somewhere in between 

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Terminal 3 Ticketing

Organized by Los Angeles World Airports and Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

November 6, 2014 to June 30, 2015

 

Somewhere in Between: Los Angeles is an installation featuring unhurried video portraits that explore how identity and culture intersect in places, objects, and people’s lives. To capture the diversity of Los Angeles, the artist conducted interviews with 14 residents who live along the iconic Route 66 that connects Pasadena to Santa Monica, and who also identify as belonging to two or more places or cultures. Using a video camera, the artist then observed and documented the surroundings of her subjects, their activities, and wider glimpses of the city. The resulting artwork is an intimate perspective on the inseparable and omnipresent forces of culture, identity, and place by revealing aspects of a person through food, dress, and habits. The video’s compositions are carefully juxtaposed between ordinary events such as folding laundry to more thought-provoking abstract compositions. The sequence of scenes creates fleeting and serendipitous associations between people and their environments, depicting a multilayered portrait of the greater Los Angeles area. Sponsored by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. Graphics by Handbuilt Studio. Photography by Panic Studio LA