Talk: Art + Tech: Stan Douglas and Michael Govan in Conversation

7 pm | Tue, October 17, 2017

BCAM, Level 1

Join artist Stan Douglas and LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan as they discuss Douglas’s innovative hybrid of cinema and theater, Helen Lawrence. Conceived and directed by Douglas, this film noir is produced in real time as actors on a stage are composited live into virtual sets of Vancouver circa 1948. In this conversation, Govan and Douglas will talk about the making of Helen Lawrence, and the role of history, narrative, and temporal and spatial displacements in the artist’s practice.

On October 13 and 14, Helen Lawrence will be presented for the first time on the West Coast at Royce Hall by UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance. LACMA members receive a 15% discount on tickets to Helen Lawrence; e-mail for discount code. For more information and to purchase tickets to Helen Lawrence, visit

LACMA | BCAM, Level 1
Free; tickets required
Note: For ticketing support, contact 

Plan Your Visit

Image: David Cooper

Helen Lawrence is co-presented by the Center for Art and Performance at UCLA and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, with technical support provided by the Art + Technology Lab at LACMA. 

Helen Lawrence is a co-production by Canadian Stage, Arts Club Theatre Company, The Banff Centre, Stan Douglas, Inc., Festival TransAmeriques and Canada’s National Art Centre.

 Add to Calendar