My dear old LA friend the beautiful artist Karen Lofgren aka Kara Hunger is involved in a very fascinating new art project the details below. If you in the Southland in January please check it out you will not be disappointed:
I've been working on this project for a couple of years, and on January 11 at 1PM, High Desert Test Sites is launching the completed installation and accompanying publication for Trajectory Object in Pioneertown, Yucca Valley. Directions to the site can be found through this link at HDTS: http://www.highdeserttestsites.com/projects/trajectory-object-c-2000-2050 It is relatively easy to get to off of Pioneertown Road. We will have a smaller afterparty at a local TBD venue when the sun is heading down on the 11th. Now, not to confuse you, but there is another, non-public event, during which we will work to bury the big bronze sculpture and build a stone cairn on January 5, from 9AM through 3PM. If you are interested in joining us for the burial action or if you plan to be in the area and want to come lend a hand, please email me for details or with questions. So the public event to launch the publication and the installation is January 11 at 1PM; the non-public, burial action is January 5 at 9AM. You are welcome to join us for either or both! x Karen
TRAJECTORY OBJECT C. 2000–2050
KAREN LOFGREN JANUARY 11, 2014, 1PM Trajectory Object c. 2000-2050 is a work permanently buried and positioned to associate with archaeo-astronomical constellations visible in both the distant past and far future as we rotate on earth's axis. It is shrouded and accompanied by the earthly goods needed to guide it through the ages. Placing contemporary cultural objects in a broader history of the world, it uses extensive research and our moving stars as a guide. Giving life to the unseen object and process, an editioned artist publication encapsulates the work for consideration in the present.
The project is organized and presented by High Desert Test Sites. Contributors to the publication include designer, Willem Henri Lucas; with writing by Ben Ehrenreich; ancient language translations by Jacob Hobson; and photographs by Robert Crouch. Trajectory Object c. 2000-2050 is made possible by the generous support of The Ranch Projects; West of Rome Public Art; and Royale Projects Contemporary Art.