Juxtaposed against the macro scale of the Grand Canyon and the landscape surrounding Las Vegas, the extravagantly patterned casino carpets create an artificial nature, whose psychedelic patterns purposefully disorientate the punter. The commentary, taken from Robert Venturi”s seminal 1972 text, ‘Learning from Las Vegas’, illustrates how the manipulation of space continues today.The animation was made with 3000+ still photos, shot over a 4-day period inside the Las Vegas casinos and from a helicopter.
Commentary from Venturi’s Learning From Las Vegas.
Thanks to: Lorelei Pepi,Terah Maher and Ruth Lingford.
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