THE FUTURE IS DEEP
COLLABORATIVE PROJECT BY THE L.A. PEDESTRIANS
Concept and design by Nicolas Grenier and Mélodie Mousset
Production by Chiara Giovando, Nicolas Grenier and Mélodie Mousset
Drawings and plans by Nicolas Grenier
Texts by Travis Diehl
Publication by Ania Diakoff
Special collaboration by Yelena Zhelezov
This work spatializes the current and future activities of the group the L.A. Pedestrians. Three spaces from across the globe containing projects related to the group are here represented at 1:36 scale.
These include Art Mur in Montreal, Canada; Espace Curtat-tunnel in Lausanne, Switzerland; and a rooftop in Los Angeles. In addition, the model includes a connective space with mirrored floor standing in for the present gallery, as well as a bottomless room or pit of possibility containing the future of L.A. Pedestrians.
While in reality these projects are separated by thousands of miles and several months, and are concrete to varying degrees, here they are rendered within a single conceptual architecture--a fitting metaphor for the structure and philosophy of the group itself. Each room of the model contains a model approach or method of L.A. Pedestrians. The building as a whole is a museum without location, an archive of potential if not speculation, endlessly signifying and unifying itself--rhizomatic, even approaching the sinister, Deleuzian implications of that term. The Future is Deep is the first realized project of L.A. Pedestrians.