An Ephemeral History of High Desert Test Sites: 2002-2015
High Desert Test Sites 2017
21 & 22 October 2017
The exhibition will remain on view from 11am to 5pm on October 21, 22, 28, 29, November 4, 5, 11, 12.
Community Notice Board: Fiona Connor
COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA COMMUNITY CENTER
65336 Winters Rd
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
This year's iteration of High Desert Test Sites is built around An Ephemeral History of High Desert Test Sites: 2002-2015, a month-long exhibition focused on the project's history. In addition, a pseudo-symposium titled The Palm Talks compliments the exhibition with live music and presentations on the topic of non-communities.
An Ephemeral History of High Desert Test Sites presents an incomplete and partial look at the organization's fifteen-year history, based on the artifacts, ephemera, and facsimiles that have been recovered by High Desert Test Sites and past participating artists. It has prompted a desire to document the organization's history, to create a living archive of contributions that were otherwise ephemeral and temporary, and to observe the narrative of the gathered material in order to tell the story of the organization, the vast community of artists involved, and the landscape that has witnessed these activities.
High Desert Test Sites 2017 is complimented by new projects and contributions by Fiona Connor, Bob Dornberger and Sarah Witt, Neil Doshi, Edie Fake, Glenn-Murray & Co., Oliver Payne, Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs, and Ry Rocklen.