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November 2019

The Revolting Lumpen! a classical opera reboot

November 9 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Beck+Col Saturday November 9 Doors at 830, Performance at 9PM The lumpen world embodies the cannibalistic nature of the global economic and social structure. Colorful, velvet lumps comprise everything in the installation, amassed from the physical exploitation of the lumpen monsters. A game of musical chairs serves as a model of the zero-sum system of capital. The players have to fight their competitors to gain an advantage as they try to get a seat. When one monster gets a chair,…

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Gong Gaada • Glochids • lucky dragons

November 2 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

UPEND presents Gong Gaada Glochids lucky dragons donate eight doors at nine at Human Resources 410 Cottage Home Street 90012 GONG GAADA Inspired by gamelan traditions as much as the contemporary experimental scenes of Indonesia, Gong Gaada is a Los Angeles-based trio exploring a hyrbrid form of their own devise. Utilizing a couple reyong – the arrays of metal gongs used in Balinese gamelan – and suling – bamboo flute – and modular synthesizer, the group lays out familiar and…

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FREE

Muscle House Cookbook (Part 2)

November 2 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
muscle beach, 1800 Ocean Front Walk
Venice, CA 90291 United States

Two evenings of artist scores in the form of recipes, performed at Muscle Beach, Venice CA. Muscle House Cookbook is part of programming for CURRENT: LA FOOD. (please note that these are offsite events, not at HRLA). 10/19 + 11/2 6-8pm   Recipes by: Alexandre Dorriz Brittany Ko David Horvitz Dicky Bahto Dorian Wood Either Or Elana Mann Elliot Reed Maria Maea Mariel Carranza Nine Herbs Charm Sarah Gail Sebastian Hernandez Yunuen Rhi ..and more TBA Prepared by: Elliot Reed…

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October 2019

410 Cottage Home

October 31 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Wednesday, October 30th  8pm  Thursday, October 31st   8pm  Installation by Jeff Zilla + performances by Myriad Slits & Twin Schism Jeff Zilla is music and performance art curator deeply invested in the queer and experimental scene of Los Angeles. Content creator across multiple platforms with expertise in podcasts, djing and viral video creation. Known around the world for playful, controversial and hilarious works of music and performance.

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Protesting Seoul: Resistance in Precarious Times

October 23 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

  Space is limited, RSVP recommended  Seoul is a city of protest. On any given day, one might see striking workers, displaced residents, evicted shopkeepers, bereaved parents, feminist, queer and trans activists, religious leaders, politicians, NGO activists and many others protesting defiantly on the streets. For those living in Korea and in the diaspora who follow political events from afar, protest is a reliable weapon of the weak and a familiar form of civic participation. Protest images rarely make the…

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Nikhil Chopra: Rouge

October 20 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Rouge is an hour long performance action by Nikhil Chopra. Nikhil will be drawing a large scale landscape on the wall with lipstick. Nikhil incorporates everyday materials, and for instance, lipstick— a cosmetic often associated with make up, femininity, sensuality and sexuality will be used to transform the body and the space around it. Nikhil’s performances often critically examine stereotypes based on identity; nationality, gender and class, while walking the fine line between performance art, theater and landscape drawing. Rouge…

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$10 – $15

somesurprises / Jessika Kenney / Jesse Quebbeman Turley

October 19 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

somesurprises (Seattle) / Jessika Kenney / Jesse Quebbeman Turley Doors 8pm, Music 9pm $10-15 suggested donation Advance tickets available here: https://withfriends.co/Event/2681113/somesurprises_Jessika_Kenney_Jesse_Quebbeman_Turley somesurprises is the moniker of Seattle singer/songwriter Natasha El-Sergany. What once was a solo project focusing on spectral balladry and late night exploration, somesurprises has since formed into a dynamic four-piece live band. Motorik beats, reverb-drenched vocals, washes of fingerpicked guitars, and hazy synths expand El-Sergany's delicate and blissful songwriting. Starting with a solo tape release of cell phone…

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FREE

Muscle House Cookbook (Part 1)

October 19 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
muscle beach, 1800 Ocean Front Walk
Venice, CA 90291 United States

Two evenings of artist scores in the form of recipes, performed at Muscle Beach, Venice CA. Muscle House Cookbook is part of programming for CURRENT: LA FOOD.  (please note that these are offsite events, not at HRLA). 10/19 + 11/2 6-8pm   Recipes by: Alexandre Dorriz Brittany Ko David Horvitz Dicky Bahto Dorian Wood Either Or Elana Mann Elliot Reed Maria Maea Mariel Carranza Nine Herbs Charm Sarah Gail Sebastian Hernandez Yunuen Rhi ..and more TBA Prepared by: Elliot Reed…

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Why You So Negative?

October 18 - October 27

Opening Reception: Friday, October 18th  8pm Exhibition Dates: Friday, October 18—Sunday, October 27th Gallery Hours: Wed-Sun,  12-5pm Performance by Nikhil Chopra: Sunday, October 20th  7pm   Why You So Negative? responds to institutional rebranding and removal of work by artist, Chiraag Bhakta. The solo exhibition features the original work—an installation which examines the commodification of yoga in Western culture—in its entirety. Programming for Why You So Negative? will include a durational performance by artist Nikhil Chopra and a night of…

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Alexandre Dorriz – Consciousness is Code in the Occidental Vacuum

October 11 - October 13
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Opening Friday October 11th 7-10pm On view Saturday 10/12 and Sunday 10/13 12—6pm   Consciousness is Code in the Occidental Vacuum is part of an ongoing investigation of fiber and its relations to time, memory, and optics through museology and dramaturgy practices. Dorriz works with the historical discovery of synthetic and semi-synthetic fibers, and their respective chemical and organic compositions and applications in order to interpret various fibers through rhetorical lens and optical-based systems. By looking at the properties of…

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Bitch Slap

October 6 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sunday, October 6th  7pm $10 suggested donation Bitch Slap! is an evening of performance and video art at Human Resources LA, by female identified and non-binary artists who confront contrived notions of femininity. In a time where didactic art seems like the only pathway to social justice, these powerful works incorporate humor to playfully explore the embodiment of being a ‘Baddass Bitch. The evening is curated by Liz Miller-Kovacs and hosted by Rochelle Fabb. Works by: Nao Bustamante Rochelle Fabb…

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Free

HRLA Symposium I: Think Local

October 5 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Join us for a day-long symposium featuring emerging critical voices in our community. This event features responses to work encountered at HRLA, in spaces like HRLA or in museums in the region. We hope to give attendees a sense of the impact of local performances, exhibitions and events on discourse about contemporary art; our aim is to create an engaging day of conversation about the practice of art criticism and art writing — one that is inclusive of artists, students,…

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September 2019

Shhh

September 29 8:30 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Sadly, in a show about quietness, it’s my first instinct to write about getting noisy.  If I latch onto a metaphor for political action, a reader could imagine the swarming power of the colony because, yes, each hive is made up of little bees and so, the modest can become intrusive, and sure, maybe the meek will actually inherit the earth—but after all that reversal, how do we know the oppressed won't transform despotic? Why was noisy my first instinct…

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Secret Joy

September 27 8:30 pm - September 28 11:00 pm

September 27th & 28th, 8:30 pm Written and directed by Brian Getnick, performed by Dani O'Terry and Gregory Barnett   Secret Joy is a play about beheading the past to make it speak. Sculptural costumes and weaponry are taken up by the performers to transform an ancient power struggle between the crowd and leader into a psychic battle between the body and mind. Following the presentation of Punishment's Place in the fall of 2018, Secret Joy is the second in a…

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$5

Love 4 One Another

September 22 8:30 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Angel Alvarado: Geovani’s Room

September 18 12:00 pm - September 20 8:00 pm

Exhibition dates: Wed Sept 18 - Fri Sept 20,  12PM-8PM Opening reception: Wed Sept 18,  6-9PM Closing reception: Friday Sept 20, 6-9PM, performance at 8PM. Organized in collaboration with curator and researcher Javier Arellano Vences from the Vincent Price Art Museum, Human Resources Los Angeles is pleased to present ​Angel Alvarado: Geovani’s Room​, the artist’s first solo exhibition. The exhibition features photographs, a single-channel video, and an immersive installation as well as a closing reception performance by Alyss Glass. Alvarado’s work…

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August 2019

Josefina — An Installation by Fabián Guerrero

August 29 - September 9
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Opening August 29, 6-10pm Screening at 8pm followed by music and drinks Organized by Fabián Guerrero and Clara López Menéndez Josefina is for and about my grandma, Josefina. I wanted to document, in short clips, not only my grandma but also my family: the sounds, movements and the house that I was raised in as a kid in Valle Hermoso, Tamaulipas, Mexico. This video is an introduction into filming and photographing my family’s history in my grandma’s house, La Casa…

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$10

Matt Weston (Albany) w/ Shook/Byrnes, yek koo, Casa Berenice

August 17 8:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Doors at 8, Music begins at 8:30 All Ages $10 (advance tickets available here) Human Resources is pleased to welcome MATT WESTON (percussion/electronics) from Albany, NY. Matt will be joined by WILSON SHOOK (saxophones) and TED BYRNES (percussion) for a combined set of solo, duo, and trio improvisation. YEK KOO (Helga Fassonaki) and CASA BERENICE TRIO (Heather Lockie, Clay Chaplin, Sepand Shahab) will help integrate the evening. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ MATT WESTON (Albany, NY) Matt Weston plays…

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$8 – $15

Marcia Bassett + Samara Lubelski / Kaori Suzuki + John Krausbauer / Rogue Squares

August 15

Doors 8 / Music 9 Advance tickets available here MARCIA BASSETT (guitar) and SAMARA LUBELSKI (violin) first performed as a duo in 2009, improvising musical scores to films by Michael Snow and Hollis Frampton at X-Initiative, Next Years Model series at DIA. Since their initial collaboration, Bassett and Lubelski have continued to draw from their like-minded approach to improvisational music; creating personal interplay with the environmental surroundings to expand on abstraction, chromatic noise, and long form drone. Both Bassett and…

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$10

Abe Hollow•Rose Droll•Sam Gurry’s “Winners Bitch”•Borey+Essyre

August 13 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

$10 // bring your friends // Doors at 8pm, Sets at 8:30 Abe Hollow (Oakland)// Abe Hollow is the new songwriting project of Oakland-based composer and producer Adam Hirsch. His songs are a sublimation of his skills as a multi-instrumentalist and recording engineer, his experimental tendencies toward collaboration and improvisation, and his continual obsession with family history and the mythologies of the Jewish diaspora. https://abehollow.bandcamp.com/album/a-palace-in-time Rose Droll (San Francisco)//  multi-instrumentalist pop-oddity bringing an assortment of mesmerizing, rich, and quirky tunes…

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Jurassic Park: The Musical

August 9 - August 11
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

A Performance by Paul Pescador August 9, 10 and 11, 8 pm Jurassic Park: The Musical is a three-act performance art event, which centers around Pescador’s third grade elementary school experience and his desire to transform the Michael Crichton’s novel Jurassic Park into a stage play. The overall performance becomes about naive ambitions, the scientists in Jurassic Park creating dinosaurs that they can’t control and Pescador an overzealous kid, trying to convince a class full of 10 year old kids,…

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TRANZA

August 3 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

TRANZA Show. Música. Interpretaciones Featuring:  The Sand Ninja Byron Angela Pereira Africa Avila Gina DVina plus other special guests. $5 - $20 Suggested Donation. #Tranza is a queer performance night in Los Ángeles showcasing LA-based and LA-grown art, music, and performances. Created and curated by the Byron Collective, Tranza creates a space to share and center art work that exists in LA outside of traditional art institutions. Performances: Blowing up from Ninjastan: @the_sand_ninja The Sand Ninja is a diasporic warrior…

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July 2019

$7

Shawn Greenlee • Vasculae • Nial Morgan

July 31 8:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

UPEND presents wednesday night noise doors at eight sound nine – donate seven SHAWN GREENLEE (Providence, RI) A perennial figure of Providence's stridently independent underground, Shawn Greenlee is known as a pusher of thresholds as a core member of the noise-rock unit Landed, and had been long identified with his project Pleasurehorse. Having shed that moniker some years back in favor of his own name for solo work, Greenlee's practice has only grown to encompass more ground, branching into complex…

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INFECTIOUS WASTE TOUR SUMMERTIME KICKBACK

July 28 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Show 6pm-late Requested Donations: $6-$66 (all donations go towards the tour! This is a fundraiser show) performances by: The Uhuruverse  Dem Cauldronz Jupiter Black Mimi Tempestt  Love & Tolliver You Guys Suck Like Real Hard Shut The Fuck Up Thanks! (YGSLRHSTFUT!) DJ sets by:  Grotessk Shane Clay Open Mic (6-7:30PM) #SnatchPower Zines for sale!  BYOW -BYOB— Some Booze will also be sold!  Whippets Bar!  Clothing Swap! Vendors! Flyer by @shagazewhoahmanifestations

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$10 – $30

toxinosexofuturecummings

July 27 8:00 pm

“Ages ago, about exactly one week after having Nexplanon removed from the inner side of my left arm, under the skin, I felt how my shoulders widened. Nexplanon is a birth control implant that releases progestin. It contains 68 mg of the active substance etonogestrel. Synthetic progestin mimics the actions of progesterone, a naturally occurring hormone.” - Ana Teo Ala-Ruona toxinosexofuturecummings is a bodyfiction about pleasurable sex on a polluted planet. It’s a speech performance of a body making itself…

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$10 – $15

Donna Oblongata: All 100 Fires

July 24 8:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Somewhere in a forest nearby, a lone guerrilla commander will ask you to prove yourself during a game of Pass the Sponge. If you fail at that, maybe you can help grind the sulfur. Meanwhile, the Giant Ibis was thought to be extinct in Cambodia, though footage from a few years ago reveals that some still exist. That part of the story is true. Basically. But can you really believe a man who was brought up in the taxidermy trade?…

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HOGG • Nghtcrwlr • Pistola • Newboy

July 21 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

L&S and Night Gaunt present HOGG (Chicago) scrapesrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/self-extinguishing-emission Nghtcrwlr youtu.be/Zl3QtTu2ijI Pistola (Anthony Vannicola and Michael Demaio, LA Debut) Newboy ( Record Release) nightgauntrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/funky-bullshit + Night Gaunt DJs 8 PM | All Ages $10 advance tickets here https://withfriends.co/event/2074499/ $15 day of show ***Physical copies of Newboy's “Funky Bullshit” Vinyl LP on Night Gaunt will be available for purchase.

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$15

Jobel Medina: KILL THE MONSTERS

July 20 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Los Angeles based dancer, choreographer, and photographer, Jobel Medina will premiere two new solos for the first time in two years at Human Resources. Highly physical and thought-provoking, Jobel’s new solos undertake problematic subjects with humor and sensuality. By merging both experimental practices and over-the-top drama inside his process, he’s become less burdened by the extreme seriousness that often paralyzed his creativity. Solos will be performed by Sarah Butler and Jobel Medina with a special guest, Joey Navarrete-Medina and a…

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The Never Quartet: An Installation by Michael Morley

July 14 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Music for The Never Quartet an installation for a quartet of four bowed acoustic guitars by Michael Morley   Sunday July 14th Afternoon, Dusk, Night 4:30pm - 6:30pm - 8:30pm free and open to the public   with special performances by Electric Sound Bath & CGRSM Black Editions and Human Resources Los Angeles present the U.S. premiere of The Never Quartet, a new sound installation piece by Michael Morley. Michael Morley is a New Zealand based sound artist and visual…

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Everyone I Love Bites Back: Poetry and Prose Reading

July 13 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for a poetry and prose reading, called “Everyone I Love Bites Back,” hosted and curated by Christopher Soto, award-winning poet and editor of Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color. Celebrate the start to summer, and Christopher’s return to Los Angeles, with this gathering of writers, activists, academics, and weirdos. Speakers include: Vanessa Angélica Villarreal, Janel Pineda, Joshua Jennifer Espinoza, Blas Falconer, Joseph Rios, Myriam Gurba, Tre'vell Anderson, Ali Liebegott, Joshua Javier Guzmán, F. Douglas Brown,…

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Borasisi Record Release Show

July 12 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Patrick Shiroishi  Vinny Golia Dylan Fujioka  Alex Cline  LA Fog Doors 8:30pm $7 *no one will be turned away for lack of funds

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Think Local: CFP for October event on writing about arts practice in Los Angeles

July 12 - August 16
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

On October 5, 2019, HRLA will host a day-long symposium (10am-5pm) featuring new writing about creative practice in our communities. We will start reviewing proposals after August 15 and will confirm speakers by September 1. We invite two types of submissions: *200 word proposals for 15-minute individual presentations of work-in-progress (200 words is a soft guideline) *extract (1000 word max) for article-length writing-in-progress to be workshopped with event participants in a seminar format. If you want to participate in this…

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RIDDIMS

July 3 - July 10
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

RIDDIMS a solo exhibition of Adee Roberson, organized by independent curator Essence Harden. Opening Reception Wednesday July 3rd 6—9pm Gallery open Thursday—Sunday 12—6pm RIDDIMS Block Party Sunday July 7th 1—6pm BBQ, snacks, and drinks all day. Throw what you want on the grill! Adee Roberson and Essence Harden in conversation 2—3pm Performance by Thurmon Green at 4pm Sounds by DJ Micah James and Designer Imposter throughout the day     RIDDIMS Where does spelling get us?   Echo Gombay  …

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June 2019

Look Who’s Talking Now

June 23 - June 29

Opening: Sunday, June 23rd  6-10pm Gallery Hours: Monday, June 24 - Saturday, June 29   12-6pm Performances by Malinche and Figgy DJ Set by Paxico Records The more intricately connected that people are to one another, the more their ideas and projects appear to follow similar patterns. Look Who’s Talking Now focuses on painting as its principal medium and challenges homogeneity in an increasingly globalized world. By showcasing the work of artists based in Mexico City and Los Angeles, the exhibition…

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Brian Getnick: Poem for the community

June 19 - June 21

Poem for the community sculptures and works on paper by Brian Getnick   Exhibition dates: Wednesday, June 19—Friday, June 21 Gallery hours: 5pm-9pm or by appointment (call 773.351.1888)   In the fall of 2018, artist Brian Getnick presented Punishment's Place—an ensemble performance wherein the shattered pieces of a monument to Prometheus Bound were assembled to the beat of a chant. At the core of that script was the "Poem for the community,” a premonition of impending violence against artists. On June 19th through the 21st, Getnick…

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FREE

W00DY / Stevie Richards / Sleep Clinic / In-House Pharmacy

June 15 8:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Sonoptik & Human Resources present euphonic journey W00DY Stevie Richards (aka Cleaning Lady) Sleep Clinic In-House Pharmacy FREE FREE FREE There will also be an installation in place by Stalgia Grigg for all to enjoy. -------------- W00DY https://w00dy.bandcamp.com/ W00dy from Pittsburgh is attempting to bring absurdity to the dance floor with fast bpm’s, high energy polyrhythms, and wacky samples. She sees the dance floor as a place for healing, and therefore writes music inspired by moments of catharsis. ________ Stevie…

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Stalgia Grigg: is a weapon and we

June 14 - June 18
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

opening reception: fri june fourteen : seven to ten on view sat june fifteen—tues june eighteen : noon to six The ideological ground that Logic and Rationality stand on is slipping away. Liberalism has rallied to defend the sacred ground of "truth," while slowly realizing it may have been a constructed fiction all along. At the same time, a reactionary Right (including a nascent fascist movement) has weaponized fuzzy logic, finding a unified front in the incomprehensible. In this cultural…

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Magma Chamber: A Night of Volcanic Rhythm

June 9 8:00 pm

Magma Chamber: A Night of Volcanic Rhythm |APAHM Phase: Zah, Nihar, Kohinoorgasm, Raver Baba Zah https://bit.ly/2VNdAvM Nihar https://bit.ly/2AIztTv Kohinoorgasm https://bit.ly/2Y8E7Ry Raver Baba https://bit.ly/2VQNDLE Doors at 8p // Show at 9p Sliding Scale $0-$15 Drinks $2 // Free Water All Ages Wheelchair Accessible Except for the Upstairs Bathroom _______________________________________________________________ #APAHM PHASE, an #AAPI alternative arts series, continues with its 3rd season of showcases highlighting AAPI artists and AAPI-fronted bands across Southern California in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. This…

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$10

Crom, Persekutor, Beyond Pain, Forest Lawn

June 8 8:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Church of the 8th Day Presents: Saturday June 8th 2019 at Human Resources CROM PERSEKUTOR BEYOND PAIN FOREST LAWN 8pm / $10 / 21+ / FREE BEER

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ZOOM LENS PRESENTS ᴿᴱᵀᵁᴿᴺ

June 7 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

ZOOM LENS PRESENTS ᴿᴱᵀᵁᴿᴺ a reclamation of the fragmented past Ceramiks (w/ String Ensemble) https://www.instagram.com/ceramiksmidi/ https://twitter.com/ceramiksmidi oh my muu https://instagram.com/ohmymuu https://twitter.com/ohmymuu “trying my best” Video: https://youtu.be/iEm6HaPpfIk Reinabe https://www.instagram.com/abewav/ https://twitter.com/abewav “In The Object” Video: https://youtu.be/9CBM-U3EZcg Plaster Cast https://www.instagram.com/xplastercastx/ https://twitter.com/Plaster_Cast Sonoda https://www.instagram.com/lisasonoda/ https://twitter.com/SonodaLisa + Special Guest DJ PINK FERRARI (London/Manila) VJ by Moogil https://www.instagram.com/moogil9 Follow the Official ZOOM LENS “RETURN” Playlist http://smarturl.it/zl-return-playlist #ZLRETURN All Ages - $10 (Ltd.) / $15 (Pre-Sale) / $17 (Door) Ltd. Discount Tix / Early Bird Available on…

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$5 – $30

Office Hrz

June 5 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Stop by Office Hrz at HR to see the filming of new work by Saturn (formerly Saturn Risin9), the culmination of a week-long residency at HR. gallery hours: 12pm-10pm donations: $5 at the door or venmo

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May 2019

Free

Cody Putman, Marta Tiesenga, Amanda Bonaiuto, Gabriela Escovar

May 31 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Performance, installation, and screenings 8pm Free

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Queer Intimacy and States of Emotion / Cross-Continental Friendships

May 29 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

SELF#2 by Telémachos Alexiou Group Show Fundraiser/Art Sale curated by Telémachos Alexiou Join us for a one-day fundraising exhibition combining works by established and emerging queer artists from Berlin and Los Angeles. Exhibiting artists include: Ron Athey, Lucas Bihler, Cassils, Alex Chaves, Zackary Drucker, Spilios Gianakopoulos, Monilola Ilupeju, Young Joon Kwak, Eva Mitala, Tyler Matthew Oyer, Zander Porter, Elliot Reed, Spyros Rennt, Jason Al-Taan & Telémachos Alexiou. Performances by Christopher Argodale and Tyler Matthew Oyer. Curated by Greek filmmaker Telémachos Alexiou,…

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WALKING IN THE SUN

May 17 - May 19

Exhibition Dates: May 17th - May 19th, 2019 Gallery Hours: Friday – Sunday 12:00 – 6:00 PM or by appointment Human Resources LA presents Walking in the Sun an exhibition that centers the experiences of Filipinx American artists and their shared experiences navigating the complexities of colorism in the Asian American Pacific islander (AAPI) communities. Filipinx have distinct memories of being told that if they were to be in the sun for too long, their skin will darken and therefore…

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$10

Phil Minton & Audrey Chen • Swinging Chandeliers • Corey Fogel

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

UPEND  presents PHIL MINTON & AUDREY CHEN (London/Berlin) SWINGING CHANDELIERS COREY FOGEL doors 8pm sound 9pm donate $10 PHIL MINTON /  AUDREY CHEN DUO ✶ Los Angeles debut ✶ Phil Minton (b. 1940, Torquay, England) is a improvisor whose contorted vocal emissions have pushed beyond the boundaries of genre. The past four decades have heard his glossolaliac gurgles, squeaks, and deconstructed operatic flights operate within the realms of Free Improvisation, the body of Jazz itself, and varied electro-acoustic activities. Over…

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$10

Theo Triantafyllidis: Anti-Gone

May 11 - May 12
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Anti-Gone A Performance in Mixed-Reality by Theo Triantafyllidis May 11th & 12th, 7pm Duration: 3 acts, 60mins, no intermission In a post-climate change world, environmental catastrophe has become normalized. Cities are sunken, yet the vestiges of late-capitalist culture – consumerism, inequality, social unrest – live on, clinging like barnacles to the ruins of civilization. Spyda and Lynxa are a couple navigating this world frictionlessly. On their sailboat, they glide from shopping to movies to psychedelic drugs. In a damaged world…

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Laida Lertxundi: Words, Planets

May 10 8:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

This film applies the six principles for composition delineated in ‘Opinions on Painting by the Monk of the Green Pumpkin’, written by the eighteenth-century Chinese painter Shih-T’ao as referenced in Raúl Ruíz’s essay ‘For a Shamanic Cinema’ (for example, ‘draw attention to a scene emerging from a static background’ or ‘add scattered dynamism to immobility’). The film is composed of scenes with non-actors, and texts by R.D.Laing and Lucy Lippard. Made with: Muhe Chen, Victor Artiga Rodriguez, Ashley Campbell, Anastasia…

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$30

William Basinski + Lawrence English: Selva Oscura

May 8 9:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

UPEND presents William Basinski + Lawrence English: Selva Oscura Wednesday May 8th at 9pm Please note: this is a special seated performance with limited capacity. Advance tickets are recommended. ticket link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/william-basinski-lawrence-english-selva-oscura-tickets-61247423693 facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/2425987850747632/ From their respective bases in Los Angeles and Brisbane, William Basinski and Lawrence English – two crucial figures of ambient music – collaborated remotely, trading and manipulating sonic materials to create an ever fleeting, ever unfolding masterwork: Selva Oscura. Released last year by Temporary…

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$5 – $10

Jennie MaryTai Liu with Alana Reibstein: Nemeton

May 4 - May 5
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Nemeton is a durational choreography which makes a thicket of words, positions, and breath. Nine bodies listen and voice words spoken by nine other bodies— artists no longer living— experiencing what language can make present, and what it shrouds. performed by Stacy Dawson Stearns, Jessica Emmanuel, Cristina Fernandez, Maria Maea, Coral Lobera, Jasmine Orpilla, Alana Reibstein, Gabriella Rhodeen, and Laura Stinger Saturday 5/4 6-9pm* Sunday 5/5 1-4pm* *viewers are free to come and go throughout the duration of the performance…

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April 2019

$8

Greg Kelley/Jessika Kenney • Rob Noyes • Wilson Shook

April 26 8:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

UPEND presents GREG KELLEY / JESSIKA KENNEY DUO ROB NOYES WILSON SHOOK donate 8 doors at 8 sound at 9 Facebook Event Page https://www.facebook.com/events/1203512939823489/ GREG KELLEY / JESSIKA KENNEY First time meeting of a surely astounding duo of two key figures in sound: Trumpet player Greg Kelley – on tour from Seattle – and Jessika Kenney – a whose multivalent voice thankfully spectralizes here in Los Angeles – as it will Friday night with a light touch of electronic accompaniment.…

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Echo Park Film Center

April 23 - April 25

On view daily from 2-7 pm Closing potluck party: Thursday, April 25, 7-10 pm, with performances at 8:30 Echo Park Film Center takes over HRLA's galleries for three days and nights—with media installations, performances, and programs of films and videos made by the Film Center's Co-op, as well as artists who have participated in their artist-in-residency program. We’ll have multi-channel video installations, slide projections, sculpture/video hybrids, sound work, and paintings by artists Nesanet Abegaze, Dicky Bahto, Marco Braunschweiler, Madison Brookshire,…

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$10

Guionnet & Khouri • Chen & Sadja • Guionnet & Kennedy & Hutson

April 20 8:30 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Unwrinkled Ear Presents Jean-Luc Guionnet and Lotus Edde Khouri - saxophone and dance AFTERBURNER: Audrey Chen and Doron Sadja - voice, electronics and light Jean-Luc Guionnet and William Hutson and Jeremy Kennedy - saxophone and electronics and drums Doors 8:30/ Music 9 Jean-Luc Guionnet returns to Los Angeles after two years, bringing with him a new dance collaboration with Lotus Edde Khouri, and a new trio that has been incipient in his mind since his last foray in our…

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$8

Leather Bath (Greh Holger/John Wiese) • Noise Nomads • Joseph Hammer • Sarah Brady

April 17 9:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

UPEND presents LEATHER BATH (Greh Holger/John Wiese) Noise Nomads Joseph Hammer Sarah Brady donate 8 doors at 9 sound at 10 Facebook Event Page LEATHER BATH holger and wiese convene their end-of-the-world sound duo in L.A. for the first time in six years NOISE NOMADS primal electro-acoustics and bonescrape anti-thetics. first show from jeff hartford as an angeleno JOSEPH HAMMER the master of survey and delay; coaxing fragments of occluded origin into sound. looped tapes and a gloved hand. #LAFMS…

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3rd International Global Karaoke World Championships with Kim Jong Un

April 12 - April 13
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 13 Doors at 7pm Performance at 8pm FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—Fresh from his nation's supreme victory at Hanoi—Supreme Leader of the DPRK—The Democratic People's Republic of Korea Kim Jong Un (Seung-Min Lee) will make an appearance on the Pacific Rim of Los Angeles, California, USA at Human Resources LA to host The 3rd International Global Karaoke World Championships. Presented here will be the greatest innovation to International Relations: Karaoke Diplomacy. On a mission to share…

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Redactions (In Progress)

April 11 8:00 pm

This is a new way to think of oneself, a body composite. No firm boundaries, not a me with space around. But one of those games, magnet shards that pull apart at a suggestion, seem whole but disperse into their millions. Think of yourself that way, a toy of many, host, hosting, little bugs, gathered for a feast, a jam, a quorum, a minion. Body doesn’t do a dance, it is one. A performance by Abigail Levine and Paula Matthusen.…

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Public Fiction: Dylan Mira & Sarah Rara

April 4 12:00 pm - April 7 12:00 pm

Three-part poems by artists / writers Dylan Mira and Sarah Rara will inhabit opposing sides of a double-sided marquee—the illuminated exterior sign from Public Fiction’s former storefront location in Highland Park (2010—2015)—permanently removed from its original location, now briefly installed inside HRLA's main gallery. Each day, a new section of text will replace the previous one, stepping through each poem part-by-part. On view continuously from noon on Thursday April 4th until noon on Sunday April 7th, the gallery doors will…

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March 2019

When in doubt, read Nightwood: Act III

March 28 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Thursday March 28, 2019 - 8PM Door: $5-7 sliding scale O Widow Lazarus. The last part of a piece developed around the Djuna Barnes novel: a hysterical break-up that breaks into song. It culls the sentiments stirred by melodramas and musicals to wonder what’s after desire. How does refusal and discarding answer the yearning for transcendence and, emphatically, how does that feel? We know at least: there will be singing. Written by Tim Reid and Julia Jarcho Performed by Alexander Borinsky, Abigail…

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The International Expanded Field

March 23 - March 25
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

In the spirit of transnational dialog in times of heightened fragmentation, competition and isolation, The International Expanded Field brings members of different diasporic communities of Los Angeles for a three day event at Human Resources. With a critical and contemporary look at the late 1960s and 1970s third world solidarity movements, the three day event creates a platform for sustained dialogue, and collective joy and pleasure. Through storytelling, film and video screenings, discussion, personal archives, collective dinners, dance and music,…

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Betsy Hunt: Drawing Exercises

March 21 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Opening at 6pm - 9pm OneHouse ArtExperience presents Drawing Exercises features three short videos - done during a one week, May 2018, residency at the Motion and Media Across Disciplines Lab (MMAD Lab) at the University of Minnesota Duluth, by Duluth-based artist, Betsy Hunt. Betsy's current research is in video art, experimental animation, and performance art. She is specifically interested in exploring physicality in film through cut out animation, sound and image juxtaposition, and performative filmmaking. Watching her videos is…

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The Death of Medea

March 19 8:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Theatre Roscius (Constance Strickland) and Project Nongenue, in collaboration with and as part of Veronique D'Entremont's show Church of Art  Conceived by Constance Strickland Directed by Olivia Buntane Movement Direction by Christine Breihan Performed and developed by Constance Strickland and Liz Eldridge Constance Strickland is Creative Director of Theatre Roscius, an experimental theatre company that focuses on creating pieces reflecting past/present social issues facing the lives of women. Constance has appeared in the films RITE & Play by artist Dara Friedman,…

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A Portal Through Which Love May Enter 

March 18 6:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Veronique d'Entremont, Veronica De Jesus and Cole M. James will discuss and share practices for healing ancestral and family connections, discovered through art and writing. As a group, we will engage a practice based in the work of trauma therapist and theologian Kelly Germaine-Strickland, and spiritual activist Jardana Peacock, who practice ancestral healing as an extension of anti-racist organizing work. We welcome others to bring their knowledge, practices and experiences to the conversation. Doors will open at 6PM for food…

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Church of Art

March 17
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Using the framing of organized spiritual practice, Church of Art encompasses the work of artists who seek healing and self-actualization through various disciplines. Staged in front of an installation by Veronique d’Entremont, Gregory Barnett will perform an interactive, durational work, before the Sunday Service begins at 5pm. Sermons will be delivered by Veronique d’Entremont and Kim Ye and Laub will lead us in song. Church of Art will conclude with fellowship, following the format of the bi-weekly Process Group that Kim and…

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Beginning to End Fest day 3

March 10 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

FREE doors at 11:30am noon - Sobbing Honey - Grant Capes and Mike Meanstreetz. tone and silence. gibbering beats and accidental blasts. don't worry, it will be over soon. 12:30 - James Fella / Seth Kasselman - visitors from the mighty desert citadel of Phoenix. Expect a diversity of unsettling sounds and pleasing juxtapositions. Jazz for calculators 1:15 - SIDLE - bass destruction unit superior 1:45 - Bonemagic - Oklahoma sized metal zone noise merchant. Masterful curator of the Tulsa…

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Beginning to End Fest day 2

March 9 11:30 am - 4:00 am
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

FREEEEEE... we will do our best to have a few BBQs going during the day so bring something to grill if you want... nothing like snacks and music! doors at 11:30 noon - Saint Cecilia will serenade us over coffee and donuts. Sweetness and light served with a hot splash of wake-up!!!! 12:45 - Soft Sailors - Geoff Geis and crew bring their new musical project to the stage/floor of HR to help kick the second day in the butt,…

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Beginning to End Fest day 1

March 8 8:00 pm - 4:00 am
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

FREE Welcome to the first night of the three day celebration of music and performance at Human Resources Los Angeles. 8:15pm - The Deep Silence - this guy's instagram handle is the Wizard Adam... it is fitting because of the magic that springs from his mind, his fingers and his gadgets. We run the risk of ruining the whole night by having him play first, cuz he is so dang uplifting and soul crushing at the same time, but sometimes…

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Alex Zhang Hungtai • Ka Baird • Yek Koo

March 3 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

UPEND presents Alex Zhang Hungtai Ka Baird Yek Koo as part of Human Resources Los Angeles 2019-Q1 sunday march third doors at eight - sound at nine donate $10 at the door advance tickets also available here. facebook event page ALEX ZHANG HUNGTAI Alex Zhang Hungtai is a Chinese diasporic artist and musician who has hailed from Honolulu, Montréal, Lisbon, and the scores of cities on tour that comprise "the road" – not to mention our own considerable town! With…

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Mulan, Make Up!

March 2 7:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Mulan, Make Up! (轉世花木蘭), a queer exhibition curated by artist Yu Cheng-Ta (余政達) and organized by Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles (洛杉磯臺灣書院), delivers perspectives on body politics and highlights nakedness of gender fluid through visual art and performance. The special screening and performance party of Mulan, Make Up! features several experimental short films created by artists Tzuan Wu (吳梓安, Taiwan), Chen Guan-Hong (陳觀鴻, Taiwan), London-based Victoria Sin (UK), and the artistic duo Watermelon Sisters created by Ming Wong (黃漢明,Singapore) and Yu…

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February 2019

$10

Medium Judith: The Plumbing Tree

February 28 - March 1
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Thursday, February 28 8pm Friday, March 1 8pm  Tickets: $10, Buy online to reserve a seat as tickets are limited!! Tickets will also be available at the door if we do not sell out online. buy here The Plumbing Tree is a three-act play, told through the perspectives of an eccentric family plagued by dogma. Each act is narrated by Miasma, the personification of a smell. What appears to be an episode of sibling rivalry as presented on a sitcom television show, shatters…

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The Uhuruverse: WHO KILLED KENISHA

February 25 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

YOU ARE The Uhuruverse is releasing their Sophomore Album, “Who Killed Kenisha” on February 25th, 2019 at Human Resources LA. An evening of: BDSM 101 with The Goddexx Cori Opening Performance by FUCK U PAY US (FUPU) DJs: Bapari, Mounir Closing Performances by The Uhuruverse   This album release party is a joint birthday celebration. We are here to hold space with and honor the lives of two Black Gender Non- Conforming / Trans LA local artists and revolutionaries; The…

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Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle: The Evanesced

February 23 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

In The Evanesced, 100+ drawings, large scale paintings and a suite of performances bring attention to a painful subject: missing black womxn in America and the African diaspora, from history to the present day. Abstract "un-portraits" of elusive figures are conjured up--drawn with handmade brushes and while the Hinkle improvises dances to blues, hip-hop, and Baltimore Club music--pivot between real and imagined narratives representing thousands of black women who have disappeared due to colonialism, human trafficking, homicides, and other forms…

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$25 – $35

Crinkle

February 18 - February 20
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

CRINKLE is a project exploring sensory perception and themes surrounding multi-sensory integration, particularly the binding of taste and sound. An attempt at understanding the phenomenon of synesthesia moves one to question, what does a taste experience sound like? How might a sound experience taste? In asking, this collaboration between artists Jonathan Silberman and Jasmine Sarp seeks to open a portal within which a unique culinary and soundscape experience will transpire. Over the course of a scored multi-course dinner, performers and…

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$5 – $10

A RAVE Is A Rave is a rave

February 16 10:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

With tunes by amazing djs Baba Electronica, Tyler Matthew Oyer and Toni and bargain prices!! FEB 16 10pm - 4am Door: $5-10 sliding scale BYOB Come dance those bones! A RAVE Is A Rave is a rave!! And please invite everyone and anyone!! The more the merrier since that space is generally gigantic.

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tell no lies / claim no easy victories

February 15 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

February 15, friday - 7 - 10pm | Free & BYOB performance-in-progress night with Karla Ekatherine Canseco & Christal Perez Jinseok Choi Maria Maea Roksana Pirouzmand Pacoima Techno image credit: Roksana Pirouzmand, Painting Pond, 2009. Video still. event organized by Clara López Menéndez

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$15

Dorian Wood: Color From God-lung (Larkwat 00)

February 14 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Color From God-lung is an endurance-based opera series in which the performers create an intense yet minimalist environment through the use of their bodies, and how they relate to each other. Inspired from a dream by Dorian Wood, the opera unfolds within the petrified carcass of a giant celestial elephant, one of thousands strewn across the earth, many years after humankind's demise. Past Color From God-lungs have been performed in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Stockholm. This will be the…

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There is almost not an interval

February 9 - February 10
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

We will walk along an unplanned route, departing from HRLA at the end of the Golden Dragon Parade (3pm) on Saturday February 9th, and then again at 3pm on Sunday February 10th. Each walk will begin in silence, with conversation arriving in response to the territory covered and the pace of walking. Live audio from the walks will be streamed to HRLA for the duration of each walk—join us for the walk, or stop by the gallery to listen in.…

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One, Again / Against One

February 7 7:00 pm - February 8 11:30 pm

One, Again / Against One is a group show interested in the osculation of being one and many. Oriented towards the processes and conditions that enable relations to be skewed, at times awkward, or not necessarily there, but almost, is the exhibits domain. The title of the show riffs off of Jackie Wang’s Against Innocence, an essay describing the damaging effects of innocence as political rhetoric. Wang tells us innocence individualizes and defaces the facade of a narrative, a condition,…

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THE DAMAGE + 24 HOUR MOVIE MARATHON

February 2 6:00 pm - February 3 6:00 pm

Cinema began in wonder, the wonder that reality can be transcribed with such immediacy. All of cinema is an attempt to perpetuate and to reinvent that sense of wonder. ... Until the advent of television emptied the movie theaters, it was from a weekly visit to the cinema that you learned (or tried to learn) how to walk, to smoke, to kiss, to fight, to grieve. Movies gave you tips about how to be attractive. Example: It looks good to…

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January 2019

Exquisite Rugs, Exceptional Service: 530 N. Lake Avenue, Pasadena

January 19 - January 27
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

An in-progress installation about Pasadena Rug Mart, established in 1932 and closed in 2017, commemorating this diasporic 20th Century shop as a personal, cultural, business, and social archive of 530 N. Lake Avenue, Pasadena and incorporating documentation and archival materials dating from the 1930s-2000s, as well as books, textiles, ephemera, yarn used to make repairs, a c. 1932 neon sign as well as other objects telling the story of the space. Saturday 1/19 12—6 Sunday 1/20 12—8 Monday 1/21 12–6…

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$15

Dorian Wood: Rhythm Nation 1814

January 17 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

For one night only, singer/composer Dorian Wood will honor the 30th anniversary of the release of Janet Jackson's 1989 masterpiece "Rhythm Nation 1814" by performing it in its entirety, arranged for voice and piano. Says Dorian: "I was 14 when this album came out. No other music at the time sounded like it. I knew every lyric and every dance move, and Janet's messages of social justice and reluctant sensuality helped shape my adolescence." "A cutting edge sound that respectfully…

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Elliot Reed: Ant

January 11 - January 12
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

https://vimeo.com/308908764 January 11th + 12th 2019 12pm - 12am Ant is a new project by Elliot Reed. 45 performers create a film in private. The resulting multi-cam footage is projected in the same room, January 11th + 12th 12pm - 12am Ant is inspired by the mathematics concept Langton's Ant. Langton's Ant proves that a set of repeated, simple instructions reveals a complex pattern after many repetitions. This is an abstract machine. Actors navigate each other with written prompts, each…

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Jennifer Doyle: Letting Go

January 6 6:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Letting Go A reading of a work in progress: reflections on living with harassment. Jennifer Doyle is a member of the Board of Directors for Human Resources Los Angeles. She is the author of Campus Sex/Campus Security, Hold It Against Me: Difficulty and Emotion in Contemporary Art and Sex Objects: Art and the Dialectics of Desire.

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$10

Autumn Knight: Yes + No: A Cult

January 4 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

This event is a 2 part performance. Part 1 uses text, light persuasion, and vocalization to think about the construction of collective thought, action, and belief. Part 2 is a lecture about cognitive dissonance. Autumn Knight is an interdisciplinary artist working with performance, installation and text. Her performance work has been in group exhibitions at various institutions including DiverseWorks Artspace, Art League Houston, Project Row Houses, Blaffer Art Museum, Crystal Bridges Museum, Skowhegan Space (NY), The New Museum, The Contemporary…

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2019-Q1

January 1 - March 31
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

We thought we were going to have to move out, now it seems we don't. We'll be in this space for the foreseeable future, then we'll be in another. Until then, continuous grand finales! Including contributions from: Aarum Alatorre Ace Farren Ford Alexandria Douziech Alex Twomey Alex Zhang Hungtai Alice Cunt Allison Wyper Amanda Horowitz Amitis Motevalli Andorkappen Andre Keichian Andy Seven Ang Wilson Annabel Turrado Anna Luisa Petrisko Aria Safar Arne Gjelten Autosex Autumn Knight Baba Electronica Badly Licked…

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December 2018

Kayla Tange: Defining Boundaries

December 20, 2018 8:00 pm - December 21, 2018 5:00 pm

Performance and Opening December 20th 8pm Gallery Hours December 21st,  12-5pm Human Resources (HRLA) presents a multimedia installation and performance by Kayla Tange. Defining Boundaries explores the construction of boundaries that protect sacred interiority. Tange’s performance utilizes ritual, sound, ephemeral architecture and collected confessions (including her own) in an attempt to establish psychic, emotional and physical boundaries, guarding against abuse and trauma; elements heavily circulating in our current political climate. In these times, it is essential that we practice empathetic…

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Views from Here: Los Angeles | A panel discussion about being based in LA

December 15, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Moderated by Michelle Grabner with Jennifer Bolande, Neha Choksi, Courtney Fink, Galia Linn, Shana Lutker, Forrest Olivo, Paul Pescador, and Paul Mpagi Sepuya Join us for a conversation about regionality, locality, and the myriad of ways in which arts-workers find themselves living and working in Los Angeles. This panel is comprised of artists, curators, and art advocates who have spent time in Los Angeles looking out, and outside of Los Angeles looking in. We come together to take a deeper…

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Terror en lo Profundo

December 8, 2018 - December 16, 2018
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Opening Saturday 12/8 7—10pm On view through 12/16 Gallery hours Thursday-Sunday, noon-6pm Artistas / Artists: Rosalee Bernabe, Wendy Cabrera Rubio, Juan Caloca, Christian Camacho, Paloma Contreras Lomas, El Pelele, Elsoldelrac, Julieta Gil, Sebastián Gonzales de Gortari, Abraham Gonzáles Pacheco, Cristobal Gracia, Madeline Jimenez, Enrique López Llamas, Morgan Mandalay, Richard Mendtorr, Irak Morales, Jazael Olguín Zapata, Diego Ramírez, Marisa Raygoza, SANGREE, Israel Urmeer, Lucía Vidales, Tatyana Zambrano El Popocatépetl solloza: enfurecido explosiona sus hirvientes y humeantes líquidas garras sobre tus largos…

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FREE

Alexander Kluge: “News from Ideological Antiquity”

December 2, 2018 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Alexander Kluge's film, News From Ideological Antiquity: Marx-Eisenstein-Capital, begins with Eisenstein's ambitious but unrealized plan to combine Capital and Ulysses. For over nine hours, the film expands in concentric circles as Kluge, his guests, interlocutors and monologists make associative links on a range of topics that starts from a filmic discussion of Eisenstein's notes. Kluge's film is divided into three parts: I. Marx and Eisenstein in the Same House; II. All Things are Bewitched People; III. Paradoxes of Exchange Society. At…

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(de) Color-Es 2018/ Primera Generación Dance Collective

December 1, 2018 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Saturday, December 1, 2018 5:00pm and 8:30pm doors open 30min before the show Discounted Tix $15 before 11.23.18 with code: “pgdc”; General Tix $20 TICKETS: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3625627 (de) Color-Es is an event that questions what color and marginalization is, how it is constructed by/within art and where it can go/what it can do. The project seeks to cultivate community and networks amongst artists of color and first generation individuals through the coalition of art. This event is made possible through the generosity of HUMAN RESOURCES LA. The overall vision…

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November 2018

$8

Audrey Chen • Nour Mobarak • Conscious Summary

November 27, 2018 8:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

- live in concert - solo performances Audrey Chen (Berlin/Baltimore) Nour Mobarak Conscious Summary 8pm-11pm donate eight   AUDREY CHEN Articulate down to a single vocal cord click, Berlin-based improvisor Audrey Chen hyperextends voice, mining material in between – and beyond – previous utterance. Finding sound via microtones of larynx squeak, blowing wind turbulence with lip-flip flutters, and plumming the corporeal with full throated phonation, Chen also channels an electric flow of tone and pulse accompanying herself on a Ciat…

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FREE

Nikki Darling: “Fade Into You”

November 18, 2018 7:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Join us for the launch of Nikki Darling's debut novel Fade Into You With guests Luis J Rodriguez and Raquel Gutierrez. (You can read an excerpt here)  

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$13 – $18

Perpetual Drone

November 17, 2018 7:00 pm - November 18, 2018 12:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

This night is an official benefit for Maps.org to help raise awareness and money for their efforts to help make psychedelic assisted therapy a legal treatment option in America, this is something they have made great strides towards completing and has garnered lots of support worldwide. All the performers, Artists and organizers are donating their time and talents. 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales go directly to Maps.org who will have some speakers at the events. The Event will…

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Seashell Aesthetics

November 16, 2018 - November 25, 2018
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Seashell Aesthetics is an exhibition building upon a 2017 essay of the same name by Martabel Wasserman published in Yes Femmes. It explores catastrophes posed by carbon, plastic, oil and other byproducts of capitalism polluting the ocean. The shell becomes a way to think with a material that eventually decomposes into fossil fuel. It is both about materiality and possibilities for metaphor. The photographic work by Wasserman that frames the exhibition explores connections between the structural challenges we face (housing,…

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Barry Markowitz: Some Fundamental Changes To Majestic Objects

November 9, 2018 1:00 pm - November 11, 2018 5:00 pm

Barry Markowitz: Some Fundamental Changes To Majestic Objects November 9 - 11 Reception: Friday November 9, 7 – 10pm Gallery hours: Saturday, November 10 1-6pm Closing party: Sunday, November 11 12-5pm

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October 2018

Whale Song: A Workshop

October 30, 2018 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“The greatest amount of change appears when singing is most pervasive and the effort of each singer is most intense.” — Katy Payne Since they were first recorded by hydrophones in the late 1960s, the haunting songs of humpback whales have been objects of human inquiry. These “long, complexly organized patterns of sounds,” which include, “the highest and lowest frequencies that humans can hear,” are shared between whales, and sung seasonally, with differences arising as the songs repeat over time.…

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Conversation between Cauleen Smith and Raquel Gutiérrez

October 28, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday, October 28, 2pm Organized as a part of A grammar built with rocks The event brings together Cauleen Smith’s 2008 video work, Remote Viewing, which is currently on view at Human Resources, and Raquel Gutiérrez’s newly-developed essay on the border wall prototypes, to discuss intersecting themes of land art, monumentality, and the racialized erasure people and place. Cauleen Smith is an interdisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles. Her work reflects upon the everyday possibilities of the imagination. Drawing upon…

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$15

Maggi Payne | Maria Chavez | Kaori Suzuki | Joseph Hammer

October 27, 2018 8:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

VOLUME presents legendary composer, video artist, recording engineer, and multi-instrumentalist Maggi Payne (Oakland). Joining the lineup are Maria Chávez (NYC), Kaori Suzuki (Oakland), and Los Angeles local Joseph Hammer for what will surely be a night of focused and sustained immersive listening. Payne will present several works from recent years, including Heat Shield (2018), Black Ice(2014), and Quicksilver (2011). Black Ice and Heat Shield will both be presented in four-channel audio. Of the works, Payne notes, “At times multiple spaces coexist There is always a sense of place, an…

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THE INFORMANTS

October 26, 2018 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday, October 26, 7pm Screening and performance: THE INFORMANTS Adam Khalil, Jackson Polys, and KITE Followed by a conversation with Adam Khalil, Jackson Polys, KITE, K. Wayne Yang, and Oscar Gutiérrez Organized as a part of A grammar built with rocks Through video and performance, THE INFORMANTS will examine the desire for indigeneity in the myths, dreams, and political foundations of the so-called Americas. Demands for indigeneity have long been entwined with efforts to erase and replace the Indigenous. Channeled through practices…

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$9.99 – $12

Astor | Sean McCann, Matthew Sullivan & Alex Twomey | Erika Bell

October 23, 2018 8:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Erika Bell, Astor, and a trio performance by Sean McCann, Alex Twomey, and Matthew Sullivan. Erika Bell will be presenting a new, four-channel work titled Saint-Girons, which was inspired by a recent field recording she took in a workshop led by Christina Kubisch. The recording captures both the electromagnetic sounds (via Kubisch’s headphones) and the acoustic atmospheric sounds of Saint-Girons, France in real-time. This field recording will be paired with, and accompanied by, a small ensemble. Originally hailing from Australia,…

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Una obsesión peligrosa book release

October 18, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bikini Wax (Mexico City) and Human Resources (Los Angeles) celebrate the release of  A Dangerous Obsession / Una obsesión peligrosa which features texts written for the exhibition of the same title published by Gato Negro press at Ooga Booga 943 N Broadway #203 (upstairs) Chinatown Los Angeles, CA 90012 Free

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September 2018

A grammar built with rocks

September 29, 2018 - November 4, 2018
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Image: Cauleen Smith, Remote Viewing, 2009, video still, 15:13 min. Courtesy of the artist, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, and Kate Werble Gallery, New York. Opening: Saturday, September 29, 7-10pm September 29 - November 4, 2018 Exhibition Carmen Argote, Julien Creuzet, DAAR (Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency), Sandra de la Loza, Regina José Galindo, Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil and Jackson Polys, Zara Kuredjian, Uriel Orlow, Gala Porras-Kim, Susan Silton, and Cauleen Smith Public programs October 20 & 21, noon-6pm Screening, Basma Alsharif:…

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