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.