Paris Photo Los Angeles

For the second installment of Paris Photo Los Angeles, the organization’s directors approached Commonwealth Projects with the challenge of designing and fabricating a 6-screen theater within one of Paramount’s historic soundstages.
As opposed to solving a technical problem — the difficulties of accommodating multiple projections and audio tracks within a large open space — we approached this as an opportunity to design a unique experience. We hung large screens to allow circulation without distraction and designed custom-made furniture for films of a longer duration. We designed and built headphone stands that were positioned for viewers to experience each film in solitude, but moments of silence were occasionally interrupted by viewers’ laughter. The challenges of this project allowed us to explore temporary, scalable and movable designs. This approach is essential to the demands of contemporary events. This dynamic film installation added another dimension to an exciting, landmark event in Los Angeles.