Lita Albuquerque’s performance piece “An Elongated Now” is today, Saturday November 8 2014 from 3:30pm to 6:30pm.
This will be at Laguna Beach Main Beach.
This is a free event.
The performance will involve hundreds of volunteer performers dressed in white.
It may be viewed from various vantage points on the beach and along the cliffs.
This is part of Laguna Art Museums Art and Nature Series.
A small gathering with the artist at sunrise marks the start of a “now” that continues as “an elongated now” with the participation of the performers at sunset.
They form an arc close to the water’s edge and focus their attention on the setting sun.
The performance ends with each holding a blue light and forming a glowing blue arc as darkness falls.
Albuquerque was born in Santa Monica, California and raised in Tunisia and France. She received her BFA at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1968, and continued her education at the Otis Art Institute from 1971 to 1972. In the late 1970s, she refocused her work from painting to ephemeral pieces set in the open landscape, including large-scale projects at public sites such as the Washington Monument (1980), the Great Pyramids (1996), and the ice desert of Antarctica, where she led an expedition of scientists and artists that culminated in the first and largest ephemeral art work created on that continent—Stellar Axis: Antarctica (2006). Her work has continuously explored the subjects of mapping, the cosmos, and connectivity.
For more information please link to An Elongated Now