DESERT X BY NEVILLE WAKEFIELD

LAND ART EXHIBITION + IMMERSIVE INSTALLATION

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'Mirage' by Doug Aitken
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'Mirage' by Doug Aitken
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'Mirage' by Doug Aitken
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'Mirage' by Doug Aitken
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'Western Flag' by John Gerrard
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'Western Flag' by John Gerrard

"’Western Flag’ asks us to think of how we have committed to the earth's destruction, and we all play a role. But what I find interesting too is how this operates endlessly on cycles of sunrise and sunset. It's perhaps most beautiful at dusk here in Palm Springs because it's closer to midnight in Texas. The screen in the desert is like a torch, then, and a constant reminder of what's really in front of us."

-John Gerrard
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'Spector' by Sterling Ruby
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'Spector' by Sterling Ruby
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'Halton' by Eric N. Mack
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'Halton' by Eric N. Mack

"How do we make contradictions that are also harmonies? Unlikely harmonies through contradiction."

-Eric N. Mack

"The land was never ours to claim."

-Neville Wakefield
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'Lover’s Rainbow' by Pia Camil
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'Lover’s Rainbow' by Pia Camil

"I was doing a residence in the Guadalupe Valley with my family, and that weekend was when the government shut the border down and tear-gassed people. Everyone in the area was directly affected by it. Strangely, the landscape environmental conditions are almost identical here [in Palm Springs] as they are to the Valley, so that's when the idea was born to bridge the work I did there to having a companion piece here, and throwing some light into the darkness happening at the border. It's a hopeful idea, as long as it gets us to talk about solutions on how to move forward."

-Pia Camil
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'Going Nowhere' by Julian Hoeber
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'Going Nowhere' by Julian Hoeber
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'Jackrabbit, Cottontail & Spirits of the Desert' by Cara Romero’s
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'Jackrabbit, Cottontail & Spirits of the Desert' by Cara Romero’s
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'Jackrabbit, Cottontail & Spirits of the Desert' by Cara Romero’s
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'Jackrabbit, Cottontail & Spirits of the Desert' by Cara Romero’s

"Cara Romero reminds drivers on Interstate 10 of the long history of the land with billboards featuring photographs of precocious young Native Americans of the Chemehuevi tribe as they visit the lands of sister tribes in the Coachella Valley."

-Artsy
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'Ghost Palm' by kathleen Ryan
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'Ghost Palm' by kathleen Ryan
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'Ghost Palm' by kathleen Ryan
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'Ghost Palm' by kathleen Ryan

"Dive-In merges the recognition that global warming will drastically reshape the habitat of our planet with another more recent extinction: the outdoor movie theatre,"

-Dezeen Magazine