"coast lines" was commissioned for the glow festival 2010 - a one night event on the santa monica beach running from 7pm-2am.
the piece consisted of 2 hand drawn silent film projections, one tracing a map of the pacific ocean coastline south from santa monica to brazil, and one tracing a map of the pacific coastline north from santa monica to alaska.
because the film was traced from an actual map of the site, the projections were "to scale" with the existing landscape.
the screens were designed by gary murphy. they were built on site, using storage containers as bases for two large wooden screens, reminiscent of an ad-hoc drive-in theatre.
more info here: glowsantamonica.org/glow-2010/steve-roden/