Sun Clock / The Claim
october 6, 2012

 

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Please join us Saturday, October 6, 2012 as we welcome two new projects to High Desert Test Sites:

SUN CLOCK
Lea Cetera

Andy's Gamma Gulch

THE CLAIM
Chris Engman

Undisclosed location (visit the HDTS HQ or email info@highdeserttestsites.com for information about visiting the site)

Check out the sites during the day, then help us ring-in Lea and Chris' new projects with drinks, snacks, and overall merrymaking at the HDTS HQ courtyard in downtown Joshua Tree from 4-7 pm.  See you there!

from the desert to the sea
This Desert Builds the Curve of the Earth / Sea Space in Denmark, 14/9-2012
september 14, 2012 in joshua tree / september 15 - 18, 2012 in copenhagen

189 Stills from this desert builds the curve of the earth (Katie Bachler, 2012) and SEA SPACE IN DENMARK, 14/9-2012 (Anja Franke, 2012)

HDTS Scout Katie Bachler sends the desert to the sea in this film exchange with Anja Franke / Instant HERLEV institut in Denmark.

Join us for a casual outdoor screening of this desert builds the curve of the earth and SEA SPACE IN DENMARK, 14/9-2012 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

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
HDTS 2013

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We are now accepting project proposals for HDTS 2013!

HDTS 2013, the ninth program in a series of free ranging and ever evolving contemporary art events, will expand our range and depth to take in everything from Joshua Tree, California to Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The event will take place over an entire week, October 12 - 19, 2013, during which artists and audience alike traverse the desolate desert roads and explore the hidden gems, both old and new, between Joshua Tree and Albuquerque.

Projects can take place at any site either in or between Joshua Tree and Albuquerque. 


PROPOSAL GUIDELINES

All project proposals should include:

• Description of project: What do you want to do?
• Description of site: Where do you plan to do it?  Do you have access or permission to use this site?
• Duration of project: How long will your installation or performance be on view—do you envision a one-time performance for the HDTS 2013 event, or a long-term installation?
• Any images or supporting material

Please save all submissions in PDF file format, with the file labeled as followed: firstname_lastname_hdts2013.pdf  (for example andrea_zittel_hdts2013.pdf).

All proposals must be emailed to info@highdeserttestsites.com by January 31, 2013 for consideration.  Please specify “HDTS 2013 Proposal” in the email subject heading. 

(Those without internet access may mail a paper copy of their proposal to the HDTS HQ at 6470 Veterans Way, Joshua Tree, California 92252.)
 

FAQ

Do artists have to select their own sites ahead of time, or will HDTS help locate project sites?
HDTS has always been about getting out and exploring what's around you, and about discovering new and interesting places and people.  This is the first time we've had an open call for proposals, but we're hoping the process will inspire people to embrace their curiosity and explore new terrain, or share an old favorite special spot, resulting in truly site-specific project proposals.  And, of course, applicants are welcome to develop proposals for existing HDTS sites as well.  We just want to keep things open-ended and see what brilliant ideas people come up with!

Joshua Tree to Albuquerque encompasses a lot of turf!  How do I know if the project site I have in mind is within the HDTS 2013 boundaries?
The rough boundaries are Joshua Tree to the west, Albuquerque to the east, I-40 to the north, and I-10 to the south--everything within or near these imaginary lines is fair game!  (You can always send us a note if you are unsure.)  

When will the HDTS 2013 event take place?
HDTS 2013
will take place October 12 – 19, 2013.

Will HDTS provide an artist stipend or budget for projects that have been selected for inclusion in HDTS 2013?
Unfortunately, at the moment, we are unable to promise any financial support for selected projects.

When will applicants be notified about inclusion in HDTS 2013?
Applicants will be notified by mid-March 2013.

Who is on the HDTS 2013 selection committee?
The HDTS 2013 selection committee is comprised of HDTS administration and guests Dave Hickey and Libby Lumpkin.
 

Join the HDTS mailing list to make sure you receive all HDTS 2013 updates!

Announcing HDTS 2013
Expanding Horizons

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High Desert Test Sites is excited to announce our next "big" event, HDTS 2013!

HDTS 2013, the ninth program in a series of free ranging and ever evolving contemporary art events, will expand our range and depth to take in everything from Joshua Tree, California to Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The event will take place over an entire week, during which artists and audience alike traverse the desolate desert roads and explore the hidden gems, both old and new, between Joshua Tree and Albuquerque.

This journey will lead us to the locale of this year's co-curators, Dave Hickey and Libby Lumpkin, who relocated to New Mexico after a legendary residency in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Dave and Libby have been on our minds for a long time now and we are excited to finally team up with them as this year's curatorial partners - bringing HDTS to their doorstep (so to speak).

So NOW is the time to start doing R&D for proposals!  Projects can take place at any site either in or between Joshua Tree and Albuquerque.

Submissions should include the following:

  • Description of project: What do you want to do?
  • Description of site: Where do you plan to do it?  Do you have access or permission to use this site?
  • Duration of project: How long will your installation or performance be on view—do you envision a one-time performance for the HDTS 2013 event, or a long-term installation?
  • Any images or supporting material

Please send all submissions in PDF format to info@highdeserttestsites.com.  Formal submission deadlines, event dates, and more information will be announced soon.

HDTS 2012 Limited Edition Postcard Series

104 We're pleased to unveil our 2012 limited edition postcard series, featuring original images by: Diane Best, Berenika Boberska, Brian Bosworth, Coco Hall, Bettina Hubby, Flora Kao, Nicole Panter, Charlie Powers, Karl Schiffman, Aili Schmeltz, Claire Tompkins, and Tracy Tynan.

The postcards are now available online - individually for $1 each, or as a set of all 12 for $10. 

Thanks so much to everyone who participated in the HDTS 2012 Postcard Project!  We received 284 submissions and far more really wonderful images than we ever expected!  Thank you!