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Exhibition Detail
The Artist's Life
631 West 2nd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012


February 3rd, 2011 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
 
, George HermsGeorge Herms
© Courtesy of the Artist and REDCAT
> QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Performance
WEBSITE:  
http://redcat.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
downtown/east la
EMAIL:  
redcatpr@calarts.edu
PHONE:  
213-237-2800
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sun 12-6 or Intermission
TAGS:  
video, music, installation, performance, sculpture
COST:  
$10-$20
> DESCRIPTION

“The missing link between the beats and the hippies.“ —Huffington Post

 

Known as one of the founders of California assemblage and an influential figure of the Beat generation, George Herms premieres a new free-jazz opera that features large-scale sculptural instruments, live and recorded video, and featuring the Bobby Bradford Mo'tet, the Theo Saunders group, and the voice of Diana Briscoll. In addition to standard instrumentation, a spinning metal staircase and enormous buoy sculptures serve as scenic elements and percussive instruments, played by musicians and the artist himself, as the freely improvised score progresses. Capturing the ethos of Herms’ aesthetic and inspired by 380 boxes and 42 flat files of his own archival material cataloged by the Getty Research Institute, The Artist’s Life is an encompassing reflection with a libretto sourced from the diary entries and notes Herms generated almost daily throughout his 50-year career.

The Artist's Life is part of Pacific Standard Time. This unprecedented collaboration, initiated by the Getty, brings together more than sixty cultural institutions from across Southern California for six months beginning in October 2011 to tell the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene.

Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.

 


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