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 16-22

// Thursday, Oct 16 

Nightbreed | at Cinefamily

  • Nightbreed: Director’s Cut x Clive Barker Pop-Up, at Cinefamily, West Hollywood.
    Co-presented by SpectreFest, a special show x tell with Clive in person, feat: 1) glimpses of audio/video/ephemera that’s inspired him 2) screenings of the new Director’s Cut 3) a pop-up gallery of memorabilia, new paintings, x Clive’s visual manifestation collection: The Dream Diaries.
    Clive Barker in-person 7:30pm | Oct 21-22 8pm

// Friday, Oct 17 

Meghan Gordon | at ltd

// Saturday, Oct 18 

video still from Mother Spill | at Commonwealth & Council

// Sunday, Oct 19 

Alika Cooper Sleeper | at South Of Sunset

Alika Cooper Sleeper (detail) | at South Of Sunset

// Monday, Oct 20 

// Tuesday, Oct 21

// Wednesday, Oct 22 

Fitch x Trecartin | at Regen Projects

Fitch x Trecartin | at Regen Projects

  • Lizzie Fitch / Ryan Trecartin, at Regen Projects, Hollywood.
    New collaborative works from feat. the artists’ signature ‘sculptural theaters.’ Central to the show’s multi-channel movie is a large-scale installation taking form as a hybrid tent-structure— serving to extend the built environment into the digitized narrative & landscape of the accompanying film.
    opening reception: 6-8pm
    thru Nov 26

// last-looks 

Interior Void

Interior Void | at CSUN

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Interior Void: a room for collaborative contemplation

image (2)Exploring the tension between surface and substance through a multidisciplinary practice, David Lucien Matheke combines painting, kinetic sculptures, and participatory environments to create silent spaces for collective introspection.

image (9)Invoking ideas of sterility and preservation through works on paper, mixed media sculpture, sound, and performance, Matheke culls inspiration from thinking about ‘the confrontation of mortality’ that haunts and guides a process informed from within.  Whether it be through utilizing the body as source material and subject in his blood paintings or ritualistic installations, Matheke uses the idea of art as a platform for liberating, medium-mixing, and participatory play.

image (4)Contemplating mortality is a subject all too familiar— diagnosed with a rare blood disorder requiring monthly infusions and frequent hospital trips, Matheke sublimates materials like blood and fire as primary mediums to forge an active ‘energy exchange’ with the viewer and as a tool for immortalizing natural ephemera.  Highly influenced from ‘the external: decay; collecting dead insects; feeling other people’s energy; walking around and observing things changing, growing, and ultimately dying,’ Matheke creates ‘surrogate bodies’ through his art, with ghosts frequenting his manifestations.

Opening today, Matheke debuts new works in sculpture, painting and a performance at CSUN Art & Design Center.  On view through 10.18, Interior Void is a thoughtful survey on experiential fields of the elemental, somatic, and subjective— an exhibition translating fascination, fear, abjection, and anxiety into an expressive occasion for interpretation and sovereignty.

 

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David Lucien Matheke: Interior Void 
at CSUN Shed Gallery
opening reception 6-8pm, Tuesday | 10.13 – 10.18.14


—Read more on David and his works in issue no. 7 of The Work Magazine, available December 2014.  All images courtesy the artist.

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Expanding Cities via New Media

10.3 performance at Sediment Arts | image: Nicki L BA

10.3 performance at Sediment Arts | image: Nicki L BA

A temporary series triangulating multiple cities simultaneously, Expanded Cities hosted telematic events at Sediment Arts in Richmond, Virginia, Mexicali Rose in Mexico, and Curio Studio in Venice, California.

10.4 Suzy Poling x Ian Miyawki at Curio Studio | image: Aaron Farley

10.4 Suzy Poling x Ian Miyawki at Curio Studio | image: Aaron Farley

Commencing for the week on Friday 10.3, Expanded Cities featured a roster of visual and sound artists spanning geographies through a showcase of new media projects.  The LA incantation included performances from local luminaries Devin Sarno, Suzy Poling, and Elle Mehrmand.

10.10 performance at Mexicali Rose | image: Aaron Farley

10.10 performance at Mexicali Rose | image: Aaron Farley

For the closing program on Friday 10.10, visual residues from Virginia-based musician Karacell’s performance were live broadcast from Sediment Arts at 10:30pm EST, syndicated with Randy Randall’s performance at Mexicali Rose, while multidisciplinary artist Elle Mehrmand performed within the saturated lights of Curio’s Venice storefront at 7:30pm PST.

10.10 Elle Mehrmand at Curio Studio | image: Elle Mehrmand

10.10 Elle Mehrmand at Curio Studio | image: Elle Mehrmand

A collaboration between London-based video, performance and light installation artist, Ela Boyd, and LA-based abstract light photographer Aaron Farley, Expanded Cities is an ephemeral light x space x time installation excavating new landscapes through explorations in new media.

>Expanded Cities website

>more photos via WOAH’s Tumblr

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

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