how long is a piece of string?

on me 'ols, I went to an art installation at MOCA (the Museum of Contemporary Art), or rather a one room gallery version of MOCA at The Pacific Design Centre in West Hollywood; above is a sketch of the actual installation, which was a wonderful arrangement of thougsands of coloured strings. . . (the video wall showed how the piece was put together on-site)
the photos don't quite do it justice. . .you could walk right up to the strings, you could stand under the strings. . .
I didn't dare touch or walk thru the strings (think the security guard would have baulked at that!) but he let me take photos (good man!)
this is the info about the installation, which I hope will enlargen ("biggify", Dave) if you wish to read about it, if you click on the photo. . .



(one of the best things about art museums and galleries are the shops. . . I could have spent a small fortune in this one, but - you'll be pleased to know - I restrained myself. . .)(totally! not a cent!!)

6 comments:

moreidlethoughts said...

So...were you just "hanging around" while "at a loose end", waiting for the cafe to brew-up?

Here's something I think you'll like...http://www.greenchairpress.com/blog/?p=1145

Sorrow said...

I got a POSTCARD!!!!!
whoooo! HOOOO!
thank you so much!
~smiles~
Oh and i just finished reading
http://chiaroscurochiaroscuro.blogspot.com/2009/09/whilst-on-holiday.html
and it took me 2 days, but it was a wonderful read, thanks for the recommend!

mig said...

That's a lot of string! I like the one where the strings go up into the light.

Dave said...

Lovely.

Mel said...

Zactly how long was that piece of string?!

I'da stuck spiders in it....
It IS Halloween, yaknow!!

HAPPY HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!!

I, Like The View said...

Mel and a very happy halloween to you!!!

Dave it was

migit was a fascinating piece, from all angles - especially looking up. . .

sorrow I read a couple more whilst I was away, the next Niffenegger (Her Fearful Symmetry)(which I liked, but not as much as TTTW as it was slightly more predictable) and The Rapture by Liz Jensen, which was interesting

dinah that's reminded me - I have a great shot of the cafe! will investigate the link, thanks