The CCAC Institute presents the first West Coast showing of TV-TANK, a new installation by LOT/EK, premiered in fall 1998 at Deitch Projects in New York City, features a 35-foot petroleum tanker truck that has been sliced into ten sections. The sections have been transformed into a set of floating modules designed for lounging and television viewing. Each module is outfitted with a liner of rubber tubing and a 13-inch color television equipped with cable and remote control. Viewers are invited to climb into the once-hidden interior of the tanker truck and watch TV. The exhibition will also feature LOT/EK's plug-in computer renderings of TV-TANK.
LOT/EK is a collaborative team of Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Lignano, New York-based Italian artist/designers known for their highly inventive practice of re-use. Their constructions—ranging from architectural commissions and furniture prototypes to temporary environments and installations—traverse the territory between contemporary art and architecture.