Andreas Angelidakis "Hotel Blue Wave" 15 January 2006 - 14 February 2006
Opening Reception: Sunday, January 15th, 2 - 5 PM
Regular Hours: Saturday - Tuesday, 11 AM - 5 PM
INMO Gallery presents Hotel Blue Wave, an animation by Andreas Angelidakis that incorporates the notions of beach and squat into the concept and structure of a hotel. Also included in the exhibition are drawings and paper models from recent projects, Cloud House and Superneen.
Angelidakis is one of the first to treat the internet as a real place, a site where he designed and built online communities such as the Chelsea Project and Neen World. His involvement with the internet expanded to offline projects, such as Teleport Diner, where he used an online library of free objects to furnish a real space in Stockholm, in a process that could be described as a conceptual 3D print.
He also designed and built spaces that were intended to appear as computer renderings, sparking a discussion as to whether they were ever built (Pause pavilion, Stockholm 2002) and spaces that included a garden of mummified plants used as a virtual horizon for a laser beauty clinic (Forever Laser, Geneva 1998 and 2003).
Born in Athens, Greece, Angelidakis studied architecture at Sci-ARC and Columbia, where he began exploring the relationship of clandestine haphazard construction and ad-hoc computer network, drawing a parallel between hardware and life.I
NMO Gallery 114 West Fifth Street Los Angeles, CA 90013
Seriously cool art in a soon to be hot gallery at the former now long defunct Billy's Grill in the heart of the ever expanding Gallery Row at 5th and Main.