When to go
I photographed EAST-WEST / WEST-EAST by Richard Serra in April, which was perfect. If you prefer avoiding the heat, I suggest visiting in the winter months (December-March), but realistically, you can visit this location during any month.
Sunrise is definitely the best time to go to this place. The sun will align perfectly with the installation and you'll also have the place to yourself.
The way to achieve a similar look is by using a telephoto lens (70-200mm)—doing so compresses the distance between the four steel plates. It's such a strange sight in the middle of nowhere, so feel free to mess around with different focal lengths to see the variety of artsy images you can come up with. For reference, I used a 160mm lens. I would've loved to try and shoot with a 400m lens.
Try some out-of-focus portraits, or drone landscapes, to experiment with additional perspectives.
Pay attention to the position of the sun. Depending on the time of day, you might be able to frame the sun in between the steel plates.
Bring along a picnic basket and swimwear if you want to get a tan or swim in the secluded Zekreet Beach, which is very close to the installations and popular with kite surfers.
Film City is an abandoned film set that consists of mud houses. You can drive around the area and take photos of the rock formations, but please note that you can’t go inside the reserve where the large rock formations are at this time.