December 10, 2012
Please join Six Points Fellow, Corrie Siegel, Sunday December 9 at 11801 Mullholland Drive as she participates in Mulholland Dérive, a day of site specific interventions by over 100 artists along the 21 mile stretch of Mullholland Drive. From 12:00- 6:00PM she will be stationed at Barbara Fine Summit Overlook in order to circulate free maps to passing motorists and pedestrians. These maps, which reference early Renaissance and turn of the century documents, explore Los Angeles history and draw parallels to biblical narrative and visions of “The Holy Land”.
site-specific works along the entire length of Mulholland Drive
Sunday, December 9, 2012 12 PM – 6 PM
Los Angeles Road Concerts presents a showing of site-specific projects from over 110 Los Angeles artists in unused public outdoor spaces along the entire length of Mulholland Drive’s 21 miles, starting at its east end, at Cahuenga Pass, and resulting with a reception party near the Nike Missile Site in the Santa Monica Mountains. For one day, artists will perform works, display installations, facilitate carpool happenings, host spontaneous readings, and make music in unexpected spaces such as on the sidewalk, between dumpsters, along precipices, as well as inside the audience’s cars as they traverse one of LA’s most iconic streets. The audience can choose how long they want to spend at each spot, whether or not they want to park or get out of their cars, skip spots or drive at different speeds between them. Audience members are additionally invited to car pool with artists and to switch car pools at their leisure. The road concert can also easily be experienced by bus, bicycle and walking. An official map of the day’s events along with project descriptions and other downloadable information will be available to the public starting on December 5 on the event website ().
Los Angeles Road Concerts seeks to investigate the possibilities of LA’s lengthy streets as sites for artistic exploration while using the street itself as a cross-section to observe the city’s diversity of landscapes and people, how the Los Angeles metropolis grew, and the massive in-between and negative spaces it left behind as it expanded. How can we generate a new kind of LA experience, utilizing its car culture to find meaning and bring attention to a collection of less obvious destinations? Additionally, through a wide open call process, Los Angeles Road Concerts brings together art school graduates, working artists, local residents, and other artists, writers, musicians, dancers, academics, etc, to realize a broad array of kinds of interactions with the sites. Participants find unlikely audiences, people who may have never been to a gallery space but who ultimately take great interest in participants’ work.
A dérive is a spontaneous exploration of urban landscapes guided by aesthetic instinct. The Mulholland Dérive invites its audience to drop their relations, their work and leisure activities, and all their other usual motives for movement and action, and let themselves be drawn by the attractions of the terrain of Mulholland Drive and the encounters they find there. The iconic Mulholland Drive begins at Cahuenga Pass and winds through LA’s quiet, affluent Hollywood Hills neighborhoods, past the homes of famous stars, massive mansions, rich baby boomers in convertibles, people sitting alone in their cars at lookouts, cliffs, crossing over the 405 on the Carmageddon-causing bridge, then turning into “Dirt Mulholland” an undrivable six miles through the Santa Monica Mountains, Los Angeles as a distant backdrop on both sides along much of the drive.
Corrie will be stationed at
Barbara Fine Summit Overlook
11801 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles, California 91604
12 – 6 PM
Join fellow Corrie Siegel for a Panel Discussion with other artists from the exhibition, The Subterraneans – featuring artists who run Los Angeles’ alternative art spaces. This panel will explore the relationship between making art and presenting the work of others.
Corrie Siegel (Actual Size)
Max Presneill (Director/Curator, TAM)
Oliver Hess (Materials and Applications)
Tyler Vlahovich (WPA)
John Pearson (WPA)
Moderated by Jason Ramos.
This event will begin at 6.00pm at the Torrance Art Museum.
Fellow Corrie Siegel is debuting a new work the Torrance Art Museum on September 22nd as part of the Group Show ‘The Subterraneans’. Her piece is a map of Los Angeles which is shaded by Micrographic Hebrew transliterations of Los Angeles neighborhood names.
Torrance Art Museum
3320 Civic Center Dr.
Torrance CA 90503
“Blank Land” is collaborative show exploring urban identity crises, sacrifice, and heroism through the lens of mythology and American values. It is open Saturday, June 30, 2012 6:00pm until 9:00pm.
The show features the work of over fifty artists, including fellow Corrie Siegel!
Oh Nancy is an national art collective that provides a vehicle for artists — presenting them with a narrative structure that facilitates collaboration and multiple-authorship. Using contradiction, symbolism, and coincidence histories are created and layered– anchored in this narrative blueprint. The story is a mythical and satirical portrait of Americana that examines fanaticism and the complexities of the American hero. Artists respond to different facets of the story, organically building it along the way, each exhibition the latest chapter in an ever growing epic.
Oh Nancy was created and is directed by Arthur Henderson, Nathan Wellman and Fionn McCabe.
The “Blank Land” is also open for viewing on Tuesday, from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Torrance Art Museum
3320 Civic Center Drive
Torrance, CA 90503