Lost Horizon – Dawn Kasper
Wednesday July 24th – Thursday July 25th, 2013
9pm – 9pm (24 hours)
at the historic Hotel Shangri-la (1301 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401)
This performance is now SOLD OUT.
If you’d like to be added to the waitlist, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, cell phone number, email address, and times you are available to see the piece between July 24th at 9pm and July 25th at 9pm.
Waitlist time slots will be assigned on a first-emailed first-serve basis, and are dependent on availability and cancellations.
Dawn Kasper will be giving a series of 24 consecutive one hour performances to one audience member at a time at the historic Hotel Shangri-la in Santa Monica. Each performance will be intimate and unique and could include (but are not limited to) watching television, singing a song, reading a book, walking around the hotel, ordering room service, making art, sleeping, taking a nap, telling a story, listening to records, drinking a beer, talking about the history of the hotel experience. No two performances will be alike, and all will take place in a room overlooking the ocean. The hotel was built in 1939 by architect William E. Foster and is a great example of Streamline Modern Architecture and Art Deco Design.
Shangri-La is a fictional locale described by author James Hilton in the 1933 novel Lost Horizon. In this novel, Shangri-La was an isolated earthly paradise populated by immortal and ageless residents. Four years after the novel was published a film adaptation of Lost Horizon directed by Frank Capra was released.
This event is part of Machine Project’s Field Guide to L.A. Architecture.