FRI 1/19

Strings: Data and the Self
California Museum of Art: Thousand Oaks
6pm - 9pm (reception)
$6 suggested donation
Kuennen and Zagorodnev, both alumni of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, have curated an interesting journey through the new media landscape. They unite the artists by examining the pervasiveness of big data and how it influences our identity. It’s a queasy awaking to experience the art in this exhibition. The work presented is challenging, sophisticated and provides a perfect place to reflect and discuss on how data mediates who we are. Artists: Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Branger_Briz, Brannon Dorsey, Nick Briz, Amanda Turner Pohan, Jennifer Chan, Shawné Michaelain Holloway.

Die Reihe Sean McCann Matthew Sullivan Studio 106
Studio 106 8:30pm
die Reihe is the moniker of composer and sound engineer Jack Callahan. Taken from the journal of contemporary music of the same name edited by Herbert Eimert and Karlheinz Stockhausen, die Reihe has primarily focused on clinical deconstruction of contemporary music tropes. His music has been released on Ascetic House, NNA Tapes, Anomia, Salon and his own Bánh Mì Verlag, an imprint dedicated to contemporary experimental music and culture. Note: 106 Studio has an orange door and is located on Vignes Street.

SAT 1/20

Encounter #44 | Pacific Standard Time Festival: Live Art LA/LA
Los Angeles State Historic Park
3pm - 6pm
Interdisciplinary artists from Los Angeles are joined by international guests to engage in a practice called Encounter, organized by Peruvian American artist Mariel Carranza. Encounters are durational, improvised, action/time/space-based performances inhabiting private studios, art venues, and public spaces across the city. For this festival, Los Angeles artists will be joined by guest artists from Latin America and Europe for two durational performances: one indoors, and one outdoors. Audiences are invited to come and go as they wish.

La Pista de Baile
6pm - 10pm
In collaboration with the Los Angeles LGBT Center, Kaos Network, Southern California Library, Dublab, Hollywood and Boyle Heights Farmers' Market and more. As part of the Getty initiative PST:LA/LA, LACE presents "La Pista de Baile", a participatory performance by Colectivo AM from Mexico City. This project reflects and rethinks how community relationships are articulated in Los Angeles by connecting communities in one collective performance. La Pista de Baile, a public invitation to dance together with local DJs, shortens geographical and cultural distances between participants. In the week before the performance, Colectivo AM will document dance steps across LA using a portable photo booth to add to the Banco Universal de Pasos, with a Living Research Station displaying the findings in LACE’s storefront. The completed Banco will be presented at the final performance. "La Pista de Baile" will address the question of how to create community relationships that can evolve into political actions. Intended not only for mature and specialist audiences but embracing popular culture, the project will encourage a wide range of participatory and diverse publics. Colectivo AM has researched choreographic phenomena that emerge from everyday life, far from the art world, from viral videos to protests. Colectivo AM’s explorations hold the highest potential for radicalizing choreographic practice.

Experimental Latin American film: Cinema Critiques Cinema
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Billy Wilder Theater
3 - 4:30pm
$FREE / $8 / $9 / $10
In a reflexive mode, the filmmakers in this program contemplate their chosen medium, its history, defining characteristics and iconic movements. If there exists any Latin American specificity of meta-cinema, The Vampires of Poverty (Agarrando pueblo, 1977), by Luis Ospina and Carlos Mayolo, is one of the starting points of that tradition. It reflects on the representation of poverty in Latin America, produced by privileged local filmmakers and financed by European funders in search of the elusive "real" in Third World cinema. Ospina and Mayolo accompanied the 1978 Parisian premiere of The Vampires of Poverty with a manifesto entitled "What is Poverty Porn?”, which represents a new level of self-awareness and critique surrounding the foreign perception of Latin American film. Ximena Cuevas’ Cinepolis, la capital del cine (Cinepolis, the Film Capital, 2003) presents an insider‘s unsettling perspective on the everyday world of image-making and image consumption.

Plain Talk & Common Sense (Uncommon Senses): A Film By Jon Jost
Echo Park Film Center
8pm - 10pm
Plain Talk is a complex essay-film, a follow-up a decade and some years later to Speaking Directly, and so another State of the Nation discourse, made for Britain's Channel Four in the year 1986-87. The work involved extensive travel around the United States, and poses an examination of just what America is/was, or what do we mean when we speak of it. Done in a series of radically different sections which collide with each other in a manner intended to provoke thinking, Plain Talk, which was made by an American and intended for American viewers, was indeed broadcast in Britain, but somewhat predictably, not in the USA. FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE!

SUN 1/21

Greg Fox + Shiroishi / Escalante / Fogel + Jerkagram + Mildred
A versatile and prolific creative, Fox studied percussion with Guy Licata, Thurman Barker, Marvin “Bugalu” Smith, has a B.A. in Integrated Arts from Bard College, and has toured, recorded and released numerous records with Guardian Alien, Zs, Ex Eye, Skeletons, Teeth Mountain, Dan Deacon, Colin Stetson, Ben Frost, and many more. WITH Patrick Shiroishi / Martin Escalante / Corey Fogel, Jerkagram, Mildred