I Didn't See the Sign

a walk that I led as part of a residency in L.A. Based on the 1993 film ‘Falling Down’, we visited locations from key scenes in the film to discuss with local residents how each area had changed over the 20 years following its release. The plot follows the main character, an unemployed military engineer having a break-down who walks from one end of L.A. to the other. I used the walk as a way to investigate the trembling of fiction and reality within the landscape of L.A.

Walk / Public Art
LACA Archive

Front cover of handout given on the day of the walk

Diagrammatic sketches documenting my walks during the residency

Video of the key locations 20 years after the film was made. Audio is re-edit of original soundtrack and police scanner of criminal activity within or around each location.