Announcing HDTS Editions: Shannon Ebner
launch event november 21, 2015
regen projects, los angeles
High Desert Test Sites is pleased to announce a new limited edition print by Shannon Ebner. This is our very first fundraiser edition, and we are beyond thrilled to be working with Shannon–a HDTS veteran who has been involved with High Desert Test Sites since the early days.
Landscape Incarceration (HDTS Print Edition) revisits Shannon’s first project with High Desert Test Sites in 2003, in which she set up a series of large cardboard letters to create this image in the desert. The resulting photograph was originally printed as a newsprint edition, available to HDTS 3 attendees free of charge.
Michael Ned Holte writes, "In Landscape Incarceration, the eponymous phrase is staged as a running barrier along the desert horizon. We view the letters from behind, cheap scaffolding and all. The disorientation slyly reflects the eroding border between private interiority and public exteriority. Ebner's language, whether borrowed or not, is quietly derived from private meaning but speaks volumes when placed in the imaginary, if wholly artificial, space of the public. In turn, her photographs bear witness to the construction of meaning itself, however ephemeral or involuntary."
Landscape Incarceration (HDTS Print Edition), 2015
Archival pigment print on slickrock metallic
11 x 14 inches
Edition of 10 (+ 2 AP)
Courtesy of the artist
Contact HDTS to purchase.
Please join us Saturday, November 21, 2015, 2–4 pm for a viewing and launch event at Regen Projects, 6750 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles. RSVP.
HDTS Editions are offered to directly support High Desert Test Sites operations and programming, and to honor contemporary artists whose work embodies everything we believe in. Edition artists are selected from our growing roster of over 400 artists who have presented projects with High Desert Test Sites since its founding in 2002.
Co-founded by Andrea Zittel in 2002, High Desert Test Sites is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports intimate and immersive experiences and exchanges between artists, critical thinkers, and general audiences – challenging all to expand their definition of art to take on new areas of relevancy. HDTS programs include guides to the high desert’s cultural test sites, immersive excursions, solo projects, workshops, and publications.
Special thanks to Shannon Ebner, Devon McDonald-Hyman, and Regen Projects.