Engaging in Art
I recently had the opportunity to “participate in” the 14th Factory art installation: a multi-media art and documentary experience by British artist Simon Birch. The 14th Factory experience takes place in a repurposed bakery in downtown Los Angeles, and involves a series of video, sculpture, painting and performance exhibits.
Photography is encouraged, so I took both the Hasselblad 500 C/M (film camera) and the Nikon D3 (digital) along with a strobist kit to try to make some interesting images. I’ve been posting them on social media, but thought it might be cool to see them all together in one place.
The exhibition is open through July 30th, 2017, so you’ll want to act quickly if you hope to catch it.
The 2001 Room:
A recreation of the final bedroom scene from Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Oddysey”. Complete with sound effects, it felt like we were IN the movie…
Other cool locations throughout the installation:
A couple favorites from the Hasselblad. Shooting Tri-X, pushed to ISO 1250.
Thanks to my friend, Bob, for suggesting we check out the exhibition before it’s gone. And BIG thanks to my son, Conner, for donning a rubber gas mask and trench coat in the 95-degree temperatures, just so his dad could make some fun images!