Weekly WOAH | Nov 13-19

// Thursday, Nov 13 Anonymous

// Friday, Nov 14

// Saturday, Nov 15 

// Sunday, Nov 16 

throwback Margaret Lee, Eggplant (Hello)

// Monday, Nov 17 unnamed

  • ∆ PRISM PIPE ∆ live visual music: Refractor, at pehrspace, Echo Park.
    11th ed. of the monthly series, curated by The Current Sea x Screaming Claws. Looping GIFs x videos uncover the theme ‘spectrum,’ with visuals by Brad Conlin, Michael Nowaczyk, Samantha Monarch, Sarah Zucker, William Edward Krauland, Matthew Dombrowski, Tyson Parks, Shannon Novak, Jessica Langley, Ann Marie Miller, Aaron Bowles, & The Current Sea.  Film live score by posdn_, greyghost & Joe Newlin.
    8-11:00pm

// Tuesday, Nov 18

// Wednesday, Nov 19 

Jack Smith’s Exotic Landlordism

Jack Smith’s Exotic Landlordism

// last-looks 

Fitch x Trecartin at Regen

Fitch x Trecartin at Regen

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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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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.

The Grey Ones

Up next is a WOAH power collab with INSTALL:WeHo and Phyllis Navidad in conjunction with MKL Gallery and FruitFlyLife as we proudly present The Grey Ones, a live performance by the illusory trio WIFE next ThursdayAugust 22nd at LA’s Downtown Independent at 9PM.

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She will only be seen in the dark.
She is a magician of picture and light.
She exists in many dimensions. 
She is a visceral contemporary dance. 
She is studying the subtelties of your behavior. 
She is eternally bound to archetype, myth, lore, alchemy, and dreams.
She is metamorphosis.
She is the daughter of Jim Henson, Chris Cunningham, Akira Kurosawa, Kathy Rose, Wendy Carlos, Yayoi Kusama, Planningtorock, Aleister Crowley, her friends, and you. 

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WIFE is an all sensory theatrical experience born of three LA-based artists: Jasmine Albuquerque, Kristen Leahy, and Nina McNeely.  Combining surrealist animations with original choreography, costumes, sounds, and visuals WIFE utilizes movement and dance as a vehicle for storytelling.  A magician of picture and light, WIFE employs old and new technologies to illuminate mystical phenomena and ancient archetypes that resonate with a collective unconscious.  

Premiering at the Long Beach TEDxSoCal event in 2011, and later airing as a recorded feature on The Creator’s ProjectWIFE‘s performance The Grey Ones, juxtaposes live projection mapping with ephemeral, fluid movements and statuesque, saintly silhouettes to create a narrative on the evolution of time. Performed to an original score composed by electronic music artist Amon Tobin, The Grey Ones sets a scene evoking myth, organic matter, decay, and transcendence.

A recipient of the ARC grant from the Center of Cultural Innovation, WIFE‘s innovative works have been showcased at The Getty‘s Pacific Standard Time, Bootleg Dance Festival, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Honor Fraser Gallery, Human Resources, Pieter Performance Space, and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), among other prestigious contemporary platforms.

Arrive early as we kick-off the reception at 7PM with a pop-up boutique from innovative retail platform VCR (Vintage/Contemporary/Reconstructed) attuned to live sets from DJ’s Heidi and Jeniluv as Ralph Machio.

Reception 7PM // Performance 9PM

$15 Pre-sale // $20 Door

Pre-sale tickets may be reserved through The Downtown Independent‘s website at www.downtownindependent.com.

RSVP to the Facebook event

vision | NU SPEED

As part of Double Vision, WOAH presents NU SPEED.

Forevermin // NU SPEED

Forevermin // NU SPEED

Delving into various media, Nu Speed‘s projects conjure transcendent sonic spaces and dark reveries.  With an interest in anagrams, puns, fractals, and nominative determinism, Nu Speed employs literary devices and a taste for the uncanny to expose hidden synchronicities in supernatural patterns and wearable novelties.  The delicate, obsessive contours of her prints and videos render a fractured atlas where the alien, natural, and phenomenal collide into one infinite plane.

69 Pins // NU SPEED

’69’ Pins from NU SPEED for sale at SPACE Mall.

While Nu Speed‘s digital studies reveal the holograms of lenticular photographs––leaving traces of transdimensional ghosts in their path––the ingenuity of her handcrafted ’69’ baby pins lies in their perfect artistry of absurdity.  The eerie drone of her soundtracks evoke hypnotic chase scenes, while her literary pieces under Vitus Hearn offer readers clever sexual advisement, lending word-foreplay so well-played puns morph into rhythmic haiku.

A conundrum of creativity and talent extremity, Nu Speed continues to search for the perfect synthesis to unite her extrasolar media projects.  Pick-up Nu Speed‘s nu-est novel items alongside Rossana Diaz at the SPACE Mall booth in the daylight, and keep watch as her latest video manifestations light up the dark this Saturday 7/27 1PM-12AM at Double Vision.