December 22, 2006 – January 7, 2007
“MY CEILING TOOK A CUT OF HOLLYWOOD STREETS FROM LACE NORTH TO THE HOLLYWOOD RESEVOIR, FULLER TO N VAN NESS, COLLECTED SPEED SOUTH AND SMUSHED ONTO THE GROUND”
A LACE Street Address Project
On view 22 December 2006 – 7 January 2007
Closing Reception: Sunday 7 January, 5 – 7pm
Lauren Rosenbloom examines the metaphor of a “ceiling” that is slowly closing in upon the “ground”. Titled “My ceiling took a cut of Hollywood streets from LACE north to the Hollywood reservoir, Fuller to N Van Ness, collected speed south and smushed onto the ground”, Rosenbloom’s project is a skin for LACE’s storefront windows with evidence of an overwhelming, imaginary force that is relentlessly advancing towards total engulfment.
For her Street Address, Rosenbloom takes as her source the streets contained in the title, expands the 2-d street map into a 3-d image, then compresses, up-ends and flattens the map against LACE’s façade. The “ceiling” and “ground” meet without a breadth of space between them at the window.
Born in Los Angeles in 1976, Lauren Rosenbloom attended Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences, received her BFA in Photography from the University of Oregon, and a MA from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SciArc). Rosenbloom’s practice is one that allows for a high degree of experimentation. She has produced numerous site intervention projects that exist in both “proposal” and actualized form. The sites she chooses range from the iconic/institutional (World Trade Center) to the anecdotal/psychological (memories and fears). Interrogating the spatial/temporal, her works propose an aesthetic that is often anthropomorphic and overwhelming. Her influences and inspiration pull together sources from art history, architectural practices, and various tropes of cinematic and literary operations.