Marc Pally – EXPERIMENTAL IMPULSE Interview (2011)

Artist Marc Pally discusses the creation of Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) in the late 70s as an outgrowth of a loose collective of artists in East L.A. who had banded together to receive Federal funding for their work. Pally describes his role in shaping a cutting-edge exhibition and performance space controlled by artists, for artists, and the various ways they sought and found financial support. He also talks about various artist’s projects, including various food pieces by Anne Preston and others made for a fundraising event, and Tony Labat’s durational sunbathing piece. This interview was conducted by Thomas Lawson and Aram Moshayedi in the artist’s Los Angeles studio on August 29, 2011. Camera and sound by Larissa Brantner James.