by Paul Tzanetopoulos
|"Southern California Car Culture"|
|Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, California, USA|
|CD-ROM, DVD and Photo Montage|
|Catalog available; see video below.|
Part of an automotive Series, this work documents the incorrect hubcaps placed on cars (photographed from everyday society) as a metaphor for our fragile culture and our technological progress, resulting in inter-media installations utilizing photo and digital technology, visually dealing with the cultural impact of automotive design, specifically the wheel. This installation is seen via video media as a passing stream of vehicles and as a variable-length of panoramic photographs, mounted horizontally in a space. One challenge was to illustrate, in a relatively small space, a very large metaphorical statement. Using video and digital technology, a never-ending stream of images passed through monitors that made the metaphor apparent.