Marnie Weber: Eternity Forever (at the Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleun, Altadena, CA)
Eternity Forever continues West of Rome Public Art’s mission to support public art projects in unusual or under-recognized locations in the Los Angeles region that engage the public in experiences unique to the city. The Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum is located in Altadena where Weber, among many other artists, lives and works. This location offers a unique context to present her work.
Weber’s new film adopts the expressionistic aesthetic of early black and white silent movies. The pure and innocent Gothic heroine, played by Marnie Weber, is depicted in a mystical landscape populated with a menagerie of the grotesque. Weber is one of the few female artists to explore the concept of “horror” in her work.
The exhibition will be open to the public from November 13th through December 20th, where the film will be screened regularly in a gallery on site, along with collages by the artist. This exhibition will mark the last appearance of The Spirit Girls, who will leave their earthly bodies. As a continuation of this project, Weber will debut her new noise band, Fäuxmish, in December 2010, where she will demonstrate “simplicity through noise.”
Marnie Weber is an artist and musician living in Los Angeles, known for her imaginative multimedia exhibitions, performances, films and music videos that immerse the viewer into an ethereal world of the uncanny and grotesque. By combining her own mythology of creatures, animals and female characters with costuming and stage sets, Weber infuses dream-like narratives— seemingly unfixed in time—with a sense of the familiar.
Although Mountain View’s grounds and Mausoleum have been used as a location for films and television shows, there are few visitors and the building is often deserted. As time passes, one wonders if beauty will be enough to sustain the upkeep of the building and grounds. By using the Mausoleum for this project, West of Rome Public Art and Marnie Weber hope to revitalize the site for future projects and gallery exhibitions by other artists.
The exhibition is free and open to the public from November 13th through December 20th, 2010
Hours: Saturday through Monday
11:30am to 3:30pm
and by appointment
Mountain View Cemetery & Mausoleum
2300 N. Marengo Avenue
Altadena, California 91001
The Eternal Heart is produced by West of Rome Public Art, California State Summer School for the Arts Foundation (CSSSA), a grant by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the Surdna Foundation Distinguished Visiting Artist in Residence at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).