LITA ALBUQUERQUE - "SPINE OF THE EARTH 2012" - PERFORMANCE ART
SPINE OF THE EARTH 2012 was a large-scale performance art installation by renowned artist Lita Albuquerque. This piece was commissioned as part of The Getty Museum’s Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival, in conjunction with 18th Street Arts Center and LAXXART.
For Spine of The Earth 2012, Albuquerque re-imagined her seminal project in an entirely new context that eMbodied a spectral line connecting the Earth's core to the sky above using over 300 live performers and a skydiver. 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.
LITA ALBUQUERQUE | SPINE OF THE EARTH 2012
The Getty Museum's Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival
Artist: Lita Albuquerque
PST Performance and Public Art Festival organized by Glenn Phillips of the Getty Research Institute and Lauri Firstenberg of LAXART, in conjunction with 18th Street Arts Center
Producer: Nicole Disson
Project Manager: Isabelle Albuquerque