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. Check out the info below for Gary Simmons’ Recapturing Memories of the Black Ark in Indio and then read our complete guide to Desert X and every one of the installations here.
What: Recapturing Memories of the Black Ark
Artist: Gary Simmons
When: Open on Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm
Where: 43143 Jackson Street, Indio
Lowdown: Musicians make this piece come to life. It includes a series of speakers hand-built from vintage parts and wood scavenged from the Treme neighborhood of post-Katrina New Orleans.
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Gary Simmons is featured in Desert X, opening Saturday, February 9, with 'Recapturing Memories of the Black Ark,’ 2014-2019, a sculptural installation that serves as both a literal and metaphorical platform for music and performance. The installation will be on view at 43143 Jackson Street in Indio, CA every weekend through April 21, 2019. Image: Installation view of 'Recapturing Memories of the Black Ark' at 'Prospect.3: Notes for Now,' Prospect New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, October 25, 2014 – January 25, 2015. Photo: Scott McCrossen/ FIVE65 Design. @garysimmonsstudio @_desertx #GarySimmons #DesertX #DesertX2019 #Indio #RecapturingMemoriesoftheBlackArk
The speakers can be reconfigured by each performer, creating a different sound four each.