LACMA9 Art+Film Lab

LACMA9 Art+Film Lab

Experience film as an art form. Participate in filmmaking workshops, share personal stories and memories on video, and watch free movies as the LACMA9 Art+Film Lab visits nine communities throughout Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties. Free and open to the public, the Art+Film Lab is a pop-up art initiative that comes alive through your involvement.

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Download a full schedule for Torrance (PDF). Download a bilingual brochure (PDF).




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Image: © 2013 Duncan Cheng
LACMA9 Art + Film Lab is supported by a grant from

LACMA9 Art + Film Lab

See the LACMA9 Art+Film Lab in action and learn more about the programs from past participants.

Supported by a grant from the The James Irvine Foundation.
Music: "Lights On" by Jesson Duller
Additional footage provided by Agustín Jiménez
Chris Burden, Urban Light, 2008, the Gordon Family Foundation’s gift to Transformation: The LACMA Campaign, © Chris Burden

Sound Art: Looking and Hearing at the LACMA9 Art+Film Lab

How is sound related to vision?

Last month, LACMA premiered a new workshop at the roaming Art+Film Lab that asked participants to do something radical. Montebello residents spent time looking and listening to a two-dimensional work of art from LACMA’s collection, making sense of the painting not just through sight, but using their ears as well. In just 45 short minutes, groups worked together to create spontaneous soundscapes that activated the paintings in new and extraordinary ways.

Nicole Miller’s Believing Is Seeing

Something intangible yet unmistakable in Ndinda Spada’s oral history piqued the interest of artist Nicole Miller. Spada had visited the LACMA9 Art+Film Lab when it was in Redlands and recorded a personal story during the Lab’s drop-in oral history hours. It was a short video, just five minutes, but in it Spada spoke passionately about moving to California from Kenya, and how she found a surrogate family in her church…