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Friday, December 10, 2010

A Pool In A Museum!?, Why I Never ...

Want to beat your friends at telling stories, why not tell them how you went swimming at the Museum. The Geffen Contemporary to be exact. Starting Sunday you can swim in a pool at museum there. You can buy disposable swim suits at the gift shop and ask the life guards how much they're getting paid.

The "Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light, Color, and Space" exhibit  will have a pool and some other odd interactive exhibits.

From the Moca site "The five large-scale environments on view exemplify  the artists' embrace of light, color, and space as art materials as well as their interest in forging a new object-viewer relationship"

It's suppose to be really immersive art, thought up by a man doing a lot of Cocaine. I'm not joking this artist did a lot of cocaine. Via the LA Times "Coca, as in cocaine, helped fuel the artists' visions and also figured into some of their installations directly. In the case of the swimming pool, a projection on the wall of the pool room features images from John Cage's book "Notations," on which D'Almeida traced lines of cocaine for a minimal, white-on-white composition."

So yeah, when you think of artists think of Cocaine. It's not like that connection was never made before.

Anyway, look at the world through a heavily cocained artists' eyes, it might be fun.

"Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light, Color, and Space." The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, 152 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles; Sunday-Feb. 27. Museum hours: 11a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays and Fridays; to 8 p.m. Thursdays and to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. $10.

via  LA Times , MOCA