Transforming the materiality of the space by petrifying it literally, Lamouroux visually calcifies the structure, inviting an interpretive experience with an impossible point of physical entry. Ultimately, the artist makes a ghost of the motel, drawing attention to the vulnerable uncertainty of its much-contested future. The ecologically safe materials cloaking the building will eventually erode and dissipate in real time as the appearance of the site changes throughout the course of the installation’s finite life span.
Just as the Silver Lake neighborhood itself has transformed radically in recent years, and continues to evolve, so too will the artist’s iteration of the motel embody a transformation, surrendering and passage; the white surface of its facade ise a symbolic invitation to project our ideas about both its mythic past and its indeterminate future.
until May 10, 2015
4301 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles
produced by Please Do Not Enter
with the support of Creative Migration, FLAX (France Los Angeles Exchange), Lycée International de Los Angeles, Institut Français