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Arts and Entertainment

2009's Autumn Lights LA: A Light That Never Goes Out

"A Manifestation of Collective Subconscious" will be in Pershing Square tonight | Photo by Shane Hirschman via thewaxgrid's flickr
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Coming back into the limelight from its successful jaunts in 2006 and 2007, 2009's Autumn Lights LA Festival will be debuting tonight in the heart of Downtown at Pershing Square. As mentioned previously, the luminous festivity is centralized around local artists exhibiting various forms of studio and performance art—specifically focusing upon installations, performances and projections that make use of the medium of light.

Among the 50-some-odd artists showcasing their fine work, LA-based visual performance collective COLLABO are poised to premiere a rather awe-inspiring triangular installation. The geometric structure seen above, which will serve as the unconventional canvas on which to project a flurry of mirrored images, videos and colors, was designed to simulate the multifaceted nature of dreams. The result is intended to examine the co-operation of the senses in the context of the subconscious. Needless to say, the exploratory piece—appropriately entitled "A Manifestation of Collective Subconscious"—is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

Performances from local bands will be interspersed between the varied glinting of lights and ruminative visual concepts. LA-bred indie rock quartets Robotanists and Spaceship Martini are slated to perform throughout the night.

The free event commences at 7 PM, just in time for dusk of course, and continues to shine on Pershing Square until 1 AM. It is curated and produced by downtown Los Angeles artist, Lilli Muller, a community organizer for the Downtown community and Arts District for some twenty years.

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