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April 2017

Having Left: Intersectional Perspectives on Migration

April 26 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Having Left: Intersectional Perspectives on Migration Human Resources, Los Angeles Wednesday, April 26, 2017 7:00–9:00pm Transnational and intersectional perspectives on feminism encompass questions that challenge postcolonial frameworks and scrutinize the destruction carried out by Western imperialism. Several artists from the Asian diaspora will present work exploring global migration, labor, and gender identity. Christine Dianne Guiyangco will re-stage a candle-lighting ceremony that marked her eighteenth birthday, a coming-of-age debut in Filipino tradition, which will involve three white women who were present…

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Sing Stitch Resist

April 23 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

Blending techniques of a sing-along, sit-in, and sewing circle, artist and activist Emily Lacy invites the public to give voice to sonic resistance in challenging times. At this gathering, the rich legacy of politically active music in America is both enacted and added to, by mixing traditional protest songs from the past with new songs and sound pieces written for the present. Drawing from another community-oriented folk tradition, that of the sewing and quilting circle, participants are invited to embroider…

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Indecent Exposure

April 12 - April 23

Indecent Exposure April 12-23, 2017 opening reception 4/12 Gallery Hours: Daily 8pm-midnight “Sex is a gift we are given, and we should all just have fun with that.” -Margie Schnibbe (as Vena Virago) in I Had Sex with a Gigolo on Reality TV (2015) Indecent Exposure is a retrospective of Margie Schnibbe’s sexually explicit videos and includes over twenty years of work. Paying homage to Cinemaland, the building's previous tenants, the main gallery is utilized as a casual movie theater,…

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FREE

$3.33 – “DRAFT” Tape Release Feat. Album-Length Screening of Original Film by Miko Revereza

April 7 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

$3.33 Tape Release of "DRAFT" on Leaving Records
Featuring an album-length screening of an original film by Miko Revereza
+ Drinks and Snacks by Chef Jazzy

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March 2017

UNTAMED

March 31 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

UNTAMED On March 31st Human Resources LA presents the work of five female artists working in the mediums of dance, performance, visual projections and film. The evening will feature three dance films by Olivia Mia Orozco, Andrea Ordaz and Rebeca Hernandez and performances presented by choreographers Andrea Ordaz, Livya Howard-Yashar, Zoe Rappaport, and Olivia Mia Orozco. Doors 7:30pm. Show at 8pm. Stay for music by Sudan Archives from Stones Throw and drinks before and after the show. $5-10 Suggested Donation…

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Fidelity of Nothing

March 29 8:00 pm - March 30 6:00 pm

Opening reception: Wednesday, March 29, 8 - 10pm Gallery Hours: Thursday March 30th 12pm - 6pm Fidelity of Nothing is a group exhibition of video installation and sculptures by Lily Yu, Jamie Kim, Michelle Lee. IDLE was shot on 16mm b/w reversal with Arri ex. Hand processed through traditional negative processing and reversal processing. Tinted with fabric dye. IDLE features dancer Alexandra Bender. A-Gah- Mi (아가미) is about longing that particular someone. This project begun after a loss of my…

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34,000 Pillows​ Workshop

March 25 4:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

Since 2007, US Congress mandated that Immigration & Customs Enforcement maintain a quota of 34,000 detained immigrants per day in its 250 facilities around the country. As part of the exhibition MAKING PLANS taking place at Human Resources LA (March 18 - March 26), artist duo Díaz Lewis will be holding 34,000 Pillows Workshop. Participants in this free, hands-on art-making session can join the Los Angeles-based artists in person as they take on the US Congress’s mandate — aiming to…

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Making Plans

March 18 - March 26
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

Opening reception: March 18, 7-10pm Gallery hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 12-6pm 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…

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Inside You Is Me – Jaqueline Gordon

March 11 8:00 pm - March 12 5:00 pm

A dynamic sculpture with moveable walls, multichannel sound pieces, and a staged performance SATURDAY EVENING, featuring FAY and Jon Mandabach. http://jacquelinegordon.net/ HOURS: Saturday Night: 6:00 - 8:00 Visiting Hours 8:00 - Jon Mandabach 9:00 - FAY Sunday: 11:00 - 5:00 Visiting Hours FAY: FAY will be premiering her new record "Deal" (release date: February 24, 2017) within the sculptural infrastructure of Inside You Is Me. Forging an idiosyncratic musical language, told through striking rhythms and adventurous wordless vocal explorations, 'Deal'…

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Monster Romp Live!

March 4 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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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Los Angeles Council District 1 Candidates Forum and Election Info-Session

March 1 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Los Angeles Council District 1 Candidates Forum and Election Info-Session Confirmed Candidates: Joe Bray-Ali, Giovany Hernandez, Jesse Rosas and Luca Barton (write-in candidate) Also featuring social justice, environmental and political action organizations including: the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), Los Angeles Community Action Network, LA Poverty Department, Decolonize LA, Artist Political Action Network, LA Womens Impact Collective, Critical Resistance, and more. Moderated by Human Resources LA Wednesday, March 1st at 7pm Human Resources 410 Cottage Home…

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February 2017

Sirrah’s Dream

February 28 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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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$12

Ich Sehe Das Licht: Kembra Pfahler and The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black in film, video and performance

February 24 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

Kembra Pfahler and the girls of Karen Black present a performative screening featuring cinematic arcana, voluptuous horrors and a Q&A confessional. Through her ongoing project, The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, Kembra Pfahler has been performing since the early 1990s in museums, galleries and clubs the world over. Assembling an unprecedented program of film, video and performance documents from Richard Kern, Annie Sprinkle, Steve Doughty, Ned Ambler, Mike Kuchar, Charles Atlas and more, Dirty Looks is thrilled to partner with…

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SnatchPower Presents: FIGHT in HEELS

February 20 7:00 pm - 11:55 pm

#SNATCHPOWER (the afrofuturistic women's liberation artist collective) that brought you: FETISH WONDERLAND, ELECTRIC LADYLAND, AFROGOTH, SNATCHKAOS, & RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE proudly presents their premiere film in association with Really Not Radio: FIGHT IN HEELS. "Snatch" The only ones who heard the call were the ones it was meant for...this sci-fi tale focuses on the newest hearer of the call as she meets the Snatches: a bold group of afro-futuristic women hellbent on freeing women from the shackles of trendy fashion…

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Yann Novak: Repose

February 10 - February 18
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

Opening Reception: February 10, 7 – 10pm Closing Performances: Rebecca Bruno, Sarah Rara, & Geneva Skeen, February 18, 8 – 10pm Gallery Hours: February 11 – 12 & February 15 – 18, noon – 5pm Curated by Suzy Halajian Repose is a solo exhibition of new work by Yann Novak that explores how context changes perception. Repose consists of an audiovisual installation and series of seven chromatic prints. The installation presents a monolithic sound piece, comprised of purely synthetic timbres…

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Breaking up with Amerikkka

February 7 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Whether surprised by the results or not, the complete and utter shittiness of the 2016 presidential elections has made one thing clear: for many, if not most, of us, America is the worst boyfriend ever. We're tired of explaining why something hurt us only to be told we're imagining it. We're tired of insufficient apologies that turn the blame back on us and tell us we’re too sensitive. We're tired of hearing that America will change. When Donald Trump became…

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Statues And Attitudes

February 3 - February 5
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

STATUES AND ATTITUDES An imagined feminist vision Jade Gordon and Megan Whitmarsh with guests FRI FEB 3 - Opening Event 7pm-10pm SAT/SUN FEB 4/5 - Exhibition Open to the public 1pm-8pm plus WORKSHOPS, SCREENINGS, and PERFORMANCES (see below for details) Open during all exhibition hours: A Wider Net, reading room curated by F.L.O.W. (Feminist Library on Wheels); also GIANT fabric magazine, masks and sculptures. Singing with Becky Stark. Everything is participatory! RSVP for workshops: jagangormarsh@gmail.com Friday Feb 3 OPENING EVENT…

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January 2017

Written and Bitten: Ulysses Jenkins and the Non-Ontology of Blackness

January 18 7:30 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

A screening and conversation with Aria Dean, Erin Christovale, and Ulysses Jenkins.

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Corey Fogel, Dicky Bahto, and Tashi Wada

January 17 8:30 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

Human Resources hosts a new performance by artists Corey Fogel, Dicky Bahto, and Tashi Wada. The hour-long structured improvisation will feature generative imagery on multiple slide projectors, pitched metal percussion, keyboard, bagpipe, electronics, and sirens.

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Final Fantasy Art Show

January 14 11:00 am - January 15 9:00 pm

It's not the end that matters! It's knowing that you have something to live for right now, at this moment! Something you've worked for... something that's worth protecting! As long as you have that...that's enough! - Terra Branford, Final Fantasy VI Do you like Final Fantasy? Do you like to draw? Do you like art at all? If you answered yes to any of those questions then come on out! Anyone can come and make drawings around the theme of…

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Red in the Missile Room

January 13 8:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

Join us for a night of intimate performances in the reverberant sonic environment at Human Resources, in celebration of the release of Jonathan Silberman’s new solo saxophone album Red in the Missile Room. Performances by: Jonathan Silberman Laura Steenberge Jake Rosenzweig Eric Kiersnowski About the performers: Jonathan Silberman will be performing solo on tenor saxophone. Known for his collaborative music making, he has composed and performed extensively as a member of the LA quartet Godzik Pink (5RC/Kill Rock Stars), the…

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JEFF (ZILLA) + ALICE (CUNT) Multi-Media & Junk Show

January 6 7:00 pm - January 8 6:00 pm

Friday, January 6th — Sunday, January 8th Doors at 7pm *Friday @ 7pm Performance by CXA + Jeff Zilla (9pm) *Saturday @ 7pm Performance by Gianna Gianna + Jeff Zilla (9pm) *Sunday @ 12pm Lounge / Free / Donation Gift Shop and Gallery Hours 12pm - 6pm

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Malte Cornelius Jantzen / Lee Noble / Geneva Skeen

January 3 9:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

Three nights, three performances, third day of the month. Beginning January Third at Human Resources.

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December 2016

Elliot Reed Tour Kick-off 001: Vacuum

December 27, 2016 7:00 am - 11:00 pm

Tuesday, December 27th 7—11pm Vacuum an electrical appliance for cleaning carpets, floors, etc., by suction. a space not filled or occupied; emptiness; void: On the occasion of his forthcoming international tour, Elliot Reed is hosting a non-traditional tour kickoff. Working within the void of Human Resources, performers were invited to stage a piece that uses no amplification. -Featured Artists - Sarah Gail Armstrong Nathan Bockelman San Cha Alice Cunt Edgar Fabián Frías Jasmine Nyende Elliot Reed Kyoko Takenaka -Also on…

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Suspended Susto: A La Flor

December 21, 2016 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Susupended Susto:A La Flor is a durational performance work focusing on the tumultuous feelings and thoughts of my queer brown body and its relationships to others.

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Post-Election Policy Consequences on Marginalized Communities

December 11, 2016 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

6pm-8pm Panel and Discussion 8:30pm-10:30pm Performance Program Join Human Resources for a gathering of leading social justice scholars as they discuss post-election policy consequences on marginalized communities. Law and policy experts will address immigrant and refugee rights, racial justice, criminal justice reform, reproductive rights, marriage equality, LGBTQ rights and climate change. They will suggest ways that the broader community can meaningfully assist the advancement of social justice causes. Inspiring knowledge into action, a live music program will follow with performances…

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Rocket Rain موشک باران

December 2, 2016 - December 18, 2016

The first solo exhibition of Iranian, Los Angeles-based artist and writer, Gelare Khoshgozaran. The exhibition borrows its title from the second chapter of the Iran-Iraq War, known as “The War of the Cities” that Iranians refer to and remember as موشک باران mooshak-baran: “Rocket Rain.”

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November 2016

Femmebit

November 18, 2016 6:00 pm - November 20, 2016 11:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

Festival and Showcase dedicated to L.A.-based female artists working in Video Art and related technologies.

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$5

Hesse Press: Mata / Matt Lifson Book Release Party

November 16, 2016 8:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

In celebration of the release of two new books by Hesse Press: Matt Lifson "Sleep With Me And A Ghost" and Mata "No Drums No DJs No Saturdays" Performances by: WHITE GOLD (LA; Phil Blankenship & John Wiese) UNICA (LA; Maria Garcia & Nial Morgan) CARMINA ESCOBAR TAMAKI UEDA + ELDEN M Paintings by Matt Lifson and Mata junk sculptures will be installed in the upstairs galleries. On view from 12pm, before the performances. Matt…

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$5

PR Showcase: Rachel Mason, Wizard Apprentice, Julius Smack, Restlust

November 13, 2016 9:00 pm

Practical Records is pleased to present a showcase featuring performances by Rachel Mason, Wizard Apprentice, Julius Smack, and Restlust. The performers will be performing alongside works by artists Bailey Hikawa, Emily Lucid, and Brian Getnick to expand and question the dynamics between visual art and music in an ephemeral context. The event celebrates Rachel Mason’s new cassette Das Ram, released on Practical Records.

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FREE

Open Reading in Solidarity

November 13, 2016 5:00 pm
Veggie Cloud, 5210 Monte Vista St
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States

Human Resources, Poetic Research Bureau, and Veggie Cloud invite you to an open reading this Sunday the 13th, starting at 5pm and going till late, at VEGGIE CLOUD: 5210 Monte Vista St, 90042. This will be an informal, open forum for poetry, prose, dialogue, and information exchange about the current political situation. Implication for media makers, and local organizing to be discussed. Write something, or bring anything else you'd like to read or share, for around five minutes or less. Video screening / Skype facilities also available. All welcome, including kids. Extra snacks and drinks encouraged. In…

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$15 - $18

(de) Color-Es / Primera Generación Dance Collective

November 12, 2016
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

(de) Color-Es is an event that seeks to cultivate community amongst artists of color of first (and second) generational experience in the United States through the coalition of art. Beyond the artist, (de) Color-Es is designed to revel within el desmadre (messiness) that is being an artist of color new to this country, to spaces, and to each other, thus pushing towards a centering of who we are within environments void of us. This overall vision is produced by Primera…

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BODY TECHNIQUE: Waverly Mandel, Rin Johnson, Juri Onuki and Si Istwa

November 11, 2016 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

IN THE AGE OF DISEMBODIED COMMUNICATION, THE MEANING AND SIGNIFICANCE AND EXPERIENCE OF THE BODY IS UTTERLY TRANSFORMED AND DISTORTED. - Eric McLuhan BODY TECHNIQUE is a program of performance that elaborates on the theme of communication and it’s relationship to the body. Works include: Body Technique (Reasons For Sex A - Z) by Waverly Mandel. Featuring Fabienne Gstottenmayr and Midori Mukai. SKETCH by Juri Onuki. Siam2, Rash2 by Si Istwa. A piece written for two scratched records, one broken…

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FUPU (Fuck You Pay Us)

November 8, 2016 8:00 pm

Doors at 8PM FUPU at 8:30 SHARP $5 OBO   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fMz6kF6D7M

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$8

Jack Smith Rushes

November 6, 2016 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

Jack Smith scholar Josh Lubin-Levy will introduce never-before-seen 8mm film rushes and improvised compositions, featuring Mario Montez, Tally Brown and Smith, alongside his short film ‘I Was A Male Yvonne DeCarlo’ (1967 - 1970s). Ranging from the late 1960s to the late 1970s, the featured films present a glimpse into significant period of Smith’s career in which his work began to turn from photography and film towards live performance. Jack Smith, ‘I Was A Male Yvonne De Carlo,’ 16mm on…

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Spirit Quest: L.A. Premiere

November 5, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Spirit Quest: L.A. Premiere November 5 7pm-9pm Los Angeles premiere of Spirit Quest, a movie by Colin Read. Free admission. A journey through nature, time, and space. Featuring Jimmy Lannon, Quim Cardona, Marty Murawski, Bobby Worrest, Zach Lyons, Jesse Narvaez, Vincent Touzery, Ryan Barlow, Matt Town, Leo Gutman, Taylor Nawrocki, Carlos Young, Alex Fogt, Chris Jones, Connor Kammerer, Hiroki Muraoka, and many more from around the world. Presented by Monochrome.

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October 2016

John Wiese: Battery Instruments

October 29, 2016 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

BATTERY INSTRUMENTS • 4-channel video/4-channel sound (2016 version) *Debut • 4-channel video/2-channel sound (2012 version) • 8-channel sound (2009 version) Open from noon to 9pm. Reception from 7 to 9pm. Free Editions available at the event. More info TBA.   The cinema of ‘pure means’: John Wiese’s Battery Instruments as history lesson. Bruce Russell John Wiese’s Battery Instruments is a work that provokes a lot of thought. And first among these thoughts for me is to consider what it might…

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Dorian Wood + String Quartet : A Dios

October 27, 2016 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

Of us, repeatedly staring down into the precipice of fleeting consciousness; of milk and lust; of the breadth of celebrity death...an evening of music by Dorian Wood and conductor/arranger Danny Graziani, with art direction by Eduardo Alvarez (director of Wood's video "O").   "A fearless artist and performer whose voice inhabits a room like a choir of ghosts" (LA Weekly), Dorian Wood seeks to glorify both the sanctity and irreverence of intimacy. Through the use of his corpulent body and distinct vocalization, Wood revels in…

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$10 - $20

Southland Ensemble: John Cage 1975-77

October 23, 2016 8:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

A program that explores three compositions by John Cage from the mid to late 1970’s - Child of Tree, Cheap Imitation and Renga. These three works range from iconic (Child of Tree) to rarely performed (Renga), and feature three of Cage’s primary notational styles - text, graphic, and traditionally notated - yet are all equally pioneering and adventurous in nature. Child of Tree composed in New York City 1975 Cheap Imitation for violin solo edited by Paul Zukofsky composed in New…

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Keywords for Radicals: L.A. Launch and Discussion

October 20, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

In Keywords (1976), Raymond Williams devised a "vocabulary" of culture and society that reflected the vast social transformations marking the post-war period. Following Williams, Keywords for Radicals asks: what vocabulary might illuminate the social transformations marking our own contested present? How do these words shape the political imaginary of today’s radical left? Bringing together the insights of dozens of scholars and committed troublemakers, Keywords for Radicals constellates a vocabulary of contested words that shape today’s political landscape. More than a…

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$8

Robert Beatty • John Wiese/Mitchell Brown • Smokey Emery

October 15, 2016 9:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

live in concert ROBERT BEATTY JOHN WIESE / MITCHELL BROWN SMOKEY EMERY donate eight _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Robert Beatty (Lexington, Kentucky) Concurrent to crushing noise-rock norms and jockeying shattered electronics in Hair Police, Robert Beatty has – over a decade and a half – also cut a solo path of pulses and tricks under the guise of Three Legged Race. These underground sounds have been spooled by tape labels crucial to their times: Gods of Tundra,…

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Seduction of a Cyborg

October 7, 2016 - October 23, 2016
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

Exhibition Dates: October 7-23, 2016 Opening Reception: Saturday, October 8, 7-10pm Seduction of a Cyborg explores intimacy, sex, and desire as related to technocratic fantasies of futurity, (re)production of bodies, and fractured selfhood in the digital age. The fictional and the virtual intersect, exposing narratives that activate, transform, and deconstruct our understanding of the networked and plugged-in subject. The exhibition springs from an engagement with the work of Lynn Hershman Leeson, a foundational feminist artist whose work has explored selfhood and…

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September 2016

Jakob Brugge

September 27, 2016 - October 2, 2016
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

Laoshou Mountain in southwestern China was quarried for more than two decades. Shortly after the quarry's closure, the Funnin County Forestry department decided to reconcile the barren mountainside with its surrounding foliage. The conclusion they reached was to paint the mountain. Workers sprayed the section of land a bright, vaguely chemical green, tracing the exact outline of the quarry. This decision, whether simply a dishonest attempt at “greening” or the result of a more substantial bureaucratic drama, presents a startlingly…

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Lina Hermsdorf “A Biologically Immortal Living Being Can Still Die”

September 27, 2016 - October 2, 2016
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

Performed by Henry Babbage Performance September 27th, 8pm Exhibition on view from September 28th—2nd October (12pm-6pm daily) Hydras never die of old age. In the ancient Greek myth, the Hydra is a multi-headed serpent, with a specific organic talent. As soon as one of its heads is decapitated, the serpent regenerates the missing body part. Hydra is also the name of a freshwater animal with similarly extraordinary regenerative abilities. Stem cells from this genus of Hydra have a capacity for indefinite…

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Noon Tran & Hannah Mjølsnes: Road River Gust

September 18, 2016 - September 24, 2016
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

After driving for hundreds of miles, past mountains, cliffs, boulders, and gravel dust, you will find a field of white dunes surrounded by blue mountains. Currents of wind move through this landscape, continuously shaping and rearranging it. When lakes and rivers dried out due to climate changes, the wind swept up the exposed bottom sediment of dry sand. The sand brushed against cliffs and rocks, before piling up at the foot of a mountain ridge that barricaded it from traveling…

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Marisa J. Futernick “13 Presidents” Book launch and artist’s talk, in conversation with Steve Kado

September 15, 2016 8:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

In 2014, Marisa J. Futernick drove nearly ten thousand miles across America, visiting all thirteen of the country's Presidential libraries along the way. 13 Presidents is the result: an artist's book that combines photographs from the journey with a suite of short stories. Mixing fact and fiction, each President from Herbert Hoover to George W. Bush is a protagonist in this collection of unexpected portraits. The photographs, shot on analogue film, depict the everyday details of the towns that these…

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9/11 Fifteen Years

September 11, 2016 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

9/11 Fifteen Years A one-night exhibition happening on the fifteen year anniversary of September 11, 2001. A paradigm shift. Airplanes as weapons. America attacked. In the immediate aftermath, we saw people rush to hospitals to donate blood, and strangers talking on the street to figure out what was going on. People wanted to help. But, in the months and years that followed, the event was used to incite wars, foster racism and xenophobia, and stoke small-minded, nationalistic thinking. Some of…

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Break It Down: Art and Resistance

September 9, 2016 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

An evening of art, community and celebration to benefit Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB).

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Internet Discount Bedroom 2

September 3, 2016 9:00 pm - September 4, 2016 9:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

Opening Saturday, September 3rd at 9pm, the exhibition will be on view for the duration of 24 hours, closing Sunday, September 4th at 9pm. Contributing artists include: Matt Damhave, Emma Kohlmann, Dennis Wornick, Shay Semple, Suzanna Zak, Cali Thornhill DeWitt, Madison East, Elijah Funk, Taylor Doran and ”Prank Line" from Local Outreach (Van Robinson & Jake Hjortland). Performances by: VIP, Doses, Sage Caswell, Colorways, A.B.S., Naturalized, and Free The Land So Fine Arts and Internet Discount Mall present Internet Discount…

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August 2016
$5

SCREAM: FUPU, DOVE, SARAH GAIL, LA PORSCHA

August 30, 2016 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

SCREAM SCREAM SCREAM SCREAM SCREAM SCREAM SCREAM SCREAM SCREAM SCREAM SCREAM SCREAM SCREAM SCREAM SCREAM SCREAM FUPU DOVE SARAH GAIL LA PORSCHA SCREAMING SCREAMING SCREAMING SCREAMING SCREAMING SCREAMING SCREAMING SCREAMING SCREAMING SCREAMING SCREAMING SCREAMING SCREAMING SCREAMING SCREAMING SCREAMING HOSTED BY BDH *eardrums bleed not from sound, but truth* Human Resources August 30th 8PM SHARP $5 Black Woman don't create for you. Black Women create to understand themselves. Black Women create to communicate their existence. Black Women create to survive. Black…

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$22.75

TROPHY

August 25, 2016 - August 28, 2016
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

Choreography: Kevin Williamson
In collaboration with performers: Barry Brannum, Jasmine Jawato, Kevin Le
Score: Jeepneys (Anna Luisa Petrisko)
Video Art: Cari Ann Shim Sham*
Lighting Design: Katelan Braymer

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Pehrspace Benefit: Signor Benedick the Moor, Dream Panther, Amir Says Nothing, DJs Margot Pauline and Micah James

August 20, 2016 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm

bring your friends so we can dance -------------------------------------------------- Signor Benedick the Moor Dream Panther Amir Says Nothing DJ Margot Pauline DJ Micah James Thank you, D Wing for getting it all together! $5-$10, all ages.

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AFFECT: NETWORK: TERRITORY (A performance of syllogisms in motion)

August 10, 2016 - August 11, 2016
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

August 10th and 11th, 8pm sharp
Performer: JOSH JOHNSON (Forsythe Company, Sad for No Reason)
Score : VIOLENCE Olin Caprison (http://soundcloud.com/vilentsiolence)
Lighting: NATHAN AZHDERIAN (Juliette Jongma gallery NL)
Dramaturgy: KANDIS WILLIAMS (http://www.kandiswilliams.com/)

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With(n)essing in Motion Workshop

August 9, 2016 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

Visual artist Kandis Williams and dancer Josh Johnson (Forsythe company, Sad for No Reason) will guide a group of participants through screenings and movement exercises that will excavate the space between affective moving bodies and documentation.

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Tita Salina & Irwan Ahmett: Ring of Fire/Pacific Rim (Screening and Q&A)

August 7, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

Screening of short video pieces by Irwan Ahmett and Tita Salina, Jakarta-based artists who have been working together since 2010. Their tactical, interventionist approach to social issues frequently plays itself out in public space, and translate into spontaneously unfolding events through a spontaneous and self-organized approach that they describe as Urban Play. In the last few years, they have been working with vulnerable groups in society, including Indonesian undocumented workers and migrant laborers living in the Netherlands and Taiwan. Their…

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$10

Folktale Fest VII

August 5, 2016 8:00 pm
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

Carla Bozulich, Human Behavior, Night Auditor, Rococo Jet, Charlyne Yi

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Nikki Darling – Temple of the Dawg

August 4, 2016 - August 14, 2016
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

An exhibition of art therapy works by Nikki Darling, Temple of The Dawg includes 26 works on paper and a video installation.

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$5

Some Ware

August 1, 2016 9:00 pm
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

No Vacancy Inn A$AP Bari Some Ware DJ DJ Cuntry Noise

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July 2016

The Stars Down to Earth

July 31, 2016 7:00 pm
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

Screening, with a short introduction, Q&A with Tashi Condelee, Afia Fields, Margaret Hains & others.

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$18

Southland Ensemble presents: Soundings

July 15, 2016 8:00 pm
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

Southland Ensemble presents a concert of music from the early issues of Soundings Press, an important and influential journal of experimental music published by composer Peter Garland from 1971- 1990.

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Apeirophobia / Aporia

July 1, 2016 - July 31, 2016
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

Organized by Sohrab Mohebbi and Miljohn Ruperto, With: Michel Auder, Julie Becker, David Bernstein, Jennifer Bolande, Cliff Borress, Quynh Dong, Shahab Fotouhi, Ulrik Heltoft, Joel Holmberg, Hassan Khan, Laura Owens, Maria Taniguchi, Asha Schechter, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Alice Wang, Brent Watanabe

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June 2016

Friends Series #5: Alice Wang and Luke Fischbeck

June 22, 2016 7:00 pm
LACA, 2245 E Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90021 United States

A discussion that takes as its starting point, and as a periodic interruption, the idea of a sound fossil—a material index of acoustic activity, or a way of accessing past or future time through a perpetual sonic present.

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Exit Interview

June 22, 2016 - June 26, 2016
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

Group exhibition highlighting the dialogic dimension of two years of thinking and working in relation to one another. Acknowledging the paradoxical quality of institutionalized art education, the show is conceived as a field of interferences and counterpoints, the aftermath of a vital encounter and commitment to critical discourse.

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DAD DAD DAD

June 19, 2016 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

DAD DAD DAD is a three-channel collaborative video installation by Maura Brewer and Paul Pescador that takes Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film The Shining as a site of analysis. This film will screen for one day only on Father’s Day.

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$7

Sandy Ewen / Lucas Gorham • Ted Byrnes / William Hutson • Kathleen Kim / Bill Nace

June 9, 2016 9:00 pm
LACA, 2245 E Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90021 United States

Three duos - music at LACA

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LFZ / OFFING / Odeya Nini / r.r. barbadas

June 3, 2016 9:00 pm
LACA, 2245 E Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90021 United States

Music at LACA by LFZ (Sean Smith), OFFING (Chris Duncan), Odeya Nini, r.r. barbadas (Rona Rapadas & Robbee Barber)

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The Distance Plan – Climate and Infrastructure

June 2, 2016 - June 18, 2016
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

The Distance Plan: Climate and Infrastructure brings together work by 10 practitioners whose works address major infrastructural forms of the present—energy generation, digital frameworks and mass transport networks—in relationship to future alternatives.

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May 2016
$10

REHEARSAL: Song of Eurydice

May 29, 2016 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

Song of Eurydice is a choral / movement piece that re-envisions the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice as a call to marginalized artists. REHEARSAL, founded in 2011, is a works-in-progress performance series in which one artist or group shares their work with the opportunity to hear back from their audience.

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Too Much Information

May 23, 2016 - May 29, 2016
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

Please join CLOSING for a week of presentations that invite 8 artists to play with form of public address and take on the task of communicating a substantial amount of information to an audience.

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Decolonize LA – QT*POC RUN

May 20, 2016 6:00 pm

This is run is open for Queer Trans* People of Color to address issues around (dis)placement we may face in our neighborhood, communities, spirit cultivating spaces, families, etc. We will run around 5 miles in displaced communities of Chinatown, Echo Park & Chavez Ravine.

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LACHSA: NEX(T)US

May 20, 2016 - May 21, 2016
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

Works by Seniors in the Visual Arts program at L.A. County High School for the Arts. Opening Reception: Fri, May 20 5:30 - 8:30pm with gallery hours Sat, May 21 noon-5pm

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The Institute for New Feeling – Felt Book Screening

May 18, 2016 8:00 pm
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

The Institute for New Feeling presents a 70-min video program to complement the current exhibition in the Arts District, and celebrate the launch of the Felt Book as a complete digital anthology.

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James Gamboa: 50/50

May 13, 2016 - May 15, 2016
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

50/50 presents the question, given the chance to peer into the future of your health, would you opt in or out? Using the artist’s personal screening and diagnostics, 50/50 examines and abstracts the predictive genetic screening process, and brings the private experience into a public space.

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DecolonizeLA: The Crop Project

May 11, 2016 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

The Crop Project is a public art piece that invites people to grow corn in USC Roski School of Art and Design from April- July 2016. The Crop Project's exhibition includes an installation of the cornfield’s digging process and found objects from underground.

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DecolonizeLA – DivineBrick

May 10, 2016 9:30 pm
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

DivineBrick (josie j) makes research-based existentially iconoclastic artwork. A lifetime of re-configuring views, beliefs, self-structure and modeling a research-oriented existence that explores belief and where it stems from, this is where it has lead. Bass pushing air, creaking, cracking a wooden device called the Basso, to set the bio and molecular rhythm of the space. A device, part bazooka subwoofer speaker, part drum, and part bellowing feedback loop. Supplier of urban noise this wooden sub-woofer will be the splintered connection…

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Decolonize LA – Window to the Inside

May 10, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

From Habeus Corpus to prison art practice, Liberated Lifers will lead a discussion about our experiences within California’s State Prisons.

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DecolonizeLA: Project Q

May 8, 2016 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

Project Q presents: 'We don't have mothers' a 1-day art installation at Human Resources LA.
I will be cutting hair for the kids as well as Patty Wack Vintage giving them clothing. Music workshops and yoga class all at once. I really hope you can be apart of this homage to homeless queer youth and possibly be a person that they can also look up to!

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DecolonizeLA – Critical Resistance LA

May 8, 2016 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lynwood Women’s Jail [Century Regional Detention Facility], 11705 Alameda Street
Lynwood, 90059 United States

Join the LA No More Jails Coalition on Mother’s Day! We will be at the Lynwood Women’s Jail (Century Regional Detention Facility), hosting a rally and interactive event to build opposition to the proposed women's jail in Lancaster and LA County’s $2.3 Billion Dollar Jail Plan.

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RecolonizeLA- Isaac Ledesma: New Los Angeles

May 7, 2016 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

This event is part of the DecolonizeLA series, and was made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.

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DecolonizeLA: Un-casting colonization from our dreams, casting spells, igniting our decolonized collective dreams through dance and plants w/ Charmaine Bee + Joy

May 7, 2016 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

Join us to co-create change collectively as well as release restrictive and oppressive structures that limit expansion. Together let's un-cast the nightmares of colonization!

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DecolonizeLA : Suzanne Kite’s “Sources” and “Some Numbers”

May 6, 2016 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

"Sources" is a performance that takes a body through an environmental simulation of the Oglala Lakota cosmologyscape. "Some Numbers" is a lecture/performance that asks the question "WHY?" "Why are there so few Indigenous working artists? Why are there so few Indigenous art school graduates?"

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Decolonize LA – Cura Tierra Cura presents: DIS * Locate

May 5, 2016 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

A participatory performance where rocks, pollinators, plants and animals weave participants through critical conversation on displacement in our city and share healing practices of toning, movement and visualization for the future.

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Decolonize LA – Michelada Think Tank

May 3, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

MTT member Shefali Mistry, as part of her graduate Public Practice thesis project, has conducted a series of interviews on the experiences of artists of color in graduate school. From these discussions, Michelada Think Tank (MTT) continues the “PoC Survival Guide” project with a public conversation about higher education and art school.

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DecolonizeLA

May 3, 2016 - May 11, 2016

Between May 3 and May 11th, HRLA will host an exhibition of work from artists who applied to the DecolonizeLA call for proposals. The work will be shown in the lobby, and second floor space.

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DecolonizeLA – The Hag

May 2, 2016 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

The Hag, “worship, brainstorm sesh + pizza party” The Hag is suspicious of the myth of progress. We are inviting like-minded individuals, also wary of the propagation of expensive, exclusive “arts & culture initiatives,” to discuss their own qualms with top-down hierarchies at the institutional level, as well as to worship at the altar of fuck all. We will provide pizza & snacks in exchange for your ideas: how to publish, how to intervene, how to propose & push forward…

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DecolonizeLA – Song of Eurydice

May 2, 2016 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

Song of Eurydice re-envisions the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice as a call to marginalized artists, emphasizing a discourse between Eurydice (mecca vazie andrews) and the deity of the underworld, Persephone (Carolyn Pennypacker-Riggs). Picking up where the ancient tale left off, as Eurydice descends into the underworld and grapples with re-arranging established ways of thought and processing information. On Monday May 2nd and Monday May 9th between 4:30-7:30 we invite you to drop-in to our informal rehearsal as we…

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April 2016

ETERNAL TELETHON: 55+

April 29, 2016 - May 1, 2016
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

“Eternal Telethon: 55+” will broadcast non-stop from 1:00pm on April 28th through the evening of May 1st. The broadcast can be watched live online at EternalTelethon.com and will feature a wide range of creative contributions from over 150 artists.

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Friends Series #3: A Conversation Between James Benning and Sharon Lockhart

April 25, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
LACA, 2245 E Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90021 United States

Sharon Lockhart received her MFA from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena in 1993. She has been a Radcliffe fellow, a Guggenheim fellow, and a Rockefeller fellow. Her films and photographic work have been widely exhibited at international film festivals and in museums, cultural institutions, and galleries around the world. She is currently an associate professor at the University of Southern California’s Roski School of Fine Arts. James Benning: "I was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, during World War…

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$10

Alex Romania: Jerk

April 24, 2016 7:30 pm

This physically vulnerable choreography frames the male body between violence and pleasure -- a microphone is bound to the body and swung from the pelvis evoking forms in the realm of BDSM, pornography, athletics, games, and flagellation. Through genital hypnosis and rigorous discomfort, this is a dance of (narcissistic) pleasure and (quiet) longing, (self) mutilation and (self) care. A dance to flatten and complexify the male body, to tenderize the flesh, to move beyond and to newly inhabit — a phallic solo to recompose the phallus.

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WHO IS BABY?

April 22, 2016 - April 23, 2016

BABY: WHO IS BABY Friday, April 22 - 7:30PM Saturday, April 23 - 7:30PM BIO Baby ... is “ummmmmm” & “ahhhhhhhh” & “please be quiet” & “sighhhhh” & “why you gotta be like that” & “noooooo” & “okay, okay” & “lets do it” & “reeeeeeealllllllllly” & “shhhhh don’t tell” & “you are so weird” & “i know it” & “can’t you just grow up” & “no, i can’t” & “well then its over.”

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Telémachos Alexiou: The Culture of Refusal

April 14, 2016 - April 16, 2016

EXHIBITION HOURS
Thursday, April 14, 6-9pm
Friday, April 15, 12-6pm and 8-11pm
Saturday, April 16, 12-6pm

SCREENING: Queen Antigone followed by conversation between Alexiou and Zackary Drucker
Friday, April 15, 8-11pm

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Chantal Akerman: Contre L’Oubli/Against Oblivion

April 12, 2016 8:00 pm

An evening of rare filmic treats, a bar, an accordionist, a Yididish interlude, and a reception to follow. Presented as part of Chantal Akerman: Contre L'Oubli/Against Oblivion
- with a lecturette by film maker and programmer Courtney Stephens

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$5

Embarrassment Envy Euphoria Excitement

April 9, 2016 10:00 pm - 4:00 am
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

Come join us for a night of ---- Embarrassment Envy Euphoria Excitement Pretend you are someone else for a night Dress up as your favorite whatever (preferably from the 1920s, Victorian, Rococo or Elizabethan era) You will be filmed There will be lots of fog 3 lovely hosts (who only speak in riddles) will help guide you to places you dont really need to go And then you dance for hours. You can't see anyone and they can't see you.…

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Everything Will Be: Film Screening and Discussion

April 9, 2016 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

Join Chinatown community members, community stakeholders, and Chinatown Community for Equitable Development (CCED) members for a movie screening of a film called "Everything Will Be", a film that presents stories of different community members in Vancouver Chinatown. After we watch the movie together, we will have a discussion about similarities and differences between the stories shared in the movie to what we are seeing in Los Angeles Chinatown. We will continue a conversation about changes in Chinatowns across the country…

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$5

MACULAR Showcase

April 8, 2016 8:30 pm
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

Evening of live audiovisual performances and experimental abstract films by the Dutch media arts collective Macular and a selection of Dutch filmmakers.

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KCHUNG Presents: BRUJAJA

April 7, 2016 8:00 pm

KCHUNG presents BRUJAJA, A Gathering of Witches "First, there has been the desire to rethink the development of capitalism from a feminist viewpoim, while, at the same time, avoiding the limits of a "women's history" separated from that of the male part of the working class. The title, Caliban and the Witch, inspired by Shakespeare's The Tempest, reflects this effort. In my interpretation, however, Caliban represents not only the anti-colonial rebel whose struggle still resonates in contemporary Caribbean literature, but…

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SOME WARE

April 6, 2016 8:00 pm

SOME WARE at Human Resources (SW004) Samo Sound Boy SISSA DJ Cuntry Noise Some Ware DJ

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Anya Liftig, Gracie Devito, Samuel White

April 5, 2016 8:00 pm
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

Performances by:

Anya Liftig
Gracie Devito
Samuel White

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YES FEMMES (AWP ’16 off-site reading + party)

April 2, 2016 6:00 pm
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

This series of readings and performances includes work that explores the limits of the body, aims toward transformation, seeks plants and animals as models or collaborators, expresses saturated or hysterical emotion, embraces femme aesthetics, and moves toward the horizon of queerness (after José Muñoz).

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Andrew Berardini “Shades of Gray”

April 1, 2016 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

Performances at 7:30 and 9pm Shades of Gray is an excerpt from Andrew Berardini's work-in-progress the Standard Book of Color to be read in Alice Wang's exhibition, with music by ​Luke Fischbeck​ / Lucky Dragons​. ​E​ach shade will be ​read in immersive atmosphere by a different voice.​​ The Standard Book of Color is a compendium of essays, stories, and poems of nearly a hundred individual shades of color. Presented in connection with the exhibition "Alice Wang" (March 25 - April…

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