Trans Angeles

by Deniz Soezen

During my six months stay in Los Angeles I navigated the city by its ethnic enclaves, from Chinatown to Koreatown to Little Armenia and Little Ethiopia. Arguing that a key component of the American city are these neighborhoods where previously un-associated cultures are placed side-by-side and are expected to coexist, I produced an experimental documentary-style video exploring multiculturalism in Los Angeles. The three-screen-video-projection presents a case study of two such spatially overlapping areas: Little Armenia and Thai Town in East Hollywood.

Called “Trans Angeles” and shown in my apartment, the video composed of interviews with leading figures of those communities and an aesthetic exploration of how visual elements and architecture contribute to the performance/staging of cultural identity and belonging.
Tags multimedia, city, sound art, research, reportage, public space, political
Technique Cinematic arts (Video,...)


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