Phill and I finally went to check out 14th Factory on its last weekend. It’s like the Museum of Ice Cream — an Instagram-friendly location only with more art and less sweets that was put together by Hong Kong-based British painter and media artist, Simon Birch.
They even encouraged hashtags.
The first thing we came across was a painting by Simon Birch.Next we went down a long black hall that had a video projected doing tripping things entitled “The Dormouse.”
Next we entered the recreation of bedroom set from 2001.
Phill didn’t know what it was.
After that you come to an open space with swings swinging on their own and rolling grass in the middle, entitled “The Garlands.”
Next was a room filled with paintings known as “Jubilee.”
I made Phill take this picture.
He refused to pose like the subjects in this work, so I did.
This room was a wall full of sketches. With all the pictures covering the wall, I thought Phill would like it.
View from the other side of the grass. We passed through the room with a table and napkins “Standard II.” I’m not taking a picture of that.
Phill looking at what time it is and how much longer we’re going to be there.
Then we came to the Instagram-famous pitchfork room, called “The Crusher.”
I had to beg Phill to go in and take a photo.
Next we came into a room that had a fight sequence in slow motion on a bunch of screens, “The Inhumans.”
Then there was a room depicting a 1980 Ferrari crash in slow motion. The room after it had the pieces of the car arranged nicely. Art.
Then the famous crown room, where someone knocked over an entire row of columns. It’s called “Hypercaine”
Some of the crowns were cooler than others.
In the room next to that space there were some more crowns in a piece called, “I am, I am, I am.”
Phill being a rebel.
This room had giant screens that showed shots of buildings going up and down, really giving you the feeling that you were floating up and down. “Tannhauser.”
It was really trippy.
Next was another room with video projections, entitled, “The Marvel.”
The last piece for us to see was this giant tails of jetliners on a pool of water, “Clear Air Turbulence.”
It was impressive in scale.