FIRST STREET NORTH [2017]

An immersive presentation using a large-scale LED screen and dance floor to promote #MyFSN, a neighborhood campaign advocating for the preservation and future of historic First Street North in Little Tokyo for Sake Fest 2017. Created in collaboration with Francisco Garcia Nava and yaknowlike studios.

  Conceptual Design: Eddy Vajarakitipongse of yaknowlike studios & Maya Santos of Form follows Function; Technical Designer: Eddy Vajarakitipongse; Director/Producer: Maya Santos; Editor: Francisco Garcia Nava

Conceptual Design: Eddy Vajarakitipongse of yaknowlike studios & Maya Santos of Form follows Function; Technical Designer: Eddy Vajarakitipongse; Director/Producer: Maya Santos; Editor: Francisco Garcia Nava

 Festival goers on the interactive dance floor on First Street North © Maya Santos

Festival goers on the interactive dance floor on First Street North © Maya Santos

Video loop edited by Francisco Garcia Nava.

 

MEMORY BANK [2017]

Using projection mapping and audio reactive technology in this historic building, "Memory Bank" was a 2-day installation and open mic that encouraged the public to share memories and reflections of Bronzeville and Little Tokyo. Stories were recorded and audiences of all ages were invited to be part of this 360 VR documentation. Created in collaboration with Eddy Vajarakitipongse of yaknowlike studios. Research by Eseel Borlasa, Voice by Chazz Clarence Ross

 © Eddy Vajarakitipongse, yaknowlike studio

© Eddy Vajarakitipongse, yaknowlike studio

 © Agnes Stauber

© Agnes Stauber

 © Rudy Espinosa

© Rudy Espinosa

 © Rudy Espinosa

© Rudy Espinosa

 

OPEN DOOR [2014]

A closet installation for Architecture and Design Museum's "Come In! S,M,L,XLa" Exhibition presenting archives, facts, and interviews about L.A.'s first unofficial 'gay district' in and around Pershing Square. By exploring scale as it relates to perceptions of social acceptance, how boundaries are created, and how cities are shaped, OPEN DOOR presents a historic lens on place and sexuality particular to downtown Los Angeles. Created in collaboration with Rani de Leon. Research by Eric Brightwell & Karina Muñiz. Featuring Nancy Valverde

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Audio excerpts from interview w/ Nancy Valverde. Found archive footage and images of Downtown L.A. from 1920s - 1940s

 

A STREET / A RIVER [2015]

A video installation for Architecture and Design Museum's "SHELTER: Rethinking How We Live in Los Angeles", an exhibition featuring architecture proposals for new forms of housing along the LA River and Wilshire. Created in collaboration with Joel Quizon.

A STREET / A RIVER [2015]
How do people relate / adjust / adapt / coexist with a street and a river in flux?

 © Hunter Kerhart

© Hunter Kerhart