The Bates Motel
I like sights that look unordinary. Imperfect. Odd. Original. Different. Abnormal. I like things that make you stop and go, “What the heck is happening here?" That’s how I felt about seeing the Projection LA installation at the famous Bates Motel on Sunset Blvd. After seeing some of my favorite LA fashion & lifestyle bloggers visit this location, I knew I had to see the hype for myself. It’s too hard for me to explain on my own, so here is French artist Vincent Lamouroux statement on his work:
"On Sunset Boulevard and Bates Avenue, a transitioning facade, an abandoned motel as a commonplace, archetype of the constant mobility of contemporary society. A white coat now adorns the architecture. The limewash thoroughly covers the building and the adjacent billboard, as well as the palm trees that surround it. The urban space is disrupted. An abandoned space is transfigured and enhanced, perhaps eluding its last glory. The motel's intriguing aspect is accommodating an imaginary drive away from our habitual quest for sameness. Projection induces both an appearance and a disappearance; it revisits our existing landscape with new eyes and envisions the building’s surfaces as screens for the projection of our desires."
Mind. Blown. The famous motel is located at 4301 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029, but check Projection LA’s Facebook page before you go, to make sure it’s still in white-out mode.
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