These two resources — silver and water, mined out of the Owens Valley — are the materials that constitute film itself. Bon will discuss how this project has galvanized the community surrounding the scars of these mining processes and become a catalyst for community engagement in the future of this critical region.
Lauren Bon is an artist living in Los Angeles and London. Her solo exhibitions include Strawberry Flag (2010), a revisionist view of the American Flag at the West Los Angeles VA Hospital; Bees and Meat (2007), ACE Gallery; Not a Cornfield, a 32-acre living sculpture on a plot of land between Chinatown and Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles (2005); and Project Room: Hand Held Objects, Santa Monica Museum of Art (2003). Ms. Bon is a director of the Annenberg Foundation and the Metabolic Studio.
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