The 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica will present a screening Feb. 25 of “Trading Dirt with Simon Rodia & Allan Kaprow” (40 mins.), a film by Rosie Lee Hooks and Paul. S. Rogers, followed by a conversation with Rosie Lee Hooks, art historian Marlena Donahue, writer Jori Finkel and Suzanne Lacy.
From the 18th Street Arts Center website:
“Trading Dirt with Simon Rodia & Allan Kaprow” was created for the Allan Kaprow “Art As Life Exhibition” at MOCA Geffen Contemporary in Spring 2008. The film intercuts vintage footage from the film ‘Watts Towers” by William Hale with contemporary images of the Watts Community. The production also refers to the historic “Happenings” work of Allan Kaprow, bringing together two Southern California historic moments in art while exploring the generosity of artists, giving back, and the real meaning of community.
Location: The 18th Street Arts Center, 1657 18th Street, Santa Monica, 90404
Weds., Feb 25, 7pm