Mattia Casalegno
Mattia Casalegno - Los Angeles

Mattia Casalegno is an installation artist and live media performer exploring issues of perception, intimacy and synaestetic performativity. His work, ranging from (a)sensorial devices, interactive environments, audiovisual live sets and public installations, is been extensively exhibited around the world. He's represented by the belgian Cimatics agency and writes regularly about art and digital technologies on the online magazine Digicult.

Dias de Los Muertos (Cemetery)

Los Angeles by Mattia Casalegno

The Day of Death is one of the most amazing experience you can get from a city like LA. Every year, during the week-end of Halloween, the Hollywood Cemetery becames the stage of the most candid and beautiful celebration of life and death I ever seen.

Address
Hollywood Forever Cemetery | Santa Monica Boulevard | Los Angeles

Tacos Arizas (Cafe)

Los Angeles by Mattia Casalegno

Buche and cabeza the best.

Address
Tacos Arizas | Sunset Blv, Logan st, Echo Park | Los Angeles

Central Garden (Museum)

Los Angeles by Mattia Casalegno

Robert Irwin spent 4 years designing what he called "a sculpture in the form of a garden, which aims to be art". More than 500 varieties of plant material are used, and the selection is always changing, as testaments of what Irwin itself said: "art doesn't reside in the object but in the moment."

Address
Central Garden | Getty Center | Los Angeles

Salton Sea (Place)

Los Angeles by Mattia Casalegno

Salton Sea is not technically LA, but is a by-product of its history and my first-choice escape from the city: one of the world's largest inland seas and lowest spots on earth, a man-made lake in the midst of the Colorado desert, a resort area in the twenties turned in one of the worst ecological disaster of the past century.

Address
Salton Sea | Salton Sea | CA

Golden State Freeway (Place)

Los Angeles by Mattia Casalegno

LA wouldn't be LA without its Freeways. The Golden State Freeway is one of the most familiar places I have. It's my studio, living room, and kitchen all togheter. I can eat a sandwich, make phone calls and check my emails on the go, and even read the newspaper when it's jammed, basically all the time.

Address
Golden State Freeway | Golden State Freeway | Los Angeles

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