Cake and Eat It will be installing Strike Halls, a composite of sculpture, text, performance and organizing strategies for the duration of their residency at Human Resources. The work investigates the possibility of strike in a cultural of precarity and domination, as well as proto-solutions towards the creation of a communitarian exchange of social capital. Elements have been painstakingly derived from C&EI’s decade-plus long engagement with sometimes artistic, sometimes anarchist attempts to collectivize commercial, domestic and public space
Nov 13-23 - Carmen Argote - My Father's Side of Home
The artist will install an architectural installation exploring the poetics of memory, space and place. Argote's father mentally inhabited two sites in Guadalajara while living in Los Angeles. One was an empty lot where he would eventually build her family's house. The other was Mansion Magnolia where he envisioned himself working. These two sites created for him, and by extension for the artist during her childhood, an ever-present feeling that Los Angeles was a temporary situation. This installation stages a conversation between her home in Los Angeles and these sites in Guadalajara. For more, see KCET's profile of Argote's project.