"Tracing the Decay of Fiction: Encounters with a Film by Pat O'NEILL" (2002). Interactive DVD installation.
The DVD-ROM is a companion to O'Neill's film, which is set in the present day, in a once grand Hollywood Hotel that is now in transition between respectability and ruin. Users wander through the mysterious spaces of the abandoned hotel and interact with the ghostly traces of the people, events, and personal histories that are imbedded in those rooms. The world presents a complex array of multi-layered images and sounds allowing users to explore their oblique connections with the burdens of memory, both personal and cultural, and with the popular representation of Los Angeles history.