We first noticed Actually Huizenga back in 2011 at MoMA P.S. 1, when she guest-starred in SSION's mega-show. When we spotted her again a few weeks ago in LA at the SSION NYE bash, we decided it was time to give this heavenly creature, nee Ashley, a solo turn in the spotlight. Her main endeavor is music, specifically, sex-infused, '80s-inspired, self-produced, lo-fi music videos. The sticky-sweet songs, such as her latest "Superfuture" are quite catchy. If you have a few hours to kill and want an entertaining, in-depth glimpse into this fabulous free-spirit's brain, check out the definitive Actually Huizenga interview in LA Weekly. We were content just to do a photo shoot, which took place on a recent SoCal weekend in the desert. We intended to go to Joshua Tree, but never made it, thanks to several spontaneous detours along the route, including a session with a Cabazon local on his Harley (he didn't take much convincing), the dinosaur park from Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, and an old Western movie set called Pioneertown. Enjoy the resulting images, below.
Road Trippin' with L.A.'s Hottest Performance Artist