Department of Nocturnal Affairs (DNA)The DNA is a creative project by artists Tal Yizrael
and Caroline Maxwell. Envisioned as both a work of
installation and performance art, the DNA has opened
field offices in various public spaces around the
Los Angeles area to collect reports of nocturnal
Currently, the DNA is expanding its research into
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DNA Color Studies (2009)
custom-blended oil paint on exposed photographic paper
These color studies were created using DNA's "Light Pollution Spectrum Oil Paints." Each painting contrasts sky colors from different Los Angeles neighborhoods. The photographic paper used was exposed to the light of the night sky and then developed, turning the paper black.
DNA Light Pollution Spectrum Oil Paints (2009)
Hand-crafted, each of these hues are mixed to match the color of the night sky in various Los Angeles neighborhoods.
Currently available hues are:
Downtown L.A., Boyle Heights, Vernon, Silverlake,