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Free Radio HDTS (Christy Gast and Fabiene Lasserre)

Launched in 2000, Andrea Zittel??ôs The High Desert Test Sites, is a series of experimental art sites located along a stretch of Nevada desert communities, with an active annual program involving a range and number of international artists. The Free Radio, first realized as part of HDTS 4, is a pirate radio station that broadcast across part of a valley outside of Joshua Tree. Curated by artists Fabienne Lasserre and Christy Gast, the broadcast includes a compilation of works by other artists, community groups and audiophiles, gathered through open submission. Listeners can tune in on their car radios and at a listening stations and installations found throughout the desert landscape.

Raised in a rural Midwestern village, Christy Gast earned degrees in Sculpture and Women??ôs Studies before co-founding an artist-run, touring circus in Florida, teaching art on the Navajo Reservation, and earning an MFA from Columbia University in 2004.

Fabienne Lasserre grew up in Montreal, Canada. She has had several one-person shows in Montreal, Toronto, and Quebec City, and has participated in group shows in Canada, the US, Mexico, and the Czech Republic. She completed her MFA at Columbia University in 2004, and lives and works in Brooklyn.

Christy Gast and Fabienne Laserre been collaborating on various projects for the last 3 years.

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