Thursday, April 3, 2014

Levitated Mass

Levitated Mass is a documentary about the moving of a 340-ton granite monolith 105 miles through Southern California to its final home at the Los Angeles County Museum Of Art. Created by Michael Heizer who explores the concepts of absence and emptiness through his 'sculptures in reverse', Levitated Mass is a surprising film about the logistics of conceptual art in an age when art sometimes requires state and local approval and the removal of traffic lights and overhead power lines. I found the film to be stirring when the unexpected consequences of such a herculean effort accidentally brings enormous shrink-wrapped art into local onlookers' front yards. Levitated Mass features beautiful cinematography and an interesting score with music by Akron/Family.

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