CALIFORNIA LIVING PROJECT II: PALO ALTO will project 20 individual films of 16 different interior lifestyles, part candid and part performed, directly onto the facades of houses – covering several community blocks– in the Greenmeadow neighborhood of Palo Alto, California on June 10th, 2017.
Community members were asked to participate and collaborate alongside visual artist, Nate Page and dance artist, Chelsea Zeffiro to create a log of filmed performances over a period of three months.
Open to the public from sunset to midnight, spectators can enjoy snapshots of the interiors and personalities within a community which influenced and determined each film – from collaborative, site-sensitive dances between professional dancers and homeowners to the less performative and more personal documentation of intimate moments & spaces.
This large-scale video & dance installation uses the iconic mid-century Modern tract homes of developer, Joseph Eichler as both the setting and backdrop – turning houses inside out, displaying a range of performances – from the mundane to the spectacular.
Visitors are invited to take a self-guided exploration for a somewhat voyeuristic stroll through a Modernist paradox: demonstrating both isolation and openness and activating the space between.
Maps will be provided of the illuminated blocks at the Greenmeadow Community Center:
303 Parkside Dr, Palo Alto, CA 94306
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Featured in CALIFORNIA LIVING PROJECT II: PALO ALTO are professional dance & performance artists Angel Acuña, Kaitlyn Petrik, and Zeffiro alongside the community of GREENMEADOW, PALO ALTO
Additional research & development aided by cinematographer, Rohan Ali & dance artist, Haylee Nichele
2013 images & video captured by Sinziana Velicescu & Emily Lacy • video editing by Lacy & Shahrzad Ghadjar