As part of Los Angeles Road Concerts, an artist run series conceived by Stephen van Dyck, the first LA manifestation of WOAH took place. A recurring intervention activating select boulevards throughout the city as temporary art sites, Mookyung Sohn and Nu Speed contributed to the one-day mapping meandering Mulholland Drive. On the corner of Mulholland Drive and Pyramid Place stood Immersion Pyramid— a shrine and oasis for the curious passerby by Mookyung Sohn. An offering at a corner, the miniature metallic temple invited participatory experience or lone quiet. At dusk, visuals by Nu Speed rose behind on an adjacent spheroid screen— where digitized fragments sharpened faces in a moon. Across the street, projections of cacophonic symmetry dressed overly manicured hedges. With visuals, literature, music, and performance sporadically strewn throughout the stretch, Mulholland Dérive’s namesake is to the Situationist concept necessitating the need to explore the urban landscape and engage in new experiences. Ironically, the floating series ended with much of the route’s activity cut-short after day-long shut-downs by not-so-spontaneous neighbors.
December 9, 2012
Mulholland Drive, CA