Joel Kyack's (MFA '08) Superclogger marks first collaboration between LA><ART and the Hammer Museum


Joel Kyack

Curated by LA><ART Curator of Public Art and Programs Cesar Garcia

Special showing: Saturday, September 25, 2010, 1–4 pm

The Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Joel Kyack's (MFA '08) first large-scale public project, Superclogger, will present various puppet shows to L.A. drivers caught in afternoon traffic jams from a mobile theater housed in the back of a nondescript white pickup truck. Broadcasting soundtracks discretely to the viewer's car stereo, Superclogger, curated by Cesar Garcia (MPAS '09), aims to briefly halt the progression of chaos by temporarily drawing the audience out of the commute experience and placing them within an intimate space of engagement and performance that highlights their own individual presence within the broader structure of the traffic jam.

After a summer of weekly rush-hour interventions, Superclogger will culminate with a special showing at the Hammer Museum on September 25, 2010, from 1 to 4 pm, marking the first collaboration between LA><ART and the Hammer Museum. Last week, the Hammer and LA><ART announced plans for future collaboration, including joint presentation of an exhibition by artist and USC Roski Assistant Professor Shannon Ebner, in 2011, and development and organization of the first Los Angeles Biennial, in 2012.

Superclogger launched on June 1, 2010, with a special showing at LA><ART. The project was conceived with Providence-based artist and bike mechanic Peter Fuller, and developed out of Kyack's interest in chaos, performance, and the relationship between individual will and collective control.

A new Superclogger twitter will update on the project's specific location throughout the days of its presentation.