picture by matt baggott

LA Pergolas Paint Party

For two days we used laser cut rubber templates from the spangle workshops and paints with various zinc content to develop a sort of dazzle camouflage for the galvanized surface of the LA Pergolas structures.  The goal was to establish a method for integrating graffiti, manufacturing defects and weathering into a constantly evolving crystalline surface treatment.  The appearance is inspired by a magnified fractal impression of the natural crystal structure of electrically excited zinc used to protect steel in most infrastructural steel like sign posts on the side of the freeway.

participants:
Zachery Schoch, Tony Hudgins, Oliver Hess, Allison Behrstock, Olivier Hart, Micke Tong, General, Jenda Michl, Matt Baggott, Nick Vida, Elisa Salcedo, Krista Machovina.