7:30 p.m. – 9:3- p.m.
RCC Hunters Woods – the CenterStage
Free • All Ages
Levitated Mass is the documentary of a rock star; the artist behind the sensation; and the international media storm that ensued – but not in the way you might expect. The large-scale sculpture by Michael Heizer is prominently displayed outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Levitated Mass gained worldwide recognition during its installation in 2012. Over the course of 10 nights, tens of thousands of people came out to watch the megalith travel through their communities to its final resting place over a 456-foot-long negative space formed by a concrete slot. Levitated Mass is one of the few pieces of art in recent history to inspire such a reaction in pop culture, bringing together the art community, public officials, and the general population to debate the merits or folly of a giant stone suspended above their heads. (2013, 88 min.)
This movie is presented in collaboration with the Initiative for Public Art – Reston (IPAR). IPAR seeks to inspire an ongoing commitment to public art and create a new generation of artworks in Reston. Thanks to RCC’s support, IPAR developed this program to present exceptional public art projects. Visually stimulating and thought-provoking, the films in the series are being shown to foster a community conversation about public art.