Spirit Resurrection Performance Night

29 March 2012 7 - 9 PM

Final event of Los Angeles Goes Live

Join us for a culminating moment of Spirit Resurrection with performances by Elizabeth Leister, Stephanie Allespach, Elizabeth Folk and Margaret Haines with a screening of a performance by Stephen Van Dyck.

Each artist has created new works inspired by the original scores available on Spirit Resurrection, an archive for historical documents from and about the Public Spirit festival in 1980.

Open access to the history has inspired a diversity of both performers and interpretations of earlier works by Kim Jones, Nancy Buchanan, The Kipper Kids, Sandra Binion, Allan Kaprow and others. Other Spirit Resurrection performances happening over the course of the week include re-inventions by Liz Glynn and Mateo Tannatt, Elana Mann and Stephen Van Dyck.  

TICKETS
$10 General Admission // $5 Students // LACE Members FREE
All ticket sales go directly to the artists.

This is our final Los Angeles Goes Live event. To learn more about the initiative visit losangelesgoeslive.org

ALSO PART OF SPIRIT RESURRECTION

Time Pieces (1973/2012)
29 March 2012, 4:00-6:30pm
A performance by Elana Mann and students from the Claremont Colleges of Time Pieces by Allan Kaprow. All are welcome. Questions?  Email: EMann@scrippscollege.edu
Scripps College
Lang Hall, Room 203
Claremont, CA

 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Stephanie Allespach is a German American artist/curator who lives and works in Los Angeles and Berlin. Born in Texas, she grew up between Ohio and Germany. Committed to a project based practice, she seeks ideas and images that inform one another in unpredictable ways. Working in a variety of mediums, her practice explores concepts between documentary observation and everyday theatricality. In particular the interlacing of the imaginary and the real as expressed within environments as object and through performed body. Allespach received her BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her MFA from the Art Center College of Design. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, as well as screened and performed at various institutions such as: The Getty Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Southwest Museum, Torrence Museum of Art, The Fowler Museum, American Cinematheque, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Outpost for Contemporary Art and Armory Center for the Arts (Pasadena).

Elizabeth Folk is a sculpture, installation, performance, and video artist. Many of her works exist as insertions into public spaces that invite audience interaction or collaboration. Folk’s Just Play! Restaurant, a life-sized restaurant board game, was recently featured at the Santa Barbara Contemporary Art Forum. You may have seen Glory Spa, her mobile spa vending machine engaging a space in your neighborhood. Folk received her Masters of Fine Art from the University of California, Santa Barbara and her Bachelors of Fine Art from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She teaches for the College of Creative Studies and the Art Department at UCSB, and 4-D and New Genres for the Art Department at Santa Barbara City College.   More at elizabethfolk.com

Margaret Haines is a Los Angeles-based installation artist, performer, and filmmaker. She holds a BFA in Photography from Concordia University in Montreal 2007 and a MFA in Photography and Media from the California Institute of the Arts 2011. She has been published in DUST (Los Angeles), Dazed and Confused (UK), TANK (UK), and OneHourEmpire (Canada). She has exhibited work at the Carmichael Gallery in Los Angeles; Le Cercle Blanc, Larrys Canadian Fine Arts in Berlin; The Harcoza Gallery in Japan; and, at the McCord Museum and MOCCA in Canada. An excerpt from the project TrustMeSisthuhh was recently screened at REDCAT in Los Angeles. Her first feature film, Coco, uses narrative to document the performative response of a young girl, Coco, and her mother in a re-enactment of Don Quixote. She is currently working on a book to accompany the film, which has been funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and will be published by New York based publisher, Sternthal Books, in Spring 2012. An upcoming two-person exhibition in July 2012 at Los Angeles gallery Commonwealth&Council will house a new project with long-time collaborator Orlando Tirado.

Elizabeth Leister comes to digital media with a background in the fine arts. She received an MFA in sculpture from The Milton Avery Graduate School of the Fine Arts at Bard College and a BFA in painting from Tyler School of Art. Leister creates video, installation, and performance that questions our connection to technology and the proximity and distance that it creates as it becomes an extension of our physical, emotional and psychological selves. Her work has been exhibited at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Delaware Museum of Art, and the North Dakota Museum of Art; Art in General, Apex Art and P.S. 122 in New York; Portland Art Center in Oregon, and Highways Performance Space and Gallery In Santa Monica. Leister has performed at Beyond Baroque, Anatomy Riot, and LACE in Los Angeles and has created a live-transmission performance presented at the Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery at the University of Reno and in Low Lives 2.  She has received awards from The Durfee Foundation in Santa Monica, The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and The Leeway Foundation in Philadelphia. She lives, teaches and works in Los Angeles, California.    

Elana Mann is a multidisciplinary artist whose artwork explores human communication, alternative economies, and the politics of resistance. Recently she has been investigating how performative action can disrupt political, social, and interpersonal impasses. She has presented work at REDCAT, Los Angeles; Apex Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Ford Foundation, New York; The Smithsonian, Washington D.C.; Galerie Califia, Horazdovice, Czech Republic; A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro; Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles. Mann is a recipient of California Community Foundation’s 2009 Visual Arts Fellowship and has published five books, including: We are the Art (2010) and Exchange Rate: 2008 (2009). Four of Mann's books are in the collection of the Getty Research Institute. Mann is the co-founder of the Artist Bailout Collective, the People's Microphony Camerata.  Her projects have been written about in such publications as the Los Angeles Times, NPR, O Globo, El Pais, La Reuppublica and X-Tra Magazine. Mann received her B.F.A. with honors from Washington University, St. Louis in 2003 and her M.F.A from California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA in 2007. Currently, Mann is a Visiting Lecturer at Scripps College, Claremont, CA.

Stephen Van Dyck is an artist using performance, video, text and sound to explore social rules and spaces, loneliness and technology. He is a semi-recent MFA graduate of Integrated Media, Critical Studies and Experimental Sound Practices at CalArts. He curates the annual Los Angeles Road Concerts, all-day arts events where over 200 LA artists and locals have re-imagined unused public space along the entire lengths of LA's very long streets with site-specific installations, performances, discussions and car pool happenings. He's currently amidst completion of his first book, "People I've Met from the Internet," a conceptual writing project, coming out/coming of age story and field study in the form of a very long annotated list. He's been Home Depot's unrequited artist-in-residence since 2007.