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Artbound Commemorates the Centennial Anniversary of the Los Angeles Aqueduct












 

Burbank, CA -
April 23, 2014 -
KCET's award-winning transmedia
arts and culture series, ARTBOUND,
travels with Lauren Bon and Metabolic
Studio
as they perform "One Hundred Mules Walking
the Los Angeles Aqueduct
," a commemorative artist action to
reconnect Los Angeles to its water supply by walking the entire 240-mile route
of the Los Angeles Aqueduct with a team of 100 hundred mules, airing Thursday,
May 8 at 9 p.m. on KCET and Monday, May 12 at 8 p.m. on Link TV.

This hour-long documentary
captures the epic 240-mile journey along the Los Angeles aqueduct,
commemorating the centenary of its opening on Nov. 5, 2013. The patient,
steadfast pace of 100 mules over the course of 20 days provides a moment of
meditation on the nature of our watershed. Mules were used to haul the gigantic
pipes into place and transport the materials for the miles of concrete channels
that exported water from The Eastern Sierra's to Los Angeles. The journey took
place on Oct. 18, 2013, drawing the line between the Intake and the Cascades, the
beginning and the end point of this engineered lifeline of the city of Los
Angeles.

Featuring interviews with Michal Govan, President of LACMA, and Jonathan
Parfrey, executive director of Climate Resolve,
"One
Hundred Mules" marks the second part of the trilogy series presented by ARTBOUND and Metabolic Studio. The
first installment showcased Metabolic
Studio's "AgH2O" project, which connects the elements mined from the
Owens Valley, silver and water, to the emergence of the film industry. The
trilogy concludes with Metabolic Studio's most ambitious project, "Bending the
River into the City," a piece of
engineering proposed for a new century in which the L.A. River will be dammed,
its concrete jacket punctured and its water lifted sixty feet from the river
basin to the top of a sixty foot water wheel before it is treated and
redistributed in the city's first community water bank.

For a preview of "One Hundred
Mules Walking the Los Angeles Aqueduct", visit 
http://www.kcet.org/shows/artbound/100-mules-walking-the-los-angeles-aqueduct.html.

 

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