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NAVEL: Making Kin (screening)
Aug
30
7:30 PM19:30

NAVEL: Making Kin (screening)

  • 1611 South Hope Street Los Angeles, CA, 90015 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

*The exhibit opens on Aug 26 with the screening of Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival by Fabrizio Terranova at 8:00pm (doors open at 7:30pm). The gallery hours for the show are Aug 27-30, 12-6pm. There will also be another screening of the film on Thursday, August 30, at 8:00pm (doors opens at 7:30pm). More information and a performance schedule are available on the NAVEL website at www.navel.la

In her book Staying with the Trouble, Donna Haraway presents a liquid world view in which all actors, human and non-human, are equal and move in and out of each other in correlating influences. 

Taking this proposition as starting point, Making Kin is an exhibition by the newly-formed NAVEL Collective, a group of artists, scientists, designers, writers, coders, and community organizers. It explores the ethics and meanings, forms and possibilities of kinship. 

The exhibit opens on Sunday, August 26 with the LA premiere of the documentary Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival by Fabrizio Terranova. An encore screening will take place on Thursday, August 30.

NAVEL is located at 1611 S Hope Street. The direct entrance to our space is located through a large black gate on Venice Blvd. Follow the posted signs to the gate and enter through the first door on the left just past the gate. 
If you're arriving via Lyft/Uber (which we highly recommend) then use 418 Venice blvd. as your destination and this will drop you off right in front of the black gate. 
If you're arriving via Metro, the closest station is the Pico Station on the Blue & Expo Lines. 
Self Parking is available in the parking lot directly underneath the I-10 freeway (if there is no attendant, do NOT use the lot directly connected to our building-you may be towed), cash only, payable to the United Valet Parking staff onsite or the payment box near the entrance. We recommend street parking (or Lyft/Uber/Public Transport!). 
If you need access to the elevator, call us at (347) 218-2221 or (360) 334-0139.

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NAVEL: Making Kin
Aug
30
12:00 PM12:00

NAVEL: Making Kin

  • 1611 South Hope Street Los Angeles, CA, 90015 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

*The exhibit opens on Aug 26 with the screening of Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival by Fabrizio Terranova at 8:00pm (doors open at 7:30pm). The gallery hours for the show are Aug 27-30, 12-6pm. There will also be another screening of the film on Thursday, August 30, at 8:00pm (doors opens at 7:30pm). More information and a performance schedule are available on the NAVEL website at www.navel.la

In her book Staying with the Trouble, Donna Haraway presents a liquid world view in which all actors, human and non-human, are equal and move in and out of each other in correlating influences. 

Taking this proposition as starting point, Making Kin is an exhibition by the newly-formed NAVEL Collective, a group of artists, scientists, designers, writers, coders, and community organizers. It explores the ethics and meanings, forms and possibilities of kinship. 

The exhibit opens on Sunday, August 26 with the LA premiere of the documentary Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival by Fabrizio Terranova. An encore screening will take place on Thursday, August 30.

NAVEL is located at 1611 S Hope Street. The direct entrance to our space is located through a large black gate on Venice Blvd. Follow the posted signs to the gate and enter through the first door on the left just past the gate. 
If you're arriving via Lyft/Uber (which we highly recommend) then use 418 Venice blvd. as your destination and this will drop you off right in front of the black gate. 
If you're arriving via Metro, the closest station is the Pico Station on the Blue & Expo Lines. 
Self Parking is available in the parking lot directly underneath the I-10 freeway (if there is no attendant, do NOT use the lot directly connected to our building-you may be towed), cash only, payable to the United Valet Parking staff onsite or the payment box near the entrance. We recommend street parking (or Lyft/Uber/Public Transport!). 
If you need access to the elevator, call us at (347) 218-2221 or (360) 334-0139.

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NAVEL: Making Kin
Aug
29
12:00 PM12:00

NAVEL: Making Kin

  • 1611 South Hope Street Los Angeles, CA, 90015 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

*The exhibit opens on Aug 26 with the screening of Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival by Fabrizio Terranova at 8:00pm (doors open at 7:30pm). The gallery hours for the show are Aug 27-30, 12-6pm. There will also be another screening of the film on Thursday, August 30, at 8:00pm (doors opens at 7:30pm). More information and a performance schedule are available on the NAVEL website at www.navel.la

In her book Staying with the Trouble, Donna Haraway presents a liquid world view in which all actors, human and non-human, are equal and move in and out of each other in correlating influences. 

Taking this proposition as starting point, Making Kin is an exhibition by the newly-formed NAVEL Collective, a group of artists, scientists, designers, writers, coders, and community organizers. It explores the ethics and meanings, forms and possibilities of kinship. 

The exhibit opens on Sunday, August 26 with the LA premiere of the documentary Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival by Fabrizio Terranova. An encore screening will take place on Thursday, August 30.

NAVEL is located at 1611 S Hope Street. The direct entrance to our space is located through a large black gate on Venice Blvd. Follow the posted signs to the gate and enter through the first door on the left just past the gate. 
If you're arriving via Lyft/Uber (which we highly recommend) then use 418 Venice blvd. as your destination and this will drop you off right in front of the black gate. 
If you're arriving via Metro, the closest station is the Pico Station on the Blue & Expo Lines. 
Self Parking is available in the parking lot directly underneath the I-10 freeway (if there is no attendant, do NOT use the lot directly connected to our building-you may be towed), cash only, payable to the United Valet Parking staff onsite or the payment box near the entrance. We recommend street parking (or Lyft/Uber/Public Transport!). 
If you need access to the elevator, call us at (347) 218-2221 or (360) 334-0139.

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NAVEL: Making Kin
Aug
28
12:00 PM12:00

NAVEL: Making Kin

  • 1611 South Hope Street Los Angeles, CA, 90015 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

*The exhibit opens on Aug 26 with the screening of Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival by Fabrizio Terranova at 8:00pm (doors open at 7:30pm). The gallery hours for the show are Aug 27-30, 12-6pm. There will also be another screening of the film on Thursday, August 30, at 8:00pm (doors opens at 7:30pm). More information and a performance schedule are available on the NAVEL website at www.navel.la

In her book Staying with the Trouble, Donna Haraway presents a liquid world view in which all actors, human and non-human, are equal and move in and out of each other in correlating influences. 

Taking this proposition as starting point, Making Kin is an exhibition by the newly-formed NAVEL Collective, a group of artists, scientists, designers, writers, coders, and community organizers. It explores the ethics and meanings, forms and possibilities of kinship. 

The exhibit opens on Sunday, August 26 with the LA premiere of the documentary Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival by Fabrizio Terranova. An encore screening will take place on Thursday, August 30.

NAVEL is located at 1611 S Hope Street. The direct entrance to our space is located through a large black gate on Venice Blvd. Follow the posted signs to the gate and enter through the first door on the left just past the gate. 
If you're arriving via Lyft/Uber (which we highly recommend) then use 418 Venice blvd. as your destination and this will drop you off right in front of the black gate. 
If you're arriving via Metro, the closest station is the Pico Station on the Blue & Expo Lines. 
Self Parking is available in the parking lot directly underneath the I-10 freeway (if there is no attendant, do NOT use the lot directly connected to our building-you may be towed), cash only, payable to the United Valet Parking staff onsite or the payment box near the entrance. We recommend street parking (or Lyft/Uber/Public Transport!). 
If you need access to the elevator, call us at (347) 218-2221 or (360) 334-0139.

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NAVEL: Making Kin
Aug
27
12:00 PM12:00

NAVEL: Making Kin

  • 1611 South Hope Street Los Angeles, CA, 90015 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

*The exhibit opens on Aug 26 with the screening of Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival by Fabrizio Terranova at 8:00pm (doors open at 7:30pm). The gallery hours for the show are Aug 27-30, 12-6pm. There will also be another screening of the film on Thursday, August 30, at 8:00pm (doors opens at 7:30pm). More information and a performance schedule are available on the NAVEL website at www.navel.la

In her book Staying with the Trouble, Donna Haraway presents a liquid world view in which all actors, human and non-human, are equal and move in and out of each other in correlating influences. 

Taking this proposition as starting point, Making Kin is an exhibition by the newly-formed NAVEL Collective, a group of artists, scientists, designers, writers, coders, and community organizers. It explores the ethics and meanings, forms and possibilities of kinship. 

The exhibit opens on Sunday, August 26 with the LA premiere of the documentary Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival by Fabrizio Terranova. An encore screening will take place on Thursday, August 30.

NAVEL is located at 1611 S Hope Street. The direct entrance to our space is located through a large black gate on Venice Blvd. Follow the posted signs to the gate and enter through the first door on the left just past the gate. 
If you're arriving via Lyft/Uber (which we highly recommend) then use 418 Venice blvd. as your destination and this will drop you off right in front of the black gate. 
If you're arriving via Metro, the closest station is the Pico Station on the Blue & Expo Lines. 
Self Parking is available in the parking lot directly underneath the I-10 freeway (if there is no attendant, do NOT use the lot directly connected to our building-you may be towed), cash only, payable to the United Valet Parking staff onsite or the payment box near the entrance. We recommend street parking (or Lyft/Uber/Public Transport!). 
If you need access to the elevator, call us at (347) 218-2221 or (360) 334-0139.

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NAVEL: Making Kin (opening and screening)
Aug
26
7:30 PM19:30

NAVEL: Making Kin (opening and screening)

  • 1611 South Hope Street Los Angeles, CA, 90015 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

*The exhibit opens on Aug 26 with the screening of Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival by Fabrizio Terranova at 8:00pm (doors open at 7:30pm). The gallery hours for the show are Aug 27-30, 12-6pm. There will also be another screening of the film on Thursday, August 30, at 8:00pm (doors opens at 7:30pm). More information and a performance schedule are available on the NAVEL website at www.navel.la

In her book Staying with the Trouble, Donna Haraway presents a liquid world view in which all actors, human and non-human, are equal and move in and out of each other in correlating influences. 

Taking this proposition as starting point, Making Kin is an exhibition by the newly-formed NAVEL Collective, a group of artists, scientists, designers, writers, coders, and community organizers. It explores the ethics and meanings, forms and possibilities of kinship. 

The exhibit opens on Sunday, August 26 with the LA premiere of the documentary Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival by Fabrizio Terranova. An encore screening will take place on Thursday, August 30.

NAVEL is located at 1611 S Hope Street. The direct entrance to our space is located through a large black gate on Venice Blvd. Follow the posted signs to the gate and enter through the first door on the left just past the gate. 
If you're arriving via Lyft/Uber (which we highly recommend) then use 418 Venice blvd. as your destination and this will drop you off right in front of the black gate. 
If you're arriving via Metro, the closest station is the Pico Station on the Blue & Expo Lines. 
Self Parking is available in the parking lot directly underneath the I-10 freeway (if there is no attendant, do NOT use the lot directly connected to our building-you may be towed), cash only, payable to the United Valet Parking staff onsite or the payment box near the entrance. We recommend street parking (or Lyft/Uber/Public Transport!). 
If you need access to the elevator, call us at (347) 218-2221 or (360) 334-0139.

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Mara R. West: The Away Tower
Aug
26
4:00 PM16:00

Mara R. West: The Away Tower

Rickenbacher West Productions presents an exploratory poetry and expressive art exploration hosted by poet, playwright and artist Mara R. West. 
If you enjoy poetry and insightful adventures, you are invited to share in this late summer afternoon journey. 

RSVP to: rickenbacherwestpro@gmail.com

Looking forward to sharing this exploration with you! *Please bring a small blanket or towel to sit on*

The exploration starts outside of The Forest Lawn Museum.

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Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum
Aug
26
3:00 PM15:00

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum

Additional dates include:

August 4th, 2018 @ 7:00PM (performance at 8PM of play "Haiti") 
August 11th, 2018 @ 7:00PM (performance at 8PM of play "Haiti")
August 19th, 2018 @ 7:00PM (performance at 8PM of play "Haiti")

*discount tickets available for MaidenLA participants

Be transported by the sights, sounds and smells of Haiti right in your own backyard. Haitian and Afro-Caribbean rhythms of the Peace Players Drummers will pulse through the events as the aroma of Island Flavor food truck fills the air. Stalls of Haitian crafts, displays of traditional dance and exhibition of the works of contemporary Haitian artists will delight the eye and mind (artists and installations may vary, but may include Jean Guerly Petion and Fabiola Jean-Louis among others on any given date) These exhibitions are open and free to all. If MaidenLA participants are moved to continue their Haitian experience they will be eligible for special MaidenLA discounted tickets to our August performance of "Haiti." "Haiti" was written in 1938 as part of the Federal Theatre Project and is an epic melodrama set against the country's fight for freedom. This rare revival offers a story rarely seen on stage in America. This production of "Haiti", including pre-show events, is made possible, in part, by a grant from The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation.

Venue Special Notes:

Parking is available for a fee in our parking lot or free along Topanga Canyon Blvd. 
Wear shoes suitable for walking in a park-like environment and if you may choose to stay and see the evening's performance -- bring a sweater.  It can get cool when the sun goes down.

Website: www.theatricum.com

Twitter ID: @theatricum

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Theatricum/

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Sarana Mehra & Amanda Maciel Antunes: Open Studios and Performances
Aug
26
2:00 PM14:00

Sarana Mehra & Amanda Maciel Antunes: Open Studios and Performances

Amanda Maciel Antunes and Sarana Mehra, along with other artists at The Mine artspace, will host an evening of performance and music, including a performance by Maciel Antunes herself. 

The artists will also invite visitors to view their recent work in their studio (A3) throughout the evening and the weekend.  They aim to use this event to explore collaborating together for the first time.   

Visitors are also encouraged to explore the work throughout The Mine during the open studios. 

Amanda Maciel Antunes, a multimedia performance artist, recently performed at the Crowley theater in Marfa, TX.  Amanda has just completed her first collaboration with Palatine shoes. 

Sarana Mehra is a multi-media artist who has recently shown work at 0-0 LA, LA and the Helen  Day Art Center, VE.

Parking is along building at South Anderson St and East 3rd Street. 

The main entrance is at rear of building through carpark.

Image Credit: Amanda Maciel Antunes/ Sarana Mehra "Last Time I Saw You"/"Janis"

  • Website:

    www.theminela.com

  • Instagram:

    @themineartspace

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Alexis Alicette Bolter: Surrogate
Aug
26
1:00 PM13:00

Alexis Alicette Bolter: Surrogate

Surrogate is a curated afternoon of video, performance, and readings that explore replacements for the physical body. The complexities of our current situation politically, technologically, and metaphysically are reshaping the relationships between our bodies and alternative modes of representation. This shift is simultaneously reinforcing the materiality of the body through it’s absence while liberating the necessity for our physical being. This project allows each artist to investigate the idea of the surrogate through their practice as we come together to witness and hold space. More details can be found at www.alexisbolter.com/surrogate.

Pieter is accessible via the Metro Gold Line off the Lincoln Heights/Cypress Park stop. 

Entrance to studio is on the curved street corner next to the bench.

Photo Credit: Alexis Alicette Bolter In Place of My Flesh (I)

 

  • Website:

    www.alexisbolter.com/surrogate

  • Instagram:

    alexisbolter

  • Facebook:

    Alexis Bolter

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Node (Ally Bortolazzo and Elizabeth Folk): Resistant Band
Aug
25
5:00 PM17:00

Node (Ally Bortolazzo and Elizabeth Folk): Resistant Band

Node (Ally Bortolazzo and Elizabeth Folk) bring you Resistant Band, an exploration of women's bodies, friction, and gravity in the Trump era.

NOTE: Hollywood Blvd. and Highland near Sephora

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Sarana Mehra & Amanda Maciel Antunes: Open Studios and Performances
Aug
25
2:00 PM14:00

Sarana Mehra & Amanda Maciel Antunes: Open Studios and Performances

Amanda Maciel Antunes and Sarana Mehra, along with other artists at The Mine artspace, will host an evening of performance and music, including a performance by Maciel Antunes herself. 

The artists will also invite visitors to view their recent work in their studio (A3) throughout the evening and the weekend.  They aim to use this event to explore collaborating together for the first time.   

Visitors are also encouraged to explore the work throughout The Mine during the open studios. 

Amanda Maciel Antunes, a multimedia performance artist, recently performed at the Crowley theater in Marfa, TX.  Amanda has just completed her first collaboration with Palatine shoes. 

Sarana Mehra is a multi-media artist who has recently shown work at 0-0 LA, LA and the Helen  Day Art Center, VE.

Parking is along building at South Anderson St and East 3rd Street. 

The main entrance is at rear of building through carpark.

Image Credit: Amanda Maciel Antunes/ Sarana Mehra "Last Time I Saw You"/"Janis"

  • Website:

    www.theminela.com

  • Instagram:

    @themineartspace

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Michael Rippens: The Free Cafe
Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Michael Rippens: The Free Cafe

The Free Cafe is a nomadic, open-air cafe that accepts suggestions in lieu of money. The goal of The Free Cafe is to foster community and dialogue by inviting participants to take a little time out of their day to connect with friends, neighbors and strangers alike over a free cup of coffee or tea. Cafe-goers are encouraged to submit anonymous "suggestions", written on napkins and posted to a board for all to see. These personal messages range from comments about the cafe itself, to ways of improving the community, to aspirational recommendations on how to lead a better life.

Each week, The Free Cafe venue will change, rotating between various public parks throughout the city. See below for dates and locations.

Sat. 8/4: Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights Sat. 8/11: York Park in Highland Park Sat. 8/18: Unidad Park in Historic Filipinotown Sat. 8/25: Leimert Park Plaza Visitors should look for The Free Cafe sign.

photo credit and title: 

GusTavo Adolfo Guerra Vásquez; Michael Rippens, proprietor of The Free Cafe

website and Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.free.cafe/

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Small Fearless Animals: Ascend: Data/Physical
Aug
24
7:30 PM19:30

Small Fearless Animals: Ascend: Data/Physical

“Ascend: Data/Physical” is an immersive space with audiovisual and performance works that reflect on the process of a sexual assault, its effect on the body and the healing process that follows.

The project exists in two parts: Data Collection: a simulation of the process and a record of the heart’s reaction through data collection (ie heart monitors, amplified stethoscopes). Physical Representation: using the data to create a machine that will physically manifests the heartbeat patterns as paint that covers the body.

The proposed project will culminate in an event with:

Data Collection (audio/video installations)

and

Physical Representation (performance)

One Night Only
7:30 pm "Data" space opens with reception
8:30 pm "Physical" performance

The Common Room is upstairs in the Thymele Arts Complex-- please feel free to use the main entrance and walk up to the second floor (elevator available). 

Parking is limited. There is a small lot underneath the building but we highly recommend taking public transportation or ride-sharing! 

The venue has a partial bar.

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Sarana Mehra & Amanda Maciel Antunes: Open Studios and Performances
Aug
24
7:00 PM19:00

Sarana Mehra & Amanda Maciel Antunes: Open Studios and Performances

Amanda Maciel Antunes and Sarana Mehra, along with other artists at The Mine artspace, will host an evening of performance and music, including a performance by Maciel Antunes herself. 

The artists will also invite visitors to view their recent work in their studio (A3) throughout the evening and the weekend.  They aim to use this event to explore collaborating together for the first time.   

Visitors are also encouraged to explore the work throughout The Mine during the open studios. 

Amanda Maciel Antunes, a multimedia performance artist, recently performed at the Crowley theater in Marfa, TX.  Amanda has just completed her first collaboration with Palatine shoes. 

Sarana Mehra is a multi-media artist who has recently shown work at 0-0 LA, LA and the Helen  Day Art Center, VE.

Parking is along building at South Anderson St and East 3rd Street. 

The main entrance is at rear of building through carpark.

Image Credit: Amanda Maciel Antunes/ Sarana Mehra "Last Time I Saw You"/"Janis"

  • Website:

    www.theminela.com

  • Instagram:

    @themineartspace

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Driveway 327: The Fondle Tour
Aug
19
8:00 PM20:00

Driveway 327: The Fondle Tour

  • 327 5th Avenue Venice, CA, 90291 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Fondle Tour is a three-person show presenting new work by Mitra Saboury, Nina Sarnelle and Megan Snowe in an intimate event of everyday erotica, humor and doubt. In Saboury's videos, her body is used as a tool to clean the surrounding environment. Sarnelle's Tell me about yr research is a language-driven music set that interacts with projected video. Snowe will read from a collection of soft-core raunch short stories about bodily detritus. 

After June 2018 shows in Vienna, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and London, the Fondle Tour comes home to present in LA and also on the East Coast (TBA) in August. 

mitrasaboury.com
ninasarnelle.com
megansnowe.com

  • Image Credit: Nina Sarnelle The Fondle Tour

  • Enter thru the gate at the end of the driveway and walk around to the backyard.

  • Website:

    http://driveway327.com/

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Haiti at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum
Aug
19
7:00 PM19:00

Haiti at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum

Additional dates include:

August 4th, 2018 @ 7:00PM (performance at 8PM of play "Haiti") 
August 11th, 2018 @ 7:00PM (performance at 8PM of play "Haiti")
August 26th, 2018 @ 3:00PM (performance at 4PM of play "Haiti")

*discount tickets available for MaidenLA participants

Be transported by the sights, sounds and smells of Haiti right in your own backyard. Haitian and Afro-Caribbean rhythms of the Peace Players Drummers will pulse through the events as the aroma of Island Flavor food truck fills the air. Stalls of Haitian crafts, displays of traditional dance and exhibition of the works of contemporary Haitian artists will delight the eye and mind (artists and installations may vary, but may include Jean Guerly Petion and Fabiola Jean-Louis among others on any given date) These exhibitions are open and free to all. If MaidenLA participants are moved to continue their Haitian experience they will be eligible for special MaidenLA discounted tickets to our August performance of "Haiti." "Haiti" was written in 1938 as part of the Federal Theatre Project and is an epic melodrama set against the country's fight for freedom. This rare revival offers a story rarely seen on stage in America. This production of "Haiti", including pre-show events, is made possible, in part, by a grant from The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation.

Venue Special Notes:

Parking is available for a fee in our parking lot or free along Topanga Canyon Blvd. 
Wear shoes suitable for walking in a park-like environment and if you may choose to stay and see the evening's performance -- bring a sweater.  It can get cool when the sun goes down.

Website: www.theatricum.com

Twitter ID: @theatricum

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Theatricum/

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CANCELED: How Do We Dress for the Weather? ~ participatory dance performance
Aug
19
2:00 PM14:00

CANCELED: How Do We Dress for the Weather? ~ participatory dance performance

The climate will change. Regimes will change. Flags will change. Frames of viewing will change, and so must self expression and perception. How do we express agency in a world where one’s body has been framed in a particular racial discourse? How Do We Dress for the Weather is the sixth installment of Waking Up Iranian American. Waking Up Iranian American is an autoethnographic work and series of performative interventions focused on the ways cultural exchange develops between a performer and a participant. These performances create a space where people are invited to participate in discussions about being between cultures, nationalism, and Iranophobia, so that we might move beyond antiquated notions of free and oppressed. In this sense, the dialogical framework of the performances is a form of collaboration and, in its broadest sense, a key to changing power relationships between performers and participants. In Waking Up Iranian American, intimacy is used as a strategy to counteract the positioning cultures of fear intend to create.

  • The performance is durational and will take place throughout Westwood Gardens Park. No previous dance or movement training is necessary. Participants will be guided through simple steps in a carefree atmosphere. Join as a participant or a spectator.

  • Image Credit: Zoya Sardashti How Do We Dress for the Weather?
  • Website:

    https://homesoil.org/projects/waking-up-iranian-american/

  • Instagram:

    zsardashti

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Parricida ~ participatory performance
Aug
18
6:00 PM18:00

Parricida ~ participatory performance

  • Two California Plaza, 350 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90071 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In Letter to My Father Franz Kafka uses parricida (the killing of the father) as a concept to reflect on how actions by authoritarian governments manifest in the family unit. To confront this concept an attendant will offer a provocation in the women’s restroom while washing your hands. What if you inherited your mother’s family name rather than your father’s family name? How would it change the way you self-identify, interact with others and perceive the world? With the participant’s permission this experience will be documented, so its traces will be installed in the men's restroom and exhibited as an installation. Parricida is the second installment in Waking Up Iranian American. This project is an autoethnographic work and series of performative interventions focused on the ways cultural exchange develops between a performer and a participant. The dialogical framework of the performances is a form of collaboration and, in its broadest sense, a key to changing power relationships between performers and participants. Intimacy is used as a strategy to counteract the positioning cultures of fear intend to create.

The women's restroom will be open to all. It is located on the ground floor of the Plaza near the elevators and before the post office.

Image Credit: Zoya Sardashti Parricida

Website:

https://homesoil.org/projects/waking-up-iranian-american/

 Instagram: @zsardashti

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Michael Rippens: The Free Cafe
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Michael Rippens: The Free Cafe

The Free Cafe is a nomadic, open-air cafe that accepts suggestions in lieu of money. The goal of The Free Cafe is to foster community and dialogue by inviting participants to take a little time out of their day to connect with friends, neighbors and strangers alike over a free cup of coffee or tea. Cafe-goers are encouraged to submit anonymous "suggestions", written on napkins and posted to a board for all to see. These personal messages range from comments about the cafe itself, to ways of improving the community, to aspirational recommendations on how to lead a better life.

Each week, The Free Cafe venue will change, rotating between various public parks throughout the city. See below for dates and locations.

Sat. 8/4: Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights Sat. 8/11: York Park in Highland Park Sat. 8/18: Unidad Park in Historic Filipinotown Sat. 8/25: Leimert Park Plaza Visitors should look for The Free Cafe sign.

photo credit and title: 

GusTavo Adolfo Guerra Vásquez; Michael Rippens, proprietor of The Free Cafe

website and Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.free.cafe/

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WWW.MARKETSTUDIO.ORG "Flutter, the elemental metaphor"
Aug
12
12:00 PM12:00

WWW.MARKETSTUDIO.ORG "Flutter, the elemental metaphor"

  • 660 South Avenue 21, Studio B Los Angeles, CA, 90031 United States (map)
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Artist JonMarc Edwards invites you to FLUTTER, an extraordinary event at the SEARCH + RESQ  Gallery located near the Brewery in downtown Los Angeles. A sensual and conceptual installation, participants will intermittently be enveloped in a flurry of text, meaning and chaos. FLUTTER is an experience that connects both the visually stunning with the metaphorically inspiring. Sly, funny and wise, the conceptual installation visually asserts that language is an essential element like air, water, fire and wind (and as ubiquitous.) Flutter empowers participants to interact and make sense of the linguistic fabric that is all-around us; concrete, profuse, disposable - unique! 

JonMarc Edwards has created or participated in many immersive & performative productions including: Looming Bias - Art Center, Pasadena, Intelligent Living - Art Center / Wind Tunnel, Corral, CalPoly Pomona, Reverberations + Butoh, Captivity, Los Angeles. His most recent production, "The Debriti Show!" a textual apothecary has traveled throughout Southern California including Beyond Baroque, Venice, CA. and most recently A.P.E. Gallery - ARC summer series, Northampton, MA. 

Search + Resq Gallery is an independent building located in the Brewery Artwalk Complex. Signs and directions will be placed around the complex on the days of the performance / exhibition.

  • See this important show by appointment, 
    August 13 through August 19th, 2018
    Call 213.483.1183
  • Image Credit: jonmarc edwards Flutter, the elemental metaphor
  • Website:

    marketstudio.org

  • Twitter ID:

    @jonmarc_edwards

  • Instagram:

    @jmarket77

  • Facebook:

    jonmarc edwards

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Haiti at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum
Aug
11
7:00 PM19:00

Haiti at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum

Additional dates include:

August 4th, 2018 @ 7:00PM (performance at 8PM of play "Haiti") 
August 19th, 2018 @ 7:00PM (performance at 8PM of play "Haiti")
August 26th, 2018 @ 3:00PM (performance at 4PM of play "Haiti")

*discount tickets available for MaidenLA participants

Be transported by the sights, sounds and smells of Haiti right in your own backyard. Haitian and Afro-Caribbean rhythms of the Peace Players Drummers will pulse through the events as the aroma of Island Flavor food truck fills the air. Stalls of Haitian crafts, displays of traditional dance and exhibition of the works of contemporary Haitian artists will delight the eye and mind (artists and installations may vary, but may include Jean Guerly Petion and Fabiola Jean-Louis among others on any given date) These exhibitions are open and free to all. If MaidenLA participants are moved to continue their Haitian experience they will be eligible for special MaidenLA discounted tickets to our August performance of "Haiti." "Haiti" was written in 1938 as part of the Federal Theatre Project and is an epic melodrama set against the country's fight for freedom. This rare revival offers a story rarely seen on stage in America. This production of "Haiti", including pre-show events, is made possible, in part, by a grant from The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation.

Venue Special Notes:

Parking is available for a fee in our parking lot or free along Topanga Canyon Blvd. 
Wear shoes suitable for walking in a park-like environment and if you may choose to stay and see the evening's performance -- bring a sweater.  It can get cool when the sun goes down.

Website: www.theatricum.com

Twitter ID: @theatricum

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Theatricum/

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WWW.MARKETSTUDIO.ORG "Flutter, the elemental metaphor"
Aug
11
5:00 PM17:00

WWW.MARKETSTUDIO.ORG "Flutter, the elemental metaphor"

  • 660 South Avenue 21, Studio B Los Angeles, CA, 90031 United States (map)
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Artist JonMarc Edwards invites you to FLUTTER, an extraordinary event at the SEARCH + RESQ  Gallery located near the Brewery in downtown Los Angeles. A sensual and conceptual installation, participants will intermittently be enveloped in a flurry of text, meaning and chaos. FLUTTER is an experience that connects both the visually stunning with the metaphorically inspiring. Sly, funny and wise, the conceptual installation visually asserts that language is an essential element like air, water, fire and wind (and as ubiquitous.) Flutter empowers participants to interact and make sense of the linguistic fabric that is all-around us; concrete, profuse, disposable - unique! 

JonMarc Edwards has created or participated in many immersive & performative productions including: Looming Bias - Art Center, Pasadena, Intelligent Living - Art Center / Wind Tunnel, Corral, CalPoly Pomona, Reverberations + Butoh, Captivity, Los Angeles. His most recent production, "The Debriti Show!" a textual apothecary has traveled throughout Southern California including Beyond Baroque, Venice, CA. and most recently A.P.E. Gallery - ARC summer series, Northampton, MA. 

Search + Resq Gallery is an independent building located in the Brewery Artwalk Complex. Signs and directions will be placed around the complex on the days of the performance / exhibition.

  • See this important show by appointment, 
    August 13 through August 19th, 2018
    Call 213.483.1183
  • Image Credit: jonmarc edwards Flutter, the elemental metaphor
  • Website:

    marketstudio.org

  • Twitter ID:

    @jonmarc_edwards

  • Instagram:

    @jmarket77

  • Facebook:

    jonmarc edwards

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The Department of Nocturnal Affairs (D.N.A.): DTLA Field Office
Aug
11
11:00 AM11:00

The Department of Nocturnal Affairs (D.N.A.): DTLA Field Office

*This event also takes place Friday August 10, 5pm - 9pm

The Department of Nocturnal Affairs (D.N.A.) 
is a creative project by artists Caroline Maxwell and Tal Yizrael. The D.N.A. Office is at once a work of performance art, an artistic installation, a public outreach, an educational platform, and an archive.  The D.N.A. office collaborates with scientists and the public; it responds to and raises awareness of current scientific research on light pollution, as well as the intelligence and fragility of the nocturnal wildlife with whom we share our cities and landscapes.  The D.N.A. office encourages people to act as witnesses to the presence and behaviors of nocturnal wildlife, and to consider how nocturnal darkness and its animals play a crucial role in our collective well-being.

  • Image Credit: Caroline Maxwell D.N.A. Office

Website:

  • dnaoffice.org
  • carolinemaxwell.net 
  • talyizrael.com

Instagram:

  • caralenamax
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Michael Rippens: The Free Cafe
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

Michael Rippens: The Free Cafe

The Free Cafe is a nomadic, open-air cafe that accepts suggestions in lieu of money. The goal of The Free Cafe is to foster community and dialogue by inviting participants to take a little time out of their day to connect with friends, neighbors and strangers alike over a free cup of coffee or tea. Cafe-goers are encouraged to submit anonymous "suggestions", written on napkins and posted to a board for all to see. These personal messages range from comments about the cafe itself, to ways of improving the community, to aspirational recommendations on how to lead a better life.

Each week, The Free Cafe venue will change, rotating between various public parks throughout the city. See below for dates and locations.

Sat. 8/4: Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights Sat. 8/11: York Park in Highland Park Sat. 8/18: Unidad Park in Historic Filipinotown Sat. 8/25: Leimert Park Plaza Visitors should look for The Free Cafe sign.

photo credit and title: 

Alan Hiroshi Nakagawa, The Free Cafe pops up on a porch in Leimert Park

website and Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.free.cafe/

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LA CREEPS: FLOATIES
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

LA CREEPS: FLOATIES

  • 221 North Hill Street Los Angeles, CA, 90012 United States (map)
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LA CREEPS is a collaboration of artists Liz Walsh and Kim Weller founded in 2016. It is an installation driven project, including painting, sculpture and video that is site-based in the Los Angeles area. Searching out places that hold significance to the artists or their community is what directs the site installation. The duo then documents the work at each site and posts images via social media. LA CREEPS has invited several local artists to participate at selected sites.

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The Golden Dome School: The Resurrection of Care
Aug
10
6:30 PM18:30

The Golden Dome School: The Resurrection of Care

The Golden Dome School performs "The Resurrection of Care" ritual each year - a ceremonial performance that invites Los Angeles artists to respond to our culture’s violence, ecocide, caustic hierarchies, and exploitative capitalism. 

The notorious Bohemian Club, an ultra-exclusive all-male club, has membership that includes business leaders, government officials, former US presidents, military elite, bankers, media executives, and other men in positions of power. Political and business deals are developed at the Club’s annual summer gathering at Bohemian Grove in Monte Rio, CA. 

Each year, members of the club stage the 135-year old "Cremation of Care" ceremony, in which the body of “Care” is symbolically cremated and banished from Bohemian Grove, paving the way for drunken celebration, male bonding, capitalistic scheming, warmongering, and – according to many reports – excessive public urination. 

In response, the Golden Dome School developed "The Resurrection of Care", an annual ritualistic play performed by Golden Dome artists. The play narrates the resurrection of the cremated body of caring. Each year we re-instate our vow to care for ourselves and all of the people, plants, animals, water, earth, air, and spirits that are threatened with annihilation by unfettered greed and exploitation.

We will be meeting at the Lady of the Lake Statue in Echo Park. The ceremony starts at 6:30 PM sharp.

  • Image Credit: Eliza Swann "The Resurrection of Care, 2017"
  • Website:

    golden-dome.org

  • Instagram:

    @goldendomeschool

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The Department of Nocturnal Affairs (D.N.A.): DTLA Field Office
Aug
10
5:00 PM17:00

The Department of Nocturnal Affairs (D.N.A.): DTLA Field Office

*This event also takes place Saturday, August 11, 11am - 5pm

The Department of Nocturnal Affairs (D.N.A.) 
is a creative project by artists Caroline Maxwell and Tal Yizrael. The D.N.A. Office is at once a work of performance art, an artistic installation, a public outreach, an educational platform, and an archive.  The D.N.A. office collaborates with scientists and the public; it responds to and raises awareness of current scientific research on light pollution, as well as the intelligence and fragility of the nocturnal wildlife with whom we share our cities and landscapes.  The D.N.A. office encourages people to act as witnesses to the presence and behaviors of nocturnal wildlife, and to consider how nocturnal darkness and its animals play a crucial role in our collective well-being.

  • Image Credit: Caroline Maxwell D.N.A. Office

Website:

  • dnaoffice.org
  • carolinemaxwell.net 
  • talyizrael.com

Instagram:

  • caralenamax
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Labkhand Olfatmanesh: Baby-maybe in DTLA
Aug
10
12:00 PM12:00

Labkhand Olfatmanesh: Baby-maybe in DTLA

This world has too many people.  I chose not to have children for the sake of the planet, but also for the sake of the child. 
Who would want to be born into a world that is racing toward ecological destruction, overpopulation, and coercive servitude? 

Baby-maybe is an ongoing artist collaboration project conceived to cover social, personal, and ecological issues through the medium of street photography. 

This time I am planning to underscore the issue of how babies are getting exposed to a toxic and unhealthy environment and then become an even bigger problem as adults. 

I would like to dress a young lady in plastic with a big transparent belly made out of plastic with several babies or even just one and spend a day with her in the city of LA and capture different example setups of mom who is dealing with lots of unhealthy environmental issues while unaware of how little choice there is to these kinds of exposure. 

After all, we are biologically and culturally programmed to have kids so here’s my argument: 

When you create somebody, you impose all the risks of life on them! 

photo credit and title: Labkhand Olfatmanesh, Raw

Website: www.labbiemanesh.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/labbiemanesh

 

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Labkhand Olfatmanesh: Baby-maybe
Aug
7
5:00 PM17:00

Labkhand Olfatmanesh: Baby-maybe

  • 6925 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90028 United States (map)
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*There will also be an event on Tuesday, August 4, from 10-2pm

I made a decision a long time ago to not have children.  As an immigrant from a war torn country, having children was a luxury that completely contradicted civilization’s inability to care for those that were already here. 
When I finally made it to Los Angeles I saw that city of almost 4 million people also faced hardships that I was familiar with.  But the one that is most devastating is a forced separation from a parent.   
My project centers around this recent phenomena of immigrant children being jailed and forced to exist in the immigration bureaucracy without knowing if they will ever see there parents again. 
I want to make a statement about this tragedy by placing one or more of my plastic photography baby dolls in a small hand made cage and travel with them around Los Angeles in a variety of social settings to examine and photograph peoples reactions and ideas about this direction our administration is taking. 
The conversations will remain anonymous and I will communicate the emotion and texture of these encounters with still photography only. 
My goal is to capture the raw emotion behind these children’s struggle. 

photo credit and title: Labkhand Olfatmanesh, Baby-maybe and train

Website: www.labbiemanesh.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/labbiemanesh

 

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