Using the Human Development Projects as the base, HDTS were conducted by ICA staff, volunteer consultants and local people to train community leaders, village volunteers and government field workers in many countries.
HDTS continued to train more local leaders for community development work.
I wanted to be able to talk to the guys behind the counter of Barr Lumber about that bitchin' cockroach performance by Pentti Monkkonen the same way that I heard them talking about dirt biking or the playoffs--only HDTS would be their home team and our event would be their playoffs.
Well, it isn't quite like that, though I admit that in a perfect world HDTS could set a precedent for another kind of institution that would acquire and archive long-term, site-specific, experimental works and maintain them in the context for which they were created.
In the last five years I have continued to purchase land (usually at tax sales), which I then turn over to the larger HDTS endeavor.
But apart from the three hundred brutal days, there are about sixty-five days a year when the weather is perfect, and by using our clairvoyant abilities we always manage to hold the HDTS events on one of those perfect days (not
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ANDREA ZITTEL I have to say that, for me, the relationship of HDTS to the "circuit" is complicated, because it's something that I thought I wanted to get away from--but now HDTS seems to have become yet another destination on this same circuit.
The idea is that the growth and cultivation is a long-term, self-sustaining condition, and parallel to this is the idea of a laboratory lending itself to notions of experimentation--which I think resembles Andrea's HDTS and brings into play Claire's point about Black Mountain College, in the sense that the Land has become a place for artists to gather between lectures given by passersby and to see exhibitions, both organized and unorganized.
He shakes our hands in greeting, gives us a map to the sites, and sells us the HDTS catalogue while his friend stands nearby, looking at us and laughing mirthlessly but uncontrollably in the staccato rhythm of a machine gun.
Leaving Site One rather hastily, we drive out past Shear Illusions--the penchant for puns for hairsalon names is apparently a nationwide phenomenon--and, following the HDTS map, turn left at Old Woman Springs Road and head north toward Victorville.
HDTS seems more off-the-grid than most installation art and more of a total experience than most environmental art.