A docent looks at Sanja Ivekovic's video art at the Long Beach Museum of Art. It's an image of a woman sleeping projected onto a bed of dry ice. The image slowly disintegrates as the dry ice evaporates.
Pacific Standard Time is all about making sure the world knows that Southern California has a huge place in world art. Starting in the early 1970s, the Long Beach Museum of Art was the pioneer in video art. The museum bought what was then very expensive equipment, and staffed it with experts, so artists could come in, explore, and make what turned out to be landmark works. Off-Ramp host John Rabe went to the opening of Exchange and Evolution at LBMA, which presents much of the video art made at the museum.