KNOWLEDGES at Mount Wilson Observatory

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KNOWLEDGES at Mount Wilson Observatory

Red Box-Mount Wilson Road
Los Angeles, CA 91024
June 23rd, 2012 - June 24th, 2012
Opening: June 23rd, 2012 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

(626) 440-1136
The Observatory is open to the public daily from 10 am to 5 pm, March 30 through November 30
photography, mixed-media, installation, video-art, performance, conceptual, sculpture


KNOWLEDGES at Mount Wilson Observatory is an experimental art event taking place Saturday June 23 and Sunday 24, 2012. Perched a mile above Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Mountains, Mount Wilson Observatory is an astronomical observatory and site of historic scientific discovery, contemporary research, and sweeping views. This public event brings together a constellation of more than thirty contemporary Los Angeles artists, presenting: exhibitions, performances, film/video screenings, music, and other forms of temporary art installations throughout the Observatory grounds.  In addition, there will be an after dark, Night-Viewing Program* on Saturday, featuring live performances, theatre screenings, outdoor video projections and viewing through the 60-inch telescope. KNOWLEDGES engages the public in a unique opportunity to experience Mount Wilson Observatory through the lens of contemporary art.

Participating Artists & Organizations: Lita Albuquerque, James Benning, Jennifer Boysen, Center for Land Use Interpretation, Claude Collins-Stracensky, Cloud Eye Control (Anna Oxygen, Miwa Matreyek, Chi-wang Yang), Zoe Crosher, Russell Crotty, Ben Evans, Charles Gaines, Katie Grinnan, Mark Hagen, Emilie Halpern, Harmonica Rascals (David Bunn, Heather Bennett, Donnie Stroud), Dave Jurasevich, Norman Klein, Emily Lacy, Marilyn Lowey, Museum of Jurassic Technology, Christina Ondrus, Laura Riboli, Kim Schoen, Elleni Sclavenitis, Sneaky Snake (Ian James & George Jensen), Gabie Strong, Kara Tanaka, Mungo Thomson, April Totten & Donnie Stroud, Cody Trepte, Kerry Tribe, Dani Tull, Louisa Van Leer, (Kadet Kuhne, Tom Leeser, Gregory Lenczycki, Andrea Polli, Gardner Post & Brian Kane, Lea Rekow) 

KNOWLEDGES at Mount Wilson Observatory
Saturday June 23rd 10am-8pm, Sunday June 24th 10am-5pm
*Night-Viewing Program: Saturday June 23, 8pm -12am
*Limited admission, check website for up-to-date schedule info:
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KNOWLEDGES is an artist-organized initiative whose mission is to broaden the context of contemporary art production and reception, foster dialogue between artists and sites of under-
examined cultural influence in the greater Los Angeles area, and engage the public in direct experience with art and site. Christina Ondrus, Founder/Director, Co-Curator, Elleni Sclavenitis, Associate Director, Co-Curator
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