The Coachella Arts and Music Festival kicks off this weekend outside Los Angeles, bringing with it a wide-ranging program of colorful, sculptural artworks by a handful of local and international artists. Years past have brought dynamic artworks by designers like Bureau Spectacular, among others.
This year’s presenters include R&R Studios, a Miami-based duo made up of Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquart. The visual art-, architecture-, and design-focused creatives have brought their star-shaped sculpture, Supernova. This is the duo’s second year exhibiting at Coachella, following the 2016 show.
Entertainment design studio NEWSUBSTANCE is making their Coachella debut with Spectra, a seven-story-tall sloped ramp structure clad in transparent orange and yellow panels.
Artist Randy Polumbo will bring Lodestar, 35-foot triangular”saucer” made from a repurposed Lockheed Martin Lodestar jet that sits on a trio of 10,000-pound legs.
Italian artist Edoardo Tresoldi will grace the High Desert with his Etherea sculpture, a massive mesh-based work that evokes Baroque architecture.
El Salvadorian artist Simón Vega is presenting his Palm-3 World Station at the festival, a spherical sculptural work made up of repurposed components.
American artist Katie Stout will debut Display This Oasis, an augmented reality-based sculpture “that’s grounded in reality” and focuses on processing everyday objects through a special web-based app.
Los Angeles-based artist Adam Ferriss brings his Meta & Ditto augmented reality installation to the music festival, another app-based installation that utilizes “manipulated source images, computer code, and algorithms to psychedelic effect.” Photographs are not yet available for the two augmented reality-based installations.
We will be updating this post throughput the weekend with more images.