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One-Two

August 18, 2018 - August 19, 2018

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Gallery Hours: 2pm – 9pm

An exhibition by John Dieterich and Carlin Wing

With work by Cuauhtli

A talk by Leopoldo Peña on pelota mixteca and his photography series Oaxacalifornia @ 7pm on Saturday August 18, 2018

And a performance with Corey Fogel @ 7pm on Sunday August 19, 2018.

One-two, give-and-go, pass the ball and make a run towards the possibility of receiving it again in a new position. This is a method for coordinating the movement of two people to move a third object past opposing players and up the field. Ball players of all kinds know the drill. Three things are necessary to run a one-two: the ability to control the ball in whatever position you find yourself; the ability to move in such a way that your teammate can return the ball to you; and the ability to read the movement of the person you are passing to. So, the run dictates the pass. And the pass dictates the run. It must be both. When you train this way what you are training is empathy, the ability to read someone’s (sometimes many someones’) tells. Our bodies are always telling stories about us, with and without our awareness and direction. One thing that sets great players apart is their ability to read closely quickly, anticipating the thoughts and movements that other players are telegraphing, responding in the instant. In these moments, they know you better than you know yourself. They feel what you are going to feel next. They attune themselves and time their own actions accordingly. A second thing that sets great players apart is their ability to use their bodies’ to tell you the specific story they want. They telegraph truths to their teammates and sell stories to their opponents and referees. A one-two is one kind of collaboration. It rests on communication. It is a deeply human enterprise.

Artist biographies:

John Dieterich is an Albuquerque-based guitarist, improviser, composer and soccer player.  Since 1999, John has been a member of the rock band Deerhoof. John is also involved in many musical collaborations, including Gorge Trio, Endlings (with Raven Chacon), Dieterich & Barnes (with Jeremy Barnes), and The Hand to Man Band, and has initiated art collaborations with Chilean visual artist Marcos Sanchez and Los Angeles artist and media studies scholar Carlin Wing.

Carlin Wing is a Los Angeles based artist, educator, and media scholar. Her current book project, Bounce: A History of Balls, Walls, and Gaming Bodies, follows an array of bouncing balls through the histories of electronic and non-electronic games, across the spectrum of play, game, and sport, and into the domains of physics, material science, animation, and computing. The book is part of Hitting Walls, an iterative project made with a wide range of media that uses ball-wall games as a point of departure for approaching interwoven histories of industrialization, colonization, and global spectacle. She is an Assistant Professor of Media Studies at Scripps College.

Cuauhtli is a painter and muralist. He has painted murals, planted gardens, and made community spaces in Los Angeles for 15 years.

Leopoldo Peña was born in Michoacán, México and has lived in Los Angeles since 1992. Currently, he is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at University of California, Irvine. He also works as a freelance photographer/language educator and on personal photo projects and spends most of his free time with his son and daughter. His photographic work is centered on two themes: immigration and modern environment. He works on long-term documentary projects with an emphasis on cultural performance. His environmental work seeks to accentuate a human-intervened environment. His work has been published in Boom California, La Jornada, StreetNotes, La Opinión, Al Borde, Derive, Grey Magazine, Retina, NACLA: Report on the Americas, B/W Magazine and El Tequio.

Corey Fogel (b. 1977) is a drummer and artist currently living in Los Angeles, CA.  His practice is based in momentary encounters, often involving the intersection of sounds, objects, textiles, foods and frequently include other musicians and artists.  Fogel engages the viewer to considering sound as a medium on par with paint and cellulose, a constant in our daily lives. Through his work he challenges us to consider the contexts in which we create, store and understand sound. Fogel’s works have been presented at Machine Project, Los Angeles;  Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Human Resources, Los Angeles; Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles; The Wulf, Los Angeles; The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Oaxaca, and REDCAT; Los Angeles. His performance work was also included in J. Paul Getty Museum’s Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival and West of Rome’s Trespass Parade. Fogel also performs and composes in many rock, jazz, noise, folk, and chamber music ensembles. In addition to touring and recording internationally, Fogel has been a member of groups: Julia Holter, Missincinatti, The Mae Shi, Gowns, Cryptacize, Barbez, Monstro, The Curtains, Learning Music, Nowcloud, Dominique Leone, 18 Squared. Corey is currently working on his PhD in UC Irvine’s Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology (ICIT) program.

Start:
August 18, 2018
End:
August 19, 2018