Beyond the Vanishing Point Los Angeles
In this work two actors reenact a chance meeting on the streets of LA, something that rarely happens. The events are recorded in the reflection of a building covered with mirrored surfaces at 8132 Beverly Drive. The photographs are taken of that reflection in three ways and as such reflect the historical and ontologic conditions of vision itself. First Cartesian Perspectivalism which is best illustrated in Renaissance Paintings is created through the ways George Burns Avenue cuts into the frame of the image from its orthogonal position at the center of the picture. Baconian Empericism originating in 16th Century Dutch Landscape painting and finding its way into the grid of minimalist painting is manifest as a series of intersecting metal framings that hold the mirrors in place and distribute the urban scene along a flat grid. Finally the Baroque as the faults in the mirrors express themselves as distortion and out of focus multiple reflections scene from multiple viewing points.