Desert X is an art festival held every two years in the Coachella Valley in Southern California. It is not so much a cluster of art installations in the same way that, for example, The Gertrude Street Projection Festival is (that festival confines its installations to a couple of city blocks in Fitzroy), but instead site specific installations are scattered in disparate areas throughout the valley, so it can be more challenging, by design, to see them all. You should be prepared to drive, and wear cool breathable clothing and bring water.
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In July of 2015, I was sitting in a hotel room in Melbourne, Australia, watching the news, as I prepared to go out for the Gertrude Street Projection Festival, when I saw news confirming that Banksy was building Dismaland.
Drone footage displayed the tattered castle and the tweaked tractor trailer. Right then and there, I decided I was going to go
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Guillermo Del Toro makes movies that make money, and so, Guillermo Del Toro makes money, and when you make money, you can start collecting things, and so, Guillermo Del Toro did that. He collected the hell out of things from Sci-Fi, Horror, Fantasy, and action films, along with a trove of related art and literary works, and he then proceeded to create a retreat for himself in California called Bleak House in Southern California which he filled with the stuff.
Then, I speculate, one of four possible things happened
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Who Framed Roger Rabbit is one of the seminal movies of my life and holds up better than nuclear fuel rods, so when I heard that it was going to be screened at the iconic Los Angeles Theatre in Downtown LA, I knew I had to go see it and also capture a panorama of the interior. We all know the Los Angeles Theatre well from a variety of movies, TV shows, and excellent commercials.
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The BMW Alpha is a rather interesting amalgamation of brilliant high tech conceptual design, old school manufacturing with vintage guts, and a blatant disregard for actual usability. It’s fantastic.
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