Expedition, in gold, silver, copper and all other reflections.

 

This video is a work produced in conjunction with the exhibition, Post-/Hyper-/Anti-/Alter-, at the Bonaventure Hotel, February 24, 2012, at the College Art Association annual conference 2012.

"In this video work of still and moving images, the Bonaventure will become a site of portraiture where public and private space merge. Working from the building's formal qualities of an exterior glass surface, which absorbs the city and mirrors its surroundings, while maintaining cavernous and surprisingly quiet interior spaces, this iconic hotel will be re-imagined as a place for political and social reflection. In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, the history of Bunker Hill (as a massive redevelopment site by city planners in the 1950s) will be invoked as a marker of such reflection. An architectural landmark of Los Angeles that is at once a monument, tourist destination and index of personal and cinematic memory, the Bonaventure will be visualized across timelines and histories, past and present." © 2011 LISA BLAS

Installation view, video projection, Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, 2011

Installation view, video projection, Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, 2011

Installation view, video projection, Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, 2011

Installation view, video projection, Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, 2011