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Materials & Applications is pleased to announce the soft launch of our new Sunset storefront with a project from EXTENTS!

March 9 - June 15, 2019
1313 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90026

The project space is designed to be viewable from the street (like a diorama!) and visitors are welcome to explore the installation up close on Saturday and Sunday 10AM-2PM.

Exterior Viewing: 24/7
Interior Viewing: Saturday & Sunday 10AM - 2PM

Lossy/Lossless casually assembles a handful of Sunset Boulevard’s past and future objects. A custom made tableau wraps the walls with markers of the boulevard’s history, as well as signifiers of its nascent development. Piles of tires from a bygone flat-fix co-mingle with newly installed bike racks; payphones abut boutique placards. Some elements appear ghostly and translucent while others are willfully pixelated – each caught in a moment of disappearance or loss. Tiers of raised floors and custom foam padding fills the storefront, ready to accommodate any activity. Hard tectonics of data tiles merge with the collage of images, projecting a future entry to the Sunset tableau.

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 9, 7PM-9PM
Members/Press Preview: Saturday, March 9, 6PM-7PM


EXTENTS is a design collaborative that operates across scales and disciplinary silos. They are interested in architecture, urbanism, media, digital culture, and other instruments of life that can be impacted by design. The collaborative is led by McLain Clutter and Cyrus Peñarroyo, faculty at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

Design Team: McLain Clutter, Cyrus Peñarroyo, Lucas Denit