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APR 10-12 & 17-19

Art

Newly-commissioned, immersive art and design installations and returning favorites that will make the Polo Field come alive.

We are excited to announce the 2020 program of international and local multidisciplinary designers and visual artists: Architensions (Alessandro Orsini and Nick Roseboro), Cristopher Cichocki, Kiki Van Eijk, Estudio Normal, Oana Stanescu. Check out details below.

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Balloon Chain

Robert Bose, better known as “the balloon guy,” has become a staple at the Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival with his Balloon Chain installations. They look simple, but they stretch thousands of feet in length, float hundreds of feet above concertgoers, and require their handler to control them in windy conditions, preventing them from becoming tangled with structures, including the monumental artworks installed around the festival grounds. The chains are interactive: Everybody is welcome to take a turn holding one end of the line (which is actually clipped to a handler in case it slips from someone’s hands).

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Do LaB

Do LaB, a scene-setting, Los Angeles-based creative team known for transforming venues into visually spectacular and interactive experiences, returns to the Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival with fresh and imaginative stage designs. Their work encourages authentic human connection, art as transformative experience, and environmental sustainability and inspires individuals and society to create a more peaceful culture.

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RAM

by Don Kennell

From the deserts of New Mexico, the mighty metal RAM watches over the Camping Center day and night, making sure the vibe remains chill at all times. 

DLKA Design
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NEWSUBSTANCE

Leeds, UK studio NEWSUBSTANCE faked Oprah’s 2020 presidential run, conjured a star shower for the Louvre Abu Dhabi Opening Ceremony and constructed Coachella’s beloved Spectra tower.

NEWSUBSTANCE are creative disruptors who have been realizing brave and ambitious projects around the world for more than 15 years. The collective’s breadth of work includes the design and automation of a scenic meadow for the European Games in Azerbaijan, scenic automation for Disney’s Broadway production of Frozen, the design and U.S. and U.K. tour of The Strongman with Mumford & Sons. The Coachella installation, Spectra, won the 2018 Best of Design Award in the Lighting–Outdoor category at the Architects Newspaper Awards and a gold prize at the International Design Awards.

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Raices Cultura

After school artists from the City of Coachella make their annual mark on the Campground.

Raices Cultura
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Architensions

Architensions is an architectural design studio led by Alessandro Orsini and Nick Roseboro based in New York and Rome. Architensions works at the intersection of theory, practice, and academia, focusing on social behaviors and architecture. The studio seeks to create experiential scenarios that both inform and respond to their urban surroundings.

Architensions
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Estudio Normal

Hailing from Buenos Aires, Argentina, the architectural and design firm Estudio Normal’s experimental structures and buildings transcend space and material. Founded in 2008 by acclaimed architect Martin Huberman, the studio’s body of work merges the physical and the sensory through experimental design and the built environment. Estudio Normal’s objects and installations have been exhibited internationally at Designer’s Days in Paris, the Tabacalera and Matadero in Madrid, and the Kunstmuseum in Bern.  

Estudio Normal
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Oana Stănescu

Oana Stănescu is a Romanian designer based in New York. Through an imaginative and colorful lens, Stănescu produces architectural wonderlands, incorporating nature and the environment which surrounds it. She was most recently nominated for the 2019 MoMA PS1’s Young Architects Program, and has collaborated with Virgil Abloh, The New Museum, and Kanye West.

Oana Stănescu
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Kiki Van Eijk

As one of the most accomplished names in the world of Dutch design, Kiki Van Eijk’s work has been exhibited worldwide. Inspired by the smallest details of the everyday and a childlike sense of wonder, her designs are whimsical and colorful, lyrical and personal, yet refined by a rigorous attention to process and skillful craftsmanship. Her wide range of work extends from installations to furniture, from lighting to textiles, as well as ceramics and glassware.

Kiki Van Eijk
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Cristopher Cichocki

 Coachella valley-based artist Cristopher Cichocki’s work examines the complex yet ever-connected relationship between humankind, the natural world, and industrial production. Situated between painting, land art, and natural science, Cichocki’s self-defined New Earth Art explores the increasingly toxic global environment that our world faces in the new millennium. As a biomorphic painter and experimental composer, Cichocki generates new ecosystems that fuse organic and synthetic materials into alchemical mutations of sight and sound.

Cristopher Cichocki