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Free today: Judy Chicago and 25 tons of dry ice

Posted by Carren Jao Pineda |

Art isn't always about paint drips all in ecstasy, sometimes it's the simplicity of an ephemeral object, or even better, being immersed in it.

Today at Santa Monica's Barker Hangar, see a recreation and re-interpretation of Judy Chicago, Lloyd Hamrol, and Eric Orr's 1968 Disappearing Environments. Architects and designers take 25 tons of dry ice an constructed a ziggurat structure out of it. As the air cools and heats up, the ice dissolves into a fog in a process called sublimination. Thus, it's new name, Sublime Environments. On its opening day, January 19, red flares will be lit adding an extra eerie pink glow to everything around it.

If you have ever been stuck inside a thick fog, you would probably know what to expect: a mysterious air come over the area and a tingling feeling of anticipation alongside a twinge of sadness knowing that the ziggurat on display has a bit of time before it disappears completely.

Come see it for yourself, before it's too late. Details here.

Flare Performance
Thursday, January 19, 2012, 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Admission: Free; no reservations required.
Barker Hanger, Santa Monica Airport, 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90405 Map

Sublime Environments
Thursday, January 19 - Sunday, January 22, 2012
Visit any time. The piece will disappear some time during the weekend of January 20 - 22, 2012
Admission: Free; no reservations required. Parking is $10.


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