OPEN CALL

Artists, Performers, Students & Everyone.

Be part of a historical live art performance with artist Lita Albuquerque for the recreation of her seminal artwork Spine Of The Earth at the breathtaking Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook in Culver City.
This large-scale outdoor project is in conjunction with 18th Street Arts Center and the Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival organized by Glenn Phillips of the Getty Research Institute and Lauri Firstenberg of LAXART.
Spine of the Earth was originally created on El Mirage Dry Lake bed by Lita Albuquerque in the Mojave Desert of California in the Fall of 1980. It was an ephemeral pigment-based Land Work incorporating a performance in which participants laid red, yellow and black pigment on the desert floor in a geometric pattern over six-hundred feet in diameter. Albuquerque used the Earth as an almost two-dimensional drawing surface. The final piece could only be seen in its entirety from an aerial view.

For Spine Of The Earth 2012, Albuquerque is re-imagining her seminal project from 1980 in an entirely new context. This large scale new work embodies a spectral line connecting the Earth's core to the sky above. Albuquerque needs over 500 people to participate in this performance. So sign up, sign up a friend and join us!

All participants will be involved in a very simple walking based movement (choreographed by LA-based choreographers WIFE) and will receive a signed, limited-edition artifact of the performance.

*Please note that participants should be in good physical shape as we will be walking down a very large and steep series of steps.