video projection, sound
9:03 min 

Grew out the Concrete is a video installation that captures the afternoon lights and shadows cast on the sidewalks of City Terrace, Los Angeles through a slow-motion journey. The projected shapes and lines come together at different moments, implying symmetry, and drift apart at others in a stream of consciousness flow that attempts to dissolve the physical limits of the space that contains them. The continuous movement of the camera develops silhouetted patterns of vernacular architecture (a visual language that represents working classes in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean) and addresses dialectics of interior and exterior space and the desire to break with this architecture of isolation, or isolation of one’s body and mind.

All photos by Kyu Sun Hong
Installation view, Shatto Gallery, Los Angeles
Installation view, Shatto Gallery, Los Angeles
Installation view, Shatto Gallery, Los Angeles
Screen shot
Installation view, Shatto Gallery, Los Angeles

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