Los Angeles-based artist Jesse Fleming presents a sci-fi-techno ecstatic voyage, "Jane the Baptist" installed in the ALAC theatre opening day.
The single channel video takes the viewer through the birth canals of modern automated car washes within Los Angeles County. The view is myopic, brutal, and candy lush with frothy synthetic ooze delivered by an attentive robotic hand. It is unending and internal, providing a transcendent passage to see the extraordinary in the mundane. The original musical score by Miguel de Pedro / kid606 delivers an accompanying tone that is dizzying, with both ascending and descending notes. Together it is a world gone mad but simultaneously beautiful and hypnotic, like a drive down the Sunset Strip. It is, and it will be a good ride.
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