Organized by Roundhouse Platform, we'll be paring pairing a film from the public domain with visual production by a contemporary designer. Our guest in June, Maxime Lefebvre, curates and remixes figures, clouds, ‘scapes & environments through the sampling of images and ready-made objects.
During the event, the horizon line, widely used as an anchoring device in art and architecture throughout history, goes missing in Frank Capra’s, Lost Horizon, a 1937 drama-fantasy film based on a novel of the same title from 1933. A troupe of strange characters, aboard an airplane that has been mysteriously hijacked, are left to navigate a mythical land known as Shangri-La. Trials, tribulations, and terrain ensue. Exteriors are shot on-location in the vicinities of Joshua Tree, Palm Springs, and Westlake Village.
In 1941, the film was adapted into a35min radio play which will serve as the soundtrack for both scenes from the original movie and Lefebvre’s own work in Joshua Tree. His digital scans, point clouds, and technical images are echoes of the landscape captured and indexed with drones, pixels, AI, and scripts.
Lost Horizon (1941)
Lost Horizon (1937)
The Great Basin, Rock No. 01, Cloudscaping (2018)
Sunday 24 June 2018, 8-9P
2426 W. Washington Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90018
+ free and open to the public
+ organized byRoundhouse Platform
+ Noémie Despland-Lichtert & Brendan Shea
+ with Maxime Lefebvre
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