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Tischer, Jenni Sen.Sc. Mag.

title
Perceptual Screen (Schindler’s Terrace, 4800 Hollywood Blvd, L.A.)
type
group exhibition
texts
description
“Perceptual Screen (Schindler’s Terrace, 4800 Hollywood Blvd, L.A.) “is a layered, multidisciplinary installation by Jenni Tischer, in collaboration with Los Angeles-based artist Rand Sevilla. The work’s point of departure is the gridded modernist Schindler Terrace, built on Olive Hill’s southeastern slope by architect R.M. Schindler, with help from Richard Neutra in 1925. Now fenced off from public access and in ruinous disrepair, the terrace “once had a pergola above a children’s wading pool on its north end, and a crescent bench with a central fountain on its south.” Tischer has overlaid her specific material language onto Schindler’s work, revisiting the questions proposed by Terrace, especially those pertaining to what Rosalind Krauss referred to as the grid’s ability to convey “the separation of the perceptual screen from that of the ‘real world.’” By inverting the Terrace’s primary contexts, Tischer proceeds her challenge in diagnosing the sociostructural allegory of the grid, examining its role in architecture and art as a modern myth. Outdoor concrete blocks are now substituted with fabric and copper, while wood support beams are rendered as wire delineated voids. A hanging fabric banner designed by Rand Sevilla drapes into the referenced space created by the pergola for Terrace attendees. The banner’s imagery conjured red carpet step-and-repeat backdrops and the digital gridding of pixelization, introducing postmillennial interrogations of public space use, private institutional intervention, and analog to digital encoding.
artists
Jenni Tischer
curators
Priscilla Fraser , Anthony Carfello
contributors
Rand Sevilla
Kayley Saade
Christina Saade
Esteban Schimpf
photography
date, opening and location
date
2019-03-06 – 2019-03-15
location
MAK Center for Art and Architecture, West Hollywood, CA, USA
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