Updated: 12:43 pm:
Tomorrow In September, a 340 ton rock in Riverside will board a trailer and make a several day journey to LACMA. Over at the museum, workers are preparing for the arrival of this centerpiece of Michael Heizer's "Levitated Mass" installation (the boulder will appear to hover over a 456 foot long walk-in trench in the lawn on the north side of the Resnick Pavilion). Today, LACMA's Unframed blog posted this video of Vice President of Infrastructure John Bowsher explaining a little bit about the structure that will hold up those 340 tons. Update: a rep for LACMA tells us that the boulder's journey has been delayed and should begin the week of September 6. The piece is still scheduled to be finished in late November.
· VIDEO: Preparing for Levitated Mass [Unframed]
· LACMA Lawn Getting Dug Up For 340 Ton Levitating Boulder [Curbed LA]