Valis the Infinite Rider

Site-specific installation at the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA, 2005.

+ about the exhibition

This installation explores space, time, speed and pathos. The Armory Center's long, narrow Mezzanine gallery is used to draw an analogy to the effect of speed on human experience.

The installation is informed by motorcycle rides between Los Angeles and the Mojave Desert, panoramic painting, and Valis by Philp K. Dick.

Valis painting
The reconciliation of nothing and reality and the suspension of time and space by high velocities replace the exoticism of journeys with a vast expanse of emptiness.
- Paul Virilio
  • Valis 1
  • Valis 4

There exists, for everyone, a sentence - a series of words - that has the power to destroy you. Another sentence exists, another series of words, that could heal you. If you're lucky you will get the second, but you can be certain of getting the first.
- Philip K. Dick, Valis

  • Valis 2
  • Valis 3
Valis landscape

  • Valis 6
  • Valis 7