Chris Kallmyer shares his new film and performance that explores the life of a replica of Sol LeWitt’s 1971 sculpture, Modular. The starring LeWitt travels to places and contexts that the original work cannot - lounging poolside in Venice, going deep into the Mojave Desert, or by a live fire.
The film features interviews with a physicist, architect, folklorist, toddlers, and puppeteers talking about their own lives as it crosses paths with the LeWitt. The event is hosted and features the amazing Bob Baker Marionette Theater, a historic landmark established in 1963 to celebrate puppetry and the allied arts. The evening will feature beer by SolArc Brewing that will help you exercise your modernist demons.
Chris Kallmyer is an artist and performer living in Los Angeles. His work explores our relationship to site and architecture, inviting the listener or viewer to experience sound and art in situ. Kallmyer’s work has garnered commissions from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Walker Art Center, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Hammer Museum, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, The Getty Center, the City of Los Angeles, and other spaces in America and Europe. He completed his MFA in 2009 at California Institute of the Arts and worked closely with the art collective Machine Project in creating over 100 projects since 2008 at institutions across the United States.