Sermon at the Cathedral of the Freeways

Sermon at the Cathedral of the Freeways, 2018/2021
Video art
Variable lengths and pixel widths

Sermon of the Cathedral of the Freeways is an original multimedia performance video art piece originally designed for an 18 screen curved video wall that was 9,720 pixels wide by 3,840 tall. It has been redesigned for variable sizes – single and multi-channel installations.

LA is known for movies, sunshine, beaches, and lots and lots of traffic. After spending endless hours on the freeways commuting, I was given little choice but to find a sense of beauty in the massive megalithic structures of certain interchanges, in particular by the intersection of the 110 and 105 (which also inspired the opening dance number of “LA LA Land”). The grand columns and swooping ramps reminded me of a gothic cathedral, albeit one that honors the busy bustling metropolis and massive population growth it represents.

I designed the piece so that the Cathedral of the Freeways, at last, receives a vision of its concrete deity and a variety of stained glass windows to populate it.

Body paint by Vojislav Radovanović

Photo from original installation
Gallery presentation at Virtularium at El Segundo Artwalk 2018