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Art doc: Levitated Mass

Thursday, January 25, 2018
  6–7:30 p.m.

Location: UCR Palm Desert Auditorium
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Category: Screening

Description: Levitated Mass follows the story of a rock star; the artist behind the sensation; a $10 million, 22-city tour; and the international media storm that ensued—but not in the way you might expect. Prominently displayed outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, renowned and reclusive land artist Michael Heizer’s Levitated Mass gained worldwide recognition during its installation in 2012. Over the course of ten nights, a 340-ton solid granite boulder crawled through Southern California neighborhoods on a 294-foot-long, 206-wheeled trailer, drawing tens of thousands of people, hundreds of camera crews, and cell phone shooters alike to document its journey. The film will be followed by a Q&A with Steven Biller, art writer and consultant for California Desert Arts Council.

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Open to: General Public
Admission: Free
Sponsor: UCR Palm Desert Center

Contact Information:
Tamara Hedges