Does Anything Look Weird To You About This Room At the Standard Hollywood?
Because a lot should seem weird about this room at the Standard Hollywood, which isn't even a real room, but a re-construction of a room, assembled in the Standard's parking lot by a group of artists.
Yup. Apparently there's a citywide project, titled Art in the Parking Space, which inserts performances and installations into (you guessed it!) parking lots all over LA. And last week, it was the Standard's own parking lot that, according to one of the participating artists, "became a total hang-out spot."
Tova Carlin, Ania Diakoff and Katerina Llanes, dubbed their installation Sub-Standard (we could slip in a few jabs about the rooms here, but we'll try not to), and specifically intended for people to come, hang out, and "think about itinerancy and occupying space with their bodies."
Obviously, this isn't the first time people have come to the Standard to think about their bodies. Heh. But it's nice that they're at least thinking in different ways…
For Sub-Standard, the artists designed a new logo (above), made art for the walls, and set out some reading material drawn from their own bookshelves at home. The rest of the objects were lent by the Standard, who clearly loves building forts and playing make-believe.
[Photos: Tova Carlin]