The Long Beach Museum of Art presents "Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape" in collaboration with Thinkspace Gallery and Pow!Wow! Long Beach. Featuring site-specific ephemeral murals and multi-media installations by established and emerging cutting-edge artists who will be demonstrating the skilled and nuanced application of their craft.
Ahern Media had the chance to be the only one onsite to film the process of each one of these amazing installations.
This summer I joined Craola, like any other event he does, for his participation inside the Long Beach Museum of Art for 'Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape.'
Some of the most talented artists around the world were selected to participate in a group exhibition transforming the Long Beach Museum of Art into a life size gallery of art work. Each artist had the opportunity to express themselves on an actual wall of the museum, rather than having works of art hanging on the walls. The museum, located in downtown Long Beach, California, opened its doors to these artists for one month as they came and went as they pleased upon completing their installations.
Hours after showing up to film Craola's installation, I was quickly asked to not only film Greg's process throughout his installation, but also for the 10 other participating artists. I swiftly agreed not knowing how much work I just committed myself to.
I shot every day for 22 days documenting the process of each artist's wall inside the museum. We recently had a closing ceremony and every wall has now been painted over in white leaving this video the only proper (but long) documentation of the event. Ahern Media was the only filmmaker allowed on site through the whole process.
Sit back, and enjoy Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape through the eyes of Ahern Media. Brought to you by Thinksapce Art, Pow!Wow! Long Beach, and the Long Beach Museum of Art.
Pow! Wow! Long Beach 2015. Ahern Media follows various artists on the roster of Long Beach's first Pow! Wow! event. Music by Cee roo. Additional footage provided by Zane Meyer and Landon Taylor.
All photos and video by Jordan Ahern.
To see more photos and the full length video, click here.