Saturday
Aug302014

SEPTEMBER 1-SEPTEMBER 8

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 3: PUTILANDIA Marcel Alcala, Rosè Hernandez, and Sofia Moreno come together for a night of performance and video. Experience the “value” of art amongst the remnants of post-colonial head butting. Music from NEW NATIVE and SEWAGE. 8:30PM (LA Weekly 5 Artsy Things to Do in LA)

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 4: Emily Lucid & Michael Vidal // Golden Drugs (Oakland) // N.O.W. // Shitgiver // HABITS (dj). Get ready for something perfect. 8PM

 

 

SATURDAY & SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 6 & 7: The 16mm films of Owen Land shown chronologically over two days, with work by LA artists Deirdre O'Dwyer, Pat O'Neill, and Margo Victor. "One of the most original American filmmakers of the 1960s and 1970s" - Mark Webber.  Saturday: 8PM; Sunday: 3PM. $5

 

 

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 8: CreativeSpacesLA #2: Music in Creative Spaces. Forum exploring music's importance to creative spaces, improving sound quality, zoning & more. Plus KARAOKE. Walt Gorecki of L'KEG & Home Room, Luke Fischbeck of KChung Radio & HRLA, Michelle Carr of HM-157 & Jabberjaw. Moderator: Sean Carnage. 8PM

Thursday
Aug282014

August 25-August 31

 

TUESDAY AUGUST 26: Burn | Trapped | Wrath - Short Video by Jenny Sakaya NONO - 10:19

Experimental video, action, sound. "FOREWARNING:This will not make any sense."


THURSDAY AUGUST 28: Ampersan + El-Haru Kuroi + Dorian Wood + Rubén Martinez + Nao Bustamante &Mickey Negrón - 8PM
Since forming in December 2007, Ampersan have maintained a constant connection to Mexican traditonal music via cultural exchanges and researching its variety of musical forms, as well as forays into contemporary classical music and sound experimentation. 

FRIDAY AUGUST 29: SUPER SECRET SURPRISE - Ezra Buchla - Roco Jet - Whitman - Corey Fogel - 9PM
(We can't tell you who this performer is but we can assure you that you won't want to miss it.) 
Wednesday
Aug272014

8.28.14 (8PM) AMPERSAN + EL-HARU KUROI + DORIAN WOOD + RUBÉN MARTINEZ + SURPRISE  

Human Resources presents an evening of music featuring Mexico City's Ampersan. Special guests include Rubén Martínez, El-Haru Kuroi and Dorian Wood.

Ampersan creates one of the most innovative and versatile sounds coming from Mexico City's vibrant independent music scene. Their songs evoke the Mexican countryside, weaving melodies of son jarocho, ambient electronica and haunting melodic vocals. Think The Costars meets Hugo Largo meets Stereolab in a D.F. mezcal bar. Electric emo son jarocho. They are badass.

https://ampersan.bandpage.com/

https://soundcloud.com/ampersan

Detailed details forthcoming
8pm doors
$10.00

Wednesday
Aug272014

8.29.14 (9PM) SUPER SECRET SURPRISE + EZRA BUCHLA + ROCO JET + WHITMAN + COREY FOGEL

Folktale Presents . . .

SUPER SECRET SURPRISE PERFORMANCE
(We can't tell you who this performer is but we can assure you that you won't want to miss it.)

EZRA BUCHLA
www.catfact.net

ROCO JET
https://www.facebook.com/RocoJet

WHITMAN
www.barbaric-yawp.com

COREY FOGEL
http://knitdrums.tumblr.com/

9 PM || $5 || ALL AGES
http://humanresourcesla.com/
http://www.folktalerecords.com/

Monday
Aug252014

8.26.14 (Doors at 9:30pm) BURN | TRAPPED | WRATH - Short videos by Jenny Sakaya NONO

BURN
TRAPPED 
WRATH

3 short videos by Jenny Sayaka NONO

FOREWARNING:
This will not make any sense

Screening begins at exatcly 10:19PM

Luke 10:19

GENTLE PERSUASION

Nothing will harm you

Preparation________

It is required that you be mentally and physically prepared to:
1. Burn a very small sentimental item 
2. Feel extremely trapped/ claustrophobic
3. Destroy ( smash, sit on...etc) someone else's very small sentimental item.

4. Follow the guides

Limited weapons will be available for use.

Please come with an OPEN MIND

After Party shadow dancing DJ sets by Silent Servant (Official) and Jizzy
Jenny Sayaka NONO lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Makes videos for fun, nothing serious. Has never been to art school, but has many art school friends.
Heavily into men with cinderblock heads.

 

Friday
Aug222014

8.23.14 (9PM) EVAN CAMINITI + LOREN CHASSE + GREG BIANCHINI + M. GEDDES GENGRAS + GREGG KOWALSKY

 

9pm doors followed by DJ set of KR

9:30pm GREGG KOWALSKY

10pm GREG BIANCHINI

10:45pm LOREN CHASSE

11:30pm EVAN CAMINITI

12:15pm M GEDDES GENGRAS

EVAN CAMINITI - SF soon to be NYC, member of Barn Owl, prescient messiah of the modular tone and shade

LOREN CHASSE

GREG BIANCHINI

So not a collab set as mentioned previously but still
two members of THUJA merging, weaving and cracking back apart... a visit a long time in the makings

M GEDDES GENGRAS - mega dose of minor zones

GREGG KOWALSKY - newly moved to LA, professor of the drone soundz

dj sets provided by KR of Nostilevo/ Snakeland Aktivitat
$7

Monday
Aug112014

8.21.14 (8PM) BLACK SPIRITUALS + SKYLINE ELECTRIC + ROB MAGILL + DJ NANNY CANTALOUPE

Three challenging acts, challenging spirits coming together in our echoing halls to create a heavenly din

plus the dj's dj expanding your mind from the inside

DJ NANNY CANTALOUPE plays til
9p-ish - ROB MAGILL
10p-ish - BLACK SPIRITUALS
11p-ish - SKYLINE ELECTRIC

https://soundcloud.com/blackspirituals

8pm doors $5 appreciated

Thursday
Aug072014

8.09.14 (9PM) TWENTY FOUR HOUR FANTASY REALITY: Audrey Wollen + Cali Thornhill DeWitt

Audrey Wollen + Cali Thornhill DeWitt
Twenty Four Hour Fantasy Reality
SFA / WSSF

Opens   9 August 2014 9pm
Closes 10 August 2014 9pm

Human Resources
410 Cottage Home Street
Los Angeles CA, 90012

What we wear is often shorthand for who we are, or who we want to be.

The codified manner in which we dress signals positions of power through public and private spheres, specifically the public notions of meaning and private hierarchal structures of inclusion and exclusion. Fascination with cultural identity is both the means and the end: fashion, like  art, engages a public desiring insight on culture from seeing itself reflected back on a critical, yet consumable scale.

Viewed within an art context, the work of Audrey Wollen and Cali Thornhill DeWitt supports our understanding of the communicative capacity of images and objects to materialize concepts, fictions, and narratives — self-constructed and projected — across social spheres. In this exhibition, both artists have taken the immediately recognizable form of the sweatshirt as a focal point, to mobilize ideas and references to fashion identities within the larger context of contemporary art.

The displayed sweatshirts form a suggestive yet speculative proposition on how to approach the production and reception of contemporary art making. The production of fashion illuminates the production of art today: no longer tied to religious or ideological representation, art instead is subject to the laws of marketing. Both artists utilize a similarly critical stance toward what they offer to the viewer: a kind of branding that questions its own status and role as much as that of its subjects. Removed from their strict commercial function, the sweatshirts on view challenge the complex relationship between appropriation and concept, identity and lifestyle, class and taste. In this duality of ideological positions, the distinction between art object and clothing item is intentionally blurred.

Audrey Wollen’s hoodies appropriate the aesthetics of protest wear, specifically the Black Bloc tactic, where a kind of uniformity or neutrality allows the protest group to function as one large, unified mass in the midst of a storm. This strategy allows a certain anonymity, which can be useful when risking arrest, and also creates space, a coherent system.  It is a strategy of negation — oversized and unisex, improvised as voluntary alienation — and assumes a direct, oppositional stance not only to traditional institutions, but toward audiences as well. An aesthetics of action outlines the differences between external representation and self-presentation; from the outside, the Bloc is regarded as anonymous, therefore less autonomous, and more of an artifact, or even a brand. 

An understanding of the aesthetic experience of Wollen’s work is one mediated not just by the work’s material presence, but also through the re-examination of language. One is both able and unable to take in the entire text on these sweatshirts. In order to grasp the sequence, one has to come in close to the work, close enough to register the fragmentary details, losing sight of the lateral whole, falling back to see how the parts interact. That Wollen’s text at first reads as decorative flourishes makes this process all the more rewarding.  Taken from a feminist experimental novel first published in 1969, the text proposes a space of laughter and destruction, the fragmentation of language itself enacting the taking apart and pulling together of the revolutionary women.

Cali Thornhill DeWitt’s memorial crewnecks are directly influenced by the sweatshirts worn and shared by Los Angeles gang members of the 1980s and 1990s. Created not only to canonize fallen heroes, the sweats served to communicate with the wearer’s extended family, by way of visual cues and coded language. Billboard culture, neighborhood alliances, hierarchal friendships, blood in blood out, custom fit in one cool package. DeWitt plays with this form, paying tribute to his own idols. The caveat is that they happen to be everyone else’s idols as well. Spelled out in gothic arcs, the celebrity personalities and their defining attitudes are forever suspended in death within the atmosphere and environment of Los Angeles at that particular moment.  It comes to an end. Yes baby it’s all over now bye bye I’m gone.

Both artists complicate ideas of how a community is perceived collectively. Los Angeles is distinctive in that it is built and structured to support a number of individual identities simultaneously: Mall brats, Executives in soft shouldered Armani, empty blondes, surfer bros, Midwest transplants and the valley kids that never left. All form temporary and informal communities, trying to fit within the cracks of existing structures.

Wollen’s highly intimate vision imparts us with the possibility of challenging fixed notions of representation. She introduces the idea of the body as a cultural and political archive, marked by the images, narratives, and practices stored within it. DeWitt affirms how these transformative and communicational aspects are fixed, and remain, even through death. In a city supported by fiction and fictionalizing, identity is prized currency, with celebrity validated through the monetization of private behavior in public spaces. DeWitt deftly folds his own personal idiosyncratic mythologies and identities into those of his subjects.
This shared contribution by DeWitt and Wollen lays the groundwork for an aesthetic narrative and language of their own that reference and refer back to one another. While at first glance the works on view appear wholly dissimilar - other than their immediate material qualities - therein lies a tacit understanding between the artists and their audience about the work’s intentions: to make a statement about the art work as an object connecting participants with shared passions, identifications, and politics.

As the viewer walks into the Los Angeles night, she stops to consider a corner she has passed many times: the places where people have died, and the buildings that have yet to fall.

Camille Mary Weiner

Monday
Aug042014

8.06.14 (8PM) EARTHMASTERS + GX JUPITTER-LARSEN + JOSEPH HAMMER + G.S. SULTAN

$5
all welcome

GX Jupitter-Larsen (sometimes erroneously spelled Juppiter-Larsen) is an artist, based in Hollywood, California, who has been active in a number of underground art scenes since the late 1970s. Jupitter-Larsen has been involved in punk rock, mail art, cassette culture, the noise music scene, and zine culture.[1] During the 1990s he was the sound designer for the performances of Mark Pauline's Survival Research Laboratories. His best known work is as the founder of the noise act The Haters, who have performed all over the world, and appear on over 300 CD and record releases.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33Xbm2gSZcE

Joseph Hammer has actively created experimental works since 1980 as a member of the LAFMS collective. His practice draws on the complexities of the process of listening and playing, reflecting on the role of the audience versus the performer, and uses music as it influences our notion of time, memory and intimacy as the basis for improvisation and abstraction. In various collaborations, solo, and as a founding member of the trio Solid Eye along with several other projects (Joe & Joe, Dinosaurs With Horns, Dimmer, Points of Friction), Hammer has performed widely and is an influential contributor to the Los Angeles underground scene.

http://laartstream.com/ear-meal/joseph-hammer/

EarthMasters is the solo project of George de Moura. Located in Brooklyn NY de Moura utilizes modular synthesis, viola, and various media to produce soundscapes intended to alter the psychological condition of the listener. de Moura is best known for his collaborations with the artist Narcissister, their sound pieces were included in A.L Steiner's installation in the 2014 Whitney Biennial and have performed during a residency at Envoy Enterprises.

http://totalrealityinternational. bandcamp.com/track/concept-reinforcement

G.S. Sultan is the computer_music project of Roy Werner. Oriented around sample-based composition, sound is processed through deconstructive/generative custom software via Max/MSP in an attempt to force spanning source material into connotative and contextual equivalence. His latest release (cassette via Nada) 'intermediate mv. (demonstration)' involves collecting musicians' solo improvisations from YouTube and reprocessing/rearranging them into an imagined 'orchestra' of remote performers. He is a member of 'post-Internet art collective'/record label Brad Grammar and is currently based in New York.

http://gorgeoussuntan.bandcamp.com/

Monday
Aug042014

8.04.14 (8PM) Alpine Decline (Beijing/LA) w/NOW, Sadistic Church, Circuit Rider UK

8p doors
8:45p - Sadistic Candle
9:30p - NOW
10:30p - ALPINE DECLINE
11:30p - CIRCUIT RIDER UK

$5 donation would be great to get these dudes gas money and bring dough for records...

Alpine Decline bring their dystopian psych from Beijing to Human Resources on tour supporting their new album GO BIG SHADOW CITY.

Washed in flickering 8mm film light, Alpine Decline appeared in 2010 in East LA spinning up their machines and spinning out a web made of quarter inch tape. In less than a year the guitar 'n drums 'n buzz duo recorded three full length albums and then promptly vanished, spirited to China and vanishing along the disintegrating edge of east Beijing.

A year later Alpine Decline resurfaced, pumping out new albums from the outskirts of the megatropolis. On 2013's "Night of the Long Knives" and their new album "GO BIG SHADOW CITY," we find the band descending from the high altitude visions of their previous records, walking us gassed out and head numb through chaos and time sickness, deep into the ruins of ancient alleyways and naked skyscrapers.

NORTH AMERICA SUMMER 2014

8/4 - Los Angeles @ Human Resources
8/5 - San Francisco @ TBA
8/6 - Portland @ Habesha Lounge
8/7 - Olympia @ The Guest House
8/8 - Missoula @ The VFW
8/9 - Calgary @ The Local 510
8/10 - Saskatoon @ Vangelis Tavern
8/11 - Edmonton @ Wunderbar
8/13 - Vancouver @ Electric Owl Social Club
8/15 - Nanaimo @ The Globe
8/16 - Victoria @ Copper Owl
8/17 - Seattle @ Mamma’s Cave LoFI Gallery

Wednesday
Jul162014

7.27.14 (8PM) HORRIBLE PRESENT + OLD TOY TRAINS + CAT MUSEUM + MIMES OF WINE

Come one, come all...
...and lake Cuomo... cuz we got two fine Italian musicians and a couple locals ones too

8p doors , music by 8:30p
MIMES OF WINE will kick off the lovely evening. and we progress from there...

$5 donation appreciated... refreshments to be served

Wednesday
Jul092014

TH-FRI, JULY 10TH-11TH - LOUIE LOUIE: TWO SONGS FROM AN OPERA

7PM-10PM PST July 10 & 11, 2014 
Human Resources
410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, 90012


It is late and everyone else who lives in this place is asleep.

You slither, disgusting, out of bed, on to the floor, up the wall, into the window sill and up against the screen, flesh pressed against the mesh. You produce a small box and smoke its contents, blowing the smoke through the window, away from this place.

You return the box to its hiding place and with your back to the wall, slip slowly towards the den.

The den has sliding doors and you slide them, carefully, feeling the vibrations carry up through the wood, all the way down from the plastic wheels in their greasy trough. Mutant and incognito, relatable.

-------------------

Louie Louie is an opera and the conditions for an opera, dispersed into an art show, organized by the Faustus Group and hosted by Human Resources in Los Angeles for two nights only, July 10 and 11, 2014.

On the first night, Thursday July 10, the opera will begin at 7PM and end at 10PM. Two songs from the opera will be performed throughout the evening by an ensemble of shoeless musicians in a corral.

On the second night, Friday July 11, the opera will begin at 7PM and end at 10PM. There will be musical performances by Dug Mintz and Bernard Herman at 9PM.

Marcel Alcala
Lauren Anderson
Marco Braunschweiler
Ross Caliendo
Andrew Cannon
Aline Cautis
Alex Chaves
Francisco Cordero-Oceguera
Sam Davis
Michael Decker
Michael Dopp
Ryan Fenchel
Becket Flannery
Erik Frydenborg
Ben Goddard
Nicholas Gottlund
Justin John Greene
Maxfield Hegedus
Orr Herz
Parker Ito
Mackenzie Katter
Dwyer Kilcollin
Daniel Lane
Caleb Lyons
Nevine Mahmoud
Calvin Marcus
Orion Martin
Daniel Payavis
Sara Greenberger Rafferty
Benjamin Reiss
Paul Salveson
Justin Thomas Schaefer
Erin Schneider
Sylvie Spencer
Marisa Takal
Geoff Thais
Martine Syms
Andrew Normal Wilson
Nate Wolf
Alexander Wolfe
Hugh Zeigler
Vanesa Zendejas

Monday
Jul072014

Tuesday July 8th - A Screening of Automated Futures

Tuesday July 8th
8pm

Automated Futures traces 825 miles of fiber optic cable through the cities and townships of the rust belt. The cable was engineered to be shortest telecommunication line between Chicago and New York, and is a key piece of the material infrastructure used for algorithmic high-frequency trading. Assembled from video and audio recordings captured while traveling the route of the cable in summer of 2013, Automated Futures embeds the technology of high finance within its physical context -- the decaying landscape of the Midwest's once-thriving industrial economy.

Directed by Ulysses Pascal
Cinematography by Brian Echon
Sound by Matthew Doyle
Runtime: 47 min.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

http://www.automatedfutures.net

Human Resources
410 Cottage Home St.
LA CA 90012

Monday
Jul072014

7.07.14 (7pm) Pre-Screening of Margaret Haines' COCO

Margaret Haines | Pre-screening COCO

Monday July 7 2014, 7pm at Human Resources

Human Resources is pleased to present a pre-screening of Margaret Haines’ featurette film COCO.

COCO drifts betwixt and between states of consciousness and madness – and genre, exploring film Noir epilogue, sci-fi, skate video and #pale-core. Its ambivalence to definition is predicated by using the possibility of delusion and irrationality as its methodological model. 

The character Coco, half deluded actress, half recovering patient, relates her life in the span of what could be one day, while her memory extends the film’s time to include childhood, fantasy, trauma and future aspirations – beyond the time she takes to tell you. 

The cast is primarily made up of friends, street casting, selecting existing relationships into parafictional situations, and one method actress. The performers who play Coco range in age from 3 yrs old to 40 yrs old and age as the film progresses (which was shot intermittently over 4 years).

This pre-screening of COCO, is presented in conjunction with Haines’ current exhibition at ltd Los Angeles, Spring Summer X-Filles x COCO, an installation which acts as commerce display for the film’s props, clothing and accessories. The pre-screening event includes performative excerpts from this installation. A second pre-screening will be held on July 27th at ltd Los Angeles.
http://www.ltdlosangeles.com/margarethaines_exhibition.html

Doors at 7.

Hope stands in kitchen.
Hope cooks food.
Hope cracks an egg with her long fingernail. 

AMANTHA
What does she read?

HOPE 
I don’t know.

Bexxa chews gum.

EXT. – DRIVEWAY – MOM/COCO HOUSE – DUSK

Side of house. 
Hope, Amantha, and Bexxa toss Coco’s books, magazines, records, clothing into fire. 
Coco is shocked.
Coco wears a bikini around her waist. 
Amantha and Bexxa notice Coco.
Bexxa chews gum.
Amantha nudges Hope’s arm.
Hope looks up at Coco. 
Coco in a silent fit.

INT. – HIGH SCHOOL CLASSROOM – SUNSET

Coco walks to the front of the room. 
Coco wears a necklace with ‘COCO’ carved in cursive gold.

Starring

Maria Olsen
Cara Elizabeth
Robin Newman
Jewel Steele
Lula Steele
Hope Urban 
Coco Urban
Phoebe Lewin
Robin Newman
Yasmin Walker
Colette Moss
Mackenzie Lord
Dan Finsel
Lauren Mollica
Sebastion Dejesos
Isaac Samuelson
Aimee Goguen
Jessie Thurston
Alex Beauregard
Mariah Garnett
Chanel Eddines
Rhys Ernst
Paul Rodriguez
Kelly Cline

Original music composed by
Patrick Dyer

Director of Photography
Monika Lenczewska

Directed by
Margaret V Haines

Monday
Jun302014

7.03.14 (7PM) KISSME LO MAXIMO!

Please join Corazon del Sol, Thea Boyanowsky and the Colectivo KissMe on Thursday, July 3 and journey back to the mythical world of KissMe Lo Maximo! at Human Resources LA in Chinatown. 

Photos, video, performance, sound piece by Tyler Adams, music by B+ 

Thursday, July 3 from 7pm-late

Gallery hours - noon to 4pm on July 4 and July 5

Ancient Relic from the world of KissMe will be on display:
*Event is not really appropriate for children. Email boya@me.com for further information.

Colectivo KissMe is a group of like-minded artists, the majority working in the city of Cali, Colombia who collaborated with Corazon del Sol and Thea Boyanowsky to create an ongoing exploration of the myth and power of KissMe Cali, a love motel in Cali. They are: Jairo Alberto Cobo León Laura Victoria Cuéllar Reina, Jeniffer Rojas García, Lina Vanesa López Ortíz, Jhon Edinson Ramos Parra and Richard Bent Cano and Oscar David Álvarez.  

Tyler Adams is an LA artist whose work has recently been exhibited at Steve Turner Contemporary, The New World Symphony Miami, Taubman Museum of Art, MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, DOX Centre for Contemporary Art Prague, and ZKM Karlsruhe. http://www.t-adams.com/

DJ B+ aka Brian Cross is a dj, music producer, filmmaker and photographer who works in the intersecting fields of cinema, music, design, and cultural studies. He creates performative documentaries, videos, and photographs whose subject matter is primarily concerned with global music culture. http://mochilla.com/

 

Thursday
Jun262014

6.28.14 (8PM) JEEPNEYS - OLINGLINGO

Jeepneys presents OLINGLINGO:::EXPERIMENTAL OPERA & VIDEO INSTALLATION at Human Resources LA on Saturday June 28, 2014.

OLINGLINGO is a ceremony that invokes our ancestral memories from past and future, earth and outer-space. In a total submergence of song, movement, video and language, the OLINGLINGOANS move ecstatically through prismatic portals, conjuring ancestoric magic to heal and give thanks. In an embodied collective reminiscence, we remember we are all baby ancients ruled by ancient love. This is our decolonizing spaceship. We are all spaceships. We are all OLINGLINGO.

Doors 8pm
Video installations by Jeepneys + Ramzi Hibri
Refreshments by AM RA
COOL WORLD DJs Crasslos and Jeffzilla

Performance 9pm with
Special Guest: The God Doll

OLINGLINGO
A Jeepneys Opera
Production & Curatorial Wizardry by Oscar Santos
Set Design & Ecstatic Visioning by Ramzi Hibri
Cosmic choreography by Caitlin Adams

THE OLINGLINGOANS
Ramzi Hibri
Oscar Santos
Caitlin Adams
Kelsey Lanceta
Tiara Jackson
Naomi Sioufi
David Park
David Paha
TravisD
Bob & Ligaya Petrisko

Featuring:
Video work by Chloe Miller
Custom spacesuits by Ani Bujko

Followed by a dance party with COOLWORLD DJs Crasslos and Jeffzilla.

Anna Luisa Petrisko aka Jeepneys is a multidisciplinary artist residing somewhere between Los Angeles and outer-space. Jeepneys is named after the colorful and iconic public transportation vehicles that populate the Philippine islands, originating from discarded U.S. WWII army jeeps. In the spirit of that reinvention, Jeepneys uses Earthly materials to create other-worldy sounds, movements, and visuals, manifesting “electro Pinayism waves” that travel through space and time to heal and inspire love. Navigating through science (non)fictional terrains and magical landscapes, Jeepneys sows a deep spiritual connection with her environment, ancestors, and intuition. She is constantly seeking the wisdom of the cosmos and exploring the infinite possibilities to heal through art and music.

Jeepneys has exhibited at the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT), MOMA PS1, the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time Presents, and with Machine Project for the ALOUD series for LA Public Library. She has toured the United States and Europe as a solo performer and is a member of the all women of color artists’ group, Black Salt Collective.

www.jeepneysjeepneys.com
http://blacksaltcollective.tumblr.com/

Monday
Jun232014

6.24.14 (8:30PM) BOY BAND AUDITION - Alexandro + Mateo Segade

 

Ace BoiFrenzy, a pop-music producer/impresario, and his bodyguard/sidekick, DJ RainBro, return from a dystopian future to the contemporary present in order to assemble the perfect boy band - a boy band that will save the future by releasing a single that will unite the world and thwart the coming hegemonic, monocultural forces. Combining science-fiction, electronic pop music, and audience participation, Boy Band Audition is an interactive performance night of dancing, singing, and imagining life after the future is over. Written and directed by Alexandro Segade, with music by Mateo Segade, the performance continues the series of queer sci-fi adventures the brothers have presented at REDCAT, LAXART, Pieter, and Concord, Los Angeles; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; UC Riverside ArtsBlock, Vox Populi, Philadelphia; and Museo del Barrio, New York.

Alexandro Segade’s cross-disciplinary video, performance, and visual art explores themes of queer culture, narrative genre and theatre, often in collaboration with other artists. Segade is one third of the group My Barbarian, an artist collective which also includes Jade Gordon and Malik Gaines, recently included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. His work has been shown at MOMA, the New Museum, the Studio Museum in Harlem, LACMA, MOCA, the Hammer Museum, among many other regional and international venues. In 2011 he received an Art Matters grant for collaborative work with artist Wu Tsang, and their work together has been shown at the Gwangju Biennial in South Korea, The Wexner Center for the Arts in Ohio, the Whitney Museum and Artists’ Space in New York. Segade’s most recent collective project, Courtesy the Artists, has presented performances, videos and drawings at MOMA PS1, Recess Activities, the Studio Museum in Harlem, Performa 13, and the Kitchen, NYC. His most recent work, a participatory performance piece entitled Boy Band Audition is a collaboration with his brother Mateo Segade that has been performed at Judson Church in New York and the Time Based Art Festival in Portland, Oregon. Segade teaches at Bard College’s Milton Avery Graduate School of Art, in the department of Film/Video.

Former child-star-turned-street-urchin and DJ to the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Mateo "Strangeweed" Segade recently won the most recent round of the Next Music DJ Competition at the Eagle. Mateo spins regularly at many venues in the SoCAl area, including the Eagle, #trade, and others.

Sunday
Jun012014

6.05.14 (7PM) KRYSTEN CUNNINGHAM "UNDER/OVER"

 

KRYSTEN CUNNINGHAM
“UNDER / OVER”

June 5th - June 22nd

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, June 5th, 7-10pm

Cunningham will present two large-scale textile sculptures that also serve as performative tableaux’s -- “Tapestry X” and “Loom for Minkowski.” “Tapestry X” is a work of hand dyed and woven tapestries that hang in formation from the ceiling.  This work links painting, digital process, textiles and architecture in a sensorial manner. “Loom for Minkowski” is a giant powder coated aluminum replica of a toy loom and that will be shown with a spandex textile that was woven for the exhibition.

The exhibition is curated by the artist Dawn Kasper. During the exhibition, the public will have a chance to engage with the art works using cross-disciplinary techniques. Viewers will be encouraged to enter the “Tapestry X” installation and activate the artworks with their presence or by following a set of choreographic instructions, written by Flora Weigmann. 

Throughout the exhibition the artist links the labor of weaving to scientific discovery and pokes fun at pedagogical models of scientific gadgetry and display. Cunningham’s “Loom for Minkowski,” the resulting textile and “Tapestry X” become essential and feminine props for conceptually understanding and exploring the ramifications of the “fabric” of space-time and our place within it.

The title of the exhibition stems from Cunningham’s ongoing interest in how language and material are intrinsically bound together. “Under/Over” refers to the process of weaving textiles and how the weaver establishes a pattern (over one warp, under two warps etc.) The title also indicates the fundamental physical relationship of entities in space, and the power dynamics where we employ such language to describe our relationship to a mean. Being “the underdog,” flying “over the radar,” or “over the top” actions are political positions that challenge the status quo.

WORKSHOP: Saturday, June 7th, 2-4pm
"Coincidences in Space-Time"
with Michelle Lai
rsvp to krystenc@gmail.com
Space is limited.

A free workshop on relativity and the body

This playful workshop is based on the idea that not many of us understand Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity, and the curvature of space/time, despite its profound effect on science and post-modern thinking.

In conjunction with the exhibtion "Under/Over" Cunningham and Lai have constructed performative sculptural activities in order to interact with Herman Minkowski's famous space-time model, which inspired the exhibition. In the workshop you will interact with handmade props through a series activities devised by Lai’s Butoh influenced methodology.

Linking analytical thought to physical perception the artists textiles and props become essential objects for exploring and understanding the ramifications of the “fabric” of space-time and our place within it. And in the spirit of Neo-Concrete art and Lygia Clark, the workshop will explore the enfolding relationship of the subject and object, and participation as a central theme in approaching these artworks.

RSVP to krystenc@gmail.com

Space is limited

Krysten Cunningham, (b. 1973) lives and works in Los Angeles, California. She has a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from University of California, Los Angeles (2003) and a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque (2000). She has had solo exhibitions at the Pomona College Museum of Art; the Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; and Ritter/Zamet Gallery, London.

Michelle Shiu-lin Lai, born in Torrance, CA, is a performance artist, dancer & choreographer. She has a bachelors of architecture from USC and has trained with Body Weather Laboratory for the last 5 years. Lai has performed at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the UCLA Hammer Museum, the Fowler Museum and the John Paul Getty Museum among other institutions and sites in Southern California, the Eastern United States and abroad. Lai is currently working as one-third of a performance art trio "Power of One" with Heyward Bracey and Kio Griffith, presenting a series of multi-media explorations of body, self, time and identity.

PERFORMANCE: Sunday, June 22nd, 3-5pm
Flora Wiegmann and company
Attire: fall/winter fashion by Nancy Stella Soto
Ligthing design: Claude Collins-Stacensky

For the closing reception on June 22, 3-5 Weigmann and company will perform the choreographic instructions “in spurts” between the spaces of “Tapestry X.” Dancers will be adorned in the Fall/winter fashion line by Nancy Stella Soto, with lighting devised by Claude Collins-Stracensky.

Gallery Hours: Friday-Sunday 12-6pm or by appointment
contact: 323-671-0372 for information
info@humanresourcesla.com
410 Cottage Home Street Los Angeles, CA 90012

Human Resources is a non-profit artist-run collective gallery.  The artist raised funding for the exhibition via the USA Artists hatch-fund platform, initializing the interactive platform at the onset of the program.

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May312014

5. 31. 14 (9PM) Deathday + Chasms + All Your Sisters + Sarah Bernat DJ set $7

 

 

Saturday
May242014

5.30.14 (8pm) enter>text - a living literary journal

We've been hearing strange things about you. We're not quite sure what to believe. We think it would be best to discuss it in person, and even then, maybe not out loud. You have to catch these rumors early, right, clear things up before they spiral out of control.

Yours,
 
Karen Adelman // Diana Arterian // Sam Bloch // Andrew Choate // Meriwether Clarke & Claire Cronin // Sam Cohen & Stephen van Dyke // Kate Durbin // Emma Zakes Green // Jen Hutton // Emily Kiernan // Janice Lee & Laura Vena // Joseph Mosconi // Writ Large Press // Jacqueline Suskin // Emerson Whitney
 
Come quietly. 
 
ENTER>text is a living literary journal, an immersive series of events where the audience is activated to seek out their own unique encounters with writers. We strive to explore the textual nature of our surroundings, always searching for new voices, histories and fictions.

Created and Directed by Henry Hoke and Marco Franco Di Domenico

http://enter-text.com/