Centenary Film Series: LEVITATED MASS
7:30 p.m. April 12
Art Works: Art & Artists on Film, presented by Centenary Film Society and Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum of Art
Tickets: $9.50 ($7.50, RFC members)
Prominently displayed outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, land artist Michael Heizer’s Levitated Mass gained worldwide recognition during its installation in 2012. Over 10 nights, a 340-ton solid granite boulder crawled through Southern California neighborhoods on a 294-foot-long, 206-wheeled trailer. Thousands of people came out to watch it travel through their communities. It is one of the only pieces of art in recent history to inspire such a reaction in pop culture. This film interweaves this artist’s biography, the dreams of a major museum, and the uniting of a city, examining the perennial question: what is art? Documentary, 88 min., NR.