Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave. (map)
Doug Pray '83, acclaimed documentary filmmaker of Hype!, Scratch, and Art & Copy and visiting CC faculty, presents his newest film LEVITATED MASS on Wednesday February 5th at 7pm in the Cornerstone Screening Room. A Q&A with Pray will follow the screening.
LEVITATED MASS is a new film about a two-story tall, 340-ton, granite boulder that was moved from a quarry in Riverside, California to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and mounted upon the walls of a 456' long slot in the middle of the city. First Attempted in 1968, the 2012 permanent installation "Levitated Mass," is the latest land sculpture by one of America's most misunderstood and exciting artists, Michael Heizer. His rock's 105-mile transport captured international media attention and challenged the imagination of thousands of Southern Californians over 10 nights as it crawled through 22 cities and 4 counties on a football-field long, 206-wheeled transport. The movie captures this spectacle of construction (filled with dangers and bureaucratic nightmares), while it weaves together the dramatic story of Heizer's past and present work, the ambitions of a major metropolitan museum, and the public's reaction to this massive display of modern (yet ancient-feeling) conceptual art.