Alicja Kwade - ParaPivot (sempiternal clouds)

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Alicja Kwade - ParaPivot (sempiternal clouds)

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ParaPivot (sempiternal clouds) 71690 Channel Run Rd Desert Hot Springs, CA 92241

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Alicja Kwade - ParaPivot (sempiternal clouds)

71690 Channel Run Road, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92242

33.928083, -116.411889

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This site can get busy on the weekends. To ensure you do not have to wait in line, we suggest you reserve tickets for visits Thursday through Sunday. People without tickets will be admitted but may have to wait in line.

Reservations are recommended for weekend visits to guarantee prompt entry.

Walk-up visitors will be accommodated, but may have to wait to ensure Covid protocols.

For more information on how to stay safe while visiting Desert X, please visit:

https://desertx.org/visit/visit-desert-x-2021/covid-19-safety

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About this artwork:

ParaPivot (sempiternal clouds) consists of interlocking frames supporting large blocks of white marble that appear as ice calved from a distant glacier. The array of steel and stone draws viewers into the frame of this massive, yet fragile, universe where simple forms yield complex meanings. As you approach and move in and out of its frames, you become aware of the experiential equivalent of Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle, an effect whereby observer interaction changes the form of the thing being interacted with. The result is an illusion of instability. This wobbling perception of size and relationship lies at the heart of the work, as with every step, the sculpture and its components reform into new combinations. Time and space become distorted as rocks pulled from 200 million years ago levitate into the clear blue sky. Like the experience of desert itself, ParaPivot, even as it is made up largely of emptiness, is dense with meaning.