TRADE WINDS SIGN RALLY: HDTS

(Trade Winds Sign Rally: High Desert Test Site 2013)

 

 

Who:

Artists Ellen Babcock and Raphael Gallegos with the Highland High marching Band

When:

2013

Where:

5400 Central Ave SE at the Trade Winds Center, former site of the Trade Winds Motel

What:

Artist Ellen Babcock initiated and directed a sunset public art event featured as the culminating event of the High Desert Test Sites 2013. The performance involved loosely choreographed performers and participants carrying LED illuminated props through a steel arch, all of which were created by Babcock. They traced the floor plan of the once swanky motel that used to be on the barren lot, accompanied by a high school marching band. Near the end of the event, they spelled out the name of the old motel - the Trade Winds - in semaphore as a way to try to being new vitality to this depressed area of the city.

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