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Thomas Demand in conversation at LACMA

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February 24, 2015

Thomas Demand in conversation at LACMA

On Tuesday, February 24, Thomas Demand will be joined by Michael Govan for a conversation at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Bing Theater, beginning at 7:30 PM. Demand and Govan will discuss the artist's film installation, Pacific Sun, which is currently on view at the museum through April 12. Filmed over fifteen months, Pacific Sun captures the violent chaos inside a cruise ship as it pitches in a storm in the South Pacific. Inspired by footage from the ship's security cameras found on YouTube, Demand created a full-scale set constructed completely with paper. It comprises a total of 2,400 frames, captured one at a time, as animators meticulously retraced the movements of each item in the room, shifting the paper models of plates, lemons, pendant lamps, chairs, an upright piano, and a refrigerator by several millimeters at a time.

The talk is free and open to the public. Tickets are required and can be reserved online or by calling (323) 857-6010. For more information, please visit LACMA's website.

TICKETS: ONLINE OR CALL (323) 857-6010

Image: Still from Thomas Demand, Pacific Sun, 2012. Film and sound installation. Dimensions variable.