Art@Site Christina Ulke, The Hall of Shadows

Christian Ulke


The Hall of Shadows

NoHo Commons
With this project, artist Christina Ulke sought to highlight North Hollywood’s recording industry, whose ubiquitous existence in the area is often overshadowed by the more high profile movie and theatre arts industries.
Brightly colored, graphic silhouettes inspired by 1960s and 1970s album covers from Amigo Studios, one of Los Angeles’ oldest recording studios formerly located near this site, are projected onto record shaped screens throughout the building’s garage structure.
These projections serve to enliven the space, illuminate an important part of local history, and also serve as an orientation system for the parking structure users.
Christine Ulke (born in Germany) is an artist and scientist. She holds master’s degrees from the California Institute of the Arts and the Hochschule der Künste, Berlin, and a doctoral degree from the University of Leipzig. Ulke has lectured throughout the United States and taught at universities in California and throughout Germany. Among her public artworks are permanent commissions for the cities of Los Angeles, Pasadena and West Hollywood, as well as temporary installations in Berlin, Hamburg, London, Mexico City, New York City and San Francisco. She currently works as a research scientist at the German Depression Foundation.
Christina Ulke works with technology and media art to create public pieces that question and analyze the ideologies and iconography of urban spaces. Originally from Germany, she received her MFA in Fine Arts, focusing on Sculpture and Public Art, from the Universitat der Kunste, Berlin. After moving to the United States, Ulke obtained another MFA in Media and Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts. She teaches at the University of California, San Diego Art Department as well as co-edits the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest. She currently is based out of Los Angeles and has co-founded C-Level, a cooperative creative space in Chinatown.