I.a.t.e.l.s. is an immersive art installation in Los Angeles that offers a 360 degree view of the art world, from the perspective of a person experiencing it from their perspective.
The artist and director, Lila Golan, has spent decades crafting and transforming these images, often as a means of communicating her feelings about her art.
“I wanted to create something that could be both an immersive experience and a way of expressing my emotions,” Golan told The Atlantic’s Emily Kaplan.
“In many ways, it was a sort of therapy tool for me.
It gave me the tools to see myself and my art through the eyes of others.
It’s like a mirror, where we’re looking at ourselves through the lens of someone else.”
The first thing I did after the installation was to take photographs of myself in the mirror.
The next thing I noticed was how much I felt.
And then, I was like, I’m actually happy.”I.a”
I realized I was having a very difficult time not seeing the reality of myself.
And then, I was like, I’m actually happy.”I.a