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Artworks created for the Department of Nocturnal Affairs
by Tal Yizrael and Caroline Maxwell

installed at Project 210 Gallery, 2009

Review of the show by NPR's Adolfo Guzman-Lopez-
Artists document city-animal encounters , KPCC, Aug. 23, 2009

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Oenothera Field
color transparency
5" x 7"

glow in the dark photo
5" x 7" and 8" x 16"

carved and polished animal salt-licks

Light Pollution Spectrum Oil Paints

hand-crafted, each of these hues is mixed to match the color
of the night sky in different Los Angeles neighborhoods.

Currently available hues are:
Downtown L.A., Boyle Heights, Vernon, Silverlake, Echo Park, Huntington Park, Atwater Village, Pasadena, Altadena, South Pasadena, Alhambra, Hollywood

DNA Color Studies
oil paint on exposed photographic paper
5" x 7" and 8" x 10"

These color studies were created using D.N.A.'s Light Pollution
Spectrum Oil Paints.
Each study contrasts paint hues from different
Los Angeles neighborhoods. The photographic paper used was exposed to
the light of the night sky, which turned the paper black.

DNA Color Study
oil paint on exposed photographic paper
8" x 10"

What Color is Saturday?
digital inkjet print

My new apartment is next to the neighborhood siren. To me, the siren is like a modern-day village bell, announcing memorial days and emergencies. In other cities in Israel, sirens also announce Saturday's entrance on Friday evening, notifying Jewish believers to stop their everyday doings and to prepare for the coming holy day. The siren in my neighborhood does not announce Saturdays as the area's residents are mostly secular. In this series I have tried to replace the siren sound's function as Saturday night notifier and identifier with color by creating a palatte to define the coming day. The sky changing color behind the siren therefore functions as a litmus paper.

Night Bath
chromogenic print

Three Black Flags
chromogenic print

chromogenic print