LACMA9 Art+Film Lab

Share your story, participate in filmmaking workshops, and see movies as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art brings the LACMA9 Art+Film Lab to nine communities throughout Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties. Free and open to the public, the Art+Film Lab is an interactive art space that comes alive through your involvement.

In conjunction with the LACMA9 Art+Film Lab, Altadena resident Mark Starr talks about how he became a dancer on Soul Train, becoming a professional television make-up artist, and what he loves about living in Altadena.


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Using oral histories gathered at the LACMA9 Art+Film Lab as a departure point, artist Nicole Miller is working with community members along the LACMA9 route to create nine new video works, one representing each LACMA9 site, as part of a series titled Believing is Seeing. Miller's work comprises video portraits that provide a distinctive and intimate glimpse into lives of Southern California residents. Miller’s project mines what she calls “stories that residents feel deserve to be told” about their lives and communities. “I believe that the stories individuals choose to present are a great signifier of the values of a community,” she says.

LACMA9 community residents can view Miller's collaborative video project at the museum on special LACMA9 community free days.


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Share your story, participate in filmmaking workshops, and see movies as LACMA brings the Art+Film Lab to communities across Los Angeles. The Art+Film Lab is an interactive art space that comes alive through community involvement.

See the LACMA9 Art+Film Lab in action and learn more about the programs from past participants.

Supported by a grant from the The James Irvine Foundation.
Music: "Lights On" by Jesson Duller
Additional footage provided by Agustín Jiménez
Chris Burden, Urban Light, 2008, the Gordon Family Foundation’s gift to Transformation: The LACMA Campaign, © Chris Burden


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