BYOB – LA III

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WOAH, mobile broadcast studio Experimental Half-Hour, and Curate LA‘s Shelley Holcomb, team up with multidisciplinary artist complex Werkärtz to present the latest edition of BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer) Los Angeles: BYOB-LA III.

A worldwide series of one-night-exhibitions curated around the world, BYOB is an idea conceived by artist Rafaël Rozendaal, with the first iteration initiated by Anne de Vries and Rozendaal popping-up in Berlin, 2010.

Lighting-up with projections from over 20 innovative video artists and animators, BYOB-LA III showcases mind bending visuals alongside sound frequency purveyors with live music performances throughout the night.  An audio-and-visual celebration, join us Thursday, September 25th, 2014 from 8pm-12am at Werkärtz in downtown LA’s Arts District.

Bringing yourself to BYOB?! Please remember RSVP is required.  How do you RSVP?  Send an email shelley@werkartz.com

BYOB – LA III is proud to feature:

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Pabst x Lagunitas for making this about artists bringing their own beamers and not beer!

 

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| d o n ‘ t  f o r g e t | TRY TO FORGET: A Group Show

Try To Forget

| opening | 8pm-1am Saturday, March 8th | 1443 N. Highland Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Hentai Origami – Eron Rauch

| d i g i t a l | * Anthony Antonellis  * Ian Aleksander Adams * Terrell Davis * Bebe Bones * Natalie Hands    * Hush B Quiet * Jim Anderson (GrimGrimGrim) * Dave Hudson * Spencer Keller * Marci Pinna * Mauzy Virginia * Carlos A Etchverry * Mattie Hillock * Tracy Clark

| v i d e o | * Molly Ryan * H. Martis * Estrid Lutz + Emile Mold * Logan Owlbeemoth (Tachyons+) * Faith Holland * Vishal Nirvana

| p h y s i c a l | * Trevor Brolin * Jen Miller * Gabe Martinez * Rhys Jones * Eron Rauch * XE Davis * Nora Quinn + Sammy Wong * Trevor Treglia * Jimmy Swill * Rae Threat  * Dorian Wood  * Aria Maximillian * Crystal Brackett  * James Marshall

| s o u n d | (live) * Bastard Noise and Witches Of Malibu * Crowhurst * Hive Mind * Breakdancing Ronald Reagan (TX) * Endometrium Cuntplow * Derek Rogers

| r e a d i n g | * Ian Dick Jones | i n s t a l l a t i o n | * Jay Gambit

| d e s i g n | * (stage) Eron Rauch * (lighting) Obfuscated Visuals

| c u r a t e d  b y | * Jay Gambit

| co-p r e s e n t e d  with |  We Open Art Houses – WOAH

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art + sound IRL

It is truly the catastrophe of meaning that lies in wait for us – JEAN BAUDRILLARD

In a world where our virtual life has consumed our physical state of being, the lines between IRL and URL dissolve through mechanical routine and limitless manipulation.  Modulators and controllers of an overwhelming panoply of sights, sounds, information, and events, we function in communication networks as both alienated subject and mediated object.  Virtually extended, we are trapped in a circular loop of presented and re-presented information and images–– a simulated reality where representations of history, society, adolescence, youth, and ourselves are commonly perceived as lived experience.

Instruments and vessels of absorption, the evolution of becoming an adult has changed with the expansion of open-source information and the elaboration of pop culture.  We inhabit an age where information and value, notions of private and public, as well as distinctions between the natural and the neutralized, collapse into meaningless noise.  Like the World Wide Web itself, the Post-Internet visual and sound artists showcased here deconstruct the past by reassembling fragments into new strange hybrid forms and futures.

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The beauty of this new habitat is juxtaposed in a political climate with recurring themes of corruption, immorality, violence and invasion of even the most basic of personal privacies.  Deeply entrenched in a lifestyle of habitual routine and manufactured need–– where we are constantly having new necessities forced upon us through rendering the technological items our culture has forced us into addiction to–– looking back less than twenty years ago seems like an eternity of waste.  Overloaded and overwhelmed, the only hope is to try to forget.

Try To Forget: A Group Show

AUDIO |DIGITAL | VIDEO | INSTALLATIONS + PERFORMANCES

CURATED BY JAY GAMBIT (Crowhurst)

CO-PRESENTED WITH WOAH

OPENING RECEPTION: 8PM–11PM SATURDAY, MARCH 8TH

AT THE RAT FACTORY

1443 N. Highland Ave, Hollywood CA 90028 (Map)

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>DIGITAL: Natalie Hands | Anthony Antonellis | Dave Hudson | Ian Aleksander Adams | Hush B Quiet | Terrell Davis | Bebe Bones | Jim Anderson | Spencer Keller >VIDEO: Molly Ryan | H. Martis | Estrid Lutz | Logan Owlbeemoth | Faith Holland >WALL: Trevor Brolin | Lydia Jones | Nora Quinn/Sammy Wong | Eron Rauch | Trevor Treglia | Jen Miller | Gabe MartinezJimmy Swill | XE Davis >PERFORMANCE: Crowhurst | Bastard Noise + Witches of Malibu | Hive Mind | Circuit Rider | Endometrium >INSTALLATION: James MarshallJay Gambit

Satellites x Socialists

Published by Skydive Art Space in partnership with Temporary Art Review Sponsored by a grant from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation Coming Soon!

Satellites and Socialists: On the Fringe of the Houston Arts
Published by Skydive Art Space in partnership with Temporary Art Review
Sponsored by a grant from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation

Houston, Texas.  A city I have been lucky to visit and engage with in recent years since the first conception of WOAH (West Oaks Art House) was born in early November 2011.  As a first-time traveller, worldwide urban-dweller and self-professed city-junkie, Houston was one of those destinations where I really didn’t know what to expect, nor did I anticipate the incredibly diverse and enigmatic artist-driven energy existing within this vast metropolis.

There are certain places where you truly do feel a collective creative consciousness brewing, where you actually see experimentation happening outside of prevalent critical discourse; ecologies where artists, activists, institutions, and cutting-edge nonprofits are evolving together to create something unparalleled outside of white walls; where possibilities are being built and new spaces and trajectories are being excavated in the process.  Art and a sense of community can be mistaken for those awkward moments when you continually run into the same semi-familiar sea of art goers at the so-and-so weekly choice art happening, usually with a crowd contingent and distinct to the venue itself: institution, gallery, or alterna-space.  That’s not to say I myself don’t partially enjoy attending and maintaining aloof anonymity at each of these art happenings.  But, my point is, in Houston, there is a cross-pollination bridging artist, museum curator, commercial gallery owner, critic, collector, nonprofit space, newcomer, and audience into one all-inclusive art community.  As an out-of-towner, feelings of inferiority initially plagued my stag attendance to varied art events, only to be quickly eradicated by the instantaneous feeling of being a key player in this creative exchange and dialogue.  I was welcomed with the feeling of being integral to the experimentation and innovation taking place within and beyond this city’s kunsthalle infrastructure –– brimming with artists, renowned institutions, and community-centric projects–– sheerly because I, too, was an artist with an idea in Houston.

With that said, I continue to be humbled to be included in the upcoming book project, Satellites and Socialists: On the Fringe of the Houston Arts, published in partnership with Temporary Art Review and edited by Founder of landmark Houston artist-run venue, Skydive Art Space, Sasha Dela.  Through an anthology of essays, interviews, mission statements, and floorplans, the book focuses on Houston as a city enabling and sustaining a variety of creative endeavors, chronicling a group of local arts organizations, that through an economy of means taking unconventional forms, envision a more perfect connection to and relationship with place.1

Included in the book: Antena Books / John Pluecker / Jen Hofer, Aurora Picture Show / Andrea Grover, Art House Rules / Nancy Zastudil, Box 13, Galveston Artist Residency / Eric Schnell, Hear Our Houston / Carrie Schneider, Hello Lucky / Teresa O’Conner, The Kenmore / Emily Sloan, Mainstreaming the Militants / Raj Mankad, Many Mini Residency / Sarrita Hunn / Ryan Thayer, The Mitchell Center for the Arts / Karen Farber, Notsuoh / Dean Liscum, Phoenix Commotion / Robert Boyd, Project Row Houses / Rick Lowe, Rice Gallery / Josh Fischer, Roadsign USA / June Woest, Settlement Goods / Jenny Morgan, Shrimp Boat Projects / Eric Leshinsky / Zach Moser, Skydive Art Space / Sasha Dela, West Oaks Art House / Sharsten Plenge, Workshop Houston and more!

We’ll keep you posted on where to read-up on the varied spaces and entities shaping Houston’s unique artscape  … Plus, you’ll want to pick-up a copy for a pair of the hand-crafted WOAH enhancement included with our textual contribution.

For more information, please contact Sasha Dela.

HIP Pops-Up in Houston

Designs by HIP Founder, Toni Whitaker. Image courtesy Toni Whitaker.

Designs by HIP Founder, Toni Whitaker. Image courtesy Toni Whitaker.

As part of the programs facilitated and supported through WOAH’s mobile Houston art space, West Oaks Art House, we are pleased to announce the upcoming opening of the HIP Pop-Up.

Making it’s grand debut on the biggest national shopping day of the year –– yes, that would be Black Friday–– the HIP Pop-Up sets-up-shop at West Oaks Mall thru December 31st. The opening of the HIP Pop-Up marks the landing of Houston’s first concept store exclusively dedicated to showcasing emerging designers under the innovative program of the Houston Incubator Project (HIP). A not-for-profit initiative headed by veteran designer and choice dresser to Houston’s most fashionable A-list, Toni Whitaker, the mission of the HIP is to grow and sustain the business of participating designers by developing the skills needed to thrive and survive in a competitive retail environment.

Animating a 500 sq ft. storefront space with participant’s collections, the HIP Pop-Up helps selected designers build and expand their brand’s exposure. By housing retail space at West Oaks Mall with locally designed and produced clothing and accessories, the HIP Pop-Up aims to generate attention to Houston’s leading fashion-entrepreneurs while simultaneously enabling them to test the ready-to-wear market. Offering business mentoring, networking opportunities, and the use of retail space at no-cost to participating designers, the HIP Pop-Up provides a unique, professional platform encouraging up-and-coming talent to reach their full potential, while exposing them to the real-life challenges of garnering a target-audience within an established retail landscape. Additionally, under Whitaker’s stellar curation, the HIP Pop-Up introduces new customers to the first incarnation of the incubator project, which is set to reach full program fruition come Spring 2014.

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For more on the HIP visit www.houstonfashionincubatorproject.org

In addition to the HIP Pop-Up, West Oaks Art House provides a second location for the nonprofit arts organization Katy Visual & Performing Arts Center (KVPAC West Oaks).  Offering a Fun Friday Workshop on Black Friday, KVPAC West Oaks invites parents to drop-off kids to partake in fun arts and crafts activities while they enjoy shopping Black Friday bargains.

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For more on the holiday programs offered at KVPAC West Oaks visit www.kvpac.org

Click here to download WOAH’s Press Release.

Tunnel Vision

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As part of the Cypress Village Tunnel Art WalkVCR and WOAH teamed up with Antigua Coffee House to present TUNNEL VISION, a one-night audiovisual event set within and inspired by the underground. Set-up along the overground periphery and below within a former pedestrian passageway in Cypress Park, TUNNEL VISION aimed to be a temporary portal inducing expanded states of perception. Pooling tastes for audiovisual elements typically limited to LA’s ‘undergrounds,’ TUNNEL VISION united hyphenated-genre-eluding music, interactive light optics, and the in-between, to deliver a hypnotic experience of sight and sound, space and perception.

Click here to view the full set on Flickr.  If you have TUNNEL VISION photos, we would love to share them! Please send to hello.tunnelvision@gmail.com

As Above, So Below

MAPJACKS Projection Mapping Crew

Image Courtesy MAPJACKS Projection Mapping Crew

Oh yes, it’s time for tunneled vision!

As the next installment of the Cypress Village Tunnel Art Walk, VCR and WOAH present Tunnel Vision.  Join us Saturday, October 12th from 6PM-11PM as a diverse collaborative of artists transforms an underground tunnel into a realm of sonic soundscapes and sensorial environments.

Down below, Josh Garza (drummer of Secret Machines & EFG) initiates the synesthetic journey with arpeggios of drum drones, followed by live performances from Josh Anzano, Leslie Dugger, and Crowhurst. Since Tunnel Vision spans the overground area of the adjacent block for the evening, we have ambient DJ sets from Mor Elian (Dublab), Thomas K, and a slowed-down experimental half-hour with Nu Speed.

LA-based collective MAPJACKS Projection Mapping Crew illuminates the scene with live and interwoven projections–transforming neighboring buildings and the tunnel into a frenetic, oscillating landscape.  With transcendental videos and interactive installations from Brian Decker, Daiana Feuer, Klaus Pinter, Mark Mars, Nemo, INX, LURK, and Sammy Wong, this promises to be an experience exercising faculties of perception.

You won’t want to miss Tunnel Vision‘s happiest hour courtesy of Lagunitas Brewing Co … so we suggest you RSVP.

>>FREE ($5 Suggested)

>>LocationAntigua Coffee House3400 N. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, California 90065

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