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

9p-ish - ROB MAGILL

8pm doors $5 appreciated


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

Audrey Wollen + Cali Thornhill DeWitt
Twenty Four Hour Fantasy Reality

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



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.

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.

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.


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.


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

8p doors
8:45p - Sadistic Candle
9:30p - NOW

$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.


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



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



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


Tuesday July 8th - A Screening of Automated Futures

Tuesday July 8th

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.

Human Resources
410 Cottage Home St.
LA CA 90012


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.

Doors at 7.

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

What does she read?

I don’t know.

Bexxa chews gum.


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.


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


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



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 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.

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.




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

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

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

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.


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.





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
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.


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
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.


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




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.

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


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.



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

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

Sunday May 25, 2pm
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. 



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.


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.


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:


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

 Thursday, May 15 through Thursday, May 29 2014


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

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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:

 May 29: 6-9pm

Closing Exhibition:

Kate Gilbert “Tacky Paintings”

Other artists/events TBA


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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.