FRI 2/9

Curating Resistance: Punk as Archival Method Conference at UCLA
UClA Herb Alpert School of Music
10am - 6pm (also Saturday)
At a time when performative resistances to exploitative mainstream cultural practices are increasingly under attack, punk persists as an important space for cultivating and curating expressive means. Bringing together scholars, musicians, fans, writers, and community members, including bands, public intellectuals, and workshops, Curating Resistance: Punk as Archival Method is teaming up with the UCLA Library Special Collections “Punk Archive” for hands-on, thoughtful community building within, across, and beyond the university. The two-day event will consist of music, panels, installations, presentations, zines, hands on workshops, and so much more! We have received submissions from punk scholars, public intellectuals, music writers, resistant historians, critical students, misfit theorizers, poets, activists, queer thinkers, feminists, archivists, freaky writers, and lots of people interested in how punk’s resistant music, history, and philosophies are protected, preserved, and circulated as well as the stakes of these practices.

SAT 2/10

Rich Glitch: Analog Video Mixing Workshop
12pm - 4pm
In this collaborative, interactive workshop we will journey through the realms of analog video mixing and graphics. Steered by our collective vision, we will use a vintage video mixer, live camera feed, and found footage to create new works of video art that you can use for all of your creative endeavors. We’ll view and discuss analog video examples through a feminist, POC, and queer lens. You’ll learn set-up and the basics about signal flow, effects, transitions, cameras, and lighting. Bring your own found footage on physical media (i.e. flash drive, VHS, DVD).

DMA MFA Open Studios
UCLA Broad Art Center
4pm - 7pm
The graduate students of the Design | Media Art department at UCLA proudly invite the public to visit their studios. Explore new work and enjoy light refreshments, guided studio tours, and musical performances. PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: A M Chung, Christina Yglesias, Elí Joteva, Eric Fanghanel, Hye Min Cho, Isabelle Chen, Jack Turpin, Jonathan Fletcher Moore, Julian Stein, Kristin McWharter, L05, Lena NW, Maru Garcia, Paul Carlo Esposito, Phazero, Sam Congdon, Sara Drake, Sarah Rosalena Brady, Stalgia Grigg, Tuang Thongborisute. GUIDED TOURS: (Departing from the reception table) TOLVA (aka Sam Congdon) will lead a tour at 4:30pm. Scotty Cash (aka Jonathan Fletcher Moore) will lead a tour at 5:30pm. MUSICAL PERFORMANCES: TOLVA will play a set at 5:30pm. Julian Stein will play a set at 6:00pm. funVoid will play a set at 6:30pm.

Fowler Museum
6pm - 9pm
Meleko Mokgosi’s large-scale episodic painting cycle Bread, Butter, and Power forms the newest chapter in his ongoing series Democratic Intuition, which seeks to explore ideas about the many ways that democratic concepts influence our lives, loves, and relationships on macro- and micro-levels. This twenty-panel installation interrogates the theme of feminism in the context of southern Africa, and considers the consequences of dividing labor practices by gender. Mokgosi’s approach to storytelling through the form of history painting allows us to compare what we see in the paintings to the realities of inequality and gendered labor division we know from experience. This approach to the content also inspires us to think expansively about politics, power structures, and the role of history in the creation of the current nations of southern Africa.

All Sounds Considered
Echo Park Film Center
8pm (doors 7:30pm)
AM presents:"All Sounds Considered", a documentary that explores the state of – Sound & Silence – without dogmas and preconceived theories. The film shows some of the various facets that make up this fascinating field. Produced & directed by sound artist Goran Vejvoda & curator Florence Müller. FILMMAKERS IN ATTENDANCE!

SUN 2/11

Creative Practice with Scent
Hauser and Wirth
12pm - 3pm
The Institute for Art and Olfaction joins Hauser & Wirth for an investigation of scent making as a creative practice. In this hands-on session, you will learn about the deep and fascinating history of perfumery, gain insight into the modern fragrance and flavors industry, explore contemporary scent practices, smell lab produced and naturally derived raw materials, and make your own small perfume blend to take home. This rollicking exploration of how, what, and why we smell is presented by IAO founder Saskia Wilson-Brown.

Romanian, Transylvanian, and Balkan Folk Music performed by Taraf de Akácfa
The Museum of Jurassic Technology
7:30pm / 9:30pm
$12 / $15
The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Information is very pleased to announce an evening of Romanian, Transylvanian, and Balkan Folk Music performed by Taraf de Akácfa.Taraf de Akácfa is a Budapest-based group that performs a unique interpretation of Romanian, Transylvanian, and Balkan folk music.Their repertoire ranges from danceable Macedonian cočeks and complex odd-time Bulgarian melodies to Romanian Gypsy horas and heart-wrenching Transylvanian songs. Taraf de Akácfa is: Lulu de la Rue (violin), Johannes Olsson (accordion) Ábel Dénes (double bass), Isaac Misri (guitar), & special guest Cory Beers (cimbalom)

Monday 2/12

Octavia Butler: Special Presentation
Altadena Library
7 - 9pm
Join Altadena Library for this special look into the life of science-fiction author and Altadenan Octavia E. Butler! Presenter Natalie Russell is the Assistant Curator of Literary Collections at The Huntington Library, and curator of the recent exhibit "Octavia E. Butler: Telling My Stories." She has been at the Huntington for over 11 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Cinema-Television Production from the University of Southern California and a Masters of Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. She is a native Californian, and a member of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses.