SPINE OF THE EARTH 2012

Nicole is thrilled to be joining the SPINE OF THE EARTH 2012 team as producer to help artist Lita Albuquerque re-create 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.  Funding provided by the Getty Foundation.  

To participate in this historical piece on Sunday, January 22nd from 8am - 2pm, please sign up at:


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 performances.  So sing up, sing up a friend and join us!   All participants will be involved in a very simple walking based movement (choreographed by LA-bases choreographers WIFE) and will receive a signed, limited-edition artifact of the performance.