SOME/ART : 'PROJECTION LA' INSTALLATION AT THE BATES MOTEL BY VINCENT LAMOUROUX
French artist Vincent Lamouroux has transformed 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 generously supported by Creative Migration, FLAX, Lycée international de Los Angeles and Institut Français. Sunset Pacific Motel provided by Frost/Chaddock.
"On Sunset Boulevard and Bates Avenue, a transitioning facade, an abandoned motel as a commonplace, archetype of the constant mobility of contemporary society. A white coat now adorns the architecture. The limewash 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." - Vincent Lamouroux
Photography by Alice Dison