra

The weekendʼs festivities will include a dinner and performances by E*Rock, Lisa Schonberg, Tara Jane ONeil, and Tyler Held with Von Tundra, The Sibleys, and Jamuel Saxon at the Palms Restaurant and Saloon in Wonder Valley.

A zine-style publication, designed by David Dodge, with original contributions by the Llano del Rio Collective, will accompany the event.

A full schedule of events and driving map of the sites is available on the HDTS 2011 event page, and will also be available at the HDTS HQ in downtown Joshua Tree the weekend of the event.