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November 2018

Seashell Aesthetics

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

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

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Barry Markowitz: Some Fundamental Changes To Majestic Objects

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

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

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October 2018

Whale Song: A Workshop

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

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

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Conversation between Cauleen Smith and Raquel Gutiérrez

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

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

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Maggi Payne | Maria Chavez | Kaori Suzuki | Joseph Hammer

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

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

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THE INFORMANTS

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

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

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

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

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

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Una obsesión peligrosa book release

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

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

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September 2018

A grammar built with rocks

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

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

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Beck+Col: The Monstern!

September 21, 2018 8:00 pm - September 22, 2018 10:00 pm

The Monstern! Beck+Col with von curtis + James Crawford Friday, September 21 8-­10PM performance at 9PM Saturday, September 22 7-­9PM screenings at 8PM The Monstern! is a performance, installation and film screening. During the performance, a dozen monsters attend a burlesque show at the Rainbow Saloon. A vicious bar fight erupts, continually interrupting the evening’s entertainment. Using the genre of the western, Beck+Col investigate the inherent violence of capitalism, the myth of american exceptionalism and the toxic masculinity ingrained within it. The Western genre…

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Punishment’s Place

September 11, 2018 12:00 am - September 15, 2018 6:00 pm

Join us for the Los Angeles Premiere of Punishment’s Place. Written directed and fabricated by Brian Getnick, performed by Kathleen Keogh, Oscar Alvarez and Peter Tomka. Lighting design by Chu Hsuan Chang. Exhibition Dates: Wednesday, Sept 12th — Saturday, Sept 15th Gallery Hours: 12-6pm (The work of artist-performers Kathleen Keogh, Oscar Alvarez and Peter Tomka will be on display from September 12th to the the 15th during these hours. Rehearsals are open to the public.) Performance: Friday, Sept 14th doors at…

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Sonoptik + HR present: Tom Hall | Anthony Baldino | Ellan Phan + Nisa Karnsomport | Sleep Clinic

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

A night of synesthetic journey Tom Hall Anthony Baldino Ellan Phan + Nisa Karnsomport Sleep Clinic Doors 8pm / $5 Tom Hall is an Australian audio/visual artist, residing in Los Angeles. His practice involves micro exploration into place, space and time. Inspired by peripheral space, he focuses on using multiple approaches to engage and recontextualise them into live audio video works, installations and recordings. Using sound as a means to translate and create hybrid environments and notions of journey. Stylistically…

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Color Objectivism, Harmonic Distortion and the Illusion of the Noise-Free System, Vol. 2

September 6, 2018 - September 8, 2018

A series of light and sound performances by Sam Rowell Thursday, September 6th: 8pm & 10pm Friday, September 7th: 2pm, 4pm, 8pm, 10pm & midnight Saturday, September 8th: noon Join in an investigation of the hidden nature of color. Experience the perception of light in the non-visual centers of your brain. Listen to the communal neural network. Examine your viscera through the confluence of light and sound. Sam Rowell is a musician, creative broadcaster, and visual artist. She is one-half…

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August 2018

A Motorbike Sunbathes on a Patch of Plastic Turf

August 24, 2018 - September 3, 2018

Opening Reception: August 24, 6-10pm Exhibition Dates: August 24—September 3, 2018 Gallery Hours: Tuesday—Sunday, 12—6pm A Motorbike Sunbathes on a Patch of Plastic Turf is a series of videos, installations and sculptures by Berlin-based Tra My Nguyen and London-based Annie Mackinnon. Drawing upon family and the artists’ Vietnamese and Chinese backgrounds, the works focus upon identifying connections, disconnections and nostalgia surrounding commodities within the tangling nexus of hyper-consumption. Tra My Nguyen’s work examines motorbike culture in Vietnam, examining it from…

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One-Two

August 18, 2018 - August 19, 2018

Gallery Hours: 2pm - 9pm An exhibition by John Dieterich and Carlin Wing With work by Cuauhtli A talk by Leopoldo Peña on pelota mixteca and his photography series Oaxacalifornia @ 7pm on Saturday August 18, 2018 And a performance with Corey Fogel @ 7pm on Sunday August 19, 2018. One-two, give-and-go, pass the ball and make a run towards the possibility of receiving it again in a new position. This is a method for coordinating the movement of two…

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Poison Remedy Scapegoat

August 16, 2018 - August 17, 2018
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Beginning 5pm August 16th Performance and Exhibition Open August 16th and 17th 5pm - 11pm Like a cave made out of purple and dark green walls. I roasted things in the oven and you picked at the vegetables like a bird. You’d squeeze the sponge hard so it wouldn’t sit wet and moldy on the counter. One time we drove to the Oregon Coast and I sat in the middle seat in the back. Poison Remedy Scapegoat is an intra-acting…

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July 2018

Every Unlikely Story

July 28, 2018 - August 11, 2018

Image credit: Cameron Coffman, slow crawl, 66" x 22" x 34", wood, clay, resin, glass, ladybug, aphids, waterbug, plants, dirt, plastic, 2018 Opening Reception: Saturday, July 28, 7-10pm Exhibition Dates: July 28 - August 11, 2018 Gallery Hours: Wed-Sun, 12-6pm Imagine the chapters in a long book as individual, freestanding fragments. Take this collection of distinct plot twists, allegories, flashbacks, and scenic descriptions and shuffle them. There is always something compelling about the exquisite corpse—its reliance on chance, its absurdist…

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Arc, Wobble, Fade, Fold

July 19, 2018 - July 23, 2018

Image: Sasha Bergstrom-Katz, Cup and Ball, cast aluminum, 2018 Opening Reception: July 19, 7-10pm Gallery Hours: Thursday - Monday, 12pm-6pm   Sasha Bergstrom-Katz  Rachel Borenstein  Niloufar Emamifar  Miranda Javid Kyle Welker Kim Garcia  Joshua Ross  Eva Słapa Amy Mackay    Consider the idea of the fold. It is both a gesture and a mark, a mode of concealment and of obfuscation. One can get lost in the fold just as the act of folding might provide direction or even answers. A fold is a fracture…

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Sarah Rara: Alias

July 11, 2018 - July 15, 2018
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

    solar rays reached the surface without meaning depending on the day the observer melts exactly where the sun rises the heavy sun tethers to hangers-on throws them counter-clockwise the northern axis points in the direction no one yields colors de-saturate in the dark a cylindrical projection graphs the sun rolled for an eye to look through feel what happened to the horizon after the fires we need to take all that we can, read the azimuth, and run…

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Moonstone #2

July 2, 2018 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Moontone #2   Performance: Mariel Carranza: 2pm-8pm http://www.marielcarranza.com/ Jennifer Locke: 7pm http://www.jenniferlocke.net/   Movement: Austyn Rich:  8pm https://www.instagram.com/blaqdemarco/?hl=en   Drag: Direct from NYC - Millicent: 7:30pm   Photography: Hiroshi Clark http://hiroshi-clark.com/     Curated by Marcus Kuiland-Nazario $10 Suggested donation Precise details coming soon. Shaking out to be an afternoon into evening event as we are presenting durational performance.     Image by Hiroshi Clark

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June 2018

Frau Fiber Vs. the Machines

June 7, 2018 7:00 pm - June 24, 2018 6:00 pm

Frau Fiber Vs. the Machines Gallery will be open noon-6pm, Thursday-Sunday. Opening reception Thursday June 7th 7-10pm   The works in this exhibition document Frau Fiber's on-going battle with contemporary apparel manufacturing. In video, photography and artifacts, the exhibition makes space to witness Frau Fiber's attempt to spin yarn, knit a tube sock and knit a sweater as fast as a machine. This series of textile productions are inspired by the folk lore of the ultimate working-class hero: John Henry. Henry, who was immortalized in verse and myth in the 1800’s, fought and lost a valiant…

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Dog Star 14: A House is Made With Walls & Beams

June 3, 2018 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Premieres by Stephanie Smith, Cassia Streb, Sepand Shahab, Eric Heep and John Eagle for the 8 channel modular sound system 'Sound House', a collaborative project with Janie Geiser, John Eagle & Cassia Streb. $5-10 donation

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Sex Tape Records presents Something Wild

June 2, 2018 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

SEX. An homage to the 70s Vivienne Westwood store of the same name and the Gun Club's inimitable song, Sex Beat. TAPE. Every project is recorded to analog tape. RECORDS. All releases are pressed on vinyl. Sex Tape Records is the concept of Costume and Fashion Designer, Stacy Ellen Rich. As one of the few woman run record labels, Rich's prime directive is to meld her visual and aural obsessions of 70s and early 80s of glam punk, death rock and beyond…

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May 2018

James Hoff ❖ Free The Land ❖ Lukas Marxt ❖ Phan & Karnsomport

May 29, 2018 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Audio-Visual Program // Live Performances + Cinema   James Hoff  Free The Land  Lukas Marxt Ellen Phan & Nisa Karnsomport   curated by Tim Leanse   doors at eight – donate eight program begins promptly at 8:30     JAMES HOFF (PAN - NYC) James Hoff is a Brooklyn-based artist who tweaks systems across disciplines – from fine art object-making to multimedia actions. His discordant sound work issued on the PAN label has collaged riots and attacked the vernacular – famously…

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A Dangerous Obsession: Week 3

May 26, 2018 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

♥♥♥ Sunday the 27th ♥♥♥ Activities occur simultaneously in both spaces BWEPS and HRLA; and will be broadcast by livestream (we will share the link on social media).   We would present more interventions by artists at BWEPS shrunken house after our successful Kickstarter campaign to build a shrink ray. So far, we already are showing artworks by Jorge Satorre, Torie Zalben, Steven Perilloux, John Bartle and David Gilbert and this sunday you will find works by Yelena Zhelezov, Pedro…

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Fiesta NAFTAlgia

May 25, 2018 9:00 pm - 1:00 am

Reggaeton, Performance Art, Magic, Dr. Simi, Cheap Drinks, and more... gratis 🙂 Music selections by: DJ Guapis (CDMX) Baile, Liberacion, Resistencia (Mexicali) DJ Telcel (Michocan) Performances by: Gabriela Ruiz (LA) Andrew Roberts (TJ) Food by: Nehemias de Leon (LA) &  Biquini Wax (CDMX)   part of "A Dangerous Obsession" organized by Biquini Wax

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A Dangerous Obsession: Week 2 Programming

May 20, 2018 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Activities occur simultaneously in both spaces BWEPS and HRLA; and will be broadcast by livestream (we will share the link on social media).   Human Resources, BWEPS Originals and The Transnational Temple of Subcritical Studies are glad to present their 3rd season: ▬ A Dangerous Obsession ▬ A THRILLER OF PLASTIC MOMENTS A transnational collective impulse of arts and literatures that takes place in Mexico City (Biquini Wax EPS) and Los Angeles (Human Resources). During three weekends in May, writers…

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Terry Riley’s In C performed by David Harrow

May 18, 2018 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

1964: The year that Terry Riley first performed In C, the piece that laid the foundations for the entire minimalist movement, is also the year of my birth. Turning full cycle to the present, a time when contemporary synthesis has brought the principle of variation through repetition to our fingertips, reaching for the sublime through sonic immersion is needed more now than ever. The compositional quality of In C shines through the use of the new media, in fact the…

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Angels in America • Odwalla1221 • Pinko Scum Joke • Negashi Armada

May 17, 2018 9:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

ANGELS IN AMERICA (NYC) ODWALLA 1221 PINKO SCUM JOKE NEGASHI ARMADA doors at nine / sound at ten / donate ten from New York City… ANGELS IN AMERICA (aka Miami Angels, Angels USA, etc.) "Underground" is a know-it-when-you-hear-it place. And to take us there, the instrumental and vocal duo Angels in America adhere to no one form or norm. Attention gripping and hypnotically haunting, their soft singings and noisy sonics plum a number of depths with whatever delivers the dreamstate:…

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A Dangerous Obsessions: Week 1 programing

May 11, 2018 8:00 pm - May 13, 2018 8:00 pm

Activities occur simultaneously in both spaces BWEPS and HRLA; and will be broadcast by livestream. Human Resources, BWEPS Originals and The Transnational Temple of Subcritical Studies present their 3rd season: ▬ A Dangerous Obsession ▬ A THRILLER OF PLASTIC MOMENTS A transnational collective impulse of arts and literatures that takes place in Mexico City (Biquini Wax EPS) and Los Angeles (Human Resources). During three weekends in May, writers and artists based here (USA) or based there (MX) will explore the…

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Biquini Wax: A Dangerous Obsession

May 11, 2018 6:00 pm - May 27, 2018 7:00 pm

A Dangerous Obsession (A thriller of plastic moments) May 11th-28th Organized by Biquini Wax EPS A Dangerous Obsession (A thriller of plastic moments)   Exhibition Dates: May 11th-28th Opening Reception: Friday, May 11th, 7-10pm Exhibition is open on Saturdays and Sundays, 12-8pm, and by appointment. Organized by Biquini Wax EPS   During three weekends in May, writers and artists based here (USA) or based there (MX) will explore the marshy lands of NAFTAlgia in search of the mythical trade deficit. A Dangerous Obsession alludes…

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Keijaun Thomas: I Knew That Was You

May 7, 2018 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

In a special iteration, Keijaun Thomas will present two sections from her current project, My Last American Dollar: Round 1. Tricking and Flipping Coins: Making Dollars Hit and Round 2. Black Angels in the Infield: Dripping Faggot Sweat. I am thinking about resistance. How do we resist temptation, how do we slow down, how do we play, how do we survive? How do we hold space for each other, how do you carry the multiplicities of being young, gifted and black. "It…

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CARRIAGE: Matty Davis & Ben Gould

May 6, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

CARRIAGE by Matty Davis and Ben Gould   Sunday, May 6, 2018 7:00PM–9:00PM (performance begins promptly at 7:15PM) Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 FREE   Carriage is a site-responsive performance created by Matty Davis and Ben Gould that radically explores control and empathy, motored in part by the raw energy of Gould’s Tourette Syndrome. This performance is informed by evolving senses of the body—injury, trauma, healing, and growth—and offers a unique opportunity to create a…

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Nuestra América Poetry Reading

May 5, 2018 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

“Nuestra América” celebrates the unique voices and styles of writers and poets who live in Southern California. The title of the poetry reading refers to José Martí’s seminal essay, which was first published in 1891 in La Revista Ilustrada de Nueva York (New York) and then in El Partido Liberal (Mexico City). In his essay, Martí highlights the independent spirit of the people of the Americas. Please join us and experience the distinct performances of Tristan Douglas Acker, Alex Avila,…

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Sherry Valence

May 3, 2018 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

HRLA and The Institute of Ceramics and Alliance will host music by Sherry Valence.  Sherry Valence is an Indie Pop band formed in 2016. The band consists of vocalist Danielle Zamora, guitarist Ryan Massie, guitarist Jess Kelly, bassist Sean Kelly, and drummer Joseph Gallegos. Sherry Valence is a Los Angeles band and they released their first EP, Call Your Dogs, on January 27, 2018.

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April 2018

The Institute of Ceramics and Alliance

April 28, 2018 - May 5, 2018
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Anna Delgado and Brenda Starks are Southern California ceramic artists whose art examines identity and place. Though their works differ formally, they have overlapping themes that explore heritage, transitional spaces, and the trajectory of clay as an art medium. Together, the artists have dug clay from Los Angeles county to use for their new show, “The Institute of Ceramics and Alliance.” Visitors will be invited to interact with the clay in different ways. On the day of the opening, Anna…

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Christine Tavolacci and Ted Byrnes perform John Cage’s Ryoanji

April 22, 2018 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

TWO PERFORMANCES - 8pm and 9:30pm Doors at 7pm $15 Suggested Donation On the surface, a comparison might be hazarded between John Cage’s mid-eighties composition Ryoanji and the untitled work at the center of “Cosm, Organization-Construction, Second Instance,” the debut Los Angeles exhibition of Bay Area artist Anja Weiser Flower. Indeed, both works share an interest in surfaces and their relationship to time. In Cage’s case, this arises through the musical transposition, via a graphic score, of the paths traced…

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Sol Variations – A New Sound Installation by Richard Chartier

April 21, 2018 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

VOLUME and Human Resources are pleased to present Sol Variations, a new sound installation by Richard Chartier as part of “Cosm, Organization-Construction, Second Instance,” an exhibition of new work by Anja Weiser Flower. Chartier’s work under his own name has been widely celebrated for his groundbreaking explorations of the spatial nature of sound, silence, focus, perception, and the act of listening itself. This four-channel installation, which will be presented publicly for the first time at this event, will be experienced…

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Stephanie Cheng Smith

April 18, 2018 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Doors at 7pm, performance at 8pm Installation viewable during gallery hours, April 18 - 22, 12pm - 6pm VOLUME and Human Resources are pleased to announce an interactive multi-channel sound installation by Stephanie Cheng Smith. This will be a part of “Cosm, Organization-Construction, Second Instance,” our exhibition of new work by Anja Weiser Flower. Smith will present a live performance within her installation Wednesday evening, the 18th, starting at 8pm. Using light sensors trained on the angled beam illuminating Flower’s…

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Nicholas Deyoe and Matt Barbier

April 14, 2018 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

TWO SETS - 8pm and 9:30pm Doors at 7pm $5-15 Sliding Scale VOLUME and Human Resources are pleased to present a performance by guitarist Nicholas Deyoe and trombonist Matt Barbier, as part of “Cosm, Organization-Construction, Second Instance,” an exhibition of new work by Anja Weiser Flower. Combining both improvisation and multi-channel electronics, both Deyoe and Barbier will work with large pedal setups to create rich textures of feedback loops and other processed material, dynamically relayed through multiple amplifiers spread throughout…

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Pauline Gloss: Lullabies for the Psychotic and Other Recent Work

April 13, 2018 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Literary sound-artist Pauline Gloss will present an evening of new and recent work in the text-sound / sound-poetry tradition. She will perform a new piece for electronics and spoken voice, conduct a participatory language game, and present her new cycle for solo voice, “Lullabies for the Psychotic.”  Pauline’s current body of work is concerned with how the smallest bits of language— in both their sonic and meaning-making dimensions— can, through repetition, variation, and syntactical rewiring, create temporary sonic and semantic…

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Elsa Trash, Igor Amokian, Zzyzxzyzz, and O.C.D.

April 12, 2018 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

VOLUME and Human Resources are pleased to present performances by Elsa Trash, Igor Amokian, Zzyzxzyzz, and O.C.D. as part of “Cosm, Organization-Construction, Second Instance,” an exhibition of new work by Anja Weiser Flower. Building on themes of spatial orientation and spatial concentration, this evening will feature harsh and immersive four-channel soundscapes by three notable emerging experimental artists. Elsa Trash makes noise from a range of sources, including photographs and cosmic microwave background radiation data. Igor Amokian has been active as…

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Beer/Sound Bath with Odeya Nini + Solarc Brewing

April 11, 2018 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

This event will combine the cosmic energies of Odeya Nini's Vocal Sound Bath vibrations with Solarc Brewing's experimental beer libations.  You will have the opportunity to experience a unique dynamic system creating a whole greater than the sum of it's parts as the yin and yang of inebriating potions and sound healing meditation mixes under the umbrella of creative art in chinatown. Doors and Bar will open at 6:30 pm  Voice Bath takes place between 8 pm - 9 pm…

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Vicki Ray

April 7, 2018 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

VOLUME and Human Resources are pleased to present a performance by pianist, improviser, and composer Vicki Ray as part of “Cosm, Organism-Construction, Second Instance,” an exhibition of new work by Anja Weiser Flower. This occasion will present a rare opportunity to experience an extended, improvised sound world by one of the foremost artists working with prepared piano and the modern and contemporary repertoire. Building on the themes of the music of the spheres, astrophysics, and aleatoricism present in Flower’s work,…

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Queens of the Night

April 6, 2018 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Queens Of The Night: Xina Xurner Album Release Friday, April 6, 2018, 8-11 PM Join us for a night of experimental music and performance celebrating the release of Queens of the Night, the new album by Xina Xurner. Featuring performances by Xina Xurner (with guests San Cha, Sarah Gail, and White Boy Scream), Trap Girl,  and The Uhuruverse, with a late night DJ set by La Disco Es Qultura. Presented by Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design…

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DO DISTURB

April 6, 2018 - April 8, 2018
Palais de Tokyo, 13 Avenue du Président Wilson
Paris, 75116 France

DO DISTURB takes the pulse of performance in cities around the world including Cape Town, in partnership with the A4 Arts Foundation, Los Angeles with HRLA, London with the Hayward Gallery and The Store X The Vinyl Factory, São Paulo with the festival Verbo Performance Art Festival and Pantin with the Centre national de la danse - CN D. With : Alice Pons, Olivia Reschofsky, Zsofia Paczolay (Moha Project) Andrés Aizicovich Angelica Mesiti & Uriel Barthélémi AUTOPALO (Luca Resta, Emanuele…

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COSM, ORGANIZATION-CONSTRUCTION, SECOND INSTANCE: ANJA WEISER FLOWER

April 5, 2018 - April 22, 2018

  VOLUME and Human Resources are pleased to announce “Cosm, Organization-Construction, Second Instance,” an exhibition of new work by Bay Area artist Anja Weiser Flower, curated by VOLUME member Jared Baxter. The main exhibition space of Human Resources, formerly a movie theater, will be completely darkened, with Flower’s work, a new iteration of an ongoing project, illuminated by a single hanging light. Presented in its “first instance” at Odium Fati in San Francisco in 2016, the work asserts a receding…

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Alan Nakagawa: Peace Resonance & Conical Sound

April 4, 2018

WORLD PREMIER of PEACE RESONANCE; HIROSHIMA/ WENDOVER and CONICAL SOUND; ANTONI GAUDI/ SIMON RODIA 3 showings on April 4th, at 12:00 PM, 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM free event Description; Two vibratory sound works and screening of two video documentary shorts Tactile sound experience; the soundscapes are composed for amplification into an interior space utilizing a three-speaker configuration at mid-high to high volume. Audience members are given a pair of ear plugs and a balloon. The ear plugs help the audience…

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Deslave Presents: VIDEOHOUSE 3

April 1, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

VIDEOHOUSE is a program of video projections organized by Deslave, a space for the art exhibition located in Tijuana. We're please to invite you to VIDEOHOUSE 3: "Because a great franchise always starts with a trilogy", a sample of works that will be carried out in three spaces; Biquini Wax EPS (Mexico City), Deslave (Tijuana) and Human Resources (Los Angeles). The second screening, to be held at Human Resources, consists of the work of Weston Lyon Meike Redeker Alisson Schmitt…

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March 2018

Chris Duncan: 12 SYMBOLS

March 23, 2018 - March 31, 2018

12 SYMBOLS, composed by Chris Duncan, is an immersive sound performance and exhibition that metaphorically implicates the energy and patterns of the sun, moon, and the phenomenon of the eclipse to ponder our relationship to the passing of time. Cymbals become Symbols as 12 percussionists engage light, movement, and sound. The physical stage set by the initial performance of 12 SYMBOLS moves through phases throughout the course of the exhibition, welcoming a host of artists from Northern and Southern California…

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While I was also listening to …

March 22, 2018 8:00 pm

image: David Horvitz, Ocean Sounds (2017) While I was also listening to Krysten, LeRoy, Julien, Jennie, Félicia, David, Yann, Luke, Sarah... La Criée, in partnership with Human Resources LA, invites seven artists to expand the notion of narrative and improvisation. Performing narrative, deconstructing storytelling; this session of While I was also listening to ... challenges the traditional approach to narration, opening up the horizon of what narrative is or how a story can be told. A choreographed narration responding to a set…

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Alice cunt presents, ¿¡Not another shit show?!

March 15, 2018 5:00 pm - March 16, 2018 11:00 pm

Alice cunt presents, ¿¡Not another shit show?! A two day event featuring performative/ visual arts and an open market place for artist who want to show or sell shit. Day one will start whenever we wake up, probably later after noon or something and end whenever were tired, sometime later in the evening or whatever. Performances will be a mix of improv and open mic style format with the possibility of scheduled acts tba. Artists are invited to bring a…

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Tongue: Anenon, Sam Gendal, Andrew Gura

March 13, 2018 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Sweet

March 12, 2018 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

An evening of music videos premieres from Eddington Again and Tolliver with live performances by Eddington Again Tolliver Hunger City DJ Bae Bae Special guest TBA   Eddington Again Eddington Again describes themselves as "African American Indigo excellence here to transcend the mundane". Their lyrics speaks on adventures in the East Hollywood/Downtown LA community, navigating as a queer black being in society and the metaphysical aspects of existing. As versatile as they are forward their sonic style ranges from classic…

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$3.33 / Dan Joseph / Hakim Muhammad

March 10, 2018 7:00 pm

$3.33 Dan Joseph Hakim Muhammad Saturday March 10, 7 PM Free / All Ages Organized in conjunction with the Charlemagne Palestine exhibition at 356 Mission Made possible with the help of a grant from Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts Dan Joseph is a composer, curator and writer based in New York City. He began his career as a drummer in the vibrant punk scene of his native Washington, DC. During the late 1980s, he was active in the experimental tape…

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ROOTED LOVE: AN EVENING OF MUSIC, MEDITATION, VISUAL MEDIA AND PERFORMANCE ART

March 9, 2018 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Shoes off, please. Limited Seating. PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Kyoko - Jinjabrew (https://www.kyokotakenaka.com/) Joyce S. Ha (http://joyceha.com/) Diana Daeun Choung (http://dianachoung.com/) Robben Muñoz(http://www.robbenmunoz.com/) Rosalee Bernabe (http://rosaleebernabe.com/) Charlotte Nguyen (https://www.charlotte-nguyen.com/) Jenevieve Ting(https://www.tingroll.space/) Olufemi O. Taiwo Travis Walker (https://soundcloud.com/iamtraviswalker/) XANA (http://www.xa-na.com/) ​$8 Earlybird $10 DOOR DOORS / EXHIBITION 7PM PERFORMANCE BEGINS AT 7:30 PM Tickets: ​https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rooted-love-an-evening-of-music-visual-performance-art-tickets-42516050652 Info: https://www.kyokotakenaka.com/shows ​

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SISTER SPIT TOUR 2018: QTPOC Cruising the West

March 4, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

SISTER SPIT TOUR 2018: QTPOC Cruising the West 🌙An evening of provocation, feelings, analysis, astrology & shade🌙 Sunday, March 4th 7pm SLIDING SCALE $15-$20 NOTAFLOF @ Human Resources Gallery 410 Cottage Home St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 ************************************************* Featuring... very special guest Michelle Tea ************************************************* In 2018 Sister Spit celebrates its 21st year on the road with stops in California, Arizona and New Mexico from March 2 - March 15, featuring 7 EXCEPTIONAL artists shaping the culture as we know it…

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February 2018

$10

PRICE — Where Do You Wanna Go Today (Variations)

February 24, 2018 7:30 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Performance: 8 pm sharp $10 suggested donation PRICE is a hybrid fictional character born from the sea of information, who explores the emotional disorientation of a generation having grown up with mass culture, neoliberalism and the omnipresence of the internet. By probing the mechanisms of pop, PRICE’s musical stories evoke instability, fear, and romantic disillusion. Where Do You Wanna Go Today reinvents itself from clubs to art galleries, using these diverse contexts to affirm the frustration and solitude of a…

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Touch Presents…

February 23, 2018 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

The release of Yann Novak’s new album The Future is a Forward Escape into the Past, Touch presents an evening of performances curated by Mike Harding and Novak. The night will consist of short pieces by a wide range of artists with connections to either Touch or Novak. February 23, 2018 Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:00pm Artists: Jasmin Blasco Robert Crouch Garek Druss Jake Muir Yann Novak Zachary Paul Geneva Skeen Byron Westbrook Bios: Jasmin Blasco (b.1981) is a multi-disciplinary artist who approaches time-based media as the site…

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Meet the Candidate: Kristina Wong for Something or Other

February 22, 2018 7:00 pm

Kristina Wong is a performance artist, comedian, and hopefully with your vote, a future disgraced Politician. After touring the world with original stage and guerrilla performance, Kristina realized her artful spectacles could no longer compete with the shock of real life. Therefore, Kristina has decided to move her performances onto the public stage and run for political office before 2030 or when the country implodes (whichever comes first). But first she needs a public think tank, a slogan, and people…

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Isaura Presents:

February 18, 2018 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Isaura String Quartet presents an evening of new music (plus a couple premieres!) at Human Resources. Joined by guest violist Rachel Iba, ISQ will perform works by: Amy Golden Ulrich Krieger (new work) Nicole Lizée Caroline Shaw Scott Worthington (new work) Isaura String Quartet The Isaura String Quartet is a LA-based ensemble dedicated to the promotion of contemporary chamber music through live performance, workshops, and collaborative projects with composers and interdisciplinary artists. ISQ has worked with composers including David T.…

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Music by Tashi Wada

February 17, 2018 8:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Music by Tashi Wada, performed by Charles Curtis, Dafne Vicente-Sandoval, Tashi Wada and Julia Holter This program collects three long-form works by composer Tashi Wada that explore diverging aspects of tuning and tonality. Valence (2016), written for cellist Charles Curtis, isolates and reharmonizes the natural overtones of a single string, destabilizing and fusing tone and timbre through a delicate alchemy. Witness (2017), written for bassoonist Dafne Vicente-Sandoval, draws out the relationship between an array of scales and tetrachords (four-note segments…

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New Performances

February 12, 2018 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

an evening of short performances by von curtis Nikki Darling Bryatt Bryant Guan Rong 8pm free event with donations for the artists welcome

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we tbd

February 11, 2018 - March 4, 2018

To begin, a structure made of scaffolding and wood that reorganizes and reshapes the internal space of Human Resources. In the course of this reshaping, we hold an exhibition that serves to model dynamic notions of connection, difference, and community, and to reflect the conscious self-creating of a group process. Inspired by notions of empathy and intersubjectivity in the Netflix original series (now cancelled) Sense8, a cluster was created by Olga Koumoundouros: John Booortle, von curtis, Alexander Kroll, Francesca Lalanne, Kristy…

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January 2018

Moontone

January 31, 2018 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

An evening of performance, video, and a send off to Mickey Negrón who has been with us from Puerto Rico, participating in several PSTLALA events. Video and performance by Sarah Johnson, Liz Miller-Kovacs, Mickey Negrón, Yunuen Rhi and Austyn Rich. Doors at 7:00 performances at 8:00. BIOS: Austyn Rich Austyn began his dance training at Pebblebrook High School's Cobb County Center of Excellence for the Performing Arts in Mabelton, Ga. Austyn studied dance and acting at Pebblebrook High School and was one of…

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Not All There

January 16, 2018 - January 28, 2018
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

An unconventional group show that revolves around works of art by local and international artists who use humor to explore serious social and political issues. That said, none of the artworks will be present. Participating artists include: Anna Ayeroff, Amitis Motevalli, Arden Surdam, Claire Titelman, Emmy Bright, Eva Medin, Hazel Haendel, Kristina Wong, Marisa Williamson, mothertongues (Meital Yaniv & Kim Ye), Olivia Mole, Roxy Farhat & Zhala, Samantha Roth and Sarah Johnson. The exhibition exists in the form of a…

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Encounter #43 | Pacific Standard Time Festival: Live Art LA/LA

January 14, 2018 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

photo by Tyler Matthew Oyer photos by Erika Katrina Barbosa https://vimeo.com/253929621 Human Resources and Pacific Standard Time Festival: Live Art LA/LA present ENCOUNTER #43 410 Cottage Home St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Sunday, January 14 4-7pm (followed by a communal meal) Interdisciplinary artists from Los Angeles are joined by international guests to engage in a practice called Encounter, organized by Peruvian American artist Mariel Carranza. Encounters are durational, improvised, action/time/space-based performances inhabiting private studios, art venues, and public spaces across…

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Future Ladies of Wrestling “Match of the Multiverse”

January 13, 2018 8:15 pm - 11:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Back by popular demand, Los Angeles' Human Resources welcomes the most talked about wrestling show in the multiverse: Telefantasy Enterprise's FUTURE LADIES OF WRESTLING! Future Ladies of Wrestling AKA F.L.O.W. is a no holds barred multimedia wrestling extravaganza in which the wildest interspecies wrestlers battle for the title of Ultimate Multiversal Warrior! Get your juices F.L.O.W.ing as you step into the ring with an all-star live wrestling show featuring F.L.O.W fan favorites: CANDY PAIN! CHEMTRAILS! LISA 5000! DIVA COLADA! VALIBU…

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New Performances

January 12, 2018 7:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

An evening of short performance by: Erica Magrey Amanda-Faye Jimenez Abigail Levine & Corey Fogel Pasadena House Wives Erica Magrey is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist working with video, performance, music, costume, sculpture, photography, and set design. Her work playfully examines the embodiment of personas in order to inhabit familiar and foreign, human and non-human characters, performing an investigative relationship with them. Once conjured, the persona's fit may be surprising: like a deja vu glove, a seamless transition; or, bulkily, somewhere…

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Heal Her

January 3, 2018 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

#HealHer is a global action by women who are coming together to break the silence on violence. Meeting in circles around the world, we create rituals dedicated to storytelling, consciousness-raising, empathetic listening, and collective healing. 2017 shifted the narrative on sexual violence. As we enter 2018, join artists, healers, performers, and activists in holding a space where survivors can speak for themselves and commit to the mutual journey of healing. * Bring a flower or offering for the ceremony. Each attendee…

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December 2017

NO Earthlings Allowed

December 24, 2017 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

THIS IS AN ART EXTRAVAGANZA!! SNATCHPOWER is celebrating the release of two projects: "The Brightest Oddest Strangest Star U Ever Did Saw Up Close And Afar From Planet Earth To Mars And Beyond!" is the debut album by The Uhuruverse, produced by NVSBL GVNG, which features "TWILIGHT ZONE" featuring Jupiter Black, "BAFWB", "OBEY", AND MANY MANY MORE! "Unthinkable Acts" is the latest short story collection by SondriaWRITES, it features "FIGHT IN HEELS", the story behind the motion picture FIGHT in…

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Alex Black, TMO, Samuel White

December 20, 2017 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

An evening of music and performance celebrating the release of Alex Black’s Baby EP and TMO’s RELEASE DELUXE LP. The night will feature sets by both artists and a special appearance by Samuel White as Manuela. Alex Black makes pop music in his bedroom and performs once a year. Tyler Matthew Oyer, called an “interdisciplinary gospel immortalist” by Kembra Pfahler of the Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, is an artist, writer, organizer, and educator based in Los Angeles. Samuel White…

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Flawless Sabrina Tribute

December 18, 2017 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Facebook RSVP Free Frank Simon, The Queen, 35mm, 68min., 1968 Courtesy of www.thequeen1968firstlegaldvd.com On November 18th, we lost one of the greats - Jack Doroshow / Flawless Sabrina was a fierce role model and pioneer of performance and queer cultures with a legacy that spans 7 decades of advocacy, activism and drag. In 1967 she staged a drag pageant that was documented by director Frank Simon. We will screen the resulting feature, The Queen - which is the first feature-length documentary…

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November 2017

A.K. Burns: A Smeary Spot

November 28, 2017 8:00 am - December 17, 2017 5:00 pm

Opening Reception November 28, 6-10pm On view November 28 - December 17 Gallery Hours Wednesday - Sunday, 12-6pm   Video installation curated by Clara López Menéndez ...it was ambiguous, two-faced. What was inside it and what was outside it depended upon which side of it you were on. —Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed From November 28 through December 17, Human Resources LA is excited to present, for the first time in California, A.K. Burns’ video installation A Smeary Spot…

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$7

Gap Girls / Miss Rayon / Lunch Lady / Crystales

November 18, 2017 8:00 pm

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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 - November 19, 2017
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 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, 2017 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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

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drivers, impulsers

October 21, 2017 - October 29, 2017

"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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 - October 20, 2017
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 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, 2017 - October 1, 2017
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 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, 2017 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, 2017 - September 24, 2017

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, 2017 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 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, 2017 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

$5

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

August 28, 2017 8:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 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, 2017 - September 10, 2017

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, 2017 - August 18, 2017
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 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, 2017 - August 16, 2017
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 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, 2017 - August 12, 2017
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 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, 2017 8:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 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, 2017 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 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, 2017

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, 2017 7:30 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 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, 2017 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, 2017 - July 30, 2017
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 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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