If you're eagerly searching for a place to crash during the the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this year, which takes place the second and third weekends of April, don't expect to find a bed at the empty ranch house that artist Doug Aitken created. Although the property isn't a rental opportunity for wristband-wearing, sleep-deprived fans, it's still the ideal abode for the premiere see-and-be-seen musical event of the year.
Created as part of the Desert X exhibition that features the work of 16 local artists now until April 30, the "Mirage" home's exterior is made completely of smooth, reflective mirrors. Its perch on the side of a mountain reflects the arid landscape of its surroundings — the angular mountains, sun-bleached sky, and sprawling suburbia in the distance — but distorts its views into a kaleidoscope of colors and flexible shapes.
There are no intricate details to the home's exterior, nothing to hinder its endlessly changing canvas. In other words, it's the Instagram backdrop that will be covetingly distinguishable amid the flux of polo field shots that'll be flooding everyone's feeds.