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November 2017
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Gap Girls / Miss Rayon / Lunch Lady / Crystales

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

Performances by: Gap Girls (Member of Surf Curse) Miss Rayon (PDX- Former The Gossip, Summer Cannibals) Lunch Lady Crystales

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It was quite a fiction

November 17 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday, November 10th 7-10pm and Friday, November 17th 7-10pm (2-day event)  Participants: Carmen Argote, Harry Dodge, Mariah Garnett, Jennifer Moon, Elliot Reed, and Kandis Williams with a screening of works by Ismail Bahri and Mounira Al Solh Organized by Suzy Halajian and Clara López Menéndez It was quite a fiction brings together artists and practitioners to participate in a two-day proposition that involves conversations and material practices. We find ourselves constantly thinking about the disconnect between our daily experience and…

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A Benefit Party for Human Resources Los Angeles

November 12 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ghebaly Gallery, 2245 E Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90021 United States

Hosted by Zackary Drucker, Kibum Kim, Eve Fowler, Mara McCarthy, Jackie Tarquino, and Francois Ghebaly, with Committee Co-Chairs Holly Stanton and Andrew Greene Cocktails and Hor D'Ouvres - Full Moon Pickles, Fort Point Beer, Kikori Whiskey Performances by Anenon and LA Fog Human Resources is raising money for it's 2018-2020 schedule of programming, and would like to invite you to attend our Art Auction Viewing Party! Please come to eat, drink, be entertained, learn about the history of Human Resources,…

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It was quite a fiction

November 10 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday, November 10th 7-10pm and Friday, November 17th 7-10pm (2-day event)  Participants: Carmen Argote, Harry Dodge, Mariah Garnett, Jennifer Moon, Elliot Reed, and Kandis Williams with a screening of works by Ismail Bahri and Mounira Al Solh Organized by Suzy Halajian and Clara López Menéndez It was quite a fiction brings together artists and practitioners to participate in a two-day proposition that involves conversations and material practices. We find ourselves constantly thinking about the disconnect between our daily experience and…

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Por que somos e não somos tropicalistas: Moving image from Recife, Brazil

November 8 - November 19
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

Opening Wednesday November 8th, 7-9pm On View November 9th-19th, Weds-Sun 12-6pm Because we are and we aren't tropicalists presents recent moving image works by artists and filmmakers from Recife, Pernambuco, a city in the north-east of Brazil that is renowned for its film and art scenes. The works depict Recife and the surrounding Pernambucan interior to engage the material realities of its beaches, squares, churches, parks, tropical urban forests, and bridges and canals, as well as the sertão (the arid…

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October 2017

410 Cottage Home St

October 31 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Installation by Jeff (Zilla) performances by FUPU + Sin Quince 8pm

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drivers, impulsers

October 21 - October 29

"the boundaries of a living body are open and indeterminate; more like membranes than boundaries..." ... show me a person with both feet firmly on the ground, and i'll show you someone who can't take off their pants. opening reception: saturday oct 21 7-10pm on view through oct 29 gallery hours: Tuesday - Sunday 12-6pm drivers, impulsers is softly oriented towards the idea that "sex" or "love" (whatever that is) is always, inherently, beyond behavior, out of cognition, out of…

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Book Launch — PLAYING MONSTER :: SEICHE by Diana Arterian

October 20 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=46&v=-IenSDOcfoM Come celebrate Diana Arterian's first full-length poetry collection PLAYING MONSTER :: SEICHE (1913 Press) on Friday, October 20 @ 8PM. Stellar lineup of readers/performers/participants includes: DIANA ARTERIAN DANA JOHNSON JACK SJOGREN EMILY LACY DJ EDIE SOO_N FOOD There will be reading and singing and music and dancing and booze and delicious food. Above all, there will be fun and book birth celebration. All are welcome!

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MERCE (Maria Chavez/Shelley Burgon), Lucas Gorham

October 12 7:00 pm

MERCE is a duo comprised of harpist/electronic musician Shelley Burgon and turntablist Maria Chavez. Tracing it’s roots to the artists’ time in residence with the Merce Cunningham Dance company, this project finds Maria and Shelley performing improvised pieces that employ loops and live processing. MERCE has performed at Issue Project Room, MoMA PS1 and the Stone in New York City. This will be the duos’ first performance in Los Angeles. Maria Chavez is an avant-turntablist whose work has been known…

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Andrew Norman Wilson – Pretense

October 6 - October 20
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

Opening: Friday October 6 from 6-9 pm On view: October 6-20 Wednesday-Sunday from 12-6 pm Inquiries and Appointments: awilso7@saic.edu Through the use of puppets both computer-generated and hand-made, the recent work of Andrew Norman Wilson stages inescapable narrative scenarios in which rational thought becomes contradictory and human exceptionalism unravels. Drawn from the popular imagination, the videos’ anthropomorphized characters mimic our emotions and behavior while exploiting the illusory and uncertain qualities of puppetry. In the words of the artist, “Being a person means…

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September 2017

MATA PRESENTS – Still Keep Moving

September 29 - October 1
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

Gallery open Fri-Sun 10am - 10pm Closing reception Sunday 10/1 11am—6pm Still Keep Moving is a 3-day performance considering and examining the structures of grief that one builds for protection immediately after a loss or trauma and how those structures are torn down and rebuilt as they are processed and lived with. How in reworking the same materials the structures holding us release us. Using basic materials to create crude structures representing different stages of grief, we aim to open…

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Moon Flowers don’t need invitations: They require a particular part of night

September 24 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

SCREENING OF WORKS BY Morehshin Allahyari micha cárdenas & Frances Lee Michelle Dizon Guiyoung Hwang Bhanu Kapil Rashayla Marie Brown READINGS & PERFORMANCES BY Dan Bustillo Nasrin Himada Iris Yirei Hu Candice Lin “Moon Flowers don’t need invitations: They require a particular part of night” is contemptorary’s first IRL event and fundraiser. The intent of the fundraiser is to feature the artists that contemptorary has been most excited about, and to raise funds for our next two issues. All of the funds…

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Marco Kane Braunschweiler – MONKEY

September 20 - September 24

On view: September 20-24
 Hours: 12-6pm or by appointment, contact MonkeyatHR@gmail.com Closing event: Sunday, September 24, 12-4pm MONKEY is a docufantasy, told through shadows, about two people growing close, and two people falling apart. You could say it’s an epic, a buddy movie, a family drama, or, indubitably, a downright freakfest. It takes place in Los Angeles on Christmas day, and the narrative is from the pages of Ulysses. The project at Human Resources is an exhibition of the first…

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FUTURE LADIES OF WRESTLING

September 15 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

F.L.O.W. is the no holds barred television extravaganza in which the wildest interspecies wrestlers battle for the title of Ultimate Multiversal Warrior!

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5 x 5 by Pauline Lay

September 2 9:30 pm

a composition for 25 synthesizers by Pauline Lay Saturday, 9/2 at 9:30pm 5 x 5 is an arrangement for 25 unique players, comfortable with their synthesizer of choice (and personal settings) to explore distinct stages of reception/transmission. 1 Unreadable 2 Readable now and then 3 Readable but with difficulty 4 Readable 5 Perfectly readable opening performance by Peter Kolovos free thank you to Aaron Olson, Ang Wilson, Brian Griffith, Chelsea Rector, Cindy Sukrattanawong, Elaine Carey, Eric Shevrin, Gawby Weinstein, Geneva…

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August 2017
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3 Sonic Performances: Lev Abramov / Jeremy Young / Kern Haug

August 28 8:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

Join us at Human Resources for a night of music-related performances beginning promptly at 8pm: Lev Abramov's ENERGY TRANSFER is an action performance in two parts. Jeremy Young (Montréal) is an American sonic artist, improviser and creative strategist living and working in Montréal, Canada. His creative work includes instrumental and electroacoustic composition for recording and live performance, reel-to-reel tape collage, sound-poetry and audio-visual scoring. Kern Haug sings songs of assholes, guilt, time management, and aesthetic sensation. A guitar ensemble accompanies…

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Supercaliforniagilisticexpialibodcious

August 26 - September 10

opening on 8/26 from 7:00 - 10:00pm wednesday-sunday, 12-6pm an exhibition of mostly large paintings, displayed salon style Asher Hartman Ben White Christine Wang Devon Tsuno Guan Rong Iris Yirei Hu Jemima Wyman John Bertel Katie Herzog (with Andrew Choate) Kristin Calabrese Sarita Dougherty Trulee Hall

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Dirty Vestiges – Simone Aughterlony & Michael Günzburger

August 17 - August 18
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

Thursday, August 17, 2017 @ 8.00 PM Friday, August 18, 2017 @ 8.00 PM Please note: Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. NO RSVP needed. Concept and Performance: Simone Aughterlony & Michael Günzburger This performance contains nudity, Viewer discretion advised In this dirty art-making practice Simone and Michael invite a collection of commonly understood domestic forms of dirt to confederate and co-perform on a high gloss reflective surface. With dust, hair, fat, blood, ash, pigment and…

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60 Minutes towards being here – Frank Willens

August 15 - August 16
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 @ 8.00 PM Wednesday, August 16, 2017 @ 8.00 PM Please note: Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. NO RSVP needed. Created and performed by Frank Willens. Guest musician: Klaus Janek … or this is probably going to be a downer, or in lieu of addressing insurmountable graver circumstances, or best to keep on believing, or giddy-up, cowboy, or too old to be new, or some more rituals from the discarded catalogue…the…

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On Truth and Lie in an Extra-Moral Sense – Frank Willens and Peter Stamer

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

Friday, August 11, 2017 @ 8:00 PM Saturday, August 12, 2017 @ 5:30 PM Please note: Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. NO RSVP needed. Conceived, directed, set and staged by Peter Stamer Performed by Frank Willens Text by Friedrich Nietzsche Abridged and re-translated from German into English by Peter Stamer & Frank Willens Posthumous fragments: In some remote corner of the universe that is poured out in countless flickering solar systems, there once was a…

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Tino Sehgal (Untitled)(2000) – danced by Frank Willens

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

Thursday, August 10th 2017, 8:00pm Please note: Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. NO RSVP needed. Concept: Tino Sehgal Danced by: Frank Willens This presentation contains nudity, Viewer discretion advised How can a society learn from choreographers? (Untitled) (2000) depicts an image of a world where dance and choreography can inspire a society. Originally conceived for stage and danced by Tino Sehgal himself, the solo remains in the cultural memory as a “museum of dance.” The…

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Encounter #37

August 6 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

Since July 2012, a group of Los Angeles performance artists (and international guests passing through town) have met regularly to engage in a practice called Encounter, organized by Peruvian American performance artist Mariel Carranza. Encounter is a space where we encounter each other, ourselves, and the space itself. We perform with and for one another within given conditions. There is no preparation, no agenda (and generally, no “audience”). Things unfold on their own. We agree that there will be no…

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Sarah Gail – Straight Chillin

August 4

Dear World, I am Sarah Gail. I have arrived and I mean business. My heart overflows with love for humanity and the beauties of this world. This love is so precious, so deep, so strong that I invite you to get lost in my vision for the world. A world that can be transformed and ascend through art, through dance, through revelry and through love. Open yourself up to my love. Love, Sarah Gail Performances by: Donna J Cam Cameron…

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Looking at Performance: Guts, Lust and Kinks

August 3 7:30 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

A screening and discussion of the work of Johanna Went and Michael Turinsky, with Doran George, Johanna Went, Christine Wertheim, and Mark Wheaton. In celebration of X-TRA’s summer issue, a discussion and screening about looking at performance through the work of Johanna Went and Michael Turinsky. Join us for this special program with the artist Johanna Went, her collaborator Mark Wheaton, and issue contributors Christine Wertheim and Doran George. Both Wertheim and George take up positions of enamored spectatorship, presenting…

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July 2017

Samuel R. Delany Book Club: Session I

July 22 2:00 pm
Pho 87, 1019 N Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

Would you like to read and discuss the work of polymathic and prolific genius Samuel R. Delany in an informal book club setting? This summer Human Resources Los Angeles is hosting up a free book club. Our first meeting will be at Pho 87 in Chinatown , next door to HRLA gallery. Anyone interested in reading about race, speculation, sex, post-structuralism, memoir, fantasy, S&M, feminism, writing, queerness, class, slave rebellion, science fiction, myth, and/or fabulation is welcome to join. Our…

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Tyler Matthew Oyer – Conquest of the Universe or When Queens Collide

July 15 - July 30
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

opening reception July 15, 6-10PM gallery hours Wednesday - Sunday, 12-6PM Conquest of the Universe or When Queens Collide is the premiere feature film by Los Angeles-based artist Tyler Matthew Oyer. Originally a stage production by Charles Ludlam’s Ridiculous Theatrical Company from 1967, Conquest marks the first adaptation of Ludlam’s plays into moving image. The narrative, which is based off Christopher Marlowe’s play Tamburlaine the Great, is interwoven with lines of Shakespeare, Bible verses, quotations from other plays such as…

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June 2017

The Prison In Twelve Landscapes

June 25 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

Please join us for a Screening + Pop Up Panel presented by critical resistance: More people are imprisoned in the United States at this moment than in any other time or place in history, yet the prison itself has never felt further away or more out of sight. The Prison in Twelve Landscapes is a film about the prison in which we never see a penitentiary. Instead, the film unfolds as a cinematic journey through a series of landscapes across…

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Dialectics of Isolation

June 23 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dialectics of Isolation Crystal Sepúlveda Angie Jennings Rebeca Hernandez Artemisa Clark In 1980, Ana Mendieta curated Dialectics of Isolation: An Exhibition of Third World Women Artists of the United States at New York’s A.I.R. Gallery. The catalogue’s introduction describes the show as pointing “not necessarily to the injustice or incapacity of a society that has not been willing to include us, but more towards a personal will to continue being ‘other.’” Dancers Rebeca Hernandez and Crystal Sepúlveda and performance artists…

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EMOtional

June 18 7:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

EMOtional stand-up by, MICAHjames songs by SARAHgail TYLERholmes EDDINGTONagain hosted along with a recital by, BDH Heehee haha boohoo giggle giggle gaggle gaggle LOL OH LORD WHY US WHY US GD OMFG LMFAO OOOOO00000ooooh WEE Oh Me! Ha! HA! Bwahahaha... We laugh to keep from cryin and we cryin cause we can't keep from dyin and we laugh from all our tryin even though the tears they a keep on lyin cause you see our smiles and think we buyin…

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Dog Star 13: Tail of the Dog

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

George Brecht: water: coming from, staying, going to Ulrich Krieger: Connect Daniel Corral: DISLIKE performed by: The Dog Star Orchestra This event is part of the Dog Start 13 annual festival of experimental music, which runs from June 3-17th 2017. For details on other events in this year's festival, please visit: www.dogstarorchestra.com

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White and Wrong

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

Over the past few years, I've written short essays in response to artworks produced by white artists, works exhibited and distributed through major art-world projects (the LA Art Book Fair, the Whitney Biennial, and the Walker's sculpture garden). Each of these artworks were meant, by the artists, to be, in some way, "about racism." Here, I'll share this writing with an eye towards developing it into something more formal — perhaps teachable. The question — the hesitation — for me…

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Nick Malkin, SheKhan, Julius Smack, Corey Fogel

June 15 8:30 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

Corey Fogel ::: http://coreyfogel.com/ Julilus Smack :::::::::: http://www.juliussmack.com/ SheKhan :::::::::::::::::::::::::::: https://shekhan.bandcamp.com/ Nick Malkin :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: https://nickmalkin.bandcamp.com/ performances will take place in EJ Hill's exhibition "A Subsequent Offering"

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Steve Roden, Yann Novak + Special Guest

June 11 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

VOLUME partners with LINE and Dragon’s Eye Recordings to celebrate the release of Steve Roden’s new double LP ‘small songs for kack jirby’. The evening will feature sound performances by Steve Roden, Yann Novak and a very special international guest. The artists will perform alongside EJ Hill’s installation ‘A Subsequent Offering’. Yann Novak is an artist, composer, and curator based in Los Angeles. His work is guided by his interests in perception, context, movement, and the felt presence of direct…

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Subsequent Performances

June 9 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

An eclectic night of performances from AirChina Maria Maea Bitter Party Elliot Reed Laub     Performances will take place, on EJ Hill's A Subsequent Offering. Monetary donations for the artist will be excepted, but are not required

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Performing “Deep Listening Chorus” by Pauline Oliveros

June 8 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

We are gathering at Human Resources to perform this piece for relaxing and energizing our community. This can also be performed remotely by anyone, anywhere, at the same time: Deep Listening Chorus: A form to activate community creative sound making By Pauline Oliveros 1. Lying on the floor, heads or feet toward center and touching, listen/sound. Listen while sounding—listen while silent. 2. Listen to the whole field of sound. Let any sound heard whether inwardly or outwardly be a cue…

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FUPU Reparations Tour Fundraiser Birthday Celebration

June 7 7:00 am - 10:00 pm

FUCK U PAY US WOULD LIKE TO INVITE THE ENTIRE CITY TO CELEBRATE THE BIRTH OF OUR LEAD VOCALIST JASMINE NYENDE! WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO INVITE YOU TO OUR BENEFIT PARTY (A FUNDRAISER FOR OUR DIY TOUR IN EUROPE!!!) WE WILL FOR THE FIRST TIME PRESENT TO YOU ALL RECORDED MUSIC FOR SALE! A BOOTLEG CD FROM OUR LIVE PERFORMANCE AT THE "MELANIN UNITY" SHOW AT CIELO GALLERY IN SOUTH CENTRAL RECORDED BY Really Not Radio!!! WE WILL ALSO HAVE…

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A Subsequent Offering: EJ Hill

June 3 - June 18

A Subsequent Offering: EJ Hill Human Resources, Los Angeles Exhibition: June 3 - June 18, 2017 Exhibition will be open Thursday - Sunday, 12-6pm EJ Hill in conversation with Amanda Hunt, Director of Education and Public Programs, MOCA Los Angeles Saturday, June 3, 2017 7pm *A reception will immediately follow the talk. Human Resources presents the Los Angeles debut of EJ Hill’s A Subsequent Offering, an adaptation of his work, A Monumental Offering of Potential Energy, first exhibited at The…

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May 2017

Ritual for Mutual Black Care: Melanie Griffin

May 28 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

SUNDAY, MAY 28, 2017 7pm – 9pm ** Ritual for Mutual Black Care Melanie Griffin presented by at land’s edge Black people expend precious physical, emotional and psychic energy responding to racial injustice and fighting that injustice in ways that serve all of humanity. So often these responses drain us and impact our mental, physical, and spiritual health and deplete us as we constantly pour energy outward. This gathering will be an opportunity to build love, care, and resilience amongst…

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Accidents of Birth: seren sensei

May 28 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

SUNDAY, MAY 28, 2017 4pm – 5:30pm Accidents of Birth seren sensei presented by at land’s edge We are not all the same, due to what I call “accidents of birth” that more often than not involve race, gender, class, able-bodiedness, and sexual orientation. We would be exploring this theme through a writing workshop wherein we discuss various ways to deal with accidents of birth. They can range from the fantastic to the mundane, addressing the concept that you are…

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Divine Creators!!! : Intro to Divination Practices for Creatives

May 27 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2017 7pm – 9pm * Divine Creators!!! : Intro to Divination Practices for Creatives Edgar Fabián Frías presented by at land’s edge Divine Creators!!! : Intro to Divination Practices for Creatives is an ad-hoc, site-specific, and adaptive workshop meant to help support the initiation, development, and flourishing of ancestral divination techniques within contemporary creative communities. Attendees will learn about divination from a trans-historical perspective and will find ways to weave in (a) personal divination practice(s) into their…

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Wendy Red Star: What does intergenerational collaboration look like?

May 27 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2017 1pm – 2pm What does intergenerational collaboration look like? Forging Pathways for Future Apsáalooke Feminists Wendy Red Star a skype/virtual lecture presented by Decolonize LA As a mother / daughter artist collaborative duo working in the realm of Native history, identity politics, cultural subversion, and reclamation, Wendy Red Star and her nine-year-old daughter Beatrice Red Star Fletcher probe the colonial thought bubble with intergenerational collaboration and institutional critique. Working with museums like the Denver Art Museum,…

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Elisa Harkins: Adoption, Electronic Music, and Enrollment

May 27 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2017 11am – 12pm Adoption, Electronic Music, and Enrollment. Elisa Harkins a skype/virtual lecture presented by Decolonize LA Artist and Composer Elisa Harkins will be showing her work, which examines the politics of the 1990 Indian Arts and Crafts Act, enrollment and adoption, as well as sharing some of her music with us. http://www.elisaharkins.org/ ____________________ A wheelchair accessible entrance (via portable ramp) and a wheelchair accessible bathroom will be provided. Public transit via the Chinatown Gold Line…

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on the other / side reception

May 26 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

FRIDAY, MAY 26TH, 2017 7pm – 10 pm on the other / side Reception hosted by at land’s edge 2017 Fellows Light refreshments will be served. at land’s edge, an autonomous ontological platform for creatives to co-learn, presents its culminating reception. This exhibit, “on the other / side,” showcases works by the twelve 2017 at land’s edge fellows. It is an exploration, via writing, installation, video, 2D and 3D works, of race, disability, resistance, history, power, violence, healing, and survival.…

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Everything I Say Is True: Suzanne Kite

May 24 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

WEDNESDAY MAY 24, 2017 7:30pm – 8:30pm Everything I Say Is True Suzanne Kite a live sound/video performance presented by Decolonize LA Everything I Say Is True is a lecture performance by Southern California-based, Oglala Lakota artist Kite. In the lecture Kite constructs a complex narrative through the use of her own family’s ephemera and historical documents as well as through a new body of work in various mediums, including video, sound and sculpture. Everything I Say Is True considers…

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On The Other Side: 2017 at land’s edge fellows

May 24 10:00 am - May 28 9:00 pm

at land’s edge, in conjunction with Decolonize LA and Human Resources Los Angeles, proudly presents, “on the other / side.” This week-long, culminating exhibition showcases the projects of the 2017 at land’s edge fellowship cohort, exploring issues of race, disability, resistance, history, power, violence, survival, and healing. Wednesday, May 24th – Sunday, May 28th Gallery Hours: 3pm – 9pm, Wed – Thurs 11am – 7pm, Sat 1pm – 7pm, Sun Special Reception: 7pm – 9pm. Friday, May 26th workshops and…

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Yes Femmes 4 Lez Gulls

May 18 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Readings and screenings by: Megan Auster-Rosen Muriel Leung Adrienne Walser Vanessa Angélica Villarreal YES FEMMES is a reading series and online experiment that publishes writing and digital projects working toward a femme aesthetic. We’re interested in writing that explores the limits of the body,that’s campy or fannish, that engages with witchcraft or the occult, that has an excess of feeling, that looks to animals and plants as models or collaborators, that considers how digitality might be femme, and that moves…

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Project Q – ‘We Don’t Have Mothers Day’

May 14 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

ProjectQ is using hair as a form of social justice. This is the second 'We Don't Have Mothers Day' where we introduce the 'Didn't your mother teach you' program. Starting with poetry and creating choreography, and transforming the movement into comic books. 'Didn't your mother Teach you' is focusing on the expression of self care through haircuts. Burrito Coalition is feeding the youth nourishment of heart and soul. Poetry by an. Choreography by Loic Noisette and comic leadership by Krystal…

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LESBIAN GULLS, DEAD ZONES, SWEAT AND T.

May 4 7:00 pm - May 21 6:00 pm

LESBIAN GULLS, DEAD ZONES, SWEAT AND T. Opening Reception: Thursday May 5th, 7-10pm Exhibition Dates: May 5-21, 2017 Exhibition hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 12-6pm *Gallery will be closed on Sunday, May 14th Free and open to the public. An exhibition of new work by Los Angeles based collaborators Candice Lin and Patrick Staff. LESBIAN GULLS, DEAD ZONES, SWEAT AND T. is a new site-specific project for Human Resources, taking the form of a foggy installation within a roughly framed wooden…

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April 2017

The Experimental Music Yearbook Presents: Carolyn Chen and Happy Valley Band

April 29 8:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

The Experimental Music Yearbook’s 2016 issue is celebrated with a performance of Carolyn Chen’s Signs of Struggle as well as a special Los Angeles appearance by David Kant’s Happy Valley Band. Carolyn Chen "SIgns of Struggle" (2016) photo credit: Daniel Pufe Carolyn Chen’s Signs of Struggle is a piece for people listening and reacting to different degrees of uncertainty when given a series of variably cooperative, weight-sharing tasks. Using Antonioni’s Blow Up and Coppola’s The Conversation as sonic and procedural…

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Antiphony, Otherwise: Friday Joy Night Service

April 28 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

Antiphony, Otherwise: Friday Joy Night Service 7:00pm, April 28, 2017 (FREE) TICKETS “Antiphony, Otherwise: Friday Joy Night Service” is a sound art event that brings together musicians, singers, foodies and audiences to intentionally consider the role of the senses in Black religious practice and sacred traditions. To do so, “Antiphony, Otherwise” utilizes the Hammond organ instrument with its use in Black Christian worship to be the particular “site” from which questions about gender, sexuality, spirit, enfleshment can emerge. The Hammond…

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Keith Fullerton Whitman / Sean McCann / Jessika Kenney

April 27 8:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

live in concert: KEITH FULLERTON WHITMAN SEAN McCANN JESSIKA KENNEY doors at 8 / sound at 9 $12 at the door advance tickets also available as a convenience for $10 plus fees: http://tiny.cc/KFWatHRtix KEITH FULLERTON WHITMAN Through more than two decades, Keith Fullerton Whitman has continuously explored and celebrated the technologies and many facets of electronic music, plumming its history and scouting its cutting edges. Assuming the role of a contemporary "Contemporary Classical" composer, Keith has also made the case…

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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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$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 Lifson is a Los Angeles…

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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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