LA><ART is a leading independent non-profit contemporary art space in Los Angeles, committed to the production of ambitious and experimental exhibitions, public art projects, and publications with both emerging and mid-career artists working locally, nationally, and internationally.
This grant will provide support for a solo presentation – a new video installation and 3D rendering – of Nira Pereg’s work, Melt Away Before You or I Can’t Believe It’s Not Battle! Pereg was granted special clearance by the military to witness a staged military training exercise in a fake Middle Eastern town built in Fort Irwin in the Mojave Desert. Her video installation takes this site as a subject to investigate the nature of authenticity, simulation, fiction, and the theatre of war. Pereg’s installation runs from March 1 through April 7, 2018.