It took about two years to drain, clean up and rebuilt Echo Park Lake and the surrounding parkland. That 24-month process has been reduced to a five-hour, time-lapse video that will be shown this weekend at Machine Projects in Echo Park (the snippet above shows a .
The video was the work of a pair of Echo Park residents, who prefer to be known by their aliases, Mr. Rollerzz and Rev. Mook, who set up a automated web camera to take 720 photos a day of the lake during the construction project. Images of from that camera have been available on EchoParkLake.com but now those thousands of digital images have been stitched together into the five hour program.
In other events this weekend, the prospect of warm evenings on the last weekend of June create some ideal conditions for outdoor events. Tonight’s outdoor screening of “Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air” at the Audubon Center at Debs Park. In Elysian Valley, the opening reception for “It Was My Idea To Steal That Idea” – an evening of art and music – that includes Shepard Fairey. Meanwhile, in Highland Park, the Space of Light exhibit features a “light art canopy,” “light body art” as well as films and food and drink at La Tierra de la Culebra art park and community space.
Check our Save the Date calendar for details.