After the Aqueduct

March 4 - April 12, 2015

After the Aqueduct Opening Reception
Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
 7 to 9pm

Panel Discussion
Saturday, March 14th, 2015
2 to 4pm

Panel Discussion with the artists and with special guest Alan Bacock (Big Pine Tribal member and Big Pine Paiute Tribe of the Owens Valley’s Water Program Coordinator) moderated by Jon Christensen (editor of Boom: A Journal of California and adjunct assistant professor Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA.

After the Aqueduct features diverse projects by artists and designers investigating the Los Angeles Aqueduct—a controversial 233 mile-long hydraulic water conveyance system that has historically been the primary source of potable water for the city of Los Angeles since the aqueduct was first put into service in 1913.

The fates of urban Los Angeles and rural Owens Valley—where the water originates—are explicitly linked together through a contentious past and yet to be determined future. After the Aqueduct envisions the recent centenary of Big Water in the western United States as an opportunity for the various stakeholders, including Los Angeles area city dwellers, rural residents and tribal members of the Owens Valley along with engineers, farmers, scientists, historians, activists, artists, and designers to reexamine water practices and policies that link these shared destinies while considering alternative visions for renegotiating a shared future.

With works by Nicole Antebi, Lauren Bon, Barry Lehrman, Peter Bo Rappmund, Chad Ress, Alexander Robinson and Kim Stringfellow. Student projects from Cal Poly’s Aqueduct Futures program are included in this exhibit.

Curated by Kim Stringfellow.

For additional information visit: aftertheaqueduct.org

 

Parking information: http://en.parkopedia.com/parking/lot/1639_schrader_boulevard/90028/los_angeles/

LACE + ARTILLERY INVITE YOU TO A VALENTINE'S PARTY

14 February 2015 8 - 11 PM

LACE + ARTILLERY INVITE YOU TO A VALENTINE'S PARTY

DATE: February 14, 2015
TIME: 8-11pm 
LOCATION: LACE, 6522 HOLLYWOOD BLVD, LOS ANGELES, CA 90028
TICKETS:  $10 per person / $8 LACE Members
 

Featuring Performances by: 
Geneva Jacuzzi, Tiffany Trenda, & DJ TMO 

Erotic Reading Room curated by Artillery:
John Tottenham, Mary Woronov, Greg Walloch, & Toni Bentley 

On view for the last day: The Heart is the Frame, a group exhibition curated by Shoghig Halajian. Find additional exhibition information here.

Love inspired cocktails will be served.
This event is sponsored by Stone Brewing Co., Dark Horse Wines and Tito's Handmade Vodka.

 

 

 

Creative Capital Professional Development Program

31 January 2015 9 - 5 PM

Artists: Apply for a free space in a Los Angeles Creative Capital Workshop

Application Deadline – November 17, 2014
Workshop Date January 31, 2015, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Workshop will be held at LACE

The Creative Capital Professional Development Workshop Day at LACE includes both sessions described below plus lunch.

FUNDING YOUR WORK: build a fundraising campaign that expresses the quality and character of your work, learn essential skills to tap into funding networks and resources
Based on content from Creative Capital’s esteemed Core Weekend, this workshop combines nuts and-bolts strategies with a broad-based empowering approach for integrating fundraising into your creative practice. Appropriate for artist’s of all disciplines, this workshop will help you evaluate a wide variety of fundraising opportunities and will teach how to tap these valuable resources. Topics include applying for grants and residencies; fundraising from individuals; working with a fiscal sponsor; forming an advisory board; preparing the right materials for the right donors; making the tools of organizational fundraising efforts work for individual artists; partnerships with venues, donors and funders; and determining and communicating the real cost of your work.

FINANCIAL LITERACY FOR ARTISTS: a crash course in finance
Designed and led by a working artist with expertise in bookkeeping, budgeting, tax preparation, and financial management, this workshop will raise participants’ level of financial literacy, whatever their prior level of experience.   It is appropriate for individual artists in any genre and at any point in their careers.  Topics will include: individual taxes for artists; segregating personal and artistic finances; budgeting for your life and your artistic projects; how to tell “the story” of your project in a compelling way to funders; tips for tracking deductible expenses; how artists can get out of debt and start saving; a self-employment primer, and; whether and when to pursue non-profit incorporation or other entity. Participants will leave the workshop with ...

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Parts and Labor Redux

January 22 - 23, 2015

Heidi Duckler Dance Theater

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 8pm
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 8pm
Approximate runtime is 90 minutes

Its most inspired passages qualify as pure junkyard art: abandoned objects and even buildings transformed into integral components of uproariously inventive music and dance. – Lewis Segal, Los Angeles Times, 1992 on Parts and Labor

23 years after the original, Heidi Duckler will completely re-imagine Parts and Labor with choreography that explores America’s love affair with the automobile. In addition to dancers performing on and around a 1970 Cadillac Coupe de Ville, percussionists from the band “Antenna Repairmen” will be on site playing the amplified metal.

On Thursday, January 22, the Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre will open Parts and Labor Redux on the parking lot behind Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) and reprise the show the following night.

The January 22 and 23 performances are part of a partnership with LACE and provide a great chance for the LA-area community to check out both the performance and LACE. Tickets cost $40 with a student/senior rate of $20 and attendees will have the opportunity to tour the exhibits after the performance.

The performance on January 22 includes a talk back with Heidi Duckler, composer Bob Fernandez and performers.

 
Dancers:
  • Teresa "Toogie" Barcelo
  • Chris Bordenave
  • Nick Heitzeberg
  • Zoe Nelson
  • Anibal Sandoval
Musicians:
  • Bob Fernandez
  • MB Gordy
Link to ticket page:

https://heididuckler.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0Si0000006TMOzEAO

 
Image/Photo Credit: Mae Koo

Touch Presents...Live in Los Angeles: Hazard, Mark Van Hoen & Pinkcourtesyphone

21 January 2015 8 PM

VOLUME presents an evening of performances by Touch related artists curated by Mike Harding.

Wednesday January 21, 2015 - 8PM
Purchase tickets here! $10 advanced, $15 at the door

THE ARTISTS

Hazard is a Swedish composer and sound artist based in Berlin and London. His work is primarily focused on the sound of nature and its effects on humans. His two latest solo albums released by Touch Eye Of The Microphone (2013) – a personal audio rendition based on the sound of London – and The Invisible City (2010), have explored the urban acoustic realm. He has collaborated with Chris Watson on Storm and Wind, released by Touch (2006, 2001). His original scores and soundtracks have featured in theatre, dance, and film, including Microtopia and Test Site (2013, 2010, dir. Jesper Wachtmeister), Enter the Void (2010, dir. Gaspar Noé), and, in collaboration with Jóhann Jóhannsson, I am here (2014, dir. Anders Morgenthaler). Co-editor of the publication The Acoustic City together with Matthew Gandy.

Mark Van Hoen is a recording artist who has been recording electronic music since 1981 and releasing records since 1992 on labels such as R&S/Apollo, Touch, CCO & eMego. Mark Van Hoen is from London, England and currently lives in Los Angeles USA. Mark featured on Scala’s Touch releases as well as his own solo albums Last Flowers from the Darkness and Wrong.

Pinkcourtesyphone is a continuing project by Los Angeles-based sound artist Richard Chartier (b.1971). He is considered one of the key figures in the current of reductionist sound art which has been termed both “microsound” and Neo-Modernist. Chartier’s minimalist digital work explores the inter-relationships between the spatial nature of sound, silence, focus, perception and the act of listening itself.

Pinkcourtesyphone is a more emotional, dare one say musical side of his work ...

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Chats about Change: Critical Conversations on Art and Politics in Los Angeles

17 January 2015 10 - 6:30 PM

Chats About Change: Critical Conversations on Art and Politics is five conversations addressing contemporary themes creative practitioners are developing in Los Angeles today. Organized by artists Elana Mann and Robby Herbst, the conversations will explore ways individuals, at times labeled “artists” and “organizers,” are seeking alternative futures.

The first part of the project will take place at California State University Los Angeles, deemed the "people’s university” on Thursday January 15, 2015.  The second part will be held at LACE on Saturday January 17, 2015.

Assemblies will be structured around the problematics surrounding participation, creative dissonance, spirituality, professional-hybridization, and the politics of land in a session co-organized with Sandra de la Loza. Chats About Change asks questions, wages debates, and strengthens community among people seeking experimental ways to affect Southern California.

FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS - Saturday January 17, 2015

Consulta - 10-10:30AM
The chats are a series of conversations around a set of questions. To similarly involve our community, we invite you to participate in a process inspired by a Zapatista consulta. You will be asked to develop a question addressing the nature of social change practice in Los Angeles.
 
Creative Dissonance - 10:40-11:40AM
The dissident is known as an individual acting in opposition to official policy, dogma, or practices of a society. The individuals in this conversation have a dynamic relationship to concepts of oppositionality, some may welcome it, some may not. Their work, addressing gender, policing, ideology, and the Veterans Administration, will be a starting point for a conversation about how art can be instrumentalized into a critical discourse.
Lauren Bon, Micol Hebron, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Ada Tinnell + Robby Herbst (moderator)
 
How Can I Participate? - 11:50AM-1:50PM
Participation in anything is often a question of motive and use, opined Allan Kaprow in 1977. Today participation is ...
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The Heart is the Frame

January 7 - February 14, 2015

Opening reception - Wednesday January 7, 2015 - 7-10pm 

with works by Leidy Churchman, Harry Dodge, William E. Jones, Sharon Lockhart, Emily Roysdon, Anna Sew Hoy, and Tris Vonna-Michell

 

The Heart is the Frame is a group exhibition that questions the practice of everyday living by breaking down the cinematic guise of commonplace existence into a series of still images. It aims to surface the scripts that direct one's daily course, and address the ways in which one's actions are bound to a designated articulation of time – at a given pace / in the present / moving forward – and its ensuing choreographies of movement. 

The exhibition explores the routinized acts that constitute the dailyness of life – from workplace tasks to the maintenance of public life – to bare the impact of habitual existence and to ask what happens when these unromantic acts amass or shift out of sync. Among the works, impending variations take the form of strange encounters, temporal contractions, and deviations off-path, all placed alongside the mills of necessity that ask one to consume and create at a prescribed rate. By examining notions of reiteration and routine – acts that are irreplaceable but endlessly repeatable – and their ruptures, The Heart is the Frame aims to unveil how these recurring processes shape our conception of time and our relationship to the body and its uses.

Curated by LACE Assistant Director Shoghig Halajian.

Download the curatorial essay and checklist here.

Image: Emily Roysdon, Untitled (David Wojnarowicz project), 11x14 inch silver gelatin print, 2001-2007.

SUPPORT
The Heart is the Frame is made possible with the support of Silberkuppe, Berlin; Higher Pictures, New York; David Kordansky, Los Angeles; Blum & Poe, Los Angeles; Metro Pictures, New York; Overduin & Co., Los Angeles; and all the participating artists.

Otis Graduate Writing Program: Student Reading Event

01 December 2014 7 - 9 PM

Come join us as Justin Evans, Tonya Ingram, Sean Pessin, and Lara Sterling share excerpts from their ongoing projects.  

In addition to allowing writers to carefully craft some diverse and compelling writing, the Graduate Writing program at Otis College of Art and Design also works to put out books under the Otis Books | Seismicity Editions house; copies will be available for sale at the reading.

Learn more about the Otis Graduate Writing program here.

 

Burqa Girls: Shangri-La Remix

22 November 2014 4 - 6 PM

The Burqa Girls present a forum on representations of women in Islam and in Western societies in conjunction with the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs LA Islam initiative. The Burqa Girls are a performance and public practice collective using veiling as a means to provoke questions of invisibility and power at the intersection of feminist, privacy, and global justice concerns. At LACE, Burqa Girls will invite three women to share their expert perspectives on contemporary and historical interpretations of Islam in the West.

The panel will draw on the exhibitions at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery showcasing Islamic art from the collection of Doris Duke and works by contemporary artists to describe rhetorics of subjugation and control as they relate to women’s bodies, sexual and queer liberation, and political struggle.

Guests include: Dr. Saloni Mathur, Associate Professor in the Department of Art History at UCLA; Rijin Sahakian, Curator of Shangri-La: Imagined Cities at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery; and Amitis Motevalli, Project Manager, LA/Islam Arts Initiative at Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.
 

Otis Graduate Writing Program: Student Reading Event

06 October 2014 7 - 9 PM

Come join us as Niko Nelson, Taylor McDaniel, Tess Satsuma, and Daniele Dickerson share excerpts from their ongoing projects.  

In addition to allowing writers to carefully craft some diverse and compelling writing, the Graduate Writing program at Otis College of Art and Design also works to put out books under the Otis Books | Seismicity Editions house; copies will be available for sale at the reading.

Learn more about the Otis Graduate Writing program here.