The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project
The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project is a series of artist-produced billboards and activations that will unfold along the
Interstate 10 Freeway. Spanning the United States from Florida to the California Coast, the project will map out the
American fantasy of Westward expansionism by moving through and punctuating the narrative of the landscape itself.
Initiated by artist Zoe Crosher, the project will be an involved collaboration between Crosher and several artists, including
Eve Fowler, Bobbi Woods, and Mario Ybarra Jr. This project will allow each of the artists to explore their shared
investigations into the development of society and cities, specifically the westward manifestation that has built Los
Angeles into the cultural epicenter that it claims today.
Los Angeles, CA
LAND will present a culminating exhibition of Grinnan's sculptural instruments and astrological charts/diagrams which emphasize Grinnan's vision and process, along with two installations of high definition video projections. These video projections will be comprised of footage from the past performances of the Astrology Orchestra from the Integratron, and the 60" telescope at the Mount Wilson Observatory as part of KNOWLEDGES. Both of these projections will be dome-shaped to form a complete circle, echoing the architecture of the spaces in which the original performances took place and the shape of the instruments and the planets. An additional video piece will detail the performance of the Astrology Orchestra at Venice Beach.
Katie Grinnan, Astrology Orchestra. Photo courtesy of Erich Koyama.