Sunday, November 3, 2013


Julia posted a number of videos that were shared through instagram while on our trip on her website here. 

Thank you for traveling with us! HDTS 2013 was wonderful.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

follow as we go!

We're into the trip about halfway, we just arrived at Arcosanti! Julia's website has updated video and still photos of the trip as we've been installing souvenirs, and seeing them in action both in people's cars, on their bodies, and even on dogs!

 You can also find images on instagram searching with the hashtag #souvenircollab, follow @julia_barbee or @highdeserttestsites

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013


Our Kickstarter Campaign is up and running! Also we have some new sites confirmed for the trip, and we're getting very excited about distributing our work all over the high desert!

New confirmed sites include:

The Palms in Joshua Tree, California
The Hill Top Motel in Kingman, Arizona
The Burial Grounds project in El Cerro Mission, 30 minutes south of Albuquerque, New Mexico

Monday, August 26, 2013

rearview mirror hangers

i've been scouting out different options for materials from which to hang our souvenirs, and am using some of the materials as inspiration for a new series of jewelry pieces inspired by the desert

a collection of artifacts accumulating and marrying over the course of a roadtrip

some of these are now available in my etsy shop, under the name hdts 2013 collection

Sunday, August 11, 2013

test drive hdts 2013

Matt and I have been driving our theorized route the last few days, taking lots of pictures, and posting vine videos about what we're seeing.

This is going to be a really amazing collection of works and spaces to experience for the HDTS 2013 program in October. If you haven't already, you might like to research even joining us for one evening!

Saturday, October 12th
Sunday, Octorber 13th

Joshua Tree, CA

One of our sites for the first two days will be the Gold Dinosaur off of 29 Palms Highway

We visited Aaron Giesel's Mirror/House also, a camera obscura marvel!

Monday, October 13th

Rice, AZ

This fireplace in Rice, CA is our site, it's a vacant lot right before the Rice Shoe Fence
On the south side of CA62 between the intersection with CA177 and US Hwy95

Next stop, Kingman, AZ our final destination for the night being the Hilltop Motel

Tuesday, October 15th

On our way to the final destination for the evening in Crown King, AZ we stopped in Cleator and met Don. His Yard Sale is one of our sites! Keep your eyes pealed, and don't be swayed by the gravel road. Settle in for the long haul up the mountain, it is well worth it!

We saw lots of wild life, and in Crown King is the Mill Restaurant where this porch hosted dozens of hummingbirds all evening

Wednesday, October 16th

The phenomenal uptopian creation of Paolo Soleri

We're still driving, so there's more to come...