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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.
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.
01 December 2007 - 16 February 2008
A collective project by Camilo Ontiveros and Felipe Zuniga.
1 December - 16 February 2008
EL CUBO explores notions of social architecture through a transportable sound sculpture whose sound track responds to site-specific locations.
EL CUBO is a transformable object that articulates experiences in its interior and its exterior. EL CUBO exists thanks to the conjunctional initiative of different creators with the goal of provoking the eruption of different sonorous gradients, incessant voices, ephemeral chronics and ambient episodes in the city .
Unstable, EL CUBO unfolds and loses its defined limits only to replicate the extreme growth from the surroundings to which it tries to echo. Constructed of wastes, signs of the consumption economy, EL CUBO is a kamikaze version of its neutral and white predecessor.
EL CUBO unfolds its aesthetic potential in concrete spaces as much as imaginary; it is drop-down architecture, a sonorous intervention in the noise of the city, a specific-social cartography that projects to the public, between the public, towards the public.
Listen to LARADIOCUBO
El Cubo is part of Street Address, an ongoing storefront series at LACE that offers a 24/7 art experience to Hollywood Boulevard passersby.
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.
16 June - 19 August 2007
16 June 2007
2:30-4:30pm Everything About Nothing and Nothing About Everything Symposium
5:00-8:00pm aporia:aporia Opening & Grand Opening and Closing of The the food, aporia:aporia's restaurant
17 June 2007
Curator/Docent-led Tours every hour on the hour (2,3,4pm)
after 5pm: an invitation to join us at a playing field to play or watch an almost Impossible Game
Aporia means roadblock. It is the logical conclusion that disproves its hypothesis. It is the idea collapsing under the weight of its own consequences. In a sense, it is a failure. It is also the moment that most starkly illuminates the true outline of the idea, hypothesis, or origin.
What would artists make if they were free to give in to ambition without constraint? -- if they were not limited by material circumstances, nor by anxiety over their work's reception, nor by their own faculties and resources? -- if, in fact, they were imagining something that could never be realized in this world? This unique curatorial project will inspire our audiences to imagine the impossible with both seriousness and delight.
The exhibition is accompanied by a podcast audio tour and two publications. Download the audio guide podcast at dbfoundation. Be sure to bring your mp3 player. The dBfoundation invites you to remix the aporia audioguide.
Featuring works by
Raul Vincent Enriquez
Geoff & Sarah Seelinger
Raul Vincent Enriquez
This exhibition and accompanying publication, “Impossibility Made Easy” are made possible with support from the ...
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
12 January 2007 8 PM
A Record Release affair accompanied by a collaborative presentation of sound and image.
Poo-bah Records and LACE present a night of music and art in the spirit of Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS), featuring Rick Potts and his band Dinosaurs with Horns and experimental hip-hop DJ sets from DJ Take, Coleman, and Kutmah. This very special event will be rounded out with a display of artworks by Potts, Coleman and Kutmah, as well as Poo-bah Records and LAFMS album art by Steven Serrato and more!
21 June - 20 August 2006
Titled after LaMonte Young's "Composition 1960 No. 10," a performance score consisting of the instruction 'Draw a straight line and follow it,' this exhibition traces connections from George Brecht, Jackson Mac low, Yoko Ono, Mieko Shiomi, Robert Watts and others to a contemporary generation of artists that share an interest in the Fluxus practices of the 1960's and 70's. These LA-based artists were invited to explore Fluxus objects in the Jean Brown Collection at the Getty Research Institute. Each picked a score to instigate a new work - producing drawings, installations and performances (planned and spontaneous) throughout the summer at LACE.
Young's score was dedicated to the artist Robert Morris, and it has been interpreted by a number of artists over the years, including composer David Tudor and artist Nam June Paik. Thus a piece that was composed by one artist and dedicated to another has served as inspiration for additional artists to create unique works of art based on a simple instruction. In keeping with this tradition, LACE asked an initial group of four artists not only make a new piece for the exhibition, but also to each invite another artist to participate. Each new artist was then invited to add another artist until a total of 16 were chosen. Three bonus participants, Peter Frank, Ben Patterson and the LA Art Girls, have also joined the project.
ARTISTS IN THREAD ORDER
Alexandra Grant → Steve Roden → Jacob Melchi → Ethan Ayer
Darin Klein → Enrique Castrejon → Ming-Yuen S. Ma → Rheim Alkadhi
Mercedes Teixido → Tran T. Kim-Trang → Carole Kim → Angie Bray
Martin Venezky → Gail Swanlund → John Sueda → Brian Roettinger
Peter Frank + LA Art Girls + Ben Patterson
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Special Thanks to the staff in Special Collections at the Getty Research Institute.
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