High Desert Test Sites + Elephant + L.A. Eyeworks
Googly Eyes for Giant Rock
High Desert Test Sites
October 12–19, 2013
Giant Rock, Landers, CA
For over a decade, High Desert Test Sites has supported experimental art that engages with the local environment and community. HDTS generates physical and conceptual spaces for art exploring the intersections between contemporary art and life at large. This site specific piece engaged directly with the massive scale of Giant Rock and also its vast majestic surroundings. The eyes, elevated atop metal rods met the landscape's gaze and were also set in motion with any amount of breeze. They also were equipped for night vision, glowing as soon as dusk became night; the powerful effect of these illuminated peepers was resonant.
Part of of the exhibition note to self, curated by Bettina Hubby. Photography of installation by Steven Rimlinger.
Hubby's Googly Eyes perched atop the roof of l.a.Eyeworks on Melrose Avenue where they spun in the breeze when there was one, and ogle with bright radiant light after dark. The aim of this venture was to bring delight to the LA skyline and to animate what is around us with our imaginations and share that vision and humor with others. That they rested atop l.a.Eyeworks is fitting—this legendary artful storefront celebrates individuality while rectifying the slight errors of sight.