Completed in October 2001, the Hollywood Shadow Project is a series of seven installations dispersed throughout the production area of Hollywood. The designs are derived from photographs of familiar and iconic movie scenes. At the end of the day, the sun passes through these sculptures and casts shadows on other buildings. The intention is to evoke memory, as it is constituted via photographs and movies, and re-present this memory on the site of its invention: Hollywood. All of the sites incorporate buildings and businesses involved in making movies. It is also significant that the sculpture silhouettes were captured via optical means and are then reprojected here via the sun, which offers both light and motion. The sculptures are steel frames holding up aluminum honeycomb cutout shapes. The honeycomb allows the wind to pass through, easing engineering and safety concerns, while still appearing solid from most angles.
Cameron McNall (Principal in Charge)
Cameron McNall, Architect