Natural Wifi: Palm Tree

Research project and show at Art Center Los Angeles
Windtunnel Gallery, August 13 – September 30
Team: Nick Meehan, Selwa Sweidan, Erika Katrina Barbosa, Zhihan Ying

Image: installation view


The palm tree, as Aldo Rossi mentioned earlier, is found to be a symbol, or a memory of a house. It shows Nature as a construct that manifests ideal architecture by constituting an ideal (exterior or interior) context. For the well-tempered environment of the modernist city it might be more important than any technological device and conditioning function.
The video installation shows L.A.’s long legged palm tree as a wish image, a super-motive that is rather an expression and not so much a stealth feature of (Internet) infrastructure.

Image: detail of installation


Image: installation view


Image: deatil of the installation