Northwest Film Center & Design Week Portland present: LEVITATED MASS w/ director Doug Pray in attendance at the Oct. 5th screening

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LEVITATED MASS chronicles the journey of a 340-ton granite boulder that was moved from a quarry in Riverside, Calif., to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and mounted upon the walls of a 456-foot-long concrete slot. 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 four counties on a football-field-long transport. As fascinating is 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. (88 mins.)

Director Doug Pray in attendance at the Sunday screening.

Presented in association with Design Week Portland, October 4-11, 2014.

 

LEVITATED MASS screens Sunday, October 5 at 2pm and Monday, October 6 at 7pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).
Tickets are available online or at the door.

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