French artist Vincent Lamouroux will transform Siver Lake's deserted and derelict Sunset Pacific Motel into a temporary and ephemeral art installation.

Projection is produced by Please Do Not Enter and generous supported by Creative Migration, FLAX, Lycée international de Los Angeles and Institut Français.

Sunset Pacific Motel provided by Frost/Chaddock.

Artist's statement

Projection is a site-specific intervention on the Sunset Pacific Motel property in Silver Lake, Los Angeles. It consists of covering the entire building – as well as the billboard and palm trees that surround it – with a white, lime powder paint. 

On Sunset Boulevard and Bates Avenue, a transitioning façade, an abandoned motel as a commonplace, archetype of the constant mobility of contem- porary society. A white coat now adorns the architecture. The lime powder paint thoroughly covers the building and the adjacent billboard, as well as the palm trees that surround it. The urban space is disrupted. An abandoned space is transfigured and enhanced, perhaps eluding its last glory. The motel's intriguing aspect is accommodating an imaginary drive away from our habitual quest for sameness.

Projection induces both an appearance and a disappearance; it revisits our existing landscape with new eyes and envisions the building’s surfaces as screens for the projection of our desires.

Essentially the motel – an incarnation of impermanence and passage – remains closed. The lime-powder paint adornment thus re-imagines the building as an architectural model transposed in an urban environment. Impenetrable, it preserves the indetermination that nourishes our curiosity and imagina- tion.

Projection calls for an economy of means, brings revelation to a site suddenly fixed in time, informing a spatial-temporal transformation. 

Sunset Pacific Motel 4301 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles 90029

PROJECTION BY VINCENT LAMOUROUX

When
April 26 - May 10, 2015
Where
Sunset Pacific Motel
4301 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles 90029

French artist Vincent Lamouroux will transform Siver Lake's deserted and derelict Sunset Pacific Motel into a temporary and ephemeral art installation.

Projection is produced by Please Do Not Enter and generous supported by Creative Migration, FLAX, Lycée international de Los Angeles and Institut Français.

Sunset Pacific Motel provided by Frost/Chaddock.

 

Artist's statement

Projection is a site-specific intervention on the Sunset Pacific Motel property in Silver Lake, Los Angeles. It consists of covering the entire building – as well as the billboard and palm trees that surround it – with a white, lime powder paint. 

On Sunset Boulevard and Bates Avenue, a transitioning façade, an abandoned motel as a commonplace, archetype of the constant mobility of contem- porary society. A white coat now adorns the architecture. The lime powder paint thoroughly covers the building and the adjacent billboard, as well as the palm trees that surround it. The urban space is disrupted. An abandoned space is transfigured and enhanced, perhaps eluding its last glory. The motel's intriguing aspect is accommodating an imaginary drive away from our habitual quest for sameness.

Projection induces both an appearance and a disappearance; it revisits our existing landscape with new eyes and envisions the building’s surfaces as screens for the projection of our desires.

Essentially the motel – an incarnation of impermanence and passage – remains closed. The lime-powder paint adornment thus re-imagines the building as an architectural model transposed in an urban environment. Impenetrable, it preserves the indetermination that nourishes our curiosity and imagina- tion.

Projection calls for an economy of means, brings revelation to a site suddenly fixed in time, informing a spatial-temporal transformation. 

 

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