Characters & Locations

Part 5

California

( Destroying The Simulation )

2009 - 2011

After 10 years Loid left Italy and the life he had created there.

Loid had overstayed his tourist visa for the last 4 years in Italy. Living as an illegal alien in a foreign country, under constant threat of deportation, distorted his reality. The paranoia he had experienced his whole life was now amplified and made real. The very real threat of loosing everything and never being able to return to Italy caused panic attacks and psychosis. All because gay marriage was not yet recognized by ether country.

Loid's return to Los Angeles in the Fall of 2009 was difficult and full of uncertainties. Miraculously Loid passed though customs and immigration both in Italy and USA without anyone noticing how many years he had been living illegally. Loid had taken anxiety medication for the first time to get on that train heading towards Rome and the airport. He must have taken too much because his memory is completely blank about the events at ether airport. He remembers waiting at the train station which is directly below Loid's condominium in Italy and then he awoke in Los Angeles in a studio with a loft at his oldest friend's house.

Loid was in a state of complete psychosis the first few months after arriving in Los Angeles. His oldest friend found a psychologist that Loid began seeing regularly for that first year he was back in the USA. Loid tried so hard to fix that part of him that was broken, paranoid and delusional. He had only one goal and desire... to return to his home in Italy, to his cat and all of his friends.

The year before, Democrat Barack Obama was elected president of the USA and there was already news and rumors that legalizing gay marriage was finally a real possibility. Loid hoped that this would happen soon enough to fix his problem of illegal immigration. A problem that had haunted him since his boyfriend from Argentina was deported in the early 90s and since living as an illegal alien in Italy himself.

Over the course of that first year back in L.A. (2009-2010) the Italian came to see Loid 3 times. However the Italian did not make those trips to Los Angeles to make a choice about the future of their relationship. The Italian kept coming back to see Loid just to confirm and understand the choice he had already made.


California

2009 - 2010

Loid Larson & The Technological Singularity

Home will always be so far away

Reseda, CA2009
Loid Larson & The Technological Singularity

Loid's studio at his oldest friend's home

Reseda, CA2009
Loid Larson & The Technological Singularity

Loid with The Technological Singularity logo t-shirt in his studio

Reseda, CA2009
Loid Larson & The Technological Singularity

Loid's Studio

Reseda, CA2009
Loid Larson & The Technological Singularity

Loid's desk with The Technological Singularity

Reseda, CA2009

The Technological Singularity with words by Terence McKenna projected on the wall of Loid's studio

Reseda, CA2009
Chris Jacobson, Chris Jay, Christopher David Jacobson

Loid's oldest friend in his garden in Reseda

Reseda, CA2010

Loid's Italian boyfriend facing Hannibal Lector

Hollywood, CA2010
Chris Jacobson, Chris Jay, Christopher David Jacobson

Loid's oldest friend with hobo Lee

Reseda, CA2010
Giovanni Casadei & Jacob Bear in the Pope Room at Bucca di Beppo

Gio & Jacob in the Pope room at Bucca di Beppo

Santa Monica, California2010
Cristina.  Loid's Italian Psychologist  with Lilies

Loid's Italian Psychologist with Lilies

Reseda, CA2010

Portrait of Loid's roommate

Reseda, CA2010

Portrait of Loid's roommate making a Mandala

Reseda, CA2010
Loid Larson & The Technological Singularity

Loid on the floor of his studio with some of his first Glow in the Dark Paintings and Laser Stars Hologram Projector

Reseda, CA2010

Loid's friend at her piano recital

Northridge, CA2010

Portrait of Loid's first American psychologist

Reseda, CA2010
Glow In the Dark Paintings by Loid Larson

Some of Loid's Glow in the Dark Paintings

Reseda, CA2010
Pause the cat of Loid Larson

Loid's adopted stray cat Pause sleeping on the futon that reminded him of his Gustav Klimt inspired office desk back in Italy

Reseda, CA2010
Giovanni Casadei. Dead Donkey

What was the significance of Gio's Dead Donkey costume brought from Italy?

West Hollywood, CA2010
Loid Larson & Pause the cat

Pause & Loid

Reseda, CA2010

I LOVE LUCY in the Desert

Desert between California & Arizona2010
Stone Circle in Runyon Canyon

Stone Circle in Runyon Canyon

Los Angeles, CA2010



Topanga Canyon, California

2010

10 years later revisiting the house that Loid and his oldest friend built in the late 90s.

The "Franky Lloyd was Right" house, built over a waterfall, was a dream home. Building a home is something everyone should do in their lifetime.

The dream did not last long. Within a couple years the Italian Experience began as a way to escape the Topanga Canyon Experience that was ending in a confusion of hurt feelings and broken friendships.



Waterfalls symbolize the process of letting go, the process of cleansing and the continuous flow of energy and life.

Topanga Canyon, California

2010

Topanga Canyon, California 2010

Topanga Canyon, California 2010

Topanga Canyon, California 2010

San Pedro Cactus Flower
Topanga Canyon, California 2010

Topanga Canyon, California 2010

We Built a Home Over a Waterfall in a Forest

Topanga Canyon, California1998

Some Things Are Not Meant To Be


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