3rd 01SJ Biennial September 2010

A global festival of art on the edge

J.D. Beltran, Downtown Mirror

J.D. Beltran
Downtown Mirror
part of Who’s on 1st?/ What’s on 2nd?
Fountain Alley
On June 4, 2008
9:00 p.m.

J.D. Beltran’s Downtown Mirror will add a special five-day outdoor evening component on June 4-8th in Fountain Alley, between 1st and 2nd Streets. Downtown Mirror [Airplanes] is a stylized 16mm film of the ubiquitous airplanes that also inhabit the downtown area, screened as a large 40 foot long by 18 foot high projection onto the side of the building that borders the Fountain Alley parking lot. Although the projection is largely silent, Beltran will use innovative audio spotlight technology for sound — viewers in a special spot in Fountain Alley will actually be able to hear the roar of the airplanes flying by.

This installation will join four other elements of Beltran’s Downtown Mirror videos projected in large storefront windows to reflect the immediate physical environment and the heterogeneous demographic and historical atmosphere of the downtown area. Other video projections are located in two storefront windows adjacent to Zanotto’s at The Globe, located at 25 S. 3rd Street, at 38 2nd Street, and in a small storefront window on the Paseo De San Antonio, adjacent to Camera 12 Cinemas.

For more information, visit the Who’s on 1st?/ What’s on 2nd? exhibitions page