Two-screen video installation TRT 20 minutes
Music and Sound Design: Kubilay Uner
Participants: Carrie Adrian, Ellain Baul-Highfill, Eldon Cline, Fanshein Cox DiGiovanni, Miriam Ha, Nina Harada, Amy M Inouye, Cynthia Ling Lee, Lupe Liang, Armen Makasjian, Craig Martin, Rollence Patugan, Bob Oltman, TJ Suwanswetr, Noemi Torres, and Iesha Wadala.
In this video installation, Los Angeles artist Bia Gayotto investigates how people respond to navigating and inhabiting two or more places and cultures. Through an open call, she invited Los Angeles-area residents living along Route 66 who identify as bi- or multi-cultural to participate in an interview and video shoot that examines life in fourteen neighborhoods along the route from Pasadena to Santa Monica, including Chinatown, Little Armenia, Echo Park, Thai Town, and others. The questions Gayotto asked of the participants were designed to stimulate a dialogue reflecting the pluralities of place, identity and belonging. By juxtaposing cityscapes, architecture, and domestic settings with images of the participants performing simple, everyday actions and a soundtrack that consists of abstract music and ambient sound, Gayotto explores the experiences of those who live in an intercultural space and offers a broader, multilayered portrait of the greater Los Angeles area.
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