An immersive three-screen projection exhibition titled, Lia Halloran: Double Horizon, will be on view January 30 through March 1, 2020 at the Peter and Merle Mullin Gallery on ArtCenter College of Design’s South Campus.
Double Horizon reflects the artist’s ongoing investigations of the body’s relationship to space in three simultaneous, large-scale, aerial views of the greater Los Angeles landscape.
Double Horizon is Lia Halloran’s most recent work in her ongoing investigations into the physical, psychological and scientific explorations of space. The installation was first exhibited alongside recent works from her series of photographs, Dark Skate—depicting the after-image effects of the artist’s performances riding a skateboard with a light source attached to her body—at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles in spring 2019.
Four cameras mounted to an airplane
The video footage used to create the installation was captured by four cameras mounted to an airplane the artist piloted during more than 30 flights (while learning to fly). Utilizing a mirroring effect that flips and inverts the original imagery, and accompanied by an original musical composition by Allyson Newman, the installation turns navigation into poetic refraction, disorienting yet also mesmerizing the viewer in its wake.
Double Horizon begins straightforwardly as Halloran’s plane leaves the runway in the San Gabriel Valley, swerving towards the hills forming the northern border of the LA basin, and crossing the county’s vast and varied topographies, from the coast to the urban core. Before long, the dynamic panoramas start to fracture: linear features morph into geometric shapes, horizons collapse into and recede from each other, skies develop into material forms, and space becomes altogether strange and otherworldly. Halloran, often captured in the frame as pilot, guides the viewer through a journey that speaks as much to the phenomenology of the landscape as it does to exploration.
Lia Halloran grew up surfing and skateboarding in the Bay Area and developed a deep love of science while working at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, her first job while a high school student. She lives and works in Los Angeles.
Halloran has participated in many interdisciplinary projects and collaborations including works on permanent display at the Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics at California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California.
Lia Halloran: Double Horizon is presented in conjunction with SKY, a major group exhibition at the Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery (1700 Lida Street, Pasadena, CA 91103 – Feb. 20 through August 30, 2020).
Date/Time Jan. 30 - March 1, 2020 Tues - Sun: 12 to 5 p.m. Fri: 12 to 9 p.m. Closed Mondays and holidays Location Peter and Merle Mullin Gallery ArtCenter College of Design 1111 S Arroyo Parkway Pasadena, CA 91105
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