The Palmetto installation was a large-scale, site-specific, interactive art exhibit based on the concept of the balance of opposites. Participants were invited to enter a structure that physically engages the idea of opposing elements. Manipulated projections and directional audio created a unique experience for each participant, depending on one’s position within the exhibit in time and space. The event also featured live performances including experimental music, dance, and short films.


Ten short films by eight experimental filmmakers accompany the Palmetto project and were shown as part of the installation. These are the Palmetto films:


Palmetto began with a one-day total improvisational recording session in downtown Los Angeles that resulted in a 10 song, 47 minute LP, and became the audio roots for the Palmetto installation.