LACMA Local members are getting together once again for a fun, art-inspired workshop. This Saturday, for Local: Book, Locals will create a handmade accordion book with pop-ups inspired by the movement and architecture in Chris Burden’s kinetic sculpture Metropolis II. The workshop is for LACMA Local members only, but Metropolis II will be in action for anyone with general admission throughout the day.
On Sunday, join an eye-opening talk by Dr. Richard Hansen, archeologist and director of the Mirador Basin Project as he shares pressing news on one of the largest and most important ancient Maya sites in Mesoamerica. Discover allusions to deforestation, high complex societies, and the “first freeway system in the world.” The talk is free and open to the public.
While you’re here, don’t miss Workflow, a special project by Art + Technology Lab grant recipient Michael Mandiberg. Listen to the artist’s heart beat as it reacts to the sounds of email alerts. Mandiberg uses himself as a proxy to hold a mirror to a pathologically overworked and increasingly quantified society, revealing a personal political economy of data. Learn more about the artist and his process on Unframed.
Also on view, Ed Fella: Free Work in Due Time features flyers, posters, photographs, and sketchbooks of the renowned designer and educator Ed Fella. Fella works at the intersection of art and design, examining the conventions and idiosyncrasies of human communication. His meticulously hand-drawn lettering and poetic wordplay stake a claim for self-expression in design.