November 06, 2010
2 – 4 pm
presented by Elysian Park Museum of Art
Come by the EPMoA Visitor’s Center at LACE for the climactic unveiling of artifacts uncovered during the Elysian Park Dig, a collaboration between Lauren Mackler and Riah Buchanan. This unveiling event will include a presentation of objects, audio and imagery relating to a few stories the collective have unearthed. These include the life and death of the native Gabrielinos, the dark undertone of the 1932 Olympics shooting event, the disturbing case of the Marion Parker’s dismemberment, the amazing moving mountain and the 1967 Love-In. Each event marks a moment in the park’s history and underscores the lingering desperation of the site. Los Angeles-based musician Emily Lacy has composed an original cover of the folk songs written about the Murder of Marion Parker to be played during the event.
The Elysian Park Dig, a collaborative project between Lauren Mackler and Riah Buchanan, is on loan from the Museum of Public Fiction, a small and shapeshifting museum currently located in Highland Park. In the model of curiosity cabinets, the shows combine made & found objects to create slightly unusual environments to frame art, artifact, and facsimile in one fictional place.
Visit www.epmoa.org for more on Elysian Park Museum of Art. Find out more about the Public Fiction at www.publicfiction.org