Architects, designers & artists transform DTLA into a den of experimental, interactive installations
Don't miss SKYLINE's final acoustics-meet-architecture sessions: On Thursday, Ken Camden’s ambrosial arrangements provide an ambient acoustic atmosphere for the ephemeral edifice, “Evaporative Fault" on Thursday, while Friday's finale pairs the impressionistic instrumentation of Strategy with a kinetic installation possessing psychic powers by the name of “Cerebral Hut.” Finally, head over to The Exchange for SKYLINE's Closing Party on Saturday night featuring Heidi, Bob Moses and Ewan Pearson.
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.
Wednesday, February 12 – VIP/Press Opening Open 7pm – 10pm (More information and tickets purchase here.)
Thursday, February 13 – Saturday, February 22 – Public Exhibition Open 6pm – 10pm nightly.
Thursday, February 13 - SKYLINE After-Party Event - 8pm – 2am. (More information and tickets purchase here.)
Friday and Saturday, February 14 and 15 - Guided Tours presented by Gensler. (More information and tickets purchase here.)
Saturday, February 22 - SKYLINE Closing Party.
LOCATION(S): The 2014 SKYLINE event will include 10 unique architecture sites filled with contemporary art and architecture installations created by local and internationally recognized artists, architects, and designers. Site locations include private penthouses, empty floors, historical landmarks, and bank and hotel lobbies in Downtown Los Angeles. Many downtown districts will be highlighted including the Historic District, Fashion District, and Broadway District.