ARID
ARID: A Journal of Desert Art, Design and Ecology is a peer-reviewed bi-annual journal focusing on cross-disciplinary explorations of desert arts, design, culture, and the environment for both scholarly and new audiences. ARID emphasizes the convergence of art, design and culture with science, ecology, geography and other related disciplines to create a unique snapshot of and dialog about desert environs and cultures with a vested and active interest in the desert as a point of creative investigation.
Repurposing the Los Angeles Aqueduct: A Pathway for Sacred Pilgrimages
Repurposing the Los Angeles Aqueduct: A Pathway for Sacred Pilgrimages
What if the L.A. Aqueduct is one day shuttered? Tyler Stallings imagines a future where the aqueduct has been repurposed in a way that reconnects people to the land and the water.
Aridtopia's Loop Writing: A Desert Language
Aridtopia's Loop Writing: A Desert Language
Tyler Stallings' Aridtopia is a speculative, utopian community in the Mojave Desert.
Under the Green Moon with Paul Turounet
Under the Green Moon with Paul Turounet
Paul Turounet attempts to document first-hand the undocumented immigrant experience at the U.S.-Mexico border. He snaps pictures of migrants, and affixes their portraits on the border wall.
Secession in the Desert: How Walking through a Mock Iraqi City Led to Aridtopia
Secession in the Desert: How Walking through a Mock Iraqi City Led to Aridtopia
Tyler Stallings tours a fabricated Iraqi City on the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, CA.
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Architecture/ Design

California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.

icon, Community Arts discipline

Community Arts

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

icon, Cultural Politics discipline

Cultural Politics

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

icon, Film & Media Arts discipline

Film & Media Arts

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

icon, Literature discipline

Literature

Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.

icon, Multi-Disciplinary discipline

Multi-Disciplinary

Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.

icon, Music discipline

Music

A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.

icon, Performance discipline

Performance

Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.

icon, Visual Arts discipline

Visual Arts

Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.


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