Projection LA is a conceptual art project by French artist Vincent Lamouroux. He’s taken over the long abandoned Sunset Pacific Motel, better known as the Bates Motel, at Sunset and Bates in Silver Lake.
Lamouroux and his team have lime washed (a rep said it is 100% natural and will not harm the trees or environment) the entire property. This includes the motel, fence, bushes, and palm trees. Everything.
Surreal and striking against a bright blue sky, and even a different feel at night. I saw a few pictures posted on IG against an overcast sky and everything blends together. Definitely go at different times of day and different weather to have multiple experiences.
The project is said to represent a blank slate and I’ve heard there are plans to finally tear down the old motel in coming weeks, so this is it’s last stand. Quite a way to go out.
There’s always someone taking a few pictures out there, but the official opening reception is Sunday, April 26, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm.