Iconicity

Iconicity

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This intriguing documentary explores the mystical creative outposts of the Southern California Deserts, from Leonard Knight's famous ''Salvation Mountain'' in Slab City to the famous Desert X installations of the Coachella Valley.

The harsh beauty of California's serene deserts has long been a haven for creative thinkers, artists, and rebels. The result is a desert teeming with artistic outposts and a unique history tucked among the rocks and dust. This film is a fascinating exploration of those outposts and their inhabitants. Visit Noah Purifoy’s Outdoor Desert Art Museum in Joshua Tree, explore Leonard Knight's colorful Salvation Mountain, Ricardo Breceda's monumental iron sculptures in Borrego Springs, the famous Desert X exhibits of the Coachella Valley, and experience art on the edge of Western civilization at the Bombay Beach Biennale festival. Along the way, you'll meet the artists and residents of these enclaves unearthing a hidden world of creative and political expression.

Cast & Crew

(Director), Bobby Furst (Self), Bill Ammon (Self), Ricardo Breceda (Self), Fred Gee (Self), Tao Ruspoli (Self), Stefan Ashkenazy (Self), Greg Haberny (Self), James Ostrer (Self), Randy Polumbo (Self)

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