This week, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s online platform, LACMA @ Home, asked visitors to lessen their pace and to pay attention to its featured art.
LACMA @ Home highlighted a short film on Art + Technology Lab grant recipient Carl Cheng’s process of working with tar in his artistic practice. Artist Cheng leverages technology to “model nature, its processes and effects for a future environment that may be completely made by humans,” his artist statement said. Inspired by the La Brea Tar Pits, the Art + Technology Lab grant recipient developed a maquette of a large-scale kinetic sculpture where visitors could observe the phenomenon of moving art.
Today, explore Leimert Park, known as one of the centers of both historical and contemporary African-American art, music and culture in L.A., through a virtual tour at 7 p.m.
Patrisse Cullors, activist, artist and co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Kaya Dantzle, co-lead organizer of “We Love Leimert,” artist Alison Saar and others will lead the Leimert Park tours.
The museum also offers a lesson on how to animate your own flip book through Make Art @ Home. Children are instructed to draw a series of shapes or images that change slightly from each previous drawing for the flip book. The result is an optical illusion of movement.
Inspired by the collection of artist Eadweard Muybridge’s “The Amble: One Stride in Eleven Phases,” from his series Animal Locomotion, the video can be watched on the museum’s YouTube channel.
Lastly, LACMA will present a film screening of Maya Daisy Hawke’s “Stupeur Narcissique” via YouTube on July 31 at 5 p.m. This is a thematic pairing with LACMA’s exhibition of “Luchita: I Live, I Die, I Will Be Reborn,” a screening focused on the corporality and experiential context that inform the gaze of the artist.
For information, visit lacma.org.
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