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MOMENTUM

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MOMENTUM

Corner of Linden Ave. and First St. Long Beach
, CA 90802
October 5th, 2008 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Performance
WEBSITE:  
http://www.universitybythesea.com/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Other (outside main areas)
ARTS ORGANIZATION:  
Art P.E.A.C.E., DDR Projects, FLOOD Artist Collective, Kay Erickson Gallery, The Performance Loft
COST:  
free

DESCRIPTION

 

MOMENTUM is: an art installation that assembles contemporary visual art, music performance, theatre, performance art, and video, into a greater conceptual performance in the East Village Arts District of downtown Long Beach. This project is a demonstration in response to the lack of exhibition space in an area labeled as an "artist's village." However, the space is dominated by many unused buildings that remain vacant in their indeterminate states, due to the urban redevelopment in its attempt to revitalize the downtown area.

FLOOD, with the assistance of other artists will use the interiors of Enterprise trucks as exhibition spaces, and thus create a "temporary arts district" on Linden Avenue between Broadway and First Street as a contribution to University by the Sea. The individual trucks establish a loose correlation to the departmental structures for education in the arts. Collectively this installation thematizes the potential vitality of contemporary culture and thus underscores the need for permanent exhibition space.