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documentary
documentary

Two Words: Qatari Falconry. Two More Words: F*cking Surreal.

In ‘The Challenge,’ Italian filmmaker Yuri Ancarani shows how Western notions of power inspire Qatari falconers.
DJ Pangburn
8.11.17
music videos
music videos

This Drone Music Video Lights Up the Desert Like an Alien Encounter

For Unkle’s “The Road,” German filmmaker Norbert Schoerner turns a barren desert into a contrasting palette of light and shadow.
Kevin Holmes
4.11.17
50 states of art
50 states of art

Artist Laura Amphlett Hides the Desert's Magic in Collaged Boxes | #50StatesofArt

Divination, inspiration, and the magic hidden in plain sight in Arizona.
Emerson Rosenthal
4.7.17
land art
land art

A Mirrored House By Doug Aitken Reflects California's Desert Beauty and Solitude

The piece is Aitken's contribution to Desert X, the first biennial for desert art.
Annie Armstrong
4.5.17
Art
Art

[NSFW] A New Erotic Art Book Tells the Tale of a Nude Female Desert Cult

Amy Hood's erotic art book tells the story of a violent kidnapping in the Hollywood Hills.
Nathaniel Ainley
12.23.16
mexico
mexico

Volcanic Rock Art Brings the Badlands to the Gallery

Bosco Sodi's 'Malpaís' exhibiton is an 11,000 sq. ft. spectacle.
Nathaniel Ainley
9.3.16
film
film

Petra Collins Reimagines Georgia O'Keeffe's Life and Work in Feminist Short Film

The filmmaker pays homage to the great American painter in a video for the Tate Modern.
Francesca Capossela
7.20.16
Art
Art

Body Paintings and Activist Art In the Arizona Desert

Artists Alexa Meade and Sanford Biggers Stun at FORM Arcosanti music festival.
Charlie Schmidlin
5.18.16
Art
Art

Giant Fluorescent Totems Rise in the Nevada Desert

No, you’re not hallucinating: A massive installation by Ugo Rondinone is the Southwest’s latest roadside attraction.
Noémie Jennifer
5.12.16
Art
Art

A Desert Museum’s Ode to Black Assemblage Art

The Noah Purifoy Desert Art Museum of Assemblage Sculpture sits on 10 acres in the Mojave Desert.
Antwaun Sargent
5.3.16
film
film

[Exclusive] A Timeless Desert Gets Captured in Layer-Lapse

Julian Tryba's timelapse technique has never been more serene.
Beckett Mufson
10.5.15
film
film

Filmmakers Built a Scale Model of the Solar System in the Desert

At seven miles in diameter, this is not your basic Science Fair project.
Beckett Mufson
9.17.15