JT Burke's Paradise Circus at the LA Art Show
Paradise Circus 2015
The Paradise Circus, Los Angeles 2015, exhibited at the Los Angeles Convention Center during the LA Art Show 2015. This interactive installation was created as part confession booth, part cathedral steeple and part circus tent. Art on the exterior mimicked old time circus posters, announcing incredible, religious-themed circus acts. Viewers were invited to enter the booth, kneel down and pull on the braided cord to reveal 'Paradise 2015.' The image, which was loosely based on Hiernymous Bosch' Garden of Earthly Delights, was only completely viewable from a kneeling position. A unique audio track created by Motion Worker titled Angus Dei Tuvan Bali Calliope played continuously in the background. Materials included sheet metal, construction lumber, mechanical rigging, lighting and audio systems, fabric curtains, vintage church kneeler, printed canvas banners, printed wall paper and a cast-plaster golden winged pig.