Interactive installation at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibits (part of Mexicali Biennial)
Summary: Dani Dodge’s installation included 42 candles hand painted with iconic L.A. architecture that is often seen in Hollywood movies. The candles were on the floor and surrounded by gravel. Dodge invited people who came to LACE to light a candle. Through this work, Dodge re-created a common scene on L.A. sidewalks and streets: the remains of a roadside memorial. But in “Bright Lights,” what people burned was their own myths of Los Angeles.
Materials: 42 glass candles, paint, gravel, matches