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Lita Albuquerque, “Spine of the Earth 2012,” 2012, Baldwin HIlls Scenic Overlook, Culver City

Photo: Michael Light

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  • Spine of the Earth, 1980, Lita Albuquerque

    Aerial view. Photo: Lita Albuquerque © Lita Albuquerque Studio, 1980

  • Spine of the Earth, 1980, Lita Albiuquerque

    Detail. Lita Albuquerque Studio, 1980. Photo: Lita Albuquerque © Lita Albuquerque Studio, 1980

  • Spine of the Earth, 1980, Lita Albuquerque

    Aerial view. © Lita Albuquerque Studio, 1980

  • Spine of the Earth, 1980, Lita Albuquerque

    Detail. © Lita Albuquerque Studio, 1980

  • Spine of the Earth, 1980, Lita Albuquerque

    Detail. © Lita Albuquerque Studio, 1980

  • Lita Albuquerque, “Spine of the Earth 2012,” 2012, Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, Culver City

    Photo: Kelly Akashi

  • Lita Albuquerque, “Spine of the Earth 2012,” 2012, Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, Culver City

    Photo: Kelly Akashi

  • Lita Albuquerque, “Spine of the Earth 2012,” 2012, Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, Culver City

    Photo: Kelly Akashi

  • Lita Albuquerque, “Spine of the Earth 2012,” 2012, Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, Culver City

Spine of the Earth 2012, by Lita Albuquerque

Sunday, January 22, 2012, 12:00–2:00 p.m.
Details: Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook website
Admission: Free; no reservations required. Free parking is available on Jefferson below the park. Additional free parking will be available in a lot at 3540 Hayden Avenue, Culver City 90232.
Location: Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, 6300 Hetzler Rd., Culver City, CA 90232 Map

Lita Albuquerque’s Spine of the Earth 2012, performed in the hills above Culver City at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, will offer a striking large-scale performance in the fissure of the landscape. Often visible from the I-10 and I-405 freeways, the Overlook has views from downtown to the ocean, setting the stage for a dramatic re-interpretation of Albuquerque’s original 1980 Mojave Desert earthwork Spine of the Earth. For Spine of the Earth 2012 the pigment from the original piece will be represented by 500 performers. Be sure to arrive early so not to miss the skydiver who kicks off the performance! 

Please plan to arrive by 11:30 a.m. to allow time for parking. The performance starts promptly at noon.

If you are interested in participating as a performer in this historic performance, please sign up at spineoftheearth2012.com.

Organized by:

18th Street Arts Center

Artist’s website: www.litaalbuquerque.com