To find common ground between contemporary art and localized art issues.
Who We Are
Lisa Anne Auerbach
Shaun Caley Regen
CURRENTLY ADMINISTERED BY
Vanesa Zendejas - Acting Director
Elena Yu - Programming Manager
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Andrea Zittel - Director Emeritus/Treasurer
Aram Moshayedi - Secretary
Together, along with countless dedicated volunteers, we’ve managed over the years to:
- Showcase the work of over 450 artists and presenters
- Host 11 large, site-specific programs
- Support over 25 solo projects
- Produce 10 publications
- Host a monthly book club
- Maintain a local presence with our HQ
- Host workshops and community events
- Pass out hundreds of maps to HDTS sites
- Build a Desert Archive
- Provide an online resource for those interested in local sites and projects
Thank you so much for your support - any amount helps!
The HQ at the Sky Village Swap Meet
*Email us if you'd like to get involved with the HDTS HQ at Sky Village Swap Meet!
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This Desert Builds the Curve of the Earth
I am sending the desert to the sea in Copenhagen, in images of vastness and openness. The desert seems to go on forever in sand, and like the ocean, the horizon is visible all the time, the landscape stretches out in all directions. This video experience explores the micro and macro parts of the desert in Joshua Tree, California and encourages the viewer to put their dreams in the open space. There is a slowness, a pause, a pocket to breathe, to be as a rock, an endlessness, a gradient.
I am sending the sea in Denmark to the desert in California. At the moment I dive down below the surface and hear the rain falling in heavy drops, underwater, I discover new secret spaces that are close to me and at the same time infinitely far away.
Join us for a casual outdoor screening of This desert builds the curve of the earth and SEA SPACE IN DENMARK 14/9-12 and live music in the HDTS HQ courtyard in downtown Joshua Tree on Friday September 14, 2012 at 8 pm.
This desert builds the curve of the earth will screen concurrently in Copenhagen September 15-18, 2012, as part of the _Black Tent Tower_ exhibition organized by Instant HERLEV institute.
Friday, September 14, 2012, 8 pm
High Desert Test Sites HQ
6470 Veterans Way
Joshua Tree, California
September 15 – 18, 2012
Black Tent Tower
Krøyers Plads, Copenhagen