Los Angeles, CA, August 13, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- The installation You Cant Un-See is bringing to life a deeply psychological painting by the artist PAZ, It uses very bright colors and dramatic poses to create deep emotions and a archetypal experience of art. The images in this paintings become a three dimensional interactive sculptural, light and sound installation. This painting is a representation of the “Road of Life” which is represented as an actual road, and all the drama of interpersonal relationships that happen within that road. It shows the most extreme emotions that people experience in life both in its colors and the figure's gestures.
In the original painting, you can see a curved road and you see a few characters: “The Protagonist” is the character standing on the road of life making a gesture of confusion and questioning his proportions are somewhat ambiguous so that the observer is not sure is he is a boy or a man. “The Mother” from whom “The Road of Life” emerges as a symbol of birth and the origin of the universe, her birth canal is a mouth with bared teeth representing the fear of the return to the womb. There are also the figures of “Death” and “The Warning” in the shape of a skull and a stop sign that are at the end of the road, or is it the beginning? It is impossible to tell what is the end and what is the beginning because the road is circular.
In the painting you can only see these characters and half of the road. In the installation people can walk though the entire circular path of the “Road of Life.” The installation participants enter from a dark tunnel. Arrows on the floor will point in two directions. Those who go to the right will emerge to see the image the way it is depicted on the painting they will see the stop sign warning them of danger ahead and the skull reminding them that death is always the ultimate end. Then they will see the characters and their interaction. In that direction it can be a symbol of a romantic relationship with the man walking towards the much larger, more important woman. Those who walk to the left will experience something totally different: a symbolic “birth” as they emerge from “The Mother” and see the road of life. In this direction the characters symbolize mother and child. Since the artists is also transgender it also has intimations of that experience with the more mechanical male coming out of the more natural or organic looking female. The dark half of the road inside the tunnel represents the mystery; we don’t know what happens before birth or after death, when we are inside our mothers or inside mother earth. Are they connected? nobody knows. This draws from many mystical traditions that emphasize the circularity time and being.
As visitors walk though, music will be playing by the musical artist Divolve. Also sound triggers around the space will create different sound effects as people walk by them and they change the sound design by walking through it. The sculptures will be lit form inside with very low light around. The segment outside of the tunnel will be filled with shimmering starlight. The effect of the glowing sculptures and hypnotic and sparse music will create a trance like feeling in the participants. The installation is meant to be a sacred space where people can meditate on the meaning of life as a connected cycle.
You can see more information about it at: https://www.facebook.com/TheInstallationYouCantUnSee
The Installation is coming to 4 venues in Los Angeles this year
The Hive Gallery and Studios
729 S Spring St, Los Angeles, California 90014
September 30 8pm-11pm
at SCI-Arc Architecture school
960 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Electric Pony Studios
439 E 58th St, Los Angeles, CA 90011
October 31-December 15
Highways Performance Space/ Gallery
1651 18th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404