Hinterculture reveals the outlying history, art, technology and business of the high desert through mining sites for social, cultural and aesthetic meaning. We document hidden stories, natural and manufactured, to expand perception and understanding—sharing our discoveries and revealing a new public image of the desert, via collaborations and events, broadcasts and social media.

Founded by:;xNLx;[Karyl Newman](http://karylnewman.com/);xNLx;[Larissa Nickel](http://larissanickel.com/);xNLx;;xNLx;High desert art inclined

2012-12-12 00:00:00

Hinterculture is Born

2013-04-10 08:52:03


DEHSART - Desert Engagement, Hinder Swill, Achieve Recycled Trash awarded funding from the Antelope Valley Illegal Dumping Task Force to creatively address the problem of trash abandoned in the desert though a series of sculptures made from site waste, a poster campaign and PSA featuring the winning poster message.

2013-05-04 18:14:57

Hinterculture creates the Llano del Rio Mobile Interpretive Unit

Using a recycled crate, research and trash collected on site, the Mobile Interpretive Unit offered an audio introduction to the Llano del Rio Colony in Llano, CA. The utopian experiment existed until 1918 in the Antelope Valley, while comrades began crating their belongings for New Llano in Louisiana in 1917.

2013-06-14 08:52:03


Hinterculture's first project DEHSART is featured in Artbound, a first for the Antelope Valley. Read the article at KCET's Artbound, by clicking the find out more button below.

2013-09-21 00:30:51

The Next Step - A Journey to Llano del Rio

Hinterculture teamed up with Cindy Rehm of Craftswoman House for a Temporary Residence to introduce our call for proposals for the 100th anniversary of the largest non-religious Utopian experiment in Western American history at the ruins of Llano del Rio in Llano, CA.

2013-10-21 21:56:24

Under Construction at the Antelope Valley College Art Gallery

Hinterculture co-founders Karyl Newman and Larissa Nickel share research in progress about the Llano del Rio Colony as part of Under Construction, a group exhibition of works in progress at the Antelope Valley College Art Gallery.

2013-11-07 00:30:51

Volley at Greene Exhibitions

Featuring a screening of Dear Comrade by Mady Schutzman documenting the story of Llano del Rio, Volley at Greene Exhibitions included an installation of photos from the colony with names of the comrades pictured.

2013-11-08 18:44:03

Call for Proposals

Hinterculture and Craftswoman House issued a call for proposals for our project marking the centennial of the Llano del Rio colony on May 3rd, 2014.

2013-11-20 00:30:50

Sonic Trash

Created for an education presentation about Illegal Dumping, and inspired by Alyce Santoro's Sonic Fabric made of re-purposed cassette tape, Karyl Newman collected a couple of e-waste-d tape players (thanks Jason at the Lancaster HHW recycling center!) and hacked the play heads. We find cassettes and VHS media dumped in the desert all the time. An illegal dumping bumper sticker holds the magnetic tape in place while scratching the playhead.

2013-12-03 05:41:25

Illegal Dumping PSA Broadcast in the AV

The final product of DEHSART's first AVIDTF grant, the illegal dumping public service video aired on the city of Palmdale's local access channel 27 and featured the 2013 grant cycle's winning CTA - REPORT.


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