Happening 2013: LACE Benefit Art Auction is almost here!
03 April 2009
Friday, 3 April - Sunday, 5 April 2009
LACE and VOLUME present the Resonant Forms Festival for three days from April 3 through 5. The festival will present unique performances and installations by pioneers in the emergent fields of experimental electronic music, live cinema, and sound art.
While artists have been working at the crossroads of visual and sound arts for decades, recently this work has experienced a resurgence as technological developments have allowed greater fluidity across artistic media and genres. The artists featured in this festival represent varied approaches to the interplay of artistic mediums, and take risks not frequently observed in traditional creative modalities.
Resonant Forms will premiere Sheepwoman, a new live cinema performance piece by SUE-C. and Laetitia Sonami, commissioned by LACE. The festival will also feature performances by William Basinski, Richard Chartier, Christopher Willits, Kadet Kuhne, Lucky Dragons, Yann Novak, and Celer, installations by David Kwan, Mark Trayle, and ArtSpa hosted by Adam Overton. Each of these artists traverses the territory between visual art, music, and sound through varied disciplines including sound manipulation, soundtrack generation, digital media, computer-generated visuals, aural landscapes, and animation.
Currently, these artists, their work, and this
nascent genre are not being promoted through visual or performing arts organizations
in the United States. A goal of the festival is to also cultivate a deeper
understanding and appreciation of this work through panel discussions and
workshops, where lively dialogue between composer and audience is encouraged. Resonant
participates in the same cultural conversation as Mutek Festival (Montreal),
Transmediale (Berlin), and Ars Electronica (Linz).
Friday April 3
discussion with William Basinski, Kadet Kuhne, Mark Trayle, and David Kwan
8:30pm Sheepwoman premiere performance
Saturday April 4
3:00pm Workshop with Christopher
6:45pm Kadet Kuhn
7:30pm Christopher Willits
8:15pm Lucky Dragons
9:00pm Sheepwoman ...
01 April 2008
Pondered: What is the fate of a great American city?
- What’s new to say about Motown?
- How does one achieve membership card in the Midnight Funk Association?
- What does muskrat really taste like?
These questions and more answered.
Listening Party: 1 April 2008
For the Listening Party, RJ Smith expertly led a wander through Detroit's musical (and political) history. Smith is the author of The Great Black Way: LA in the 1940s and the Lost African American Renaissance and is a Senior Editor at Los Angeles Magazine. He is currently writing a biography of James Brown.
26 February 2008 4 PM
ART OFFICE and Slab, two artist-run collaborative projects join together to present a 60-minute screening of contemporary video work by local, national, and international artists. The videos in this program explore how realities are tested through representation, physical configuration, creative desire, and potential failures.
Emily Vey Duke & Cooper Battersby
ABOUT ART OFFICE
As an ongoing platform for critical investigations and artistic projects, ART OFFICE for Film + Video actively seeks, promotes and presents contemporary video and film in art contexts. Founded by artists and CalArts alums Victoria Fu, Julie Orser and Jennifer L. Porter, ART OFFICE was formed to expand both emerging and established artists working in time-based media in the Los Angeles area.
Slab is an exhibition method founded by Los Angles-based artist Wendy Mason and Houston-based curator Nancy Zastudil. Enacted in unexpected locations, Slab functions as a platform for artists' works, including solo, group and collaborative projects. We consider the transitory roles of artists and curators while aiming to facilitate artist's projects and events, exploring the fun and experimental nature of creative activity.
14 February 2008
LACE'S INFAMOUS VALENTINE'S DAY PARTY IS BACK!
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions celebrated the grand tradition of VALENTINE's day from years past with, good friends, random lovers, and strangers and to kick off our 30th anniversary in style!
Organized by artists David Burns and Margie Schnibbe (aka Vena Virago) with Peter Bolton & Carla Hart, Franco Castilla, Lenora Claire, Chad Clark, Robert Crouch, Christine Nichols and Carol Stakenas, Lust 4 LACE celebrates the grand tradition of years past and all manner of delightful debauchery by creating a night featuring explicit, naked, juicy, tasty, slippery, slimy, crunchy, gooey, sexy, voyeuristic, fetishistic live action animated narrative squishy hand-made video, live art and musical performance--DJ sets by John Tejada, Henry Self and Robert Crouch--not to mention kinky crafts with JP Craft Captain sponsored by Babeland and delectable libations by Stone Brewing Co.
Featuring brand new and rarely seen explicit videos and performances from Southern California artists including: Buck Angel, Skip Arnold, Jordan Biren, Squeaky Blonde, David Burns, Peter Caine, Franco Castilla, Mark B. Chamness, Charong Chow, Jennifer Cohen, Geoff Cordner, Michael Dee, Dino Dinco, Willia Drew, Zachary Drucker, Martin Durazo, Micol Hebron, Tyler Hubby, Bryan Jackson, Kadet Kuhne, Darin Klein, Lauren Lavitt, Matt Lipps, Selene Luna, Ming-Yuen S. Ma, Eon McKai, Julie Orser, Julianna (JP) Parr, Kathryne Layne Paxton, Barry Pett, Eva Posey, Dustin Robertson, Margie Schnibbe, Mark Cosmo Segurson, Thairin Smothers, Vena Virago, Austin Young, Carlos Zamora, and more.
LUST 4 LACE part of the LACE LIVE! commissioning series. Throughout 2008 LACE is developing projects to celebrate LACE’s rich history, inspire heightened usage of its archival holdings, promote exploration of contemporary art in Los Angeles since 1978.
Be our MYSPACE valentine!!
Download the Lust for LACE press release here.
26 January 2008
LACE LIVE! DIY T-shirts with Hit+Run
LACE kicked off the year at ART LA 2008 with a special 30th anniversary celebration! HIT+RUN was invited to explore LACE's archives and select imagery to reflect their long history of supporting experimental art. HIT+RUN is proud to celebrate this vital Los Angeles art institution, and we invite you to a live screenprinting session this Saturday, January 26th in Santa Monica. Each person got to choose from exclusive designs, featuring moments in LACE history with Mike Kelley, Dorit Cypis, Tony Oursler, Frederick Fisher, Highland Art Agents and HIT+RUN, to create their own FREE commemorative LACE T-shirt! Organized by Christine Nichols, Special Projects Director
DIY T-shirts is the first LACE LIVE! commission. Throughout 2008 LACE is developing projects to celebrate LACE’s rich history, inspire heightened usage of its archival holdings, promote exploration of contemporary art in Los Angeles since 1978.
29 September 2007
29 September 2007
The first LACE 10K, a sponsored art walk, took place on September 29 2007. A dedicated band of LACE 10K Walkers hit the pavement and raised $6,000 for LACE programs and explore the art community in Los Angeles together.
LACE 10K Walkers proved that there is more to see in L.A. than what is in your rear view mirror by walking 6.5 miles and exploring more than 40 local art galleries along the route. There was lunch and a few surprises along the way, not to mention plenty of art. The walk concluded with a finish line party at LACE (6522 Hollywood Blvd) beginning at 5pm.
Each Walker was required to sign up 10 sponsors. The cost to sponsor is $50 and each sponsor received a membership to LACE with benefits including advance notice of exhibitions & special events, free admission to the galleries & free/reduced admission to special programs.
By participating in the LACE 10K, you help build the foundation on which to achieve the next three decades of challenging and unique programming at LACE. To become a LACE 10K Walker for 2008 simply open the attached packet, fill out the participation form and return it to LACE by fax 323.957.9025 or email: email@example.com. Click here for the LACE 10K packet.
LACE 10K was conceived and produced by Vincent Ruiz-Abogado with support from fellow LACE Board members, Chad Clark, Grace Kim and David Richards.
01 September - 30 September 2007
Designed by Nancy Nowacek, Katie Salen and Marina Zurkow
1 September - 30 September 2007
This public art project, an ice cream truck-turned-mobile-karaoke-unit, was deployed throughout Los Angeles to unite people in a collective quest to perform and record new versions of pop songs using the vernacular of ice cream truck music. Karaoke Ice introduced people to the playful ways in which technology can be used to give voice to personal and collective concerns, as well as enable meaningful social interaction between groups, both large and small.
Click here for more information.
Breaking out from its LACE Hollywood headquarters, the Karaoke Ice tour will visit an array of distinct neighborhoods across Los Angeles. Lucci and Remedios will make daytime and evening appearances at a variety of public spaces that encourage social gathering. Come and join the tour and rediscover Los Angeles through Karaoke! Click here for a more detailed schedule.
Download Karaoke Ice press release.
17 February 2007 7:30 PM
Celebrating the grand tradition of years past, we're once again hosting our infamous St. Valentine's Day bash, and we're doing it in decadent style.
Join us on Saturday, the 17th of February 2007, for a night filled with DJ sets, live music, entertainment, kinky crafts and all manner of delightful debauchery. We'll be featuring videos from ARTSLUT, and just wait till you see what other sorts of sexy surprises are up our sleeves...!
8-9pm: Erotic readings by Brian Blanchfield, Eileen Myles, Maggie Nelson and Matias Viegener
9-10pm: ARTSLUT rare vintage handmade fetish videos.
See below for a complete playlist!
Throughout The Night:
* Felis Stella "Kiss Me"
* Naughty Michelle Aston
* DJ sets by Robert Crouch and Dino Dinco
* JP Craft Captain's Craft Night presents Extra Kinky Crafts: Hosted by the Off Ramp Girls
» Check back for the latest info on performers and special guests! «
Curated by David Burns and Margie Schnibbe (aka Vena Virago).
Special thanks to our sponsors, Babeland, Echo Park Film Center, IZZE Beverage Company and Stone Brewing Co.
PROCEEDS BENEFIT the LACE Video Archive, a crucial resource to the history of art-making post 1978 in Los Angeles. Join us in celebrating LA's rich legacy of creative production, LACE's unforgettable part in that history and ringing in its feisty future!
The ARTSLUT program is a rare collection of vintage handmade fetish videos curated by David Burns and Bruce Yonemoto. All of the ARTSLUT videos are made by Los Angeles-based artists spanning 30 years to create a provocative playlist of sometimes shocking and often humorous video works. There is a fetish for everyone in the ARTSLUT collection; from early black and white videos using portapaks in the late 1970's, "Enema Bandit" and "WOOF WOOF", to low budget Mini DV ...
15 February 2007
07 February 2007 6:30 PM
The Julius Shulman Institute at Woodbury University presents future visions of the city of Los Angeles from seven design teams:
EDAW / DMJM
ERIC OWEN MOSS ARCHITECTS
GEORGE YU ARCHITECTS
ROGER SHERMAN ARCHITECTS/ cityLAB, DANA CUFF / ROBERT SOMOL
OFFICE OF MOBILE DESIGN/ NICK PISCA / ROLAND RITTER / PAULETTE SINGLEY / EMILY WHITE
GRIFFIN ENRIGHT ARCHITECTS
XEFIROTARCH + IMAGINARY FORCES
The gallery talk is moderated by Christopher Hawthorne, Architecture Critic - Los Angeles Times.
The History Channel, with its sponsors Infiniti and IBM, challenged today's top designers, architects and engineers in The City of the Future: A Design and Engineering Challenge to produce a vision of their city - New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles - 100 years from now. Join us as we revisit the work of the Los Angeles architects.