The desert plain is dense, spinning wind turbines under heavy rain clouds.
Then, suddenly, the artwork appeared.
Huge desert flower
Purple, gold and poppy orange
Implemented above the windmill.
They bloom until they bloom, the petals flip in the air, then drift south towards the Salton Sea.
This is Nancy Baker Cahill.
Revolution of real art"
Part is in the air, part is a mechanical garden, part is a digital mirage.
Animations can only be seen through the free smartphone app created by Baker Cahill, and only when the audience stands in a specific location she paints --
In this case, the wind farm in Palm Springs.
Baker Cahill, sitting on a boulder near Canyon Avenue in North India, said in the air with his mobile phone: "It's like the robot planted an artificial intelligence garden here . ".
Around her, the scenery is familiar: the open sky, rows of turbines and sandy rocky floors.
The view through her cell phone is the same
Except for the flowers blooming in the sky.
"It's about the dissolution and destruction of animals and plants," she said . ".
"When you razed the land to the ground to create a wind farm --
Solved the crisis we created ourselves.
You end up destroying the natural ecosystem there.
On the sacred land
So it's also about the life and death of creatures and particles.
This is about what is needed to achieve change.
"This work is one of 19 works in the contemporary art biennale Desert X, which includes large works
Carry out mass installations 50 miles from the corchera Valley.
Baker Cahill has increased again.
Reality TV in the show.
The "error range" depicts a spinning, sparkling organic vortexLooks important.
May be part of a shell or sand, salt crystal, or fish cartilage
There was a spin over the Salton Sea.
The two factories, more than 40 miles apart, responded to their respective locations.
The "error range" is recognition of the beauty and toxic coexistence of the Salton Sea and its ecosystem vulnerability, while the "revolution" calls for attention to our demand for energy.
But the works are also in direct dialogue, involving environmental issues, land art and technology, not to mention the position of women in these worlds.
Land art, or earth art, has always been a special male in historyDominant genre.
In 1960 and 1970s, when the art of the Earth became popular, artists such as Michael Haize, Robert Smithson, Dennis Oppenheim and James Terrell often usedscale, site-
Specific outdoor works using boulders, soil and surrounding vegetation-
Everything is made up of the sky and the horizon.
"The question raised by any contemporary land art show is, what will land art look like now?
Neville Wakefield, founding director of Desert X, said.
"Here we have Nancy, a woman, who is making something of a huge scale that has no environmental impact.
This is a very eloquent answer to what future land art might look like.
"But even future land art, like all outdoor public art, will be affected by the weather.
Since then, Baker Cahill has started the "revolution ".
During the recent rains, the northern Indian Canyon was flooded and she was worried about the safety of tourists.
She moved her work site a little west to the higher part of Tipton Road, where she met with Highway 111.
"The concept remains the same, just above the different wind farms," she said . ".
Baker Cahill came to AR in a roundabout way.
She studied art at Williams College in Massachusetts and then wrote a descriptive narrative for blind and visually impaired people on Boston TV.
When she raised her children in Los Angeles, she took more than ten years from her artistic creation. A.
When she returns to her world of art practice
Tools she can use
After her first focus on graphite painting and gouache painting, she returned to her early love for experimental video production, driving the creation of more and more immersive works.
In 2016, she produced a series of drawings of graphite and mixed media
She punctured the chaotic biological form with a leather hole punch to create a mathematical sequence.
One of the pieces was hanging in her Atwater studio and a tourist stopped and shouted, "Oh my God, that's what I thought!
"This is a light bulb moment," says Baker Cahill . ".
"I thought, 'I want to put her in the picture, and I want to make her feel more.
Baker Cahill began experimenting with virtual reality, the "most empathetic medium," she said.
For the first time, she tried virtual reality on her brother. in-law’s garage.
"He installed a whole set of equipment for fun," she said . ".
"I have a kind of" Wait a minute, what if I can do this in painting?
So she bought virtual reality hardware and put it into it.
Baker Cahill says the new VR technology is physically exciting.
This process includes mark-
Make in the air using a handheld controller and virtual reality drawing app.
These images are captured and saved in a computer by a laser.
Looking at Baker Cahill drawing in virtual reality, her face is wearing goggles and waving the controller in her hand, it's like watching the avant-garde dance show.
She squatted on the studio floor, with a serious look on her face, cutting the air with something that looked like a slender TV remote, and her extended arm pointed to a different corner of the room.
Or she used the controller to make a delicate, comprehensive arch before a pile of floors collapsed.
She said the experience was such a deep physical experience that it changed the way she drew on paper.
"When you draw in the void, you are an architect and sculptor," she said . ".
"You draw this picture in 360.
This gives you a different view of quality and speed.
Now, when I saw a blank sheet of paper, everything turned into 11.
I think the space is infinite.
While VR is a completely immersive experience, Baker Cahill also sees it as unique: the audience needs expensive equipment.
But she learned that VR drawing can be translated into AR, which is a real way to put the audience
Watch the living environment of digital art through a tablet or mobile phone.
"I believe in the popularity of art and public art and hope to reach out as widely as possible," she said . ".
"AR is a more democratic medium with smartphones for almost everyone.
With the help of the app developer Drive Studio, Baker Cahill created his own AR app, "the fourth wall," which debuted in February 2018.
The name has layers of subtext: the heart of Baker Cahill's art practice is "breaking the fourth wall," as mentioned in the drama, pulling the audience to her work as much as possible.
Breaking the fourth wall also means breaking the traditional boundaries and displaying art outside the walls of the organization.
Perhaps the easiest thing is that it illustrates the idea that as VR and AR technologies become more and more popular with excellent artists, "anything is possible," Baker Cahill finds out she can
That means she can only see them in specific places.
She's very creative.
"I want to use this technology in a subversive way because we are now in the lead in politics, culture and the environment," she said.
In support of Christine Blasey Ford's testimony at the Senate Judiciary Committee last fall, she "placed" the American female torso through ARS.
The measures of the Supreme Court are paired with the text "unprotected.
In November, as part of the "coordinates" of her global public art project, she worked
Curated "definition line" with eight immersive AR artwork placed along Los AngelesA. River.
They raised questions about the environment, immigration, and middle class.
Desert X debris is probably the most layered AR project by far by Baker Cahill.
They are wide in scope, but are inspired by her close hand painting.
Their animation and scale play.
They are short-lived, but they are more permanent than street art because street art can be destroyed by the weather and removed or stolen by city officials.
"The work changes with the weather and light," says Baker Cahill . " She looked at the sky through her mobile phone, and the sky was still blooming petals.
Then she put her mobile phone down and the spinning flowers disappeared.
The wind blew, and the blades of the windmill flew in the valley, making a harsh whowho sound.
The site is open and airy with a monochrome taste of brown, beige and gray green and is now completely Art-free. Or is it?
♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦Location: Desert X, valella ValleyWhen: April 21 Download: 4 thwallapp, directions for artworksPrice: free info: 4 thwallapp. Organization and desertx.