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February 2017

Sirrah’s Dream

February 28 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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The first episode in a new performance series by Rachel Mason called "The Moving Mountain" weaves together fiction and true life stories. Sirrah, the largest and most powerful star in the Andromeda constellation recently detected that half of the world has been obliterated. Sirrah attempts to comprehend the destruction of an impossibly distant but beloved world as voices of real humans describe what they have discovered by living and observing planet earth. They include UCLA physicists, Professor Mayank Mehta (neurophysics)…

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March 2017

Monster Romp Live!

March 4 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Chess is widely regarded as an intellectual game, and often used as inspiration in cerebral artworks. This is checkers. Monster Romp originated as a short film featuring a game of checkers. Monster Romp Live!, a performance in three acts, is an extension of that film. The first is a satire of fascist militaristic displays of power, self­regulation, punishment, and torture. The following act is an improvisational dance by a mercurial creature, performed by Samantha­Jane Gray. The third act is a…

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Making Plans

March 18 - March 26
Human Resources LA,
410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012
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MAKING PLANS brings together a coalition of artists engaging with issues of labor, access, invisibility, and power through various actions. In the introduction to Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do (1974), a transcription of interviews with working people, oral historian Studs Terkel begins by likening work to violence. This “daily humiliation,” is at the root of a Capitalist condition which, as Marx wrote many years prior, “uses up its…

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