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Cinthia Marcelle

Photos by Lance Gerber

Photos by Lance Gerber


Wormhole occupies empty storefronts in the Coachella Valley cities of Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Indian Wells, Indio, and Coachella as well as one in the city of Tijuana, Mexico. Beyond the glass, a television monitor displays the exterior of one of the storefronts in the grouping. The viewer encounters the wormhole, a shortcut through space and time, creating a kind of physical, temporal, and subjective crossing between spaces. Wormhole “transports” viewers to another location, addressing the close proximity of the Coachella Valley and Tijuana, the fragility of the frontiers, and the boundaries between the cities and countries.

Title: Wormhole
Locations: 33.802688, -116.545396
152 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

33.782359, -116.460422
68895 Perez Road, Cathedral City

74–913 Highway 111 Suite 913, Indian Wells

33.720797, -116.220658
45088 Oasis Street, Indio

33.679969, -116.174693
1667 Sixth Street, Coachella

32.533412, -117.038226
Calzzapato, Constituciown 720, Col. Zona centro, 22000 Tijuana, BC, Mexico

Desert X 2019 is permanently closed. The artworks have been removed.