Doug Pray’s film about Michael Heizer’s monolithic sculpture, “LEVITATED MASS,” will be screened at Guild Hall, East Hampton.
On view Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 5:30 pm ET.
LEVITATED MASS is the story of a rock star, the artist behind the sensation, a $10-million, 22-city tour, and the international media storm that ensued. Prominently displayed outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), 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. The film masterfully interweaves this artist’s biography, the dreams of a major museum, and the uniting of a city, examining the perennial question: What is art?
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with:
Michael Govan, Director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Doug Pray, Director
Jamie Patricof, Producer
Website: Guild Hall | LEVITATED MASS