We have recently visited the time and site-spesific intervention on the Sunset Pacific Motel property. French artist Vincent Lamouroux and his team have transformed Silver Lake’s deserted and derelict Sunset Pacific Motel, also known as the “Bates Motel” into a temporary and ephemeral art installation called “Projection”. Lamouroux has covered the entirety of the building, and some of the adjacent palm trees, with an opaque white (ecologically safe) limewash, effectively arresting the structure in a three-dimensional state of simultaneous disappearance, purification and ossification. The large bleached white structure creates a stark visual contrast set against the clear blue Los Angeles sky.
“It’s white, but to me it’s also blank,” says Lamouroux. “This idea of the white is to bring of course light to it, but to have a white canvas. A screen to project any type of desire onto the surfaces.”
Nicolas Libert and his L.A.-based arts organization “Please Do Not Enter” are the organizers behind Lamouroux’s “Projection”.
WHERE 4301 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles CA
WHEN APRIL 26, 2015 – MAY 10, 2015