“ILLUMETRIC”- A SHORT FILM
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“ILLUMETRIC,” A SHORT FILM BY ARTIST SHANA MABARI, TO PREMIERE AT THE WEHO@30 FILM FESTIVAL: A DIGITAL TIME CAPSULE ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24 AT 4:45PM
RECEPTION AT WEST HOLLYWOOD LIBRARY SET FOR 7-9PM
LOS ANGELES, October 7, 2015: “ILLUMETRIC,” a short film by Los Angeles-based artist Shana Mabari, will premiere at the WeHo@30 Film Festival: A Digital Time Capsule, on Saturday, October 24. ILLUMETRIC will be featured in “Shorts Program 4: Architecture, Sculpture Billboards!,” beginning at 4:45PM. The program celebrates the way in which appreciation of the arts and design permeates the City of West Hollywood’soutdoor spaces. Mabari’s 12-minute film/video documents her Art on the Outside public art project Illumetric, covering conception, fabrication, installation and presence in the urban streetscape, including footage of West Hollywood celebrations and events from throughout its tenure on the median of Santa Monica Boulevard. The film includes interviews with Mabari, legendary fabricator Jack Brogan, City of West Hollywood Arts Administrator Andrew Campbell, and Los Angeles Art Association Executive Director Peter Mays.
Mabari will take part in a Q&A with others featured in “Shorts Program 4” including Tony Coehlo, John Garry III, Robert Landau, Radan Popović, and Festival Director Vera Mijojlić. Additional information on the program is available at: http://seefilmla.org/weho30/weho30-program/. The screening and Q&A take place at the City of West Hollywood’s City Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room at West Hollywood Library (625 N. San Vicente Blvd, 90069). There will be a WeHo@30 Film Festival closing event in the Library from 7-9PM (the reception also marks the opening of the exhibition “In a New Land: 10 Years Later/Photograph by Russian-Speaking Immigrants).
WeHo@30 Film Festival: A Digital Time Capsule, runs from 3-10PM on Friday October 23, and 3-9PM on Saturday, October 24. All content will later be placed into the City of West Hollywood’s Archives. Admission is free and open to the public, and validated parking is available for the five-story parking structure behind the Library. For more information, www.weho.org/arts.
Mabari received a 2015 WeHo@30 Film & Digital Media grant to make her film about Illumetric, a triptych of massive, internally illuminated diamond-, cube-, and rectangle-shaped acrylic sculptures that was installed in July 2014. Internal LED illumination switches on automatically at sundown. The project, which was covered in the Los Angeles Times, was partially funded by a 2013 Center for Cultural Innovation ARC Grant. In June 2015, Illumetric was officially added to Google Maps (http://tinyurl.com/nanvcrx).
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