One Night Stand LA 2016 - The Rendezvous

A One-Night Stand for Art & Architecture (One-Night Stand LA) - an event and publication project by a group of emerging architects and artists from Los Angeles exploring different forms of media, but also new possibilities for architectural strategies of subversion.

The second annual, A One-Night Stand for Art & Architecture took place at the Holiday Lodge Motel in Los Angeles, CA. The event was free and open to the public.

One-Night Stand is a single encounter without expectations of further exposure or presence of its participants. Further relations may be explored; memories may be written but nothing is carried to tomorrow. We return to banality once the night is over. The stability, the safety of the norm is returned. We provoke you with a taste. This one-night, this one moment allows our vices, our desires and our minds to tease, penetrate and release.

One Night Stand - LA was founded by William HuRyan Tyler Martinez and Anthony Morey. The show was conceived as a format for artist, architects and all variations in-between to explore vices, provocations, tendencies or questions that kept them awake at night. The tension of the responsibilities of life, and the explorations of dreams came to fruition through the manifestations of the ideas that occupied the rooms.

Critics may come to call the idea as “mental arousal and release without emotional commitment or future involvement”.

We call it, a One-Night Stand for Art & Architecture.

2016 Curators
Duygun Inal
Debbie  Garcia
Jonathan Crisman



a meeting with someone that is arranged for a particular time and place and that is often secret. Rendezvous a.k.a the inevitable one-night stand.

In that moment of barely knowing you I loved you most. It was a perfect and fleeting education. Every moment unfolded in the skipped heart-beat of inexperience followed by immediate improvisation. In the unknowing I learned my way.

I have come to realize that I am addicted to that sort of panic. So I came to find you again. I returned in the hopes that you might also feel the unbearable longing to repeat the unrepeatable. But you were not here. Instead there was a resemblance, an echo, a thing that I recognized and yet could not place. So I have set upon the journey to reconstruct anew. It is my goal to discover you over and over. I have come here to not know you again.