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.

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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.

Saturday
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/

Monday
May192014

5.25.14 (7pm) The los angeles composers collective presents new strings

New Strings is a concert dedicated to the exploration of the string quartet in all its facets. Economical but lush, traditional but often avant-garde, the string quartet is unique among ensembles in its ability to embody a composer's vision in distilled form. For this reason, the string quartet has historically been a proving-ground for composers eager to voice their ideas. In New Strings, the members of the Los Angeles Composers Collective take on this challenge with the help of the young and brilliant Fiato Quartet, proving once again that the string quartet can be fresh, relevant, and unexpected. 

 Taking place at Human Resources LA, one of the city's newest performance art spaces in Chinatown, this concert features new works by Matthew Allen, Jon Brenner, Alicia Byer, Carlos Carlos, Derek Dobbs, Gregory Lenczycki, Max Mueller, Tu Nguyen, and Nicholas White. The members of Fiato Quartet are Carrie Kennedy (violin), Ina Veli (violin), Erik Rynearson (guest violist), and Ryan Sweeney (cello). 

 The Fiato Quartet was formed in 2008. The members of Fiato hold degrees in music performance from the Colburn School, University of Southern California, Rice University, Northwestern University, and the State University of New York at Stony Brook. The musicians of Fiato currently have active concert careers throughout Southern California. They are members of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony, Long Beach Symphony, Santa Barbara Symphony, New West Symphony, and Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra.

 Fiato has performed on many chamber music series in the Los Angeles area including The Music Guild, South Pasadena Library’s Restoration Concert Series, LA Musical Salon, UCLA’s Henry Bruman Chamber Music Festival, Live at the Lounge, Glendale’s Music at Noon, LA City College’s Music 152, Pasadena Presbyterian’s Music at Noon, Huntington Garden’s “Music in the Rose Garden,” and the Wine and Wheels series. In August of 2012, Fiato toured Costa Rica as part of the Festival De Musica Credomatic with performances in Guanacaste, San Jose, Hacienda Pinilla, and Villa Caletas. As of 2012, Fiato Quartet is an official ensemble of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

FOR TICKETS: http://newstrings.brownpapertickets.com/

Monday
May192014

5.24.14 (5pm) What Trickles Down, What Accumulates

 

***************Opening reception: May 24, 5-8pm*******************
Exhibition will be open for viewing noon-5pm May May 25-26
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Saturday May 24, 5pm 
------------------------------ Stencil Workshop to create memorials for victims of police violence and community violence 
((workshop is free and participants may bring photos or email them to amitis11@gmail.com))

Sunday May 25, 2pm
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Spoken word performance by Aloni Bonilla & others


An exhibition that examines systematic displacement inequality in Los Angeles, as well as the personal impacts of community violence, police homicides and incarceration.


What Trickles Down, What Accumulates 
---------------------------------------------------- 
In dialogue will be installations, performances and workshops by Aloni Bonilla, Cake and Eat It, Veronique d'Entremont, Kim McGill, Amitis Motevalli, and youth from the FREE LA High School, Youth Justice Coalition, and youth held in detention at Juvenile Hall.

City of Lost Angels 
------------------------- 
The YJC and FREE LA high will be presenting a youth-designed memorial called City of Los Angels that honors loved ones and family members lost to community violence, police violence, and the criminal injustice system. 


ATTENDENCE IS FREE

ATTENDEES WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DONATE TO SUPPORT THE WORK OF YJC and FREE LA HIGH.




Aloni Bonilla - As a student at CalState LA, Aloni Bonilla was attacked and brutalized by a police officer while in custody. Aloni became an outspoken opponent of police violence through telling her story, as in the narrative performance she will present on Sunday May 25th.



Cake and Eat It - Cake and Eat it is an artist Collective that produces installations, happenings, performances and visual works that deal with the underbelly of gift economy, fashion, anarchism and queer identities. The work they will be presenting relates to their project of mapping the Los Angeles Police State, and reveals the layers of bureaucracy and obfuscation that frequently hide the facts.


Veronique d'Entremont explores systemic failure and recovery through her sculptural work and research. Veronique is currently facilitating a class at FREE LA High School based on Los Angeles's history of neighborhood disinvestment, displacement and gentrification. Veronique’s most recent work comes out of this research.

Kim McGill is an artist and organizer and co-founder of the Youth Justice Coalition of Los Angeles. Kim also serves on the Advisory Committee of "the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth". Kim is a strong and persistence voice in the struggle for justice for young people of color.


Amitis Motevalli uses signage, symbology from Iranian and Islamic/Shia art, an aesthetic and practice based in resistance, rebellion and sacrifice, to respond to international situations of police violence and militarized occupation within the specific communities which she creates her work. In her practice, Amitis produces stencils that honor the memories of police shooting victims in the location of the homicide. Amitis will be conducting a stencil-making workshop Saturday at 5pm, where participants are invited to produce stencils to honor victims of police and community violence. 


The Youth Justice Coalition (YJC) is a youth, family and prisoner-led movement to challenge Los Angeles’ California’s and the nation’s addiction to incarceration, and race, gender and class inequality throughout the juvenile and criminal injustice systems. The YJC uses direct action organizing, advocacy, political education, activist arts and transformative justice to bring about change. 


FREE LA high school, part of YJC, serves as an alternative to detention and incarceration for youth who face confinement, an educational site for youth who have been suspended or expelled from schools or entire districts, a school for youth returning home from lock-ups, and a more respectful and smaller program for youth who have left traditional schools discouraged.

Monday
May192014

5.19-5.23.14 if this were any more camp you would need a tent/this is what I want/ our technicolor dream dance

"If This Were Any More Camp You Would Need A Tent/ This Is What I Want/ Our Technicolor Dream Dance", is an ongoing series of installations and performances created as a means to reconcile my previous prejudices over escapism and no-strings-attached beauty. I have decided to earnestly pursue euphoria by offering real-time geographically reachable Safehouse wonderlands to myself and others. After spending the last decade making work that romanticized the wounded heart type effects of diligent vulnerability and over-saturating myself in pathos, I believe it is high time I begin to create the Vistavision musical dream scene reality I truly desire under the premise that bliss centered make-believe isn't about running away, but about moving towards joy.

GLITTER BATHS/ TISSUE PAPER FLOWER MEADOW/ GOLDEN MACARONI GARDENS/ CANDY PICNICS/ ON-SITE TAXI DANCER/ SWEET SCENTED NAPPING TENT/ FOREVER BURNING CAMPFIRE ALTAR/ FANTASTICAL VISION QUEST GUIDED TOUR/ SEQUINS. MORE.

Monday, May 19th through Friday, May 23rd, there will be an ongoing open studio from 10am-6pm with activities, performances and guest collaborators scattered through out the week. Time specific events will be regularly mentioned on this page as they are realized.

On Saturday May 24, there will be a closing six hour durational performance from 10pm to 3am. Bring a flower for the campfire altar or candy for the picnic site.

"But then inevitably you will light up like Christmas..your reservations will slip away and what is left will be joy (the good ones will stay.)" SEE YOU THERE.

"If This Were Any More Camp You Would Need A Tent/ This Is What I Want/ Our Technicolor Dream Dance", is part of my power animal/queero of a collaborator and friend, Kate Gilbert's "Art School" Exhibit, which you should definitely take note of. Familiarize yourself here:

http://artschool2014.wordpress.com/

Saturday
May102014

5.15.14 (6pm) Kate Gilbert//art school opening performance

 Thursday, May 15 through Thursday, May 29 2014

 EXPOSING THE ARTIST MYTH & TWO TACKY PAINTINGS:

LA Lesbian Kate Gilbert Goes Back to “Art School”

Chinatown arts venue Human Resources presents “Art School”, an exhibition by LA-based artist Kate Gilbert

Gilbert originally conceived the idea for “Art School” in a conversation with Human Resources programming committee member, Oscar Santos, over tea.

“Oscar seemed determined that I hold classes during my exhibition. He really indulged me. We talked about esoteric geometry and he was down for that, but I’m no expert. I dropped out of art school back in the 90s, but it seemed feasible enough for me to try my hand at being an amateur teacher, or a makeshift Dean, or perhaps with prompting, an art evangelist. Oscar prompted me. It seemed slightly less crazy than proposing I could time travel, or predict the future, both of which I’ve attempted.

Part of what I am offering at HR is something of an artist exposition, where people can come and observe artists making work in their “natural” habitat. I think it is useful to observe process, and a number of the artists I have invited to participate, namely Gregory Barnett and Kate Hoffman, are working in the gallery for several days as a type of performance. Direct observation, in my opinion, is one of the most powerful ways to learn. 

Of course, it is a tricky thing to render what we do in solitude (‘If a tree falls in a forest…’) and scientifically impossible once we have invited guests. For my own work in the show, I am challenging my own sense of what it means to be radical and queer, and furthermore how my identity reads and exists publicly.  I am pushing myself to collaborate more courageously and hopefully taking advantage of the potential of Human Resources as the community arts venue that it is.”

Gilbert will open the exhibition with the performance “Everything I Own Up to Now” in which she uses all of her worldly possessions as a medium. Her closing exhibition, “Tacky Paintings”, centers around her attempts at creating two massive glitter paintings on paper for which she received funding from the Center for Cultural Innovation earlier this year.

Schedule of events as of Monday, May 12, 2014:

May 15: 6-9pm

Opening Exhibition and performance:

Kate Gilbert “Everything I Own Up to Now”

May 15 – 29:

Haircuts by appointment

Rafa Esparza

Contact the artist: toltekatl13ollin@yahoo.com

May 16: One Archives Screening

May 18: Castelar Elementary Fundraiser

May 19-22: 10am-6pm

Kate Hoffman “Make It Work”

May 19-24: 10am – 6pm

Gregory Barnett "If This Were Any More Camp You Would Need A Tent/ This Is What I Want/ Our Technicolor Dream Dance"

(Closing performance May 24: 10pm – 3am)

May 24-26:
Veronique d’Entremont “What Trickles Down, What Accumulates” with Aloni Bonilla, Cake and Eat It, Kim McGill, Amitis Motevalli and “City of Lost Angels” featuring youth from FREE LA High School, the Youth Justice Coalition and LA County Juvenile Halls

Stencil-making workshop with Amitis Motevalli  May 24: 5pm
Opening reception  May 24: 5 – 8pm 

May 25: LA Composer's Collective

May 26: 4-7pm

Memorial Day Workshop

Kate Gilbert “Throwing Books: Baseball and the Cadavre Exquis (A Slap-dash Course in Animation)”

Contact the artist to register: kategilbert@yahoo.com

 May 29: 6-9pm

Closing Exhibition:

Kate Gilbert “Tacky Paintings”

Other artists/events TBA

 

For further details, including current events and times, please visit:

www.artschool2014.wordpress.com

General press enquiries: kategilbert@yahoo.com

 

Wednesday
May072014

5.10.14 (9PM) INFINITE BODY- CLARE KELLY/KYLE PARKER

Monday
Apr212014

4.24.14 7pm Katie Grinnan's Astrology Orchestra (opening reception)

Musical instruments, astrological charts, and video projections from Katie Grinnan's Astrology Orchestra performance project are presented by LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division). The video projections will include footage of the Astrology Orchestra from past performances from the 60" telescope at the Mount Wilson Observatory, the Venice Beach boardwalk and the Integratron in the Mohave desert.

There will be an opening reception on Thursday, April 24 from 7pm to 9pm, and a closing performance of the Astrology Orchestra instruments on Sunday, May 4 at 4pm. The exhibition will be open to the public from Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 6pm, beginning on Friday April 25 and ending on Sunday, May 4.

 

Wednesday
Apr162014

4.21.14 7:30pm-10pm "On not-knowing: inquiries of temporality and place in the context of Lebanon"

Discussion with Joanne Nucho, Suzy M. Halajian & Sasha Ussef

 

The session will explore the idea of not-knowing found within the highly contested Lebanese context. Taking Lebanon as a site to unpack ideas of not-knowing at the intersection of various temporalities -- ever-shifting and explosive, both virtual and "real" -- the session will question imagined states, the production of memories, as well as the gaps in historical narratives through an emphasis on contemporary artistic and cultural practices as well as other interdisciplinary ethnographic modes of inquiry. Artistic works under discussion include those by Rabih Mroué, Mounira Al Solh, Ilaria Lupo, and Marwa Arsanios. This event will be an open discussion format.
Bios:
Joanne Randa Nucho is a filmmaker and anthropologist who lived and worked in Beirut from 2010-11.
Suzy M. Halajian is a curator now based in Los Angeles. She lived and worked in Beirut in 2013 and summer of 2011.

Sasha Ussef is a curatorial and urban planning graduate student at USC. She spent time in Beirut in the summer of 2013.

Wednesday
Apr162014

4.18-20 RECAPS Issue 11: Rethink Environment

 

RECAPS Magazine launches Issue 11 with a weekend-long series of events, including artworks, presentations, and workshops by:

Alessandro Bava, Kaucyila Brooke, Johanna Breiding, Chan & Mann, Alex Chaves, Saehee Cho, Marcus Civin, Nikki Darling, Zackary Drucker + Flawless Sabrina, Nick Duran, Kathy Garcia, Flora Kao, Joey Lehman Morris, Hillary Mushkin, Christopher Joseph Lee, Rebecca Lieberman, Vanessa Roveto, Benjy Russell, Tina Takemoto, Annie Sprinkle, Lisa Tucker, Gustavo Turner, Matias Viegener, Xiaowei Wang, Martabel Wasserman, Sarah Bay Williams, and others. 

 

 

Wednesday
Apr162014

4.17.14 9pm Performance

Words:
Joseph Mosconi 
Janice Lee

Sounds:
Ted Byrnes 
Corey Fogel 
(spatial drum duo performance)

Sounds:
Jacob Wick 
(solo, unamplified trumpet)

$5

Tuesday
Apr152014

4.14 - 4.16 (Performances at 10PM each night) 7 Planets 7 Days Part 1. Moon Mars Mercury

When the Ancients observed certain objects in the heavens which did not hold fixed positions like the stars around them, but rather moved along mysterious orbits of their own, they gave them the name of 'planetoi' or wanderers. Unlike our current conception of nine planets, seven planets were known at this time. As it was understood that all actions of the heavens were mirrored by occurences here on Earth, all knowledge at the time was organized in accordance with these 'wanderers' The humours, or fluids, which controlled human health and temperament; the properties of all known metals; the modes or scales which were used in the creation of music; and the division of time into weeks of seven days.

LaPorscha Wynne and Ossian Winningham are pleased to pay tribute to these seven Planets with the presentation of seven performances, each held on the sacred day of the Planet for which it was named. Our Series begins with three performances:

Monday, April 14th : The Moon
Tuesday, April 15th : Mars
Wednesday, April 16th : Mercury

The Series will be presented at Human Resources Gallery in Chinatown, Los Angeles with Performances beginning at 10 PM nightly.

Artist Bio: La Porscha Wynne

La Porscha is not an artist.
As a model or muse she transcends the visions with which she is provided and the desires of her employers to create a persoanl work of truth and beauty in an act of creative alchemy. Working from the disadvantaged position of an African American woman, viewed as a tool by those who would prefer to create mere commercial images in alliance with prevailing trends, she manages to express her essence against all odds to elevate the mundane to the sublime.
La Porscha sees everything as a base or a shell to reveal or extract a new entity from. Every object that was once readymade or "pret a porter' with a learned conceptual boundary is stripped to its bare element of utilitarian function. Like a prop of minimalist proportions it manifests into a sculptural creation where we see it for its singularity set also in its new identity as a part of a whole of an outfitted work of art. Utilizing the tradition of collage in a three dimensional context, La Porscha transforms herself and her tools into a work of living, dynamic sculpture.
Faced with a world which would distill her blackness, her sense of style, and the ineffable aspects of her sense of self; her every creative act must utilize an element of destruction in order that she may assert true self expression upon the ashes the ashes of that expression which is relentlessy both taken from and aggressively forced onto her.
She hopes that this show will inspire you to never accept the confines into which the so-called "art world" would force us, the true creative youth.

Artist Bio: Ossian Winningham

I began my main musical project, "Bleak End at Bernie's", in an environment resembling the artists salons of the aerly 20th century, where the presentation of concepts and performative trappings held equal if not greater footing than the music itself. An interest in the occult and the ritual context of Renaissance Magic began to inform these performances, until the point the point that I was presenting miniature works of musical theatre under the names "Castle Freak" and "Diving God", creating the music with a revolving cast of musical collaborators and transforming myself into symbolic characters on stage.
After studying "The Key of Solomon" I began to create invocations to Planetary Daemons on stage with the project " Voiheuristick Necromorph" in collaboration with the artist Lux Ananda. As these shows became more elaborate I began to feel a mounting frustration with the ephemeral nature of presenting work of this calibre within the context of a DIY Music Show.
"Seven Planets Seven Days" marks the first time that such work will be presented as performance art in the context of a gallery as opposed to a "music show"

With Artistic Collaboration from Michael Shawn and Three Moons