Chris Burden's installation now at LACMA came together with the help of a big crew. "There were two special-effects artists and two college-level art instructors, a maker of artisan snowboards, woodworkers, ceramicists and assorted masters of fine arts from UC Riverside and UCLA," says a behind-the-scenes story at ZevWeb. " One of the craftsmen on the prototype was the lead guitarist in the L.A.-based band 'Dengue Fever.' Much of the infrastructure and train wiring was done by a heavy diesel mechanic-turned-jewelry-designer who was a finalist last year on Lifetime Television’s 'Project Accessory.'" More there. The installation is open to see whenever the museum is open, but the kinetic parts only run Friday through Sunday.
LA Observed photo: Judy Graeme