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Kick Skyline 2014 off in style: Dance the night away to synthwave, disco-house, and dark doomcore.

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LERATA (Laboratory for Experimentation and Research in Art, Technology and Architecture) kicks off SKYLINE 2014, its "free, ten-day, annual architecture and art event that showcases site specific, experimental, interactive installations that embrace Los Angeles’ ever-evolving cultural landscape" (wow!), with an afterparty at downtown hot-spot, Exchange LA. In addition to live sets by Captured Tracks synthwavers Soft Metals and groovey disco-house pioneer Magic Touch, Nightchilde will spin a soundtrack of cold, raw, doomcore will surely suitably complement the urban setting, turning DTLA into a dazzling, dark disco.

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Musical line up includes an array of local talent including DJ NIGHTCHILDE (VSSL), SOFT METALS, and MAGIC_TOUCH


11pm Soft Metals
12am Magic_Touch

SKYLINE is a free, ten-day, annual architecture and art event that showcases site specific, experimental, interactive installations that embrace Los Angeles’ ever-evolving cultural landscape. During SKYLINE, architects, designers and artists transform unique, hidden spaces within downtown Los Angeles into destination places for visitors and locals alike.

SKYLINE 2014, is proud to feature ten installations created by local Los Angeles designers and artists with international collaborators including: amphibianArc; Juan Azulay + Benjamin Rice (MTTR MGMT); Natasha Bajc + Samy Kamkar; Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre; Behnaz Farahi; Raymond Salvatore Harmon + Heavy; Guvenc Ozel (Ozel Office); Joanna Shaw + Helen Cheuk + Christian Prasch; John Umbanhowar + Elizabeth Umbanhowar (hughesumbanhowar Architects); Filipa Valente and more. Participant and site installation information available here.

SKYLINE aims to engage and educate the viewer through interventions specifically designed for individual sites. This results in an experience that draws attention to the architectural past, while providing a fresh, contemporary perspective.

The unique sites within the Historic, Broadway, and Fashion Districts of Downtown Los Angeles will be activated with an eclectic variety of site responsive installations. Music performances will also be held most nights during SKYLINE, as a unique collaborative component between musician/DJ, architect/artist, and installation site. Site locations include building penthouses, historic bank and hotel lobbies, converted office floors, manufacturing lofts and more; all within a walk-able 10X10 block grid. Directions and map located here.

Uncovering these spaces via a self-guided walking discovery tour of Downtown Los Angeles, combined with site-specific contemporary architecture and art interventions, exemplifies the SKYLINE experience.

LERATA is presenting the event in partnership with the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk, Gilmore Associates, Gensler, SOM, Metro, Azure, Bustler, AIA Los Angeles, HOK, Kimball Office, Knoll, LA Fashion District, Historic Downtown District, Downtown Center Business Improvement District, City of Los Angeles Councilman Jose Huizar’s Office, and numerous private businesses, organizations, and individuals.

SKYLINE is recommended for viewing over the course of a few evenings, and to be experienced on foot or by Metro as a self-guided walking tour. Guided tours will be available for a fee most weekend nights, and provide unique ‘behind-the-scenes’ content provided by SKYLINE director, Melissa Urcan, and participating architects and artists.

Guided tours are available February 14 and 15.


SKYLINE 2014: Launch After-Party

Thursday, February 13 8pm

Exchange LA (618 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90014) Map it $10

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