Verschiedene Standorte
Siggi Hofer presented "Americans," an installation of toys accompanied by collages on paper. The work engaged issues of dislocation, alienation, displacement, and powerlessness, identifying American culture with consumerism.

Susanne Jirkuff examined consumer culture in her video work. She was interested in how the pervasive effects of mass media and consumerism, accelerated by globalization, erased national and regional distinctions from our individual identities. She considered the process by which cities and landscapes became the simulacrum of any city.

Florian Zeyfang’s work in video critically addressed the euphoric, even utopian, expectations generated by technology. Using deliberately low-tech means, Zeyfang’s video for RAIN considered how digitalization and computer animation had increased the expectations of film audiences for perfection, both visual and metaphorical.

Partners Lisa Schmidt-Colinet and Alexander Schmoeger presented “subVERSION in L.A.,” an exploration of the relationship of a city’s architecture and its narratives. This project examined the ways in which myth has influenced actual space in the city. Using the missing letters “LAND” from the original Hollywood-Land sign, the architects inverted a one-to-one model of the sign to create a condensed topography of the cityscape within the gallery space.

Unoccupied Storefront, Wilshire Boulevard
5410 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036