Weekly WOAH | Oct 9-15

// Thursday, Oct 9 

#tbt Scott Benzel at Public Fiction 2012 | at VSF

// Friday, Oct 10 

Expanded Cities | at Curio

// Saturday, Oct 11 

Marjorie Cameron | at MOCA PDC

Marjorie Cameron | at MOCA

// Sunday, Oct 12 

// Tuesday, Oct 14 

thank-you

Empathy/Relic #2 ( detail), 2013 |David Lucien Matheke at CSUN

// Wednesday, Oct 15 

Suzy Poling | at HRLA

Suzy Poling | at HRLA

// last-looks 

Fay Ray | at Samuel Freeman

—Follow our blog to receive an email when Weekly WOAH posts.  Drop us a line to share your event.  All images courtesy artist x venue listed.

Advertisements

Weekly WOAH | Sep 18-25

// Thursday, Sep 18 

Reclaimed Water | at Art Merge Lab

// Friday, Sep 19 

at JAUS

In Search of Turrell | at JAUS

// Saturday, Sep 20 

// Sunday, Sep 21 

10000 Peacock Feathers in Foaming Acid live performance | Art talk: Domnitch x Gelfand

10000 Peacock Feathers in Foaming Acid live performance | Art talk: Domnitch x Gelfand

// Tuesday, Sep 23  

Roya Falahi | at VPAM

Roya Falahi | at VPAM

// Wednesday, Sep 24 

// Thursday, Sep 25 – Be Here. 

// last-looks 

Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen’s Drumroll | at MOCA PDC

—Follow us to receive an email when Weekly WOAH posts.  Drop us a line to share your event.

Weekly WOAH | July 24-30

Tricia Lawless Murray Queen of Hearts at Cohen Gallery.

// Thursday, July 24

Marshtepper at Complex. Image: Jane Pain

Marshtepper at Complex.
Image: Jane Pain

// Friday, July 25

// Saturday, July 26

Ideal Territory at Cirrus Gallery.

  • KChung TV with Experimental Half-Hour at Made In LA, at the Hammer, Westwood.
    Produced through EHH, KChung Radio launches KChung TV before live audiences with episodes playing on-site during museum hours, and archived online at kchung.tv.  This week’s episode welcomes: CRYSTALLINE MORPHOLOGIES – Gabie Strong, POWER MALLET – Luke Fischbeck, and OUT OF THIS WORLD – Adam Taylor.
    12-5pm
  • Native Strategies: Issue #5 Music Issues, at LACE, Hollywood.
    Native Strategies: N (enter) S at LACE is a Native Strategies issue come to life within three-dimensional space. Throughout their residency, Native Strategies invites over 30 artists to perform in the LACE galleries and enact the process of producing a journal.
    1-2pm – Odeya Nini & Oscar Miguel Santos Boscar Bantos Sister Mantos)
    2-3pm – Dorian Wood & Claire Cronin.
  • Ideal Territory, at Cirrus Gallery, DTLA.
    Group show of works obliquely considering ‘territory’ itself—as domain, history, narrative, and site of comparison.  Curated by Elan Greenwald.
    Opening reception: 6-8pm
    Through Aug 16
  • The Cartographer, at Charlie James Gallery, Chinatown.
    Group show extending abstracted ideas of mapping. Works by Charles Gaines, Steve Roden, Joshua Segura, Alise Spinella, Clarissa Tossin, Cody Trepte, and Samira Yamin.  Curated by Alise Spinella.
    Opening reception: 7pm
    Through Aug 30
  • Instagram Mini-Marathon with Hans Ulrich Obrist, at Million Dollar Theater, DTLA.
    Panel with artists and insta-purveyors on how the virtual space pace provides for extending ideas and practices.  Moderated by Hans Ulrich Obrist.  Feat guests: boychild, Simon Castets, Meg Cranston, Michel Gaubert, Alex Israel, Niko Karamyan, Rachel Lor, John Ennis, Kevin McGarry, Ryder Ripps, & Frances Stark.
    7:30pm
  • Mike Kelley Closing Party, at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, DTLA.
    MOCA and the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts celebrate the closing of the exhibition.  Feat. live DJ sets by Psychopop, Friendzone, FUXUS, Dangel xxx, Jason Yates, and mr.imd with food trucks, cash bar & more!  Co-hosted by Opening Ceremony.
    6-10pm

    Adam Ferriss, Crystal Display, at Ghostings 1-Year.

    Adam Ferriss, Crystal Display (excerpt),  at Ghosting’s 1-Year.

  • Ghosting 1 Year Anniversary!, at Ghosting.tv HQ, DTLA.
    Videos:Andrew Benson, Ian Cheng, Jen Stark, Johnny Woods, Adam Ferriss, & many more; Music: Chrome Canyon, Telecaves, KrOn; Games: LA Game Space; 16mm films: Lost & Found Film Club; Food: Brun’s Creole Soul Kitchen
    8pm-2am
Patrick Nagel.

Patrick Nagel at 2A.

// Sunday, July 27

Mike Kelley, GET THERE!

Mike Kelley, GET THERE!

// Monday, July 28

// Tuesday, July 29

David Hendren at 5  Car Garage.

David Hendren at 5 Car Garage.

// Wednesday, July 30

// last-looks 

2013: a ⅃ook ᗺack + whoa recap

2014
Numerology.
2+0+1+4=7
The Future.

WOAH bids adieu to MMXIII with a chronological recap of our most whoa-provoking audiovisual moments.  In light of resolutions to cross more trajectories and open more art houses– with 2014 set as a ‘7 Universal Year,’ with the number 7 alluding to greater intellectual and spiritual awakening – there’s hope for much more whoa to come in the new year.  Here’s to the 7 experiences likely to linger with us well beyond MMXIII …

LABookFair13>>LA ART BOOK FAIR presented by Printed Matter at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.  Printed Matter presented the first-ever LA ART BOOK FAIR in February, housing over 200 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers for the three-day archival symposium.   Free to the public, the annual LA ART BOOK FAIR features artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines from around the globe and is companion to the NY ART BOOK FAIR, held every Fall in NYC.  Attendance all-day, every day is recommended for the LA ART BOOK FAIR 2014 just around the corner: January 31- February 2, 2014 // laartbookfair.net

>>HAPTIC & HOLISTIC STRATA by Hiroaki Umeda at Redcat.  The sold-out  HAPTIC & HOLISTIC STRATA at Redcat in February marked Tokyo-based multi-disciplinary artist Hiroaki Umeda‘s US debut.   A compelling vision of dance as multi-sensory visual installation, Umeda’s tight choreography moved synchronously to strobic projections and sonic glitches.  Within flashing patterns, scrolling videos, and explosive light particles, Umeda’s enveloping world of sound, light and movement somehow sublimated looping vertigo into transcendental equilibrium.

Luciana>>PURO DESEO by Luciana Achugar and Michael Mahalchick at Showbox L.A. Brooklyn-based choreographer Luciana Achugar performed alongside frequent collaborator Michael Mahalchick for the LA premiere of the Bessie Award-winning PURO DESEO at Showbox L.A. in March.  Evoking the occult and supernatural through sound, movement, and a moody eye for the preternatural, Achugar and Mahalchick seamlessly webbed the cavernous black-boxed theatre into an eerie, infinite– and at times nightmarish– vortex of apparitions.  For the first minutes of the performance, the viewer sat blinded in darkness (unexpected, this roughly five minutes felt like eternity), with nothing but faint sounds of bells shifting footless through space… casting the spell for the visceral and durational experience that followed.

>>WASH presented by Machine Projects As part of the Field Guide to LA Architecture series running contingent to The Getty’s PST Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A., Machine Project presented WASH, a site-specific, interactive sound installation in an indoor swimming pool.  Speakers installed above and above water channeled live and recorded sounds from Ing (John Wood and Max Markowitz), with frequencies and harmonies changing based on the viewer’s vantage point. Layers of feedback were continually added to the composition as the installation evolved throughout the afternoon.  Inviting the audience to swim through the aquatic soundscape or observe from an underground ‘viewing room’ the piece offered room for both collective and personal mediation.  Weightlessly floating and diving through underwater arpeggios, WASH, was almost as ‘immersive’ as possible.

>>THE GREY ONES by WIFE at the Downtown Independent.  WIFE is the performance trio born of LA artists Jasmine Albuquerque, Kristen Leahy, and Nina McNeely.  Premiering at TEDxSoCal, and later airing on The Creator’s Project, THE GREY ONES, juxtaposes live projection mapping with synchronized choreography to create a narrative on the evolution of time.  With an original score by Amon Tobin, THE GREY ONES evokes myth, matter, and decay; employing alternate medias to illuminate mystical phenomena and uncover collective truths.  Amazing to be apart of the team responsible for bringing this to the Downtown Independent  in August.  Presented by Phyllis NavidadINSTALL:WeHo, MKL GalleryFruitFlyLife, and WOAH.

>>Goblin: Giallo Live at the Egyptian Theatre. 40 years in the making, Halloween 2013 marked the Italian legends LA debut at the inaugural Beyond Fest.  Goblin’s live set drew from the foreboding, whispering melodies of their acclaimed horror and giallo soundtracks.  With founding members, Massimo Morante and Claudio Simonetti center stage; Suspiria 35mm on the–big–screen; and hosted at the landmark Egyptian Theatre– notorious as the site of Hollywood’s first movie premiere– this was an appropriately hyped event honoring the Maserati of film composers.  Presented by American Cinematheque and Amity, the month-long fest featured screenings, premieres, and music events especially suited to bate and satisfy the tastes of horror, fantasy, and sci-fi fans and nerds everywhere.

>>NUIT NOIRE V presented by Mount Analog A quarterly soiree presented by Highland Park record haven Mount Analog, NUIT NOIRE V welcomed Minimal Wave Founder Veronica Vasicka, duo Beau Wanzer (Mutant Beat Dance) and Elon Katz (White Car) as Streetwalker, Karl O’Connor (Regis) and Juan Mendez (Silent Servant)’s first-last-and-always performance as Sandra Plays Electronics, and the US debut of In Aeternam Vale.  At the risk of sounding like a groupie (because for IAV, I proudly am), I stuttered out ‘thank you’s’ and seized the opportunity for a hug-in-passing from the humbled, single-braided, Laurent Prot.  The magician behind a truly insane labyrinth of sounds, Prot first appeared as IAV in 1983 France.  NUIT NOIRE VI hits the LA underground February 14, make it your valentine and reserve tickets at climbmountanalog.com.

v i s i o n ³

Double Vision FlyerDouble Vision is a sensory experience co-created through the collaboration of three unique concept-oriented brands,  VCR (Vintage Contemporary Reconstructed), Futra, and WOAH designed to showcase emerging talent in fashion, art and music. The event will be held from 1PM – 12AM on Saturday, July 27th at Angel City Brewery in the heart of downtown LA’s arts district. Celebrating the continuous change in artistic expression, we are putting a new spin on the typical pop-up marketplace with innovative designers, an anti-fashion show, DJs, video and art installations, food trucks, and one-of-a-kind brand merchandising.

Kicking-off the day-to-night event at 1PM, VCR has curated a fashion marketplace that will feature over 20 local Los Angeles designers and vendors including: KittinhawkJfraiche, Detroit TrashPOP MURDERShred ThreadsDolly BardotDope Shit KlothingCult ClassicStone Rush JewelryJuliette GThe General StoreSPACE mallPurp7eSummer AdelineNaha ArmádyDaniel MoonNatologyCrybaby Presents, Vie Gemeos Vintage, For Eclectic Souls, Christi JaySkippedLSTN … & with more TBA!

All of the above complete with a listening booth from Mount Analog & Sweating Tapes, our favorite LA record resource & tape label respectively.

In addition to the marketplace, there will be an anti-fashion show presented as part of Galerie De L’Absurde surveying the unique collections of KittinhawkDaniel Brent NietoMARCELLA DVSI, Omega Collektiv, and Factorylook.

During the evening, the lower level of the 27,000 sq ft. venue will transform into a pop-up boutique nightclub as Futra focuses attention to the dance floor through a sophisticated line-up of diverse and seasoned DJ’s including Zernell (Grimy), Dazz Moov (Futra), Ricky Def (Futra), Reg Xelle (No Sleep, Sunday Pub Sessions), Knyphy (Futra), Phyllis Navidad (A Club Called Rhonda), Genevieve D (VSSL), EEZIR (Futra), and a DJ set by LEECH (100% Silk, Ecstasy).

Video and art installations curated by WOAH, Futra, and VCR will be showcased throughout the entirety of Double Vision, and feature emerging and established artists including Danny Perez, Future Eyes, Jil Stein, Suzy Poling, Drumcell & The Automatic Message, Scott Pagano, Nu Speed, Immanent, and Friendly Integration.

To countdown to the upcoming event, WOAH will be profiling select artists and designers in the week ahead.  But you’ll have to check back to see who’s who…

Double Vision Flyer - Featuring