Weekly WOAH | Nov 6-12

// Thursday, Nov 6 

EUREKA & the BIOMASS, at 5 Car Garage

EUREKA & the BIOMASS | at 5 Car Garage

  • EUREKA & the BIOMASS, at 5 Car Garage, Santa Monica.
    A ‘Beauty & the Beast’ set in 2100, Megan Daalder’s sci-fi musical follows a human’s love affair with a synthetic organism: ‘the biomass,’ a spectacular behemoth, humanoid puppet.  Performances are sold-out, but meet the biomass today 1-4pm & by appt.  RSVP for location map x info.
    thru Nov 10

// Friday, Nov 7

Fedrik Nilsen on Mike Kelley | at Downtown Photoroom

Fedrik Nilsen’s Mike Kelley doc | at Downtown Photoroom

// Saturday, Nov 8 

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Taking The Waters with HDTS

// Sunday, Nov 9 

Seven Reeds

Seven Reeds | at Overduin & Co.

// Wednesday, Nov 12

// last-looks 

Composite Arcade at Château Shatto

Composite Arcade | at Château Shatto

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Weekly WOAH | Oct 30-Nov 5

// Thursday, Oct 30

ALONE, an immersive haunted house | in DTLA thru 11.1

// Friday, Oct 31 

Day Of The Dead seance

  • Day Of The Dead Seance, Secret Location.
    White witch Maja D’Aoust & medium Aedan MacDonnell host an evening for you to connect with the beyond IRL.
    RSVP (limited space x location map)
    5:30pm
  • Works On Paper at metro pcsSteve Kado x Keith Rocka Knittel: Works On Paper, at metro pcs, Chinatown.
    Exhibition closing & happening for Steve Kado & Keith Rocka Knittel’s collaboration. Central to the show is the duo’s larger work, 1992 TOYOTA COROLLA (BLACK), a ‘stand-in’ for their ‘totemic relationships to the Toyota product line’ & continual process in performance, sculpture, video, photography, sound, painting, & print.
    Facebook Event
    closing soiree 6:30pm
    thru Nov 1

// Saturday, Nov 1  

  • Dwyer Kilcollin: The View, at Ernest E. Debs Regional Park.
    An exhibition out-of-the-box — on a hillside overlooking the easternmost edge of LA— the artist’s solo show interprets the landscape beyond through algorithmically derived image-shapes taking form as a series of relief sculptures.  At this off-site location for 3 days only, before moving to M+B (thru Dec 6).
    Facebook Event
    opening reception x picnic 2-5pm
    11am-5pm thru Nov 3
  • House of Modern Horrors, at 1431 Armacost Ave 90025, Santa Monica.
    A ‘new face of horror,’ this immersive exhibition by Alex Miller is comprised of every day frights designed to make you think twice about daily life.  Comedian curation by Nina Tarr,
    2-9pm
Rafaël Rozendaal | at Steve Turner

Rafaël Rozendaal | at Steve Turner

// Sunday, Nov 2

  • 92918_49bb1b09f3ee0c94207596fded03a8da_e706912908da0a0fa1c0ad9ffa65aa22Charles Curtis performs Alvin Lucier, at MOCA Grand, DTLA.
    Curtis performs the avant-garde composer, performer, & electro-acoustic pioneer’s Slices for Cello x Pre-Recorded Orchestra.  Coincides with Andy Warhol: Shadows (thru Feb 2).
    3pm
  • Liminal Sunday, at Satellite Space, Santa Monica.
    Works by Jason Matthew Lee, Andrea Longacre-White, Megan Plunkett, Sean Raspet, Jesse Stecklow & Harm van den Dorpel pop-up in the temporary platform located in an ISP office compound.  Curated by Paulina Samborska.
    opening reception 6-9 pm
    thru Nov 30

// Wednesday, Nov 5

// last-looks 

Poemfield | at The Box

  • Stan VanDerBeek: Poemfield, at The Box, DTLA.
    5 of 8 computer-animated films from the artist’s Poemfield series presented as large-scale projections— each exploring how the machine could be a medium for creative x physical freedom.
    thru Nov 1

Cayetano Ferrer | Composite Arcade 

  • Cayetano Ferrer: Composite Arcade, at Château Shatto, DTLA.
    An ‘environment’ playing on ‘civic & fictional space,’ including Endless Columns, a column lit with flashing neon lights within a mirrored room, reflecting a sense of displaced infinity within a cavernous kaleidoscopic casino.
    thru Nov 9

    Cory Arcangel | at team

    Cory Arcangel | at Team

  • Cory Arcangel: tl;dr, at Team (gallery, inc.), Venice.
    Selected works by the NY artist, a leading purveyor (… & a personal favorite) of technology-based art. Inaugural gallery exhibition x Acangel’s LA debut!
    thru Nov 9

    EUREKA & the BIOMASS | at 5 Car Garage

    EUREKA & the BIOMASS | at 5 Car Garage

  • EUREKA & the BIOMASS, at 5 Car Garage, Santa Monica.
    An exhibition x sci-fi performance series set in 2100 by Megan May Daalder— a self-professed ‘self-styled guinea pig’ using performance, video, & scientific curiosity to investigate life on Earth. RSVP for location.
    Facebook Event
    open Thursdays & by appt.
    thru Nov 10

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Weekly WOAH | Oct 23-29

// Thursday, Oct 23 

Gone From My Sight Kate Parsons at .CALM

// Friday, Oct 24 

Eugenia Barbuc

throwback Eugenia Barbuc: Spacestation installation | Code X 2 at ESXLA

// Saturday, Oct 25 

David Lloyd

David Lloyd | at Klowden Mann

// Sunday, Oct 26 

// Monday, Oct 27 

Prism Pipe

Prism Pipe | at pehrspace

// Tuesday, Oct 28 

// Wednesday, Oct 29 

// last-looks 

Tobias Madison | at Freedman Fitzpatrick

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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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-live broadcast x video synthesis by-

-special thanks to-

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

 

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there is something happening above us.

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On view through Saturday at DTLA’s 10,000 sq ft. arts complex Wərkärtz is a two-man exhibition provoking questions of time, space, semantics, and the authorship of the viewing experience.  Curated by head artist liaison and Wərkärtz studio resident, Shelley Holcomb, there is nothing happening above us features new site-specific works by LA based artists Jason Burgess and Páll Haukur.  At a cross-section of semiotics, the works of these artists attain an intuitive child-like playfulness through unexpected variations in scale, material, and color, while the substance of their representations exists far beyond.

werkartz15On a horizontal plane suspended just below eye level, lies Jason Burgess’ installation The Grove, a weightless sea of multicolored foam orbs stretching across the interior space.   In slow rotation, The Grove quietly animates the adjacent backdrop of Burgess’ paintings, like extraterrestrial clouds in a hanging garden.  The usual staticity of the typical gallery setting—with work level among four white walls, framing the boxed-in viewer to encounter each work like a mirror— is cleverly eradicated throughout the exhibition.  Like Burgess’ work, Haukur’s freestanding ‘clusters’ incorporating drawing, video, sculpture, and found objects, invite discovery— drawing us up-close and to the floor.  Weaving through the subconscious maze of Haukur’s compositions, lie traces of Aristotle, Baudrillard, and a hand contemplating ‘meening.’

werkartz001Haukur’s constructs are less inert objects than material situations produced from the accumulation of codes activated through an interplay of the personal and the political; the subjective and the objective; the signifier and the signified.  Shifting through perspectives and narrative, I sift through vestiges of references to texts, images, and abjection as I move about the algorithms of Haukur’s mad scientist schematics and Burgess’ floating landscapes.  Here, in the sewage of my own private simulacrum— littered with art school academia, Clement Greenberg, and Hegel— I hear Lacan…”what is repeated, in fact, is always something that occurs…as if by chance.”  Press Release.

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works from Jason Burgess and Páll Haukur | curated by Shelley Holcomb
on view through Saturday, June 21st

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Wərkärtz / Studio / Los Angeles
767 S Alameda, Building 2 #100 | Los Angeles, CA 90021
Map | located in DTLA’s Arts District next to the American Apparel factory