Rhysthms and Visions/Expanded
USC - School of Cinematic Arts Complex, Meldman Park
Rhythms + Visions / Expanded + Live 3 will light up the outdoor spaces of the USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex in an evening of music, interactive animation, projection mapping, animated inflatables, and virtual reality. Innovative artists Refik Anadol, Miwa Matreyek, and Patterson + Reckinger will perform an eclectic program of contemporary visual music and audio-visual art.

Film Premiere: Frances Stark's The Magic Flute
7pm - 10pm
FREE (reservations full. Standby line 6:30pm)
Premiering at LACMA, Frances Stark’s newest work, The Magic Flute (2017), is a 110-minute film adaptation of the popular 1791 opera by composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and librettist Emanuel Schikaneder about a prince and a bird catcher who cross paths and endure various tricks and trials in search of love. The vocalists—the defining characteristic of the genre—have been substituted with soloists who play the vocal melodies, demanding close viewing, reading, and listening. The lyrics have also been updated through Stark’s creation of an amalgam libretto derived from the study of numerous translations that were then adapted to both fit the instrumental melodies and speak to a contemporary audience. Stark says of the film: “I’m trying to make The Magic Flute unfold for people very directly and joyously; it isn’t about clever redressing or anything, it’s really about the bare bones of the opera having the capacity to engage you, the accessibility of the opera was based on its high-low conceit.”

Southland Ensemble: Ghost Trance Music
Art Share-LA
8pm - 10pm
$7.50 students / $15 general
Events that start but do not end. Southland Ensemble presents an evening of Anthony Braxton's Ghost Trance Music. Written between 1995 - 2006, Braxton created over 100 of these compositions that serve as pathways between different notation systems and musical idioms. We are excited to be joined in this performance by Corey Fogel, Andrew Munsey, David Tranchina, and Argenta Walther. Composition No. 228, Composition No. 245, Composition No. 358


Private Selection Presents: Tzusing, Dreams, Arkitect, Club Noid
TBA (RSVP for location)
10pm - 4am
$10 advance / $15 before midnight / ? after
* Private Selection Records is happy to bring you the Los Angeles Debut of industrial kingpin, Tzusing, and to be the final part of his world tour following the release of his first official LP ‘東方不敗‘.*

Ordinary Scenes and Recurring Dreams: Recent Japanese 8mm Films
Echo Park Film Center
The program features a diverse range of contemporary 8mm films by Japanese artists. Although it has been several years since Fuji Film ended the production of Single 8, which was a preferred format among filmmakers in Japan but not for the rest of the world, some filmmakers in Japan are still working with this format – they purchased many cartridges when available and stored them for the future. The program begins with Wriggle, an abstract animation with layers of paints on a 2-dimensional surface by Haruka Mitani, followed by Naoaki Miyamoto’s Tide, which expresses nostalgia through a journey or the flow of a river. Ryo Ishikawa’s On the Shore is made of dream-like sequences with visual effects that address the materiality of the medium, and A Dream of Smoke displays Madoka Kobata’s delicate camerawork with the images of a quiet village and others indoor. Kayako Oki’s Spinning Light conveys further the materiality of the format with a feeling of girlish childhood memories, and Water-soluble Doze by Masaharu Oki depicts the beauty and formality in autumn leaves and others found on the ground. Akio Hikage’s Tanning the film focuses on a repetitive process that seems eternal, and Ryo Ishikawa’s found footage film, Drift, also uses an idea of repetition to build the film structure. Vanitas by Yuriko Sato expresses a sense of being confined to a space or one’s mind, and Sayaka Hayami’s In These Days illustrates everyday scenes at night in her neighborhood. Fire Balls by Shintaro Kiyonari exhibits views from a train, looking toward the sun, along with shots of a baby crawling, while Junhou Arai’s For Life: Plum, Bamboo, and Pine shows physical characteristics of the elderly in a very formal way. Curator and several artists will be in attendance.


Non-Fiction - closing
The Underground Museum
Non-Fiction is the second iteration of The Underground Museum’s collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles (MOCA). This exhibition explores the black body and its relationship to history, with works by Theaster Gates, Robert Gober, David Hammons, Deana Lawson, Kerry James Marshall, Marion Palfi, Henry Taylor, and Kara Walker. Non-Fiction suggests a reality—both in art and in life—that is shaped through coexisting vantage points of hate, love, birth, death, race, resistance, perseverance, religion, and ancestry.