- Location: Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena
- Date: Dec 1, 2015
- One Hundred Mules Walking the Los Angeles Aqueduct (Artists’ Cut)
On the centenary of the opening of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studio performed One Hundred Mules Walking the Los Angeles Aqueduct, a commemorative artist action to connect Los Angeles to its water source. This performative parade of 100 mules traversed the 240 miles of pipelines and canals that bring water from the Eastern Sierras through a gravity-fed system to Los Angeles; passing through three counties and nearly 50 communities along the way took over a month to complete. Mule power shaped the modern West and was a primary force in constructing the aqueduct, an engineering feat that took only seven years to complete despite the rough terrain. One Hundred Mules Walking the Los Angeles Aqueduct documents this action with a resolution to move forward into the next hundred years with renewed appreciation for this vital resource.