1. Utterly destroy.
2. To take down by a tenth.
In the history of Los Angeles architecture much has been taken for granted and leveled for the sake of cheap redevelopment. In today’s use of space there is more reuse, which comes with its own sets of problems.
100% Decimation is an exploration of destruction and repurposing with architectural blueprints from development and deconstruction of buildings in Los Angeles.
Marissa Magdalena (Fine Art, New Genres ’08) is a Los Angeles based artist who enjoys questioning the norms of physical and social space. Her work exists as object, image, and live performance. Marissa cultivated a dramatic aesthetic amid the dressing racks and theater sets of California’s great San Joaquin Valley where she grew up. The juxtaposition of Marissa’s farming community roots and current urban backdrop is a wellspring of inspiration. Marissa has exhibited and taught extensively. She works in both traditional and alternative spaces. Her work has been shown at 18th Street Art Center, Avenue 50 Studios, The Bakersfield Museum of Art, Jaus, Museum of Ventura County, Phantom Galleries, Self Help Graphics, undisclosed locations in Tehran, and many others. Marissa was recently the recipient of a fellowship with The Woman's Building through Metabolic Studios.