FRI 3/31

Human Resources
7:30pm - 11pm
$5-10 suggested donation
On March 31st Human Resources LA presents the work of five female artists working in the mediums of dance, performance, visual projections and film. The evening will feature three dance films by Olivia Mia Orozco, Andrea Ordaz and Rebeca Hernandez and performances presented by choreographers Andrea Ordaz, Livya Howard-Yashar, Zoe Rappaport, and Olivia Mia Orozco. Music by Sudan Archives (Stones Throw Records).

SAT 4/1

Text Bath: Draft 1
3307 W Washington Blvd
4pm - 6pm
3307 celebrates Fleurette West's installation and selected texts for the BOOKSHELVES program with a reception and performative reading. West's selected texts and corresponding installation, F-3307, are inspired by her on-going research on Eileen Gray, the Irish Modernist architect and furniture designer. Gray's titular home, E-1027, was defaced by a drunken, paintbrush-wielding Le Corbusier, an act that contributed to his narrative domination of her legacy. In Text Bath: Draft 1, West and 3307 director Amanda Katz perform a sonic layering of Gray's seminal interview with critic Jean Badovici (her then-lover) with passages from the current shelves. Text Bath: Draft 1 is at once a feminist re-telling of Gray’s history and a public exploration of what the editing process for an audio publication could be.

21 Ways To Describe Laughter
Machine Project
8pm - 10pm
FREE Bits & Bytes is a feminist AI project that employs design research and prototyping to explore the underlying bias that exists in concept, form, intent and behaviors assumed in the design of Artificial Intelligent systems. Bits and Bytes use collaborative creation to design for embodied intelligent experiences. Our first project, Sonified Plant Smiles (working title) utilizes plants and facial movement to engage in protest using intelligent interfaces. The lecture will highlight our critical design research approach to the disembodiment of the female, often seen in AI models and offer ways in which we may start to design for embodied experiences. Some of the work presented in the lecture will be from the group, and other work will reference other feminist AI projects. The Sound of an Effect imagines the future of labour where human and AI push the emotional and physical boundaries of one another.
Plopup 2: Trumpdown!
951 Chung King Rd
One night only popup artshow. No description given on the Facebook page but participating artists primarily work in code (though not entirely and it's unclear if that will be part of the exhibition): Elise Co, Matthias Dörfelt, Nicholas Hanna, Chandler McWilliams, Nikita Pashenkov, Casey Reas, John Southern / UrbanOps, Kendra Ware. LINK

SUN 4/2

State of Emergency - The 1992 Riots 25 Years Later
Los Angeles Public Library
2pm - 4pm
Using video footage and eyewitness testimony, we’ll take a look at the events leading up to the 1992 unrest and discuss how affected communities have coped and changed over the last quarter century. Panelists James Bueltma, retired LAPD videographer and author, Dr. Brenda Stevenson, faculty member at UCLA Department of History, and Marcia Choo, Vice President of Community Development at Wells Fargo Bank, will lead a discussion.

Organ Recital: Felix Hell
Walt Disney Concert Hall
7:30pm (pre-concert talk at 6:30pm)
$10 (limited student discounts), $20 standard and up (dramatically up)
Part of the OR1 Organ Recital Series. Tonight's program is Bach's Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, arranged by Hell!