28-channel multi-HD video installation
Transit is a large-scale video installation in the Los Angeles International Airport’s Tom Bradley International Terminal that plays on fifty-eight back-to-back HD monitors curving above the arrivals waiting area. The fifteen-minute video features hundreds of pedestrians in silhouette who take part in a loose narrative grounded in their ceaseless movements left to right. Against this backdrop, travelers occasionally put down their bags and break into exuberant dance routines in styles that reflect L.A.’s diversity: from Hip-Hop to Salsa, Ballet, and Punk.
Mid-way through, the high-definition story shatters into abstracted fragments as multiple copies of travelers wipe forward across the screens; moon-walking travelers float backwards; crowds spew out from single travelers; and a Lady in Red appears who is ignored by them all.
The project is a collaboration with Choreographer Francesca Penzani, and videographer Noah Cunningham. The California Institute of the Arts Center for Integrated Media offered substantial facilities and support for the project’s production.
by Scott Snibbe
Choreography by Francesca Penzani
Cinematography, Editing and Post-production by Noah Cunningham
|Wil-son Williams||Salsa, Tap, Hip Hop, Modern, Jazz|
|Reina Glenn||Hip Hop, Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Salsa|
|Danielle Peig||Hip Hop, Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Salsa|
|Juanita Lopez||Folklorico, Mother|
|Massimo and Rebecca Chhan||Children|
|Rebecca and Samantha Salas||Children|
|Zari Wigfall||Modern, African, Dunham|
|Elton Laron||Tap, African, Modern, Hip Hop)|
|Erika Marosi||Ballet, Modern, Contact Improv, Jazz|
|Benny Fung||Ballet, Modern, Contact Improv, Jazz|
|Hannah Rutherford||Modern, Ballet, Scottish, Contact Improv|
|Travis Reinfried||Modern, Contact Improv, Disco|
Astra PriceStudio Manager, Lighting
Fontella BooneCostume Design
Sandro Del RosarioProduction Assistant