Interview With Lili Lakich
Video (10:41): Interview with neon artist Lili Lakich about her creative practice and the Museum of Neon Art.
Interview With Lili Lakich (2014) is a shortfilm by filmmakers Pamela Wilson and Stephen Seemayer.
Excerpt from the video description: ‘Neon artist Lili Lakich is an O.G. of the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District, having set up her studio on Traction Avenue in 1980, just as the art community was taking root. She has fabricated her glowing works there ever since, from intimate political pieces to mammoth public installations. Lakich also founded the Museum of Neon Art there and still teaches workshops in “all things neon” to students from all over the world.
Lakich, whose father was in the military, fell in love with neon while traveling across country with her family in the 1950s. “When I learned that neon was drawing with light,” she says, “it was like the universe opened up to me.” She was interviewed at her studio on March 27, 2014, for “Tales of the American,” a documentary feature about the Downtown L.A. Arts District, Al’s Bar and the American Hotel.’
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