Tyvek fragment in glass container from a full suit, worn by Bill Dambrova in Lita Albuquerque’s "Spine of the Earth", 2012, 2” x 2.25” high.
"Spine of the Earth" was a performative sculpture that took place on January 22th from 10am to 6pm at Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook in Culver City, CA. Visible from the I-10 and I-405 freeways, this public performance was a dramatic re-interpretation of Albuquerque’s original 1980 “Spine of the Earth” piece. In this re-enactment the red pigment of the spiral from the original piece was represented by 299 performers and me, all wearing red suits. The movement of the performers was initiated by a sky diver, also in red, and transformed into a line as all 300 of us went down the 287 steps of the site, resembling a red “spine” in the fissure of the landscape.
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