Ballroom Marfa Art Fund


Forever Sucking Dry: Desert Surf Films Ambience

5 Oct 2015


Forever Sucking Dry, Daniel Chamberlin’s cetacean-mind-communion soundtrack to Ballroom Marfa’s Desert Surf Films series in August is now streaming. Many thanks to Travis Bubenik and Gory Smelley for help recording and editing the mix for broadcast. The setlist includes songs from Aloha Spirit, Emeralds, Former Selves, Sun Araw, These Trails, Buffy Sainte-Marie and more, underscored by surf ambience, whale songs and dolphin conversations.

You can find an 11” x 17” print of the Forever Sucking Dry image as the centerfold of Stay Golden, a desert surf films ‘zine designed and edited for Ballroom Marfa by Hilary duPont, Liz Janoff and Ian Lewis. Available for $10 in the Ballroom Marfa shop. The ‘zine also includes prose, poetry and artwork from Joshua Edwards, Tim Johnson, Eileen Myles and Brandon Shimoda.

Daniel Chamberlin is Ballroom Marfa’s communications director,

Desert Surf Films Photos

15 Sep 2015


Images from the first Desert Surf Films program at Ballroom Marfa, held on the weekend of August 28-29, 2015. The program featured screenings the visionary ’70s surf features Morning of the Earth (1971) and Crystal Voyager (1973) alongside short films by Sam Falls and Joe Zorrilla, and Ian Lewis.

More high desert surf vibes can be found in Stay Golden, a Desert Surf ‘zine designed and edited by Hilary duPont, Liz Janoff and Ian Lewis. It includes contributions from Daniel Chamberlin, Joshua Edwards, Sam Falls, Rae Anna Hample, Nicki Ittner, Tim Johnson, Eileen Myles, Caitlin Murray, Brandon Shimoda, and more. Check it out in the Ballroom Marfa shop.

All photos by Lesley Brown of Marfalite Studios.