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April 2016

Friends Series #2, Erin Christovale and Henoch Moore

April 1, 2016 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
LACA, 2245 E Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90021 United States

Erin Christovale is a curator and film programmer based in Los Angeles.

Henoch Moore is an LA based creative and entrepreneur inspired by music, culture and the black experience.

They will be speaking on black soundtracks and the parallels between rap and house music.

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March 2016

alice wang

March 25, 2016 - April 1, 2016
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

Opening Reception: Friday March 25, 2016 7-10pm Hours: Weds - Sun 12-6pm or by appointment

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Ruth Angel Edwards “Derivatives and Futures”

March 17, 2016 - March 21, 2016
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

"I'd just like to point out that if anybody cares to look at the video evidence, at no point was my bare backside revealed. So therefore the fact he says he's seen it totally negates the credence of what he said in the previous part of the answer....I'm glad I've got that off my chest – it's been bothering me, that."

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$10

CoH / Pinkcourtesyphone / Brandon Nickell / Cameron Shafii

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

CoH (Sweden) (Ge-stell) http://www.post-pop.org/ CoH (Cyrillic) is a Russian sound artist, based in Sweden, who has been active since 1998. He has released numerous works on esteemed experimental labels like raster-noton, Editions Mego, Coil's Eskaton, and more. He is well-known for his collaborations with Cosey Fanni Tutti, Coil, among others. His works explore texture, atmosphere, and tone, and his body of work is one of the strongest in the realm of experimental electronic music. On this tour, he will be…

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February 2016

This Unwieldy Object: A Modern Research Drama by Anna Zett

February 28, 2016 6:00 pm

In the trans-genre film "This Unwieldy Object" the animated dinosaurs of Hollywood cinema meet the petrified ghosts of colonial science. You follow the protagonist on a road trip into the dusty heart of the USA, where fossil traders, sculptors and scientists are trying to reconstruct the plot of natural history, the plot of progress. Organized by Clara López Menéndez.

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David Kanaga / Ben Babbitt

February 26, 2016 8:00 pm

Oakland based experimental music composer, new media artist and active writer, David Kanaga exploring interactive possibilities of music in games and other dynamic environments joined with Ben Babbitt.

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Anenon in Performance and Conversation / Petrol Release Show

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

Join Anenon in conversation with Todd Burns about life at the Red Bull Music Academy, which is happening this September in Montreal. Note: Event is held at LACA 2245 E Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90021.

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Postcommodity / White Boy Scream / Carmina Escobar

February 24, 2016 8:00 pm

A night of experimental music with Postcommodity where they promote a constructive discourse that challenges the social, political and economic processes that are destabilizing communities and geographies; and connect Indigenous narratives of cultural self-determination with the broader public sphere.

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Gaymer Cave

February 22, 2016 6:00 pm
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

A video game get together and video installation by Johnnie JungleGuts Bring your 3DS and max out that StreetPass! Play casual games of Smash Brothers, Pokemon and Mario Kart, or whatever the kids are into these days! Just hang out! outlets for charging will be available! This event is entirely free! Friendly to all, LGBT or straight! Come in cosplay! Anyone in cosplay will be entered into two chances to win a gift certificate to Comics Vs. Toys for $100!…

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QUEER POP

February 21, 2016 8:00 pm

Sophia Cleary + Bradford Nordeen assemble a coterie of luminary queers for this one-off night of dance, drama and dissonance.

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(Same) / Folklords / Lone Wolf

February 20, 2016 9:00 pm

A very rare chance to see some very deep and free musicians together under one roof. Jason Ajemian's Folk-Lords is the sound of an outstanding group of New York improvisors performing six conceptual, visual & sonic landscapes. Meditative Mingus ballads, imaginary conversations between Sun Ra & Thelonious Monk, poetic takes on pop culture, and an elegy for Malachi Rischter are transmitted via Ajemian's unique notational methodology. Folk-Lords defies genre with an adhesiveness that expands on the creative music tradition through…

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MEET & GREET 2016

February 19, 2016 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

MEET & GREET 2016:
A project fair & party for
new & independent contemporary
arts groups in Los Angeles

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Sally Timms / Sun Foot

February 15, 2016 8:00 pm
LACA, 2245 E Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90021 United States

Human Resources, in collaboration with Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, presents an evening of music performed by Sun Foot (Brian Mumford, Ron Burns, Chris Johanson) and Sally Timms (of The Mekons) accompanied by Sun Foot + Money Mark.

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Valentine’s Day Party / Benefit for Decolonize LA

February 14, 2016 9:00 pm
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

A benefit / kick-off celebration for HRLA's Decolonize LA series.

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Arcadia Missa / Dominica

February 13, 2016 8:00 pm
LACA, 2245 E Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90021 United States

Join Arcadia Missa and Dominica at Los Angeles Contemporary Archive on Saturday, February 13th at 8pm for readings by Hannah Black, Sarah M. Harrison, Rin Johnson, and Arian Dean on the occasion of two new releases, and in connection with the exhibition Martine Syms: "Black Box" on view at Human Resources!

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$7

Eric Frye / Sean Mccann & Matt Sullivan / Ellen Phan / Ryo Kuramoto

February 12, 2016 9:00 pm
LACA, 2245 E Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90021 United States

ERIC FRYE | SEAN MCCANN + MATTHEW SULLIVAN | ELLEN PHAN

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Border Labs

February 12, 2016 8:00 pm - February 13, 2016 8:00 pm

Contemporary artists from Los Angeles and Tijuana exchange ideas in an informal salon with works that muddle, illuminate, and transmute the Baja/Alta California border. Open discussion will follow with live interpretation by Antena Los Ángeles.

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Martine Syms “Black Box”

February 6, 2016 - February 27, 2016
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

An exhibition of sixty new and recent videos by Martine Syms. On View February 6 - 27, Wednesday thru Sunday 12-6pm or by appointment

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$15

Phill Niblock | Carl Stone

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

Human Resources, in cooperation with VOLUME, is pleased to presents acclaimed intermedia artist Phill Niblock and one of the pioneers of live computer music Carl Stone.

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Odwalla 88 / Headband / Gxnt Valentine / Unica

February 2, 2016 8:00 pm

Human Resources presents an evening of performances by:

Odwalla88
Gxnt Valentine (Trinity County)
Headband (Baltimore)
Unica

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January 2016

Ron Athey: Invitation to Yin Yang

January 28, 2016 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Invitation to Yin Yang Join us Thursday, January 28th at 8pm for a performance by Ron Athey with Darryl Carlton (aka Divinity Fudge) and David Harrow, as part of the Live Artists Live: Performance Art and the Archive program. This event is sponsored by USC's Visions and Voices Program. People with reservations should arrive between 6:30-7:30 to pick up wristbands. Event begins at 8pm prompt. We will admit folks with reservations first, and then those without. Thank you! Event is free, reservations…

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daiKYo,furo shIKI

January 26, 2016 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

music performance with ‘daiKYo,furo shIKI and book launch of Felix Bernstein's work Album can be heard here: https://daikyofuroshiki.bandcamp.com/album/yuu YUU by DaiKyoFuroShiki 大凶風呂敷 (‘daiKYo,furo shIKI) is a brainbending collaboration between Tamio Shiraishi and Cammisa Buerhaus, that fuses handmade sound, free noise, and guttural blooms of tone poetry. Artist and multi instrumentalist Buerhaus plays her self built wood organ, half sculpture, half hallucinatory drone machine. Shirashi was a central figure in the Club Minor scene in Japan, jammed in Taco and A-Musik,…

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“Weedeater” screening with Eden Batki

January 25, 2016 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Entry is $5. All the money raised goes towards getting this film on the road. Hosted by Casey Jane Ellison Artist Auction includes: Jibz Cameron, Aimee Goguen, Molly Larkey, Edie Fake, John Batki, Yuval Pudik, Amanda Marsalis, Anna Craycroft, Nicole Eisenman, Lee Maida, Davida Nemeroff, Pearl Hsiung, Dylan Mira, Anna Sew Hoy, Eve Fowler A.L. Steiner, Lindsay Brant, Iris Porter, Suzanne Wright, Christine Wang, Julie Burleigh, Mel Shimkovitz, Ali Liebegott, Hayden Dunham,Shannon Ebner, Erika Vogt, Brica Wilcox, Waggy Baby, Mikki…

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BILL NACE . JAKE MEGINSKY . KATHLEEN KIM . ANDREW CHOATE

January 23, 2016 8:00 pm
LACA, 2245 E Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90021 United States

"the humble and unentitled" pleasantly submit solo sets by BILL NACE . JAKE MEGINSKY . KATHLEEN KIM . ANDREW CHOATE doors at 8pm sound at 9pm donate eight Los Angeles is the terminus of a January 2016 coast-to-coast tour by Jake Meginsky and Bill Nace. Though this pair of New England experimentalists have been collaborators for a decade and a half, on this trek each plays a solo set. Guitarist Bill Nace brings a shredder instinct and deft touch to…

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Sille Storihle: ONE MAN SHOW

January 8, 2016 - January 24, 2016

ONE MAN SHOW is Berlin-based artist Sille Storihle’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles. The show centers on two documentary shorts, The Stonewall Nation (2014) and The Tomorrow Show (2015). Drawing on archival material from the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, the exhibition examines the performative potential of archival documents.

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Die Reihe, Ben Kudler, Farewell My Concubine, & Max Eilbacher

January 5, 2016 12:00 am

AT LACA (not HR) - Die Reihe, Ben Kudler, Farewell My Concubine, & Max Eilbacher - electronic music audio/visual performance

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December 2015

JEFFZILLA WORLD

December 24, 2015 12:00 am - December 28, 2015 12:00 am

Jeffzilla presents JEFFZILLAWORLD, a three-night installation and performance series that will transform HRLA into a fantasy fun house from beyond the pumpkin. Jeffzilla, aka Jeff Galvan, is an an LA based multi-disciplinary artist, musician and co-founder of the infamous Coolworld Party LA. **** *A queer little pumpkin, a jolly fat fellow, Stood close to his mother so rotund and yellow. "What a stupid old place! how I long to aspire," Cried he, "I was destined for something much higher." "My…

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Mark Golamco: The Dance of Ted Dragon

December 18, 2015 12:00 am

SET UP:Mark Golamco will be needing to use the main space to downstairs for REHEARSAL and for setting up his VIDEO PROJECTIONS. It will be a minimal set up downstairs- 3 panels will be installed in the center of the room to serve as areas for projection mapping. Upstairs in the smaller room, Mark will be installing a video piece and some 2-D work. 12/18- Performance -Evening One: The Dance of Ted Dragon New York City Ballet Dancer, Lover, Muse…

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Mark Golamco: Ghostlight

December 18, 2015 12:00 am - December 20, 2015 6:00 pm

Mark Golamco founded and hosted a monthly performance cabaret called Ghostlight at the infamous (and now shuttered) Cafe Dancer bar in New York City. Ghostlight is an eclectic night of performance featuring exceptional artists and DJs. Each night is grounded by an intimate solo performance by Golamco self-accompanied on the viola. Ghostlight has now become a nomadic series, recently staged aboard the steamboat SS Lilac on the Hudson River and at Judson Memorial Church in NYC. Mark is thrilled to…

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The Closer I Get to the End the More I Rewrite the Beginning: Video Program PART 2

December 11, 2015 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

Video program. Part 2, conceived in conjunction and in dialogue with the exhibition "The Closer I Get to the End the More I Rewrite the Beginning." Curated by Suzy Halajian and Clara López Menéndez, the program features works by Malin Arnell, Phil Collins, Harry Dodge and Stanya Kahn, and Basim Magdy, followed by a Q&A with the curators and Malin Arnell, Harry Dodge, and Stanya Kahn.

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Julie Tolentino: The End of the Party, 2015 + subtitled by my sister, Rita: (I Hope She Doesn’t) Fall Asleep In The Ocean

December 5, 2015 11:00 pm
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

The End of the Party, 2015 subtitled by my sister, Rita: (I hope she doesn’t) Fall Asleep In The Ocean Julie Tolentino with the eternal players: Mark So, Pigpen, Maria Garcia, John Bertel, Patrick Murch, Tamaki aka Banetoriko, Leon Hilton, Ivan Ramos for N.T. and the rest of the worst of us Saturday, December 5, 2015, 11pm This performance is part of the group exhibition The Closer I Get to the End... curated by Suzy Halajian and on view until December 13, 2015 at…

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November 2015

The Closer I Get To The End The More I Rewrite The Beginning

November 21, 2015 - December 13, 2015
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

Project curated by Suzy Halajian

with Basma Alsharif, Doa Aly, Gilda Davidian, Mariah Garnett, David Horvitz, Hiwa K, Mark Leckey, Klara Liden, Christine Rebet, Julie Tolentino, Erika Vogt, and Hanna Wildow, texts by Doa Aly, Janine Armin, Shoghig Halajian, and Litia Perta, & a video program organized with Clara López Menéndez

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The Closer I Get to the End the More I Rewrite the Beginning: Video Program PART 1

November 14, 2015 2:00 pm - November 15, 2015 9:00 pm
Unnamed Venue, 1009 N. Madison Ave
LA, 90029

Video program. Part 1 SAT NOV 14 & SUN Nov 15: SCREENING: Peter Watkins’ La Commune (Paris, 1871) and Jasmina Metwaly and Philip Rizk’s Out on the Street This program is conceived in conjunction and in dialogue with the exhibition The Closer I Get to the End the More I Rewrite the Beginning curated by Suzy Halajian and opening on November 21 at Human Resources Los Angeles. Part 1 is a 2-day video program curated by Clara López Menéndez and Suzy Halajian. Note:…

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carlin wing (lecture)

November 8, 2015 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Machine Project and Cabinet magazine team up to present two new episodes in the life of bounce from artist (and former professional squash player) Carlin Wing – hosted by Sabrina Chou’s experimental sporting exhibition, HR. Following the workshop at 5pm, we’ll head to the bleachers for Episodes in the Life of Bounce, an illustrated talk by Carlin about rubber as the foundational material of modern sport. All cultures play games with balls, but the rubber ball has a special history. In…

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carlin wing (workshop)

November 8, 2015 1:00 pm

From 1pm to 4pm, join us for a Live Ball Orchestra! Artist Carlin Wing, assisted by Luke Fischbeck, will lead a workshop about the sonic and musical properties of bounce. Participants will use balls of all types to sound out the architectural space of Sabrina Chou’s exhibition at HRLA. We will explore the aural characteristics of bouncing objects, test the range of acoustic relationships between ball and surface, and experiment with building tonal and rhythmic arrangements. Some bounce audio will…

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Manuel Solano, Johnnie Jungleguts, Guan rong

November 3, 2015 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

performances and readings on desire, yearning, love, and sex. Manuel Solano http://manuel-solano.com/ Guan Rong www.onehousearts.org/ Johnnie Jungleguts http://johnjungleguts.tumblr.com/ performances start at 8:00 sharp https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DMF3ackBvE

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October 2015

Semiotext(e) Book Launch for Dodie Bellamy + Jennifer Doyle

October 30, 2015 8:30 pm
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

Join us for a celebration of the publication of Bellamy's When the Sick Rule the World, and Doyle's Campus Sex/Campus Security

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$3.33, lucky dragons

October 28, 2015 8:00 pm
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

Sound performances at HR, in the exhibition "HR" by Sabrina Chou

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HR Clara Lopez – Chantal Ackerman Screening

October 25, 2015 6:00 pm

On Sunday October 25 we want to pay tribute to Chantal Akerman, a filmmaker that has changed our lives and our eyes to see cinema, to be cinema. We can’t believe and don’t want to accept her disappearance.

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Sabrina Chou

October 17, 2015 12:00 am - November 14, 2015 12:00 am
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

An exhibition of new work by Sabrina Chou consisting of backdrops, equipment, furnishings, and clothing. The exhibition proposes an ambiguity around these objects, and how they might oscillate between aesthetic proposition, functional use, and absurd adaptation.

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The Adonis Project – PERFORMANCE

October 10, 2015

The Adonis Project: Masquerade Saturday, October 10th, 2015 For the second year in a row the notorious Adonis Theater, legendary gay adult movie house will be creatively resurrected for one night only as artists from the LA queer community descend on Human Resources to share their hot visions around themes of Gay Sex and Queer Liberation in context of the current state of assimilation, evolving LGBTQ space and shrinking ghettos. It is a creative activist effort and sexy night of…

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My Body Is a Prison of Pain so I Want to Leave It Like a Mystic But I Also Love It and Want it to Matter Politically

October 7, 2015

ohanna Hedva’s Sick Woman Theory proposes that sick bodies are the 21st century’s sites of resistance: chronic, pathologized, and historically feminized illnesses ought to be read as modes of protest against the unlivable conditions of neoliberal, imperialist, white-supremacist, capitalist cis-hetero-patriarchy.

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Karen Anzoategui- Catholic School Days

October 2, 2015 12:00 am - October 4, 2015 12:00 am

Karen Anzoategui brings their solo show Catholic School Daze to Human Resources LA in Chinatown, Oct 2nd-4th, 2015. Catholic School Daze is an autobiographical solo performance that tells the story of ‘Karen’ who finds humor and pain while surviving the challenges of gender norms, sexuality, and faith. Karen is forced to take the blame for an act of "lesbianism" in front of the whole school. Bullied by administrators and schoolmates alike, Karen is forced to make difficult decisions as they…

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September 2015

It’s Just the Beginning

September 20, 2015 - September 28, 2015
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

Hong Kong Forum Los Angeles presents a multi-disciplinary exhibition of the Umbrella Movement in Chinatown. The exhibition serves both as a reflection and a projection of Hong Kong’s struggle for democracy. It highlights moving moments from the protests, and the feverish creativity that blossomed throughout the strikes and occupations. It also offers an opportunity for the LA HK community to process and raise awareness about what is happening in our city collectively.

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It’s My Party!: Tribute Show to Girl Groups of the 1950s & 60s

September 16, 2015

He loves me. He loves me not. He's from the wrong side of town. Parents don't understand. Boys are good. Boys are bad. These issues defined the sweet and sassy songs of girl groups from the 1950s & 60s.

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Gautam Tejas Ganeshan

September 11, 2015

In connection with the exhibition Keith Rocka Knittel: Let it Yellow, Human Resources is pleased to present a performance of Carnatic vocal compositions by Gautam Tejas Ganeshan.

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“Let it Mellow” Keith Rocka Knittel

September 9, 2015 - September 14, 2015

The work in L​et it Yellow is process driven - performances build objects creating a syntax as gestures break down their materiality, starting the process over again. Art objects exist equally as both a means of representing the present and a remnant of the past, both combined to reflect upon the future.

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“What It Means to Learn” Johanna Jackson & Dana Dart-McLean

September 4, 2015 - September 6, 2015

“What It Means to Learn” Johanna Jackson & Dana Dart-McLean September 4th—September 6th, 2015 Opening Friday September 4th 7-9pm  At the opening, Peter Hernandez, Busy Gangnes, and Nickels Sunshine will dance in a collaboratively choreographed piece, using sculpture by Dana and Johanna. In addition to their individual work, Johanna Jackson and Dana Dart-McLean have used this opportunity to create collaborative paintings, sculpture, and installation. Each of the works on view engages a similar humor about blurring between representational and functional…

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Adam Laiben – “Home Again”

September 2, 2015

Adam Laiben screens his 2011 film HOME AGAIN, an adaptation of Yann Arthus-Bertrand's 2009 French documentary, HOME. A six-minute short film by Laiben will accompany the feature film. Also, come early and stay late for live music by Izapa.

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August 2015

HARVESTER SCREENING

August 30, 2015

Harvester is a screening of this strangely meditative film, a look at worldwide food production with dj Nick Malkin and percussionist Corey Fogel

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BASTARD NOISE + WoM + more

August 28, 2015 12:00 am

Sissy Spacek

August 23, 2015

Free Show

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“A Man of Average Means” group show organized by Thomas Torres Cordova and Eric Kim

August 2, 2015 12:00 am - August 23, 2015 12:00 am

A Man of Average Means Opening Reception: August 2nd 4-7pm with a performance by Dawn Kasper at 5:30PM Closing Party & Performance: Viola Yesiltac + Kathleen Kim 7:30PM In 1978, frustrated by his country’s inability to produce quality films, North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Il embarked on a plan to appropriate proven foreign resources. With this intent he carried out the well-documented abduction of South Korean filmmaker Shin Sang Ok and his ex-wife, the actress Choi Eun Hee, independently…

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July 2015

claire cronin / ezrabuchla / emily lacy / kathleen kim

July 26, 2015 7:00 pm

claire cronin leaves for georgia soon. last chance for her songs in los angeles. they are good joined by ezra buchla http://catfact.net/ kathleen kim! of LA Fog and Shekhan. sounds and mysteries and the inimitable emily lacy, gracing us again and it is our great fortune to have maestro daniel brummel in the building

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Ron Athey presents…

July 21, 2015 8:00 pm

An evening of solos, experimentations, works-in-progress organized by Ron Athey. Featuring Rosé Hernandez, boychild, Divinity Fudge and La Posrcha, plus a special group finale, Walking Meditation with Sage Charles on percussion.

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Bulbs / Peter Kolovos / Zeek Scheck – music & visuals night

July 18, 2015 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Night of music and video installation. Zeek Sheck (SF Bay Area) Multimedia artists that recently performed with Black Spirituals (a recent group that played HR). ZS is led by Canner Mefe and has performed in a variety of art spaces: http://www.cannermefe.com/bio/ Peter Kolovos (Los Angeles) Local experimental guitar player Peter K has confirmed to want to perform. A talented and well respected musician in Los Angeles. Samples and reviews may be accessed here: http://www.thinwrist.com/#!twi/c1epf Bulbs (Los Angeles) The following link exhibits a…

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Potluck for Epitaph (hosted by Kaucyila Brooks)

July 12, 2015 12:00 am

Discussion and potluck around Epitaph thematics.

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tir event/ screening for Epitaph

July 7, 2015 7:00 pm

Set within the highly collaborative exhibition Epitaph for Family currently on view at Human Resources, tir journal hosts a conversation between Johanna Breiding, Cary Cronenwett, Jennifer Moon and Tyler Matthew Oyer. Following the conversation will be a screening of the critically acclaimed film She Male Snails (Pojktanten, 2012) directed by Ester Martin Bergsmark. 72 minutes, Swedish with English subtitles. ABOUT: Epitaph for Family is a multi-media project by Johanna Breiding exploring love, intimacy, loss, and queer family-making through the image…

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Peter Hernandez: Arthur Russell Tribute

July 3, 2015 9:00 pm

YOUR MOTION SAYS sets up its final night at human resources with dances to arthur russell's music by christopher argodale, shade theret, peter hernandez, eydie mcconnell & nika kolodziej, tatiana lubovski-acosta, and emily jane rosen. performance starts promptly at 9pm $5 admission this event is occurring within "epitaph for family" by johanna breiding, a multi-media exhibition exploring love, intimacy, loss & queer family-making through the image & idea of the horizon line. www.yourmotionsays.com - YOUR MOTION SAYS honors arthur russell's…

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June 2015

Race, Art, and Survival

June 29, 2015 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join Michelada Think Tank on Monday, June 29 at 7pm for the launch of Race, Art, & Survival. This project is part of our summer residency at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions and in conjunction with Chats About Change. In this kick-off session we pose the question, “If there were a PoC Survival Guide for artists, what topics would you want it to cover?” This think tank will serve to "crowdsource" content for the survival guide we all wish we had.…

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Johanna Breiding “Epitaph for Family”

June 28, 2015 - July 18, 2015

Opening reception: Sunday, June 28, 2015 Exhibition: June 28-July 19, 2015 Gallery hours: Thu-Sun 12-6pm Events staged during this exhibition include: FRI JULY 3: Your Motion Says: Dance to Arthur Russell: Christopher Argodale, Shade Theret, Peter Hernandez, Eydie Mcconnell & Nika Kolodziej, Tatiana Lubovski-Acosta, and Emily Jane Rosen 9PM FB TUE JULY 7: tir talk (1): conversation with Johanna Breiding, Jennifer Moon and Tyler Matthew Oyer; screening of She Male Snails. 7PM FB FRI JULY 10: HRLA Volunteer drop-in session — come by and learn…

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Baby: Who is Baby? Performance

June 19, 2015 12:00 am

poetry/reading/interaction Series of 3 events

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VERMA (CHI) + CHILD + SCHOLTZ/CAPES + ENDOMETRIUM CUNTPLOW

June 18, 2015 9:00 pm - 2:00 am

Heaviness from the midwest, expansiveness from the west. 9pm/$5

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CEDIE JENSON (AUSTRALIA) + ANENON +TOM HALL + DRACULA SPACECRAFT

June 17, 2015 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Doors at 8PM SONOPTIK & HRLA presents an evening of smeared electronics and ambient force fields. CEDIE JENSON - An electronic producer from Brisbane, Australia, that has spent the last few years fusing soundscapes with pop. Visting LA for the first time. http://www.factmag.com/2015/05/08/cedie-janson-in-the-light-official-video/ http://thump.vice.com/en_au/article/musical-reflections-and-refractions-listen-to-light-works-from-brisbane-producer-cedie-janson http://www.theransomnote.co.uk/music/interviews/cedie-janson-talks/ ANENON (Non-projects/Ghostly) -  http://soundcloud.com/anenon http://www.facebook.com/anenon TOM HALL (Sonoptik) - http://tomhall.com.au/ http://soundcloud.com/thall http://soundcloud.com/axxonn DRACULA SPACECRAFT - http://soundcloud.com/dracula-spacecraft

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David Dominique. MOOEY MOOBAU, Physical Jerks

June 16, 2015 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm

Doors at 8PM, $5 more jazzy weirdness than you can shake a stick at

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PETER EVANS, COREY FOGEL, BLACK SUN SUTRA

June 14, 2015 7:00 pm - 11:55 pm

$7 solo trumpet from far out, funneled thru NYC 8:30 PATRICK SHIROISHI'S BLACK SUN SUTRA - soaring saxes and clashing drafts of drums and bass... swirling images adrift in the haze of memory 9:15 COREY FOGEL - drums and guns... well no guns actually 10 PETER EVANS - "New York City - based trumpeter, composer, improvisor. Leads his electro-acoustic Quintet, the Zebulon trio with John Hébert and Kassa Overall and has been performing solo concerts since 2002. Evans plays in…

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GREX + HELENE RENAULT + MY HAWAII + BERARDI/LIEBIG

June 13, 2015 8:30 pm - 12:00 am

$7 gives you entry to a lovely night of sights and sounds, sips and slips.... 8:30 - BERARDI/LIEBIG duo Improvised textures, rhythms and atmospheres for bass, drums and a steaming pile of electronics from these two local magicians. history is littered with the corpses of unrequited genius™ 9:30 - HELENE RENAUT - Video Release - w/ Adam Stafford (guitar) and Gregory Desgouttes (percussion) 'Imagine Syd Barrett and Françoise Hardy having a musical baby' - West Coast Folk's best kept secret,…

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L’INFERNO

June 12, 2015 9:00 pm - 12:00 am

L'INFERNO: A GROUP ART SHOW / LIVE FILM EVENT FRIDAY, JUNE 12th $5 DONATION / DOORS AT 8:30PM; PERFORMANCES AT 9:00PM ALL AGES +ALL PROFITS BENEFIT WEST LA ANIMAL SHELTER+ A full multimedia art show in the vein of last year's acclaimed 'Try To Forget' show, the 'L'Inferno' event brings together some of the most controversial and avant-garde artists in Los Angeles to create an unforgettable and dynamic night of audio and visual experiences that one will never forget -…

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PEDESTRIAN DEPOSIT

June 10, 2015 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Doors 9PM / $7 Organic tension noise composition; emphasis on being in the moment — minds, bodies, rooms. Our terms. Discomfort, anxiety, struggle, obsession, dynamic, and intention through sound — and the necessity to create our own vocabulary within it. Discarding what doesn’t hold resonance while refining what does. Aesthetic integrity. Line in the sand. In support of ‘The Architector,’ a full-length album five years in the making and the one hundredth release for Monorail Trespassing.

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May 2015

Chilean Miracle, Milagro Chileno

May 22, 2015 - June 2, 2015

Chilean Miracle examines the transformations Chile witnessed since the 1970s, following Augusto Pinochet’s brutal dictatorship and the arrival of neoliberalism’s no less ruthless global capitalism. Using theorist, curator, and art historian Andrés Grillo’s and Angie Saiz's curatorial texts as a jumping-off point, artists Sergio Acevedo, Mario Z, Francisco Huichaqueo, María José Rojas, Hugo Leonello, Angie Saiz and Alejandra Herrera respond to a phenomena still unfolding within the socio-political contexts in which they live, while also interrogating the claims and conventions of the…

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Jamie McMurry: Double Wide

May 14, 2015 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

8PM https://vimeo.com/127997246

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Jamie McMurray: Above Snakes

May 13, 2015 - May 21, 2015

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 14 7PM-10PM Exhibition Dates: May 13 - May 21, 2015 Performance: Thursday, May 14 8PM sharp Gallery Hours: Wed-Sun, NOON-6PM (or by appointment) In an extensive showing of installations and materials from his most recent conceptual art projects and performances, JAMIE McMURRY (Los Angeles) brings his solo exhibit, ABOVE SNAKES, to Human Resources with a reception on Thursday, May 14th from 7pm-10pm. There will also be a live performance entitled, DOUBLE WIDE beginning promptly at 8:00pm.…

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benefit show for HRLA!!!

May 9, 2015 2:00 pm - 2:00 am

2PM-2AM help us help you come listen to new and exciting music, eat some hot dogs, drink some drinks in the evening part of the show... life is good two shows in one... bring what you can and we'll take care of the rest.... but remember this is a benefit and we need dough to pay rent and power and buy toilet paper and whatnot so be generous AFTERNOON BBQ BLOWOUT 2-2:30 - SUNKEN LANDSCAPES moog synth bath 2:30-3 -…

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SMEGMA + MSHR + HOWARDamb + GX JUPITTER LARSEN + DAMION ROMERO

May 7, 2015 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Doors at 9PM; $7 all ages life is good This article is about a secretion of mammalian genitals. For the substance that covers the skin of a baby at birth, see Vernix caseosa. For the experimental noise band, see Smegma (band). MSHR is beyond anything we have ever seen and heard... craftsmanship of alien proportions... intensity of biblical scope

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Dirty Looks (screening)

May 3, 2015 12:00 am

Doors open at 6PM, Screening at 6:30PM; $8 suggested donation Vanessa Roveto, Excitability, 32 min., 2013 Michael Robinson, Light Is Waiting, 11 min., 2007 Michael Robinson, All Through The Night, 4.20 min., 2008 Michael Robinson, These Hammers Don't Hurt Us, 13min., 2010 Michael Robinson, The Dark, Krystle, 9min., 2013 Queer pop cultures collide in the exciting video work of Vanessa Roveto and Michael Robinson. Collaging delusional gossip from freak encounters with lesbian icons, or queering popular iconography through mechanical manipulation, mashups or supercuts, this evening…

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ODEYA NINI: A SOLO VOICE & SOUTHLAND ENDSEMBLE: INSTRUCTABLES

May 1, 2015 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm

May 1st, 2015 - Doors at 8pm - $10 An evening of contemporary and experimental music and performance. A Solo Voice by Odeya Nini is an investigation of extended vocal techniques, resonance and pure expression, exploring the relationship between mind and body and the various landscapes it can yield. The work is a series of malleable compositions and improvisations that include field recordings and theatrical elements, aiming to dissociate the voice from its traditional attributes and create a new logic…

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April 2015

JEPH JERMAN & TIM BARNES + TED BYRNES & SCOTT CAZAN + TASHI WADA & JAMES RUSHFORD + FLORENT COLAUTTI

April 29, 2015 8:00 pm

Doors at 8PM, $10 all ages. Jeph Jerman and Tim Barnes duo, touring in support of 'Matterings', their new record on Erstwhile Records Ted Byrnes and Scott Cazan duo James Rushford and Tashi Wada duo Florent Colautti ABOUT JEPH JERMAN I grew up in a military family, so we moved around a lot, a different place every two years until my father retired in Colorado. I started playing music in a number of bar bands, whilst also experimenting with other…

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Manuel Vason/Double Exposures book launch

April 28, 2015 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

COMMUNITY FORUM & Book Launch for Manuel Vason's Double Exposures. Tuesday April 28, 7:30PM Join us a community forum exploring the relationship of performance art to photography, and photography's relationship to performance art. This forum celebrates the publication of Manuel Vason's Double Exposures, a series of collaborations between the London-based photographer and some of today's most important and provocative performance artists. Artists featured in Double Exposures include Mat Fraser (pictured above), Ron Athey, Franko B, Helena Goldwater, Joshua Sofaer, Oreet…

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MAX/MSP SHOWCASE

April 27, 2015 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

8PM One week across five different cities we will introduce you to Max 7 and its creative possibilities. Whether you’re a seasoned user or have only thought about downloading our 30-day demo, we want to hangout with you and talk about Max. Not since the introduction of Max 5 has a new release included so many updates and changes. Max 7 introduces a new video engine, quicker patching via new objects and an entirely new time stretching algorithm built from…

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“Liminally Yours” After Party: Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival closing party

April 26, 2015 12:00 am

8:30pm-midnight

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SARAH HARRON, JENNY SAYAKA NONO, DIVIDED DAUGHTERS

April 25, 2015 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Saturday April 25th 2015 Sarah Harron / Jenny Sayaka NONO / Divided Daughters a night of performance, sound and video curated by Oscar Miguel Santos. DOORS at 10pm STARTS at 1030pm ***** Sarah Harron’s work is narrative based and system seeking. Composed of controlled structures that once setup beget their own chance and destiny.  Her video work lightly steps around sturdy constructions in order to favor the missteps of evolution and the elusive innocence of naivety. Sarah will present  'Inanna…

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CARLA Issue 1 Launch Party

April 24, 2015 8:00 pm - 12:00 am

The publication includes feature essays and reviews by: Jonathan Griffin Travis Diehl Anthony Pearson Anna Breininger Eric Morse/ Alexandra Grant Barnett Cohen Mateo Tannatt Kate Wolf Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal Keith Vaughn Evan Moffitt Catherine Wagley Aaron Horst and Cal Siegel And new editioned series by : Nora Slade (Waggy Tee) Ben Medansky Lauren Cherry & Max Springer The launch party will include a new performance by: Lex Brown And music by: Jewelz Le Baron

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ARTTU PARTINEN + JEFFREY ALEXANDER + ANTTI TOLVI + HASE PFEFFER NASE

April 21, 2015 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Doors at 9PM; $5, all ages. An expansive experimental tour of psychedelic trance to jump cut tape music. A RARE chance to see two of Finland’s most acclaimed sonic adventurers – neither have ever performed in California before! ARTTU PARTINEN member of Avarus, Amon Dude, Heteroskeleton. “If heaven exists, Andy Kaufman and Hunter S. are cheering on Arttu Partinen.” — Cleveland Scene JEFFREY ALEXANDER Member of Jackie O Motherfucker, Dire Wolves, Black Forest/Black Sea. “A gorgeous snapshot of the free…

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FLESHTONE AURA screening and performance

April 20, 2015 9:00 pm

Doors at 9PM; $5 FLESHTONE AURA with live projections by WINSTON HACKING “Fleshtone Aura serves his spicy dinner with a tangle of source cassettes and electronics that deploy the deeply arousing aromas of both a series of poignant and extraordinairily well timed belches and farts (or the equivalent thereof) AND the grandest gestures of the sternest-most-serious-never-leaving-the-lab shut in tape music connoiseurs of days of yore…but, ah, those toots never act merely as a humorous apology, never slapping a stick just…

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Keijaun Thomas: Partitions of Separation and Passing

April 19, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join HRLA as we welcome Chicago-based artist Keijaun Thomas. This is Thomas's first performance in Los Angeles. Sunday evening, April 19. 6PM-8PM. 10-15$ suggested donation. Partitions of Separation and Trespassing Section 1. Selective Seeing Part 2. Looking While Seeing Through Section 2. Painted Images, Colored Symbols Part 3. Sweet like Honey, Black like Syrup   In 4 zones, where one is sometimes 3rd, 3rd is four and sometimes two is 1st. Thomas is constantly thinking about placement, our placement, lack…

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I SPEAK MACHINE + CARLOS ROSSI + AFTERHOURS

April 18, 2015 9:00 pm - 12:00 am

Doors at 9PM; $7, all ages welcome. I SPEAK MACHINE - music/ film duo from Los Angeles that create sci-fi/ horror short films that are screened with the score performed live. Tara Busch will be playing the live scores to THE SILENCE and GAGGLEBOX plus a few extras! The soundtrack to their first film, THE SILENCE is out now on LEX RECORDS. LISTEN: https://open.spotify.com/album/5CATmzWxltkRQibgmS77gC BUY VINYL: http://lexprojects.com/the-silence/ DJ CARLOS ROSSI - Death Waltz Records/ Rendezvous LA AFTERHOURS

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MIKE TAMBURO + DJ ESPINFINITI + KEVIN GREENSPON

April 17, 2015 9:00 pm - 12:00 am

Doors at 9PM; $5. Mike Tamburo (Pittsburgh, PA) - https://miketamburo.bandcamp.com/ East coast hammered dulcimer, gong and meditation master comes to float your boat Brown bread (Beacon, NY) - https://brownbread.bandcamp.com/ Drifting nebula of a cappella vocal harmonies and keyboard swirl Dj E-Spinfiniti - https://soundcloud.com/djesp-infiniti-1 Interdimensional DJ and meditative sounds for the upliftment of all creation Kevin Greenspon - http://www.kevingreenspon.info/ Ambient techno meets immersive visual projection overload

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ESPTV

April 14, 2015 7:00 pm - 12:00 am

Directed by Scott Kiernan and Victoria Keddie, this expansive project utilizes a mobile television studio to explore the artist dialogue with broadcast transmission, analog and digital media, and televisual liveness. E.S.P. TV’s live TV studio hybridizes technologies old and new to realize synthetic environments for performance that also expose the process of production. Each live taping event is the realization of an artists' collaboration with us.  These events are taped live with a crew of cameramen, sound engineer, and video…

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ALTO! / Cinder Cone / NARC

April 12, 2015 12:00 am

Doors at 8:30PM, music starts at 9:30, $5. ooooffff... heavy doses in triplicate three drummers and four guitars players thats it... 3 + 3 + 4 = 10 = 1 + 0 = 1 unity ABOUT THE ARTISTS ALTO! Cinder Cone, a two-piece minimalist rock outfit from Los Angeles, emit a thunderous sound. Anyone can attest to this if they have attended a Cinder Cone show, listened to the band’s releases, or even heard a rumbling somewhere near a downtown…

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BULK TROUBLE

April 10, 2015 - April 11, 2015

The text tho OMG IS EVERYONE WORKING RIGHT NOW? Maybe one of you guys can work on the images w/descriptions we could make  it a PDF?? is this allowed? a pdf? I can mess with it rn They don't want a PDF they want individual jpg files but anyways I work on it but it might be good to start with something a little more "poetic" - an introductory paragraph that provides the "hook". like NJ's falsetto in the new…

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jessica pavone, owen stewart-robertson, ted byrnes

April 8, 2015 8:00 pm - 12:00 am

Doors at 8PM, $10 all ages. An evening of 3 solo performances from Jessica Pavone (viola), Owen Stewart-Robertson (guitar), Ted Byrnes (percussion). Possibly, a trio at the very end. ABOUT THE ARTISTS Jessica Pavone (composer, viola, violin, el.bass) has performed in countless improvisation, avant jazz, experimental, folk, soul, and chamber ensembles since moving to NYC in 2000. She currently plays with Normal Love, in a duo with guitarist Mary Halvorson, with Anthony Braxton's ensembles and as a solo violist. As…

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father murphy + xiu xiu noise set

April 5, 2015 8:00 pm - 12:00 am

Doors at 8PM, $7 everyone welcome out of this world psych and noise blowout on Easter Sunday.. .come blessed in yr sunday dress FATHER MURPHY (IT) visiting darkness XIU XIU NOISE - hometeam supergroup featuring Elaine Carey & Juliette Amoroso (Telecaves), Tamaki Ueda (Banetoriko), Shayna Dunkelman, Angela Seo & Jamie Stewart (Xiu Xiu). XIA - hometeam darkness plus a special opener and closer dj set from the folks who brought you the 1/8th FEST

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ARRINGTON de DIONYSIO + PARK DETAIL’S BAND + telecaves + LEE NOBLE

April 4, 2015 8:00 pm - 12:00 am

Doors at 8PM, $7. Join us at HR for experimental, noise sets with Lee Noble, Park Detail's Band, Ezra Buchla, Arrington de Dionysio, and Telecaves.

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KREaction: Kevin Robinson Ensemble with Kenyatta C Hinkle and Niela Orr

April 2, 2015 12:00 am

A night of improvised sonic meditations led by the Kevin Robinson Ensemble (KREation) working in collaboration with live visual art by Kenyatta A C Hinkle and live writing by Niela Orr. KREation consists of: Sarah Belle Reid - Trumpet; Christin Hablewitz - Woodwinds; Kevin Robinson - Woodwinds; Rachel O'Connor - Horn; Evan Jiroudek - Drums; Tony Giuseppe Gennaro - Vibes; Lee Hodel - Bass. This performance will take place amidst Emily Joyce's exhibition. 8PM/Donation at the Door

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March 2015

Night of Music w/ Emily Joyce

March 31, 2015 12:00 am

Emily Joyce and friends including Adam Goldman. Low Key night of music.

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Emily Joyce Famous Potatoes and Other Related Works

March 21, 2015 12:00 am - April 5, 2015 12:00 am

https://vimeo.com/121561175 Opening Reception: Saturday March 21 7–10 pm Human Resources is pleased to announce Emily Joyce: Famous Potatoes and other related works.  Joyce’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, Famous Potatoes and other related works features an on-and-off-the-wall installation of kinetic, optical, and symbolic abstract paintings. The exhibition is comprised of new works from three ongoing projects, including: free-standing mixed media paintings from the Famous Potatoes series; 13 optically charged large-scale screen prints from the Sun Burn series, and geometric acrylic on canvas paintings from the Captcha series.  The Famous Potatoes paintings feature painting rags…

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Charles Atlas: Turning

March 16, 2015 7:30 pm

7:30PM "Turning”, 2012 (76 min) "You Are My Sister”, 2006 (3 min) Atlas' practice is firmly rooted in the moving image, and he is most famous for works that blur the line between experimental dance documentation and performance for the camera. In his 40-year career, he has produced dance films, experimental videos and documentary features. Atlas has collaborated extensively with other artists, dancers and choreographers, including Marina Abramovic, Antony and the Johnsons, Leigh Bowery, Michael Clark, Merce Cunningham, and Yvonne…

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MAX EILBACHER AND LUMINOUS ALL KUDLER AND GUESTS

March 15, 2015 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

HRLA presents Max Eilbacher's The VanderBleakin Tour Comes To The West Coast with: Max Eilbacher We have Eilbacher ripping sets of electro-acoustic shard flappery with drone-rockers Teeth Mountain, rocking a guitar and violent acts of peace with aktionist noise-rock unit Needle Gun (of which he helped found), bobbing his own head along a top a swarm of electronics with technocrats Matmos, keeping just intoned enough with comp-rockers Horse Lords (of which he is also a founding member) as well as improvising…

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Charles Atlas: Dance! Dance! Dance!

March 14, 2015 7:30 pm

7:30PM “Ex-Romance”, 1987 (48 min) “Hail the New Puritan”, 1985 (84 min) As part of the ATLAS IN LA festival, a nine-day festival of film screenings, which will occur March 10th-19th at eight venues around Los Angeles, Human Resources presents a night of Charles Atlas’ two most well known dance-narratives. In Ex-Romance, Atlas’ fascination with “narrative, psychology, dance, and flights of fantasy,” is manifested in this dynamic videodance musical. Here the postmodern choreography of Karole Armitage is performed by Armitage, Michael Clark and others to American pop…

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A STONE IN THE MIDDLE | CONTEMPORARY TECHNO-TEMPORAL INNOVATION

March 13, 2015 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

a stone in the middle | contemporary techno-temporal innovation I understand techno- from the Greek τέχνη. It could mean arts or craft or both.  I also understand -temporality as relative to time, in many ways. It is also a form of electronic dance music, I heard, but this is also relative to time. So what is techno-temporality? I think of the term as related to the digitization of our times and to the way our apperception of time is (re)built.…

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