Washes (2010) by Norbert Shieh

Norbert Shieh USA, 2010, 8.40m., DigiBeta, color, sound

A documentation of various carwashes throughout Los Angeles. The results are motion paintings in which water, soap and wax combine into a visual play of flickering lights, shadows, and colors onscreen. The familiar experience of a carwash collapses into the surreal, allowing a new perception of the locations.—N.S.

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