Fritz Haeg on the Sundown Salon
Question: What is the Sundown Salon?
Fritz Haeg: The Sundown Salon started immediately when I moved in 99, I guess, and I was living on Sundown Drive that’s where the house is. It started out, I guess with a very specific thought that I was feeling very isolated in this house up in the hill in Los Angeles, coming from New York, coming from then Silver Lake which is a little bit more of a community. So, I just moved in and I felt 1) This house is ridiculous, this is needs to be more than just a place rather than work, and also I just kind of saw this intense isolation possible in a house like that, in a neighborhood like that. I think everyone experience is that to some extent in LA, which is why it has such a rich history of people gathering at homes, just sit in their house which the Mac centre from Vienna loans and rents is the best example of that from the 20s. So it started out rather casually at the beginning inviting friends over to do performances, music, things like that and as time progressed over the years they became more complicated and more highly curetted, around particular topics or themes, from knitting and making things by hand to literary salons which in more conventional sense I suppose to dance, music and video.
Question: The house is on the market. What will happen to it?
Fritz Haeg: I don’t know it depends who buys the house. There is kind of the strange thing that happens when that part of my work was so tied to a particular place and then if someone else once that place what they do, could be confuse with what I do. As you know people go there and think its part of my projects still, but I don’t know I would be totally fine if someone moved in and then do public events there anymore.
Recorded On: 3/10/08
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