Installation at MuzueMM (part of Emulations)
Summary: Dani Dodge’s multimedia installation “Screenburn” commented on the romance and glamour of movies that lure so many to Los Angeles. It examined the idea of Hollywood as a nonexistent pot of gold presented as a sales job to tourists. The centerpiece was a 1967 Zenith television set on an altar playing a video showing the road from her actual home in Lincoln Heights to the fantastical Hollywood Walk of Fame. It is surrounded by images of movies that have been shot in Los Angeles. These movies that show people’s lives as heroic were for the most part generated by a half-dozen white men sitting in a room trying to sell Coca-Cola. Therefore the average person who can’t reach the pinnacle portrayed by Hollywood must accept a simulation of this reality instead.
Materials: Video, vintage television, photographs with paint, fabric, director’s chair, glitter, candles.