The Desert X 2019 guide to Going Nowhere & Executed Variant in Desert Hot Springs

Going Nowhere Desert Hot Springs Desert X
Going Nowhere, a Desert X installation in Desert Hot Springs

Desert X 2019 runs from Palm Springs to the Salton Sea (with many spots in the Coachella Valley in between) from February 9 through April 21. Below you will find information on Going Nowhere and Executed Variant – a double-installation in Desert Hot Springs.  We also have a complete guide to all of the Desert X installations that you can check out here.

What: Going Nowhere / Executed Varient

Artist: Julian Hoeber

Where: 12878 Eliseo Road, Desert Hot Springs

Note: if you are looking to avoid Desert X “spoilers” stop reading here.  If not, carry on.

The Lowdown: You will drive through mostly residential streets to get to this Desert X installation – which is not too far from Ghost Tree, another Desert X piece.  Going Nowhere is located right off of Eliseo with a sign right there on the road, so, yeah, easy to find.

Desert X Going Nowhere with sign
You have arrived to Going Nowhere in Desert Hot Springs

Park on the road and then check out the structure created by Julian Hoeber.

Going Nowhere – Desert X art installation in Desert Hot Springs

And don’t just take pics from a distance.  Take a walk through it to really take it in.

Desert X Going Nowhere

But wait…what is this trail thing going on?  Why it’s a pathway to another installation on the site, Executed Varient.

Rocks dot a path to another installation for Desert X at this site

Now, here’s the thing, when I dropped by Execeuted Varient was closed, but if you happen to hold your phone above the fence, you can see Hoeber’s work – which is a painted pool.  Note: I am told by Desert X that there will be a chances to get up close and personal with the painted pool as the entrance will be open during select hours.

A painted pool that is Executed Varient for Desert X in Desert Hot Springs
A painted pool that is Executed Varient for Desert X in Desert Hot Springs

We would love to see your photos of Going Nowhere & Executed Variant.  Be sure to post them in the comments below – and check out our guide to all of the Desert X installations here


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