A site specific project of artist generated slides was projected in Pasadena and Los Angeles area movie theaters during intermission, between feature films,( in between those faded and badly designed popcorn and trivia slides).  The artists’ slides were produced specifically for this site, taking into consideration the ads and trivia presented during intermission, and the context of a commercial movie theater space.  It is important that the work was not be a reproduction of other artwork created by the artist, but artwork created specially in slide form, and made specifically for this site. See Project and Catalog Essays for more details.

This is one of those projects which took 13 years to get off the ground. I began applying for support from various nonprofit organizations and funders, and I think they were dubious that I could pull it off. 11 years later, Sylvia Bowyer and I teamed up to do the project ourselves. With generous support from the Pasadena Art Alliance, they agreed to give us a chance with some seed funding.

The project was up for two months in each theater, during every intermission. We calculated that the audience for this project was likely over 400,000 viewers.

Project and Catalog Essays

Press

Projections: intermission images Catalog, Karen Atkinson and Sylvia Bowyer Curators

Theaters:
AMC Theaters, Pasadena, CA
Magic Johnson Theaters, Los Angeles, CA

Artists:
Karen Atkinson
JoAnn Callis
Morgan Fisher
Connie Hatch
Ulysses Jenkins
Yong Soon Min
Martha Rosler and Josh Neufeld
Pat Ward Williams
Mitchell Syrop

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Projections: intermission images artists

Projections: intermission images artists

Karen Atkinson, "Point of View(er)" theater projection, Projections: intermission images

Karen Atkinson, "Point of View(er)" theater projection, Projections: intermission images

Karen Atkinson "Point of View(er), Projections: intermission images

Karen Atkinson "Point of View(er), Projections: intermission images

Jo Ann Callis, "Hollywood Suite", Projections: intermission images

Jo Ann Callis, "Hollywood Suite", Projections: intermission images

Morgan Fisher, "Movies Are Better Than Ever", Projections: intermission images

Morgan Fisher, "Movies Are Better Than Ever", Projections: intermission images

Connie Hatch, "Smiling Men", Projections: intermission images

Connie Hatch, "Smiling Men", Projections: intermission images

Ulysses Jenkins, "North American Realty", Projections: intermission images

Ulysses Jenkins, "North American Realty", Projections: intermission images

Yong Soon Min, "Colorblind Meritocracy", Projections: intermission images

Yong Soon Min, "Colorblind Meritocracy", Projections: intermission images

Martha Rosler and Josh Neufeld, "Incarceration: A Growth Industry", Projections: intermission images

Martha Rosler and Josh Neufeld, "Incarceration: A Growth Industry", Projections: intermission images

Mitchell Syrop, "Second Nature", Projections: intermission images

Mitchell Syrop, "Second Nature", Projections: intermission images

Pat Ward Williams, "Everybody Else", Projections: intermission images

Pat Ward Williams, "Everybody Else", Projections: intermission images

Pat Ward Williams, "Depth of a River", Projections: intermission images

Pat Ward Williams, "Depth of a River", Projections: intermission images

Thanks To:, Projections: intermission images

Thanks To:, Projections: intermission images

Projections: intermission images Invite

Projections: intermission images Invite

Theater Entrance, Opening Night, Projections: intermission images

Theater Entrance, Opening Night, Projections: intermission images