Abstraction at Work makes visible the relationship between the inconspicuous language of lines found on the street for the purpose of signaling and demarcating, and lines used as compositional elements in the language of abstraction. As a site-specific installation/performance, Abstraction at Work is concerned with deterritorializing abstraction’s areas of operation, working to make abstraction’s labor visible. The renewed visibility of lines also underscores an aesthetic experience of the city; lines communicate. Aware that abstraction has suffered from solipsism as much as seclusion, Abstraction at Work enters the public space, creating a plane for communication with pedestrians and the Washington Boulevard traffic.
WHAT: A day-long performance/installation by Mariángeles Soto-Díaz, part of “A Day in LA" organized by Los Angeles Art Road Concerts.
WHERE: West Washington Blvd., between Landmark and National, adjacent to a closed Mazda dealership