Place for archiving, researching and transmitting born in 1994 that explores Land Art both in historical, critical and prospective perspective. It is aimed at “an audience as wide as possible” (Gerry Schum)
Founded by Marc de Verneuil (architect, critic)

Lieu d'archivage, de recherche et de transmission né en 1994 qui explore le Land Art dans une perspective aussi bien historique, critique que prospective. Il s’adresse à «un public aussi large que possible» (Gerry Schum)
Fondé par Marc de Verneuil (architecte, critique)

« Le Land Art est une pure fiction ; voilà pourquoi nous l'observons »
Land Art is purely fictional; that is why we observe it” (OBSART)

dimanche 15 janvier 2012

Levitated Mass, 2012 (videos)

Michael Heizer, Levitated Mass, 2012
Collection: Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Film (1+40)
Maps (3)
Plans (2)   
Videos (24)

Photos (510)
Rock-list (55)

Pre-history (3)
Press review (559)
Retro-spective (105)

The 340-ton rock | le rocher de 308 tonnes
LACMA's director Michael Govan speaking about the project Levitated Mass (27/04/11, source)

The 456-foot trench | La tranchée de 140 mètres
LACMA's director of special installations John Bowsher describes the engineering required to realize Levitated Mass (03/08/11, source)

The 294-foot convoy | Le convoi de 90 mètres

Emmert International's project's logistics supervisor Rick Albrecht and his crew speaking about the challenges of moving the 340-tons rock (11/10/11, source)

A quick drive around tour of the big rock and trailer before it hits the road for LA. (21/02/12, source)

A quick drive around tour of the big rock and trailer before it hits the road for LA. (21/02/12, source)

340-ton rock begins journey to LA County art museum. Animation movie. (29/02/12, source)

The 105-mile journey | Le voyage de 169 km
(03/03/12, source)
  The Rock,a 340-ton granite boulder, part of artist Michael Heizer's sculpture, Levitated Mass, makes its way though Koreatown in Los Angeles, while on the way to its final home at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art). This is the left turn onto Wilshire Blvd. The street lights had to be removed because of the size of the vehicle that it took to transport the boulder. Emmert International, a firm that specializes in heavy haul transportation, coordinated the move from Riverside County to Los Angeles. Enjoy... (10/03/12, source)

In the early morning hours just before dawn on March 10th, 2012, the transporter carrying the megalith that will be part of Michael Heizer's Levitated Mass at LACMA arrived at the museum. (10/03/12, source) 

10-month construction | 10 mois de travaux

Over the course of nearly a year, we followed the construction of Michael Heizer's Levitated Mass at LACMA. The finished work is composed of a 456-foot-long slot constructed on LACMA's campus, over which is placed a 340-ton granite megalith. (25/06/12, source)

Filmed on March 31, 2012. The man in the dark blue jacket is the elusive artist Michael Heizer working on site on the monumental 340-ton granite sculpture Levitated Mass at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. (02/04/12, source)

The Ceremony (excerpt) | La Cérémonie (extrait)
With crowds, speeches, and even a rare appearance by its normally reclusive creator, Michael Heizer's "Levitated Mass" finally opened on Sunday, June 24, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The installation of the 340-ton megalith followed an 11-day slow-motion journey in March that that drew tens of thousands of spectators and turned the route into a giant celebration. (24/06/12, source)

Public response | Réactions du public
As the huge rock makes its way from Riverside to LACMA, it made a stop in Bixby Knolls, a neighborhood in Long Beach. The Bixby Knolls Business Association created a party to celebrate the rock's brief stop, with live music, a DJ, Alpine mountaineers, live art, crafts for kids, food, and other festivities. (07/03/12, source)

Blair Cohn (Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association)
James Johnson (7th District Council Member)
Morgan Wraight (BKBIA First Fridays Coordinator)
The Duke and Dutchess of Kixby Knolls
Julietta Williams (Chair of the Cerritos Historic & Fine Arts Commission)
David Sanchez (Manager at Patricia's Restaurant)
The Knolls Ranger
Uber Shubert
Cinco (Sidekick to the Knolls Ranger)
Blig Krifen Deshed.

LACMA's Levitated Mass - See what L.A. residents have to say about the 2012 installation by artist Michael Heizer. Join art historian Sharon Fitzgerald as she checks out LACMA's Levitated Mass and gets the inside scoop on what L.A. residents have to say about the 2012 installation by artist Michael Heizer.  For L.A. area lectures, events and more videos check out: @arthistchannel  produced by Sharon Fitzgerald, MA AHC 2013 (07/02/13, source)

See also:
340 tons | night 10 - nuit 10 (+ 5 bonus)
340 tons | first steps - premiers pas (25/02/12) 
Levitated Mass moves to LACMA
Levitated Mass Trip 
Immobile Rock
340 grammes déplacés during Levitated Mass by Michael Heizer 
une action transatlantique | a transatlantic action

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