Levitated Mass
by Doug Pray, USA 2013, 88'
WRITTEN BY: Michael Heizer, Michael Govan   PRODUCER: Jamie Patricof
CAMERA: Chris Chomyn   PRODUZIONE: Electric City Entertainment
EDITING: Doug Pray   DISTRIBUTION: Journeyman Pictures 
MUSIC: Akron/Family   LANGUAGE: English

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film
Presented at Lo schermo dell'arte Film Festival 2014

340 tons of  monolithic granite, an ad hoc means of transportation, 11 days on the road, 22 cities involved, 107 miles crossed: all this is Levitated Mass, an art rock star, as artist Michael Heizer defined it. By ‘levitating’ an enormous boulder and installing it over a hole in the ground in the park around MACMA, Los Angeles, he created one of the most imposing Land Art works extant. The film interweaves the artist’s biography with behind-the-scenes footage of the work’s creation (the piece was conceived in 1968), the dreams of an important museum and its reception by a city, whose  astonished populace observes the transportation of this incredible load through the streets of California.

Doug Pray
Director Doug Pray’s exuberant portraits of subcultures and maverick individuals have been highly acclaimed and widely distributed. He lives in Los Angeles where he is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and The Directors Guild of America.

Selected Filmography
2009 Art & Copy 2008 Sufrwise; Big Rig 2005 Infamy 2001 Scratch 1996 Hype!


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