Category : LA Interchange

26 Mar 2012
LA Interchange, 1960s Caltrans Aerial photo C1363-1, used with permission

LA Interchange Essays, 2010

George Bataille on the LA Freeway: The Public Art Work of Luther Thie By Frederick Young What immediately strikes one about Luther Thie’s LA Interchange is the scope and magnitude of the project, a real-time memorial to automobile crash victims sited right at the heart of America’s freeway system. Thie’s proposed public artwork invokes the ghosts of numerous important critical theorists of the 20th and 21st centuries, most notably Bataille and his concept of sacrifice, and presents a way to […]

07 Feb 2012
Photo of artwork LA Interchange "Severity 5 as Seen from the 10"

LA Interchange, 2010

LA Interchange: a Proposal for a California Highway Victims Memorial Park is a site-specific public art project that proposes a real-time memorial at the intersection of downtown Los Angeles freeways. Set in a renewed urban park at the intersection of the Harbor (110) and Santa Monica (10) freeways in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, the LA Interchange memorial takes the form of an illuminated water fountain that uses real-time accident data from the California Highway Patrol Incident Report website […]