High & Dry
High & Dry

High & Dry will survey the legacy of human enterprise in the California desert.

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High & Dry: Solastalgia on the Salton Sea
High & Dry: Solastalgia on the Salton Sea
The Salton Sea-adjacent town of Brawley is recuperating from a massive fire. Writer/ photographer duo High & Dry visit with community members who have not given up.
High & Dry: The Salton Sea, a Tsunami of Neglect
High & Dry: The Salton Sea, a Tsunami of Neglect
The Salton Sea is full of questions. Writer/ photographer duo High & Dry explore abandoned, mysterious ruins found off the Red Hill Marina.
High & Dry: The Salton Sea and the Search for Solutions to the West's Problems
High & Dry: The Salton Sea and the Search for Solutions to the West's Problems
Writer/ photographer duo High & Dry walk along the shores of the Salton Sea, examining birds, plants, and other living beings that rely on the shrinking body of water.
Into the Forest Primeval: Taming the Sun, Building a Hill
Into the Forest Primeval: Taming the Sun, Building a Hill
Writer/ photographer duo High & Dry travel through the alphabet avenues of Lancaster. They make a stop at the green energy Sierra SunTower station and come across the city's Landfill & Recycling Center.
CA 395: The High Road Home From Burning Man
CA 395: The High Road Home From Burning Man
Writer/ photographer duo High & Dry list locations with art that Burning Man attendees can explore on their way home from the annual week-long event.
High & Dry: View From A Hole
High & Dry: View From A Hole
Lone Pine, CA has a killer view. Writer/ photographer duo High & Dry muse upon its cemeteries, and the people who long to be buried in them.
'Abandonment Chic' and the Modern Desert
'Abandonment Chic' and the Modern Desert
Writer/ photographer duo High & Dry step into Randsburg, CA: a town straddling the worlds of tourist destination, motorcycle Valhalla and diminished landscape where civilized specters remain.
High & Dry: Dark Desert Highway
High & Dry: Dark Desert Highway
The Eagles made the term "dark desert highway" iconic. Writer/ photographer duo High & Dry examine observing the California desert as a changing series of landscapes when traveling by road vs. experiencing the land outside of a moving vehicle with all senses engaged.
High & Dry: The Hundred Names of the Desert Wind
High & Dry: The Hundred Names of the Desert Wind
There are many names people in the desert lands around the world have for their constant companion: the wind.
High & Dry: Caretaking the Ghosts of Cerro Gordo
High & Dry: Caretaking the Ghosts of Cerro Gordo
In Cerro Gordo, a deserted mining camp in the Sierra Nevadas that dates back to the mid 1870's, the howling spirits of the past continue to haunt the living.
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Community Arts

Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.

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Cultural Politics

Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

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At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.

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