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:

-projections from-

-performances from-

-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