[de]-lusions of Grandeur: "The Myth of Getting It Right the First Time"
In January 2013, Los Angeles–based artist Liz Glynn started a cycle of site-specific performances in response to monumental sculptures in LACMA’s collection. Glynn’s works consider the process of creating, moving, and erecting large-scale sculptures and the frequently Herculean human efforts necessary to do so. Centered on fundamental questions of human ambition and why we build, Glynn’s performances grapple with the relationship between human scale and monumental form in sculptures by Auguste Rodin, Alexander Calder, Donald Judd, and Richard Serra, among others.
"The Myth of Getting It Right the First Time," the second performance of the series, will activate Calder's legacy of kinetic sculptural form through a ballet mechanik.