Client: Goldhirsh Foundation
Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Completion date: 2019
Public Art Agent
NOW Art LA partners with members of the Triforium project, Tom Carroll, Jona Bechtolt, Claire Evans, and Tanner Blackman to revive Joseph L. Young’s Triforium a “polyphonoptic” public sculpture in downtown Los Angeles.
Joseph Young’s Triforium shines again with Triforium Fridays, a series of dynamic activations curated by the Triforium Project to bring downtown’s Los Angeles’ long-maligned “polyphonoptic” public artwork back to life with performances by Reggie Watts, the Bob Baker Marionette Theater, the Institute for Art and Olfaction, and many more.
The reactivation of Joseph Young’s polyphonoptic sculpture, culminating in three separate performances to bring recognition to this landmark piece. This long-neglected non-functioning artwork, had fallen into complete disrepair. The twins goals of archiving the historically relevant computer system while bringing to life the complex interplay of light, electronics, and sound, resulted in the restoration of Joseph Young's original vision.
The impetus comes not from the city or even advocates for historic preservation or the arts, but from a trio of L.A. aficionados who had become enthralled with the unloved tower.