the guggenheim museum’s best attended exhibition, ‘the art of the motorcycle,’ was selected as the opening show for the museum’s newest addition, the las vegas guggenheim. a major component of the exhibition was added for the occasion, a collage of moving images and sound following the chronology of motorcycles in film and popular culture. hope hall directed these films alongside producer ultan guilfoyle.
these multi-channel projections consist of two ten minute loops edited to a single soundtrack and projected onto two 20’ x 30’ screens, and a three minute, silent loop, projected onto a two story glass box covered in lumisty, a film rendering the surface (and the projection) opaque and transparent both, depending on your vantage point. the films pull from hundreds of sources, including feature films, commercials, documentaries, print ads, and industrial films and evokes the motion and speed that are essential, yet absent, in the static motorcycles on display for the exhibition.