Los / James Benning / 2001

Los / James Benning / 2001


Footnotes

Nearing the completion of El Valley Centro, I began planning an urban companion piece, Los, that was to be a portrait of Los Angeles. It seemed logical, for the politics of water certainly run from the Valley to the City. Los would have the same structure as El Valley Centro and would look and listen with the same intensity. The two films would be connected with the last shot of El Valley Centro pumping water out of the Valley over Wheeler Ridge while the first shot of Los would show Mulholland’s first spillway (still in use) bringing water into LA➡︎


Extras

 Locations

◼︎ Visiting Artist Profiles: James Benning / Matthew Harrison Tedford / Art Practical / 2014


Sources

◼︎ Los / Neil Young / Neil Young's Film Lounge / 2004


Where the water once flowed / Chang Kim / 2016

Where the water once flowed / Chang Kim / 2016

Taschen's tastes keep his books alive / CBS / 2011

Taschen's tastes keep his books alive / CBS / 2011