Room With A View
Installation / Perspective Box, 2017
The work is a view into an empty hotel room. It may or may not be the hotel room of the proposed site. It may just as likely consist of view of a hotel room in Nevada or any generic space in the landscape of an American diaspora. The content of the view doesn’t matter, it is the construction that concerns us.
The view of the room is in fact constructed. Our project is an image of a room (the perspective scene) and an actual room composing the image. This technique borrows from 16th century Renaissance theater design and the use of false perspective scenes on stage.
Carpet FloorLeft Wall
French historian of scenography Denis Bablet once described 20th century scenography as a “battle with space,” while theater historian Arnold Aronson described the impulse as a “battle with image.” We find the installation to occupy a self-similar category, between an impetus for space-making and an impulse for image-making.
PROJECT TYPE Exhibition
DATE May 10, 2017
LOCATION Pod Inn, 2025 W 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA 90057
TEAM Luiza de Souza, Nicholas Perseo and Brandon Kintzer