Noteworthy: Michael Heizer’s Levitated Mass Film


Michael Heizer’s Levitated Mass was installed at Los Angeles County Museum of Art in the summer of 2012. The monolith made a momentous trek from the Jurupa Valley to Miracle Mile in early 2012 from a quarry to the museum. As part of the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival, LACMA debuts Doug Pray’s documentary, Levitated Mass: The Story of Michael Heizer’s Monolithic Sculpture, on Thursday, June 20, 2013. The film is about the 340-ton, granite boulder that was moved from a quarry in Riverside, California to the LACMA last year and mounted upon the walls of a 456 foot slot. The 105-mile transport captured international media attention and challenged the imagination of thousands of Southern Californians as it crawled through their neighborhoods on a 294-foot long, 206-wheeled transport over the course of ten nights. The resulting artwork, by the legendary and reclusive artist Michael Heizer is named “Levitated Mass”. Click here to see a clip of the film.


Image of the filmmaker, Doug Pray, and the artist, Michael Heizer