This documentation is from an installation that Laitala created for a fundraiser at the San Francisco Art Institute's Gala: The Original Disruptor on April 29, 2017.
The Chromatic Cocktail Lounge was a place where eye popping 3D color sent visitors straight to the candy colored clown.
There were three video projections projecting 3D videos, and three paintings on the back wall to encourage people to enter into a spatial dimension. The Cosmoscope Mandala, a large-scale backlit image was also on display. Each participant was given a pair of 3D Chromadepth glasses augmenting their experience to provide the sensation that the brightly colored images were popping off the walls, ceiling and floor creating an immersive experience. The Chromadepth technology divides the color spectrum, causing a prismatic shift separating the colors into their respective position in the rainbow. All warm colors emerge or pop out and the cool colors recede, for a vivid 3D effect. LED lights will also danced on the surfaces of cocktail glasses and inflatable chairs.
The videos projected included a feature length program of works from my Chromatic Cocktail series. Psychedelic, trip hop and lounge music was DJ'd live. One work that is part of the series Chromatic Frenzy was described by Nick Pinkerton in Art Forum as “A lapidary shower of kaleidoscope, Spirograph, and compound eye imagery”.
In addition, a speciality drink called the Chromatic Cocktail was served that was comprised of: gin, elderflower liquor, hibiscus and seltzer.
This lounge was a commission funded by the San Francisco Art Institute. The DJ's of the evening were Jude Morris and Raul Sanchez.