LUST 4 LACE: MY BLOODY VALENTINE
LACE’S Annual Valentine’s Day Benefit Bash
February, Friday the 13th, 2009, 8 pm-12 am
LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) celebrates another Valentine’s Day with its notorious annual fundraising event, Lust 4 LACE! Join us on Friday the 13th starting at 8PM for Lust 4 LACE: My Bloody Valentine, an appropriately ghoulish bash among friends and lovers.
Shoghig Halajian, Franco Castilla, and Robert Crouch of the LACE team have organized an evening to celebrate the grand tradition of years past. Let loose with a performance and participatory “Dance Class” by Sir Heffington, a video screening curated by Darin Klein, curator of the current exhibition Christopher Russell at the Hammer Museum, videos by Kelly Sears, Trulee Grace Hall, Nathan Budde, Cindy Rehm, Dino Dinco, Weston Currie, Cathy Begien, Zackary Drucker, Rhys Ernst, Adrian Cruz, Kanako Wynkoop, Anjali Prasertong, Paul Mpagi Sepuya and Mores McWreath, intimate love serenades by Nguzu Nguzu, DJ sets by Alejandro Cohen (of Dublab), Total Freedom (of Wildness) and Maki (of KXLU), a zine-table, and more! Costumes are highly encouraged.
To purchase tickets, visit www. welcometolace.org or call 323.957.1777 ext. 17
$10 General Admission/ $5 Members
Complimentary parking to the first 70 people who purchase a ticket!
All proceeds benefit LACE programs.
Schedule of Events
8 pm | Video screening curated by Darin Klein
9 pm | DJ set by Alejandro Cohen (Dublab)
9:45 pm | Performance and “Dance Class” by Sir Heffington.
10:30 pm | DJ set by Total Freedom (Wildness)
11:15 pm | DJ set by Maki (KXLU)
* KOGI BBQ truck will be parked out front and serving food all night.
Past years’ events have featured David Burns, Jordan Biren, Martin Durazo, Micol Hebron, Tyler Hubby, Bryan Jackson, Kadet Kuhne, Lauren Lavitt, Eva Posey, Dustin Robertson, Margie Schnibbe, Mark Cosmo Segurson, Vena Virago, Austin Young, Carlos Zamora, and more.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Sir Heffington is Co-Artistic Director of Hysterica Dance Company and has been nominated for Best Male Performer, Best Small Group Ensemble and Costume Design by the Horton Awards. His collaborations of costume design and choreography include Collage Dance Theater, Marshall Dance Company and the Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company. High and low art enthusiasts alike have experienced his electrifying work at venues not limited to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Hammer Museum and New York runway fashion shows. He currently teaches dance at the EDGE Performing Arts Center, as well as Sweaty Sundays: Dance Class for Everyone in Silverlake.
Darin Klein is an independent curator who has selected a broad range of short films exploring love, lust, sex, shoegazer rock, blood, guts and terror. From the silly to the sublime, the roughly hewn to the pristinely polished, the work comes from Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York, spanning a half-decade of independent filmmaking. Klein has organized film programs for New Langton Arts in San Francisco; PROG:me Digital Media Festival in Rio de Janiero; and Eighteen-Thirty Summer Rooftop Screenings, The Silverlake Film Festival and The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Klein is also the Programs Coordinator at the Hammer Museum and curator of Christopher Russell, an exhibition currently on view at the Hammer Museum.
Alejandro Cohen has been playing records around Los Angeles since 1999. He is part of the bands Languis and Psychic Powers and is also the host of Elevation, a radio show that broadcasts on Dublab.com. He is the creator of “Tonalism,” which currently features some of the best DJs in Los Angeles playing ambient music throughout the night. He recently hosted “Paisley Underground”, a LACE Listening Party in September.
Total Freedom is a Koreatown and Miami-based DJ and low-skills producer interested in pirate radio. He DJs at Mustache Mondays and Wildness at Silver Platter in Los Angeles. His look for S/S 09 is going to be “corporate occult/ business witch.”
Maki is a local DJ at KXLU, where he hosts a weekly show every Friday. He regularly DJs at Little Joy’s Cocktail Lounge in Echo Park, as well as various venues in Los Angeles.
KOGI BBQ offers Korean BBQ fused with select spices to create some of the most unique and savory bites in Los Angeles. They bring Korean tacos on wheels to hungry night clubbers and update their location on Twitter for their loyal fans. For more on KOGI, check out LAWeekly and CBS.