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Christina Ulke
The Hall of Shadows - Amigo Studios Revisited

Project Area: North Hollywood
Project: NoHo Commons
Project Location: 11136 Chandler Boulevard
Project Type: Developer


With this project, artist Christina Ulke sought to highlight North Hollywood’s recording industry, whose ubiquitous existence in the area is often overshadowed by the more high profile movie and theatre arts industries. Brightly colored, graphic silhouettes inspired by 1960s and 1970s album covers from Amigo Studios, one of Los Angeles’ oldest recording studios formerly located near this site, are projected onto record shaped screens throughout the building’s garage structure. These projections serve to enliven the space, illuminate an important part of local history, and also serve as an orientation system for the parking structure users.

The Hall of Shadows was included in the Public Art in Review section of Art in America's 2008 Annual Guide (August 2008).

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Artist Profile

Christina Ulke works with technology and media art to create public pieces that question and analyze the ideologies and iconography of urban spaces.  Originally from Germany, she received her MFA in Fine Arts, focusing on Sculpture and Public Art, from the Universitat der Kunste, Berlin.  After moving to the United States, Ulke obtained another MFA in Media and Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts. She teaches at the University of California, San Diego Art Department as well as co-edits the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest.  She currently is based out of Los Angeles and has co-founded C-Level, a cooperative creative space in Chinatown.