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Installation Detail



Date:2004


Dimensions:

Installation


Media:

Mixed media (see description, below)


From Series:

You Are Here ­ Eco Logic Green


Exhibition Location:

The Los Angeles Rectangle Gallery

9013-1/2 Melrose Avenue

West Hollywood, CA 90069


Curated by:

Rachel Schmeidler


Exhibition Description:

Paul Tzanetopoulos’ exhibition was an inter-media installation utilizing interior and exterior signage with interlinked television lighting elements and a composited video projection. “Which Green Is Our Bush?” was a work that illustrated our president’s stance on green issues; the confusion between corporate green and ecological green seems conspicuous.  The piece utilized local broadcast television and video projection to overlay our day-to-day preoccupation with, and relative neglect of, our geo-ecological imperatives.  Four television channels were composited over a green locator dot, (part of Tzanetopoulos’ You Are Here Series) reminding all of his/her effect and consciousness on geo-social issues.  In the gallery, the four channels were filtered by the green locator dot, and on the edges of the projection, the true colors of the channels appeared.  These projections were real-time closed circuit elements of live television, similar to many of Tzanetopoulos’ installations.  The four channels were viewed on inverted table elements, live, on opposing interior walls.   See video, below.


Tzanetopoulos often comments on current political issues, as he did in one of his installations regarding Ronald Regan’s presidency, “Grin and Bear it ­ Ronald Reagan” (1978 ­ 1982) which featured a gallery installation with cartoon imagery and documented sky writing.




Past Exhibitions Featuring the You Are Here Series


1991

“The Store Show" Richard/Bennett Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Target Series, "You Are Here"

"1%" Parker/Zanic Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Site-specific installation, "Anderson - You Are Here"


1993

“WHAT? if² -- Temporary Public Art Commission   --  Four (4) 10¹ galvanized circular metal reflecting pools with painted bottoms on 1-acre lot.  Commissioning Agency: La Quinta Arts Foundation, City of La Quinta, California


2001

“Big Plastic,” Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA; Installation, “You Are Here” -- 24’ Red Locator Dot









DETAILS:

(Left) ‘You Are Here’ greenback door dollar;             (upper R)  4’ x 6’ porcelain on metal green locator dot

Installation details, live television broadcasts seen through Plexiglas and neon locators.



Exterior gallery image


















VIDEO OF THE INSTALLATION, OCTOBER 2004

  Above right, installation details and live broadcast tv.

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