Sunday, February 13, 2011

THIN BLUE LINE


Thanks to "Friend of Colby" JJ of Penis Ennui, I was able to enjoy the frigid liquid limits of art at the Geffen Contemporary Art Center in LA over the past weekend.  "Cosmococa-- programa in progress, CC4 nocagions" is a collaboration between Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica and filmmaker Neville D'Almeida.  Throw in an above ground pool, some rope lights, a soundtrack by minimalist composer John Cage and a slide show of cocaine straws and voilà, you have art!  Warmer water would have been a nice touch.     

Originally conceived in 1973, the installation was not fully realized until after Oiticica's death in 1980.  Part of a larger exhibit called "Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light, Color and Space", you too can take a dip for art's sake until February 27th.



8 comments:

  1. OOOhhh...amazing! I want that pool too!!!!!

    :p

    ReplyDelete
  2. POST SCRIPTUM:

    WWW.MYMANEKINEKONEST.BLOGSPOT.COM

    :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Such a good exhibit. Really enjoyed the neon light rooms.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Um, Cody. I don't want to downplay the exhibit but that time in the country chopping wood has done you some good. WOW!

    Your pal in Chicago,

    JAMES.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Its Colby like the cheese people! The cheese!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I know! I must have been overwhelmed by the whole water experience. Mea Culpa! MEA CULPA!

    ReplyDelete
  7. That's got to be the hottest image ever of John Cage's "Notations."

    ReplyDelete