Where: Bates Motel, 4301 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029
When: Wednesday May 6, 2015
Cost: AIA-Members - $40, Non-members - $60
Silverlake’s Sunset Pacific Motel, more colloquially known as the “Bates Motel” made headlines when French artist, Vincent Lamaouroux, covered the entire building in lime wash, even the palm trees, calling the installation, “Projection.”
AIA|LA has gained exclusive access inside this public art project for a lively discussion about the future of hotel design.
We’ve invited L.A.’s leading designer's from the LINE Hotel, The Standard, and the under-construction Wilshire Grand to discuss the trends in the industry. The panel discussion will be followed by a wine and cheese networking reception.
- Sean Knibb - Knibb Design (LINE Hotel)
- Brian Lane, AIA - Koning Eizenberg (The Standard)
- Christopher King, AIA - AC Martin (Wilshire Grand)
- 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Panel discussion
- 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Reception & Tour of the art project
- Sean Knibb - Knibb Design (LINE Hotel)
Open to the first 60 kids (aged K-8th grade) who register on Eventbrite.
May 3, 2015 from 12-2pm. Sorry, no walk-ups.
Meet the artist and make your own whitewash installation! Includes pizza lunch for kids, compliments of Purgatory at the Junction. We ask that an adult accompany children under 10.
The Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center will host free, art workshops, open to the public on May 3, 2015, in conjunction with French artist Vincent Lamouroux’s site-specific art installation, Projection. This temporal art project, produced by Please Do Not Enter, has temporarily transformed Silver Lake’s Sunset Pacific Motel, well known by its infamous moniker as the “Bates Motel.” Lamouroux has covered the entire building and its surrounding environment in white opaque lime wash, inviting viewers to speculate, infer and project their own imaginings onto the stark white structure.
This related arts education programming will take place concurrently throughout Projection’s life-span, curated by Creative Migration, an arts nonprofit organization based in Silver Lake that is also managing the installation of the artwork itself.
These collaborative educational workshops are intended to encourage critical engagement with the installation, and are designed to raise questions about our living environment and the mutability of our perceptions. Lamouroux’s interest in the creation of experiential encounters, and in the indeterminate potential of transitional spaces, will inform the larger conceptual framework of these dedicated art workshops. In keeping with the spirit of the project, the programming is an invitation to speculate, experience and question.
These workshops are made possible with support from the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council, and are held on a first-come first-serve basis - subject to advance sign-up.
CREATIVE MIGRATION INVITES YOU TO THE PUBLIC OPENING AND
FIRST VIEWING OF TIME AND SITE-SPECIFIC INSTALLATION
By Vincent Lamouroux
4301 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029
Public Opening - Sunday, April 26, 3-6pm
An architectural intervention into Silver Lake’s notorious Sunset Pacific Motel, commonly known by its infamous moniker as the “Bates Motel”, Projection by Vincent Lamouroux will impermanently transform the derelict structure, altering the public’s perception and temporal experience of the site. The artist will cover the entire building in white opaque lime wash, inviting viewers to speculate, infer and project their own imaginings onto the stark white structure. By dramatically punctuating Los Angeles’ urban landscape, Projection becomes an open-ended invitation to experience an indeterminate space.
Sunday, April 26, 2015
3:00 - 6:00 PM
4301 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029
Bates Avenue at Sunset Blvd. and the Silver Lake Jewish Independent Community Center
This free, public event is co-sponsored by the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council and the Los Feliz Neighborhood Council. Everyone is invited to enjoy Projection hosted at the Silver Lake Independent Jewish Community Center (SIJCC) and on Bates Avenue at Sunset Blvd. from 3-6pm on Sunday, April 26. Complimentary refreshments will be available at the SIJCC. Meals will be available for purchase on Bates Avenue with partial proceeds going towards Creative Migration, the arts nonprofit organizing Projection. Sustain LA is an event partner to help us reduce our environmental impact. Guests are encouraged to bring reusable water bottles and travel to the event by foot, bike, public transit or carpool (street parking available).
Opening events are generously supported by contributions from the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council, the Los Feliz Neighborhood Council, the Silver Lake Independent Jewish Community Center, Mack Sennett Studios, Sustain LA, Juice Served Here, August Uncommon Tea, Haché, Wood, Pirozhki, My Vegan Gold and Purgatory at the Junction.
"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 an ecological safe white limewash.
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.
Essentially the motel – an incarnation of impermanence and passage – remains closed. The lime wash 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 imagination.
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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projectionLA.org designed by ACNE
Image: Projection renderings by Vincent Lamouroux
Projection is produced by Please Do Not Enter
Active support provided by Creative Migration.
Generous support is provided by FLAX (France Los Angeles Exchange), Institut Français, Lycée International de Los Angeles, Lamar, Domino Records, West Coast Arborists, University of California Cooperative Extension, TreeCareLA, Diversified Painting Contractors, Lextech and All Day Protection. Sunset Pacific Motel provided by Frost/Chaddock.
Opening events are generously supported by contributions from the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council, the Los Feliz Neighborhood Council, the Silver LakeIndependent Jewish Community Center, Mack Sennett Studios, Sustain LA, Juice Served Here, August Uncommon Tea, Haché, Wood, Pirozhki, My VeganGold and Purgatory at the Junction.
Digital support courtesy of ACNE.
In celebration of Earth Day, join us for a special film screening to preview our first exhibition Green Patriot Posters. We’ll be showing Post New Bills, a short film documenting the Green Patriot Posters campaign produced by Creative Migration. Hosted by Design Within Reach Berkeley on April 22 at 6:30pm — there will be a live-feed Question & Answer session with the filmmaker Susannah Tantemsapya.
More details to come — watch the teaser here!
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Creative Migration is pleased to announce Projection by Vincent Lamouroux. Our organization has been working with this artist for almost two years to bring this ephemeral, public artwork into fruition.
Opening on April 26, 2015, this installation advances cultural diplomacy through art, social engagement and sustainable futures.
Creative Migration & Green Patriot Posters are providing the artwork for FACTS (French Ameri-Can Climate TalkS) in Los Angeles on Nov 14, 2014!
Register for the conference (FREE): http://factslosangeles.eventbrite.com
Building up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference to be hosted by France in December 2015 (COP 21-Paris Climate 2015), the Embassies of France in both Canada and the United States are organizing FACTS (French Ameri-Can Climate TalkS), a public conference series across seven cities in the US and in Canada involving renowened scientists, civil society representatives, NGOs, political figures, journalists and entrepreneurs.
Key speakers from both the US and France will be discussing the role of urban centers in regard to climate change policies: from the changing risks they have to face to the new opportunities they can benefit from.
Climate Ready Cities
Taking actions to mitigate climate change and adapt in urban areas
In partnership with the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative (LARC) for Climate Action and Sustainability, the Embassy of France in the United States and the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles will organize a conference to discuss the challenges climate change represents for cities around the world.
With more than half of humanity living in cities, urban centers are key actors for climate change. Climate change represents a major threat for many cities that will have to face a range of impacts from the consequences of the changing climate (sea level rise, increased frequency of extreme weather events, heat waves, etc.). However, the threats brought by climate change can also represent an opportunity and many cities are already taking action to become climate resilient by both decreasing their emissions and by preparing to mitigate the future impacts of climate change.