June 21, 2014
Artist Katie Grinnan and her Astrology Orchestra will perform on The Unfinished in celebration of the 2014 Summer Solstice and the longest day of the year. Grinnan and her brewery Wizard Brew, will also be serving a special beer for the occasion made from an ancient egyptian recipe.
The Astrology Orchestra is a system-based composition that uses astrology to map out Grinnan’s birth chart from the perspective of the planets in our solar system. The Astrology Orchestra has played at multiple sites; around the 60 inch telescope at the Mount Wilson Observatory as part of the show KNOWLEDGES, at the Venice Beach Biennial organized by Ali Subotnick, at the Integratron presented by LAND, and most recently at Human Resources, a culminating show with video footage of the three sites also presented and supported by LAND. Each context serves as a different lens, through which to view the orchestra, shifting the way the piece is perceived.
Grinnan has exhibited at the Whitney Museum in New York, MOCA in Los Angeles, and Modern Art Oxford in the UK. She will participate in the upcoming show Made in L.A. at the Hammer Museum as part of the Los Angeles Museum of Art (LAMOA). Grinnan lives and works in LA.