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Published on March 13, 2022

Hi, I’m Terri and I’m the director of Parks and Rec for the Everywhen Project. Our first event in the Mojave Desert was amazing and wonderful in ways expected and also in ways delightfully unanticipated.

Now that the sand has settled, it’s the perfect time to look back at the art, artists and experiences that made our first event so special.

We had so much art at the Electric Universe - installations, art cars, walk on art, homesteads, DJs and soundstages. So pull up a seat, and your favorite beverage and let’s remember the magic (or if you weren’t able to attend, experience the magic) of part one: art installations!

Paraluna is an iconic piece of art. Its creator, Christopher Schardt, describes Paraluna this way: “Paraluna creates a community of wonder, a pile of humanity, snuggled together against the cold, enjoying the spectacle above and music below. Each musical piece and its chosen visuals has a different theme. Often it is the beauty of nature and outer space. Sometimes it's fire and conflict. Sometimes it's jollity and fun.”

Says the artist, “When I decided to bring Paraluna to Everywhen 2021, I didn’t know what to expect. First of all the event was in a place I’d never been to. I knew it was a “desert” but no more than that. Second, I didn’t know what the “s