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Exhibition Detail
MUSIC MAP: THE FIFTH AT HILL
Curated by: Susan Horowitz
Title Guarantee Building Public Art Space
411 West 5th Street
Downtown Los Angeles , CA 90013


April 1st, 2009 - May 20th, 2009
Opening: 
April 24th, 2009 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
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MUSIC MAP: THE FIFTH AT HILL

 

by LARRY ZEMPEL /cartifact.com

curated by Susan Horowitz / susanhorowitz-laprojects.com

for Phantom GalleriesLA.com

 

 

Extraordinarily complex Los Angeles is a challenging place to translate into the form of maps. It can be analyzed from many perspectives and demographics. The usual mandate of the cartographer is to visually represent a section of the urban environment.  This project presented the opportunity to apply  cartography to reflect the thought process of deconstructing the city and go beyond the expectation of a two-dimensional representation as a result. The cartographer’s mandate was to sublimate his process.

 

This location-specific installation is by designer/cartographer Larry Zempel of Cartifact, a downtown

Los Angeles high-tech mapping and design company. The work combines the designer’s love of mapping and music, and continues his explorations of the uses of cartography beyond strictly geographic fields, especially those involving time. 

 

The installation consists of a series of parallel contoured panels. Each contour is defined by pitch (vertical axis) and volume (horizontal axis). The sequence of panels adds the dimensions of time, with each panel marking a tenth-of-a- second interval. The 36-panel series covers approximately 3.6 seconds, or the first four chords of Beethoven’s Fifth which is audible at the site. 

 

The choice of music  relates to the site location of Fifth Street, and the recording is by the incoming Music Director of the L.A. Phil, Gustavo Dudamel, conducting the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela.

 

This installation connects two significant downtown Los Angeles sites representing the continuum of history, architecture, culture and the future.  The Title Guarantee Building is an Art Deco Landmark redeveloped for residential use while Frank Gehry’s Disney Hall , home of the L.A. Phil, is a new L.A. architectural icon- and they are urban walking distance apart.

 

 

 

Susan Horowitz is an independent curator and artist. She is working with Phantom Galleries LA to curate exhibits that illuminate contemporary urban issues. Her photo/text art work focuses on an exploration of the complex relationship between the individual and the nature and architecture of the urban West.

www.susanhorowitz-laprojects.com 

 

PERSHING SQUARE/  TITLE GUARANTEE BUILDING LOFTS

1929-31 JOHN & DONALD PARKINSON ARCHITECTS

CITY OF LA  HISTORIC-CULTURAL MONUMENT- DESIGNATED 1984

Art Space is on Hill Street at 411 West 5th Street Los Angeles, 90013

                                                                                       

EXHIBIT- 4/01- 5/20

 

 Phantom Galleries LA is a Los Angeles County based organization that transforms properties in transition into 24/7 public art galleries. Each installation is a unique relationship between the participating Artist, Curator, and Property Owner.  Exhibits are curated by local Arts Organizations, Galleries, Independent Curators, and Artists. The project gives local artists an opportunity to exhibit their work, while fostering economic development by drawing attention to available retail space. PGLA promotes the creative communities of Los Angeles to a broader audience and encourages the appreciation and participation in the arts among community members and organizations creating a win/ win situation that benefits the entire community as a whole. Art is a necessary part of everyday life. 

 

Title Guarantee Building Lofts 

While the exterior architecture has qualified the building for inclusion on the National Historic Register, the completely reconstructed interiors are perfect for today's modern living. Experience the excitement of the new Downtown Los Angeles and live in a landmark. For further information about The Title Guarantee Building Lofts contact  213. 627.3939 or  http://titleguaranteebuilding.com

 

For further information about this exhibit contact - susanhorowitzproject@mac.com

For further information about Phantom Galleries LA contact Liza@PhantomGalleriesLA.com  www.PHANTOMGALLERIESLA.COM

 

 

 

 

Media contact Phantom Galleries LA:

        Liza Simone

        213.626.2854

        Liza@PhantomGalleriesLA.com

     www.phantomGalleriesLA.com

 


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