Desert X Podcast
By Desert X
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Desert X is a contemporary art exhibition framed by the mountains and desert of the Coachella Valley. On this podcast, we’ll introduce you to some of the artists of Desert X 2019. Their site-specific artworks range from murals and projections to large-scale sculptures and virtual installations. And they take on big themes like fossil fuel use, rising sea levels, and class divides. Desert X runs from Feb 9 - April 21, 2019. The series is presented by Lead Sponsor PROJECT EVELOZCITY, which is creating electric vehicles that will be available by subscription.
||CleanSterling Ruby's fluorescent orange monolith||"I love getting out of a gallery," says Sterling Ruby. His piece for Desert X, "Specter," is a ghostly rectangular shape that looks like an optical illusion. The bright orange color contrasts with the dusty chaparral and the white peaks of the San...||3/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIván Argote's point of view||Five wood and concrete staircases make up Iván Argote's "A Point of View." It's no surprise that the security guard of the construction site asked if he could return with friends to have drinks. His installation for Desert X 2019, he says, is "about...||3/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGary Simmons recaptures memories||"Recapturing Memories of the Black Ark" is a stack of speakers constructed out of salvaged wood from post-Katrina New Orleans. Performers rearrange the speakers and play music. Videos of the performances play on a loop, and the cigarette butts and...||3/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKathleen Ryan constructs a Ghost Palm on a fault line||Kathleen Ryan is a sculptor who has created an artwork for Desert X 2019 called "Ghost Palm." The transparent plastic and steel evocation of a full-size palm tree, with a skirt of acrylic rods, sits on the San Andreas at a spa in Desert Hot Springs....||3/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCristóbal Martínez of Postcommodity on listening to desert architecture||Postcommodity challenges enthusiasts of midcentury modern homes in the Coachella Valley to look at these houses through new eyes. The indigenous art collective, made up of Cristóbal Martínez and Kade Twist, has created a sound...||2/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNancy Baker Cahill's ephemeral sculptures||Nancy Baker Cahill reinvents land art with two augmented reality artworks -- “Margin of Error” at the Salton Sea, and “Revolutions” over a wind farm northwest of Palm Springs. Hear how she went about creating this "zero environmental impact...||2/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Gerrard on "Western Flag" and our shared petro-history||On this Desert X 2019 podcast episode, the Irish artist John Gerrard discusses the ideas behind Western Flag (Spindletop, Texas) 2017, 2017-2019, located at the Palm Springs Visitors Center. This digital simulation depicts the site of the...||2/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRasmus Nielsen of Superflex on "fish-friendly architecture"||On this Desert X 2019 podcast episode, Rasmus Nielsen of the Danish artist collective Superflex talks about Dive-In, 2019, their pink coral-like art installation at Cap Homme and Ralph Adams Park in Palm Desert. It's an attempt to create...||2/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing the Desert X Podcast||Desert X is a contemporary art exhibition framed by the mountains and desert of the Coachella Valley. On this podcast, we’ll introduce you to some of the artists of Desert X 2019. Their site-specific artworks range from murals and projections to...||2/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
What an inspiring event..
Was out there a week ago, can’t say it was exactly life transforming but definitely lifted my spirits and reminded me of my artist self which I buried in my mid teen years. So glad to hear the artist themselves and get into their creative process.