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Freewaves presents LOVE &/OR FEAR: A Celebration of Genders

September 7, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

September 7, 8-11 PM

Freewaves presents LOVE &/OR FEAR: A Celebration of Genders


On Saturday, September 7, 2019 Freewaves will present
LOVE &/OR FEAR: A Celebration of Genders, an unprecedented, large-scale public
performance event to take place on the sidewalks of Hollywood Blvd, in the heart of this
historic and legendary city. This event will unfold over two blocks at 6500-6600
Hollywood Boulevard, and will be centered on Hollywood Blvd. at exhibition space Los
Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE).

LOVE &/OR FEAR will bring together an eclectic and acclaimed group of Los Angeles
artists, organizations, and communities to explore and celebrate diverse gender
expressions. The event features 20 celebrated local artists such as Austin Young and
Yozmit, and 10 art collectives, including #SNATCHPOWER and Ni Santas. Participating
artists will present dance, performance art, public installations, visual art, and zines, and
engage audiences in performance and workshops using a variety of forms, from voguing
and line dancing to guerrilla feminist self-defense workshops.

LOVE &/OR FEAR is the second large-scale event of Dis…Miss, a multi-year Los Angeles
public art series (2016 – 2020) that investigates and celebrates artists’ and audiences’
views on gender through public performance and community engagement.

LOVE &/OR FEAR: A Celebration of Genders speaks to all varieties of gender expression
through the power of art. This is an inclusive event where all individuals can enjoy an
evening in a fearless public space without sexual aggression, privacy invasion, or bodily
offense. During the event, audiences are invited to join the artists as they sashay, strut,
gallant, tour, parade, march, dance and circulate on Hollywood Blvd.

LOVE &/OR FEAR will also be declaring the two city blocks of this event on Hollywood
Blvd. a Sexual Harassment-Free Zone in support of community partner Peace Over
Violence’s Initiative.
Participating Artists: bauhaus.photo, Catherine Bell, Christy Roberts Berkowitz, Martha
Carrillo, Reanne Estrada, the Fingerjoint, Raquel Gutierrez and Karen Tongson, Arshia
Haq in collaboration with Cassils, Pato Hebert, Sebastian Hernández, Marcus Kuiland-
Nazario, Young Joon Kwak, Marsian De Lellis, Jennifer Moon, Amitis Motevalli, Thinh
Nguyen, Reach LA, Ni Santas, Dakota Noot, Julio Salgado, #SNATCHPOWER (The
Uhuruverse, Davia Spain, SondriaWRITES and Jordi Phi), Kristina Wong, Austin Young and

Community Partners: Black Lives Matter, Gender Justice LA, Peace Over Violence, LA
Center of Photography, LACE – Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, LA LGBT Center,
Otis College of Art and Design: Creative Action, Women’s Creative Center for Work,
WUHO – Woodbury University Hollywood Outpost

Postcard Project Artists: April Bey, boychild, Cassils, Chan and Mann, Roya Falahi,
Alexandra Grant, Micol Hebron, Thinh Nguyen, and Shizu Saldamando

Dis…Miss is comprised of a series of multi-year, audience engaging exchanges about
gender, using videos, performance art, and postcards. The series includes last year’s

critically acclaimed public art event Ain’t I A Womxn, and will continue throughout 2019
and 2020. Screenings, workshops, exhibitions and discussions have occurred and
continue in the greater Los Angeles area and beyond.

For the ongoing Dis…Miss Postcard Project, commissioned artists created images and a
related question that viewers see on postcards and answer anonymously. Answers are
gathered, analyzed and will be premiere as interactive animation during LOVE &/OR
More Dis…Miss info here

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Freewaves is a leading Los Angeles arts
organization that creates public events to bring diverse audiences and independent
artists together in dialogue on current social issues.
More info here


September 7, 2019
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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6522 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States
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