Spectacular Subdivision

Spectacular Subdivision is a group of site-specific artist projects and performances by over forty artists organized by High Desert Test Sites, Monte Vista Projects, and the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA). Sited in two locations over one weekend — one within a home interior environment in outlying Wonder Valley near Joshua Tree National Park and the other at a remote, undeveloped parcel owned by HDTS several miles east of the home site location. The series of installations and events took place over three days in early April 2014. One of my favorites was a performative project by Dutch artist, Ruchama Noorda titled, “Diopharma.”