< November 3, 2017 - Artstuff.wtf


FRI 11/3

Madame Tussaud: A Legend in Wax
Broad Art Center
6pm - 9pm
Organized by UCLA Art|Sci Center. Pop Up Film Screening + Director's Talk w/ Nina Barbier In an astonishing life that spanned both the French and Industrial revolutions, this single mother and entrepreneur travelled across the Channel to England, where she overcame the odds to establish her remarkable and enduring brand. Determined to leave an account of who she was and the times she lived through, her memoirs, letters and papers offer a unique insight into the creation of the extraordinary empire which bears her name.

L.A. Documentaries at Union Station #2 | “Mur Murs”
Union Station
8pm - 10pm
Metro Art Los Angeles is pleased to present “Mur Murs,” (1981, 80 min, Dir. Agnès Varda) as the next installment of our documentary series about Los Angeles. Inspired by the ambiguity behind the rising mural movement in Los Angeles, Varda documents her search for the art community transforming public art through visionary artworks. This documentary acts as a catalogue, preserving images and stories of early Los Angeles muralists of the late 1970s and early 1980s.This documentary series highlights the vibrant social, cultural and artistic movements that flourished across Los Angeles in the 1980s and 1990s. All films in the series were directed by women. “Mur Murs” features interviews with notable Los Angeles muralists including Metro commissioned artists Judy Baca and Richard Wyatt.

PsyJazz #3: Wolf Eyes, FlucT, Flaccid Mojo, Odwalla1221
8pm - 1am
$17 - 20
PSYCHO JAZZ IN L.A. - NIGHT THREE. WOLF EYES FLUCT FLACCID MOJO ODWALLA1221 LEXIE MOUNTAIN DJ MATTHEW CLIFFORD GREEN. Wolf Eyes have decrypted lower floors of consciousness, transmuting the shadow world into a dank audio cosmos. FlucT is the radical motion collaboration of Monica Mirabile and Sigrid Lauren. Violently intimate dance that gli-gli-glitches the signal of the culture machine. Bjorn and Aaron from Black Dice let their sandbox spill into the live realm, a zone of total vibe and discovery. Odwalla 1221 Speaking songs along drumstick trigger samples of whatever they wanna, this couple of sassy aesthetes push poetry and punk gesture, sounding off on body politics with a proximate pop appeal and just enough anti- to keep it in check. Lexie Mountain (Baltimore, MD) Ringleader and namesake of the reality intervention parade called Lexie Mountain Boys, this dame of the weird has also cut her tongue with the Howling Hex and the Scroll Downers.

SAT 11/4

See Glacial Breach - 3 Days Only!
The Velaslavasay Panorama
$4 / $6 suggested
12pm - 6pm (also Sunday)
The Effulgence of the North re-surfaces from the depths of its retirement for three days only! Catch the wonders one last time before she melts under 'til the next icing over! Also open Thursday.

Myco-Cosmos / Paul Stamets, Laraaji
Los Angeles State Historic Park
6:30pm - 8:30pm
MYCO-COSMOS a journey through matter and space with Paul Stamets and Laraaji conceived and directed by Phil Ross. Fathomers invites you to join us for MYCO-COSMOS, a guided exploration of biology, space travel and the interconnected universe led by famed mycologist Paul Stamets, with live accompaniment by new age musical legend Laraaji. Conceived as part of Fathomers' ongoing collaboration with artist/mycologist Phil Ross to grow spacesuits and other astronautical provisions from fungal, mycelium-based materials, this outdoor performance aims to inspire an evening of ecstatic learning about how organisms move through the world — those vast, strange trips — and convey an alternative approach to the typical visualization and modeling of organic phenomena.

SUN 11/5

Incendiary Traces opening reception
Los Angeles Contemporary Archive
2pm - 5pm
Incendiary Traces invites viewers to draw the landscape of the Mediterranean within the virtual battlespace of Arma 3. Arma 3 is an open world, military simulation game sited on the fictional island of Atlis, inspired by the real-life Greek island of Lemnos. Derived from US and UK military training simulations, the game imitates real NATO operations that have increased in the region since 2016. In 2012, while the game was in development, two Arma 3 developers vacationing on Lemnos were arrested by Greek authorities, charged with espionage and imprisoned for 129 days for photographing Greek military installations. Drawing in situ, we will look closely at Arma 3’s version of this landscape in conflict, and consider the politics of visualizing the southern EU border.

Escenas Latinas: Changing the Narrative
Hammer Museum
3pm - 6pm
Latina presence on American television has increased in recent years, with new shows creating dynamic and innovative roles for Latina actresses. Writers Vivien Mejia (Ugly Betty, East Los High), Carolina Rivera (Jane the Virgin, Devious Maids) and showrunner Gloria Calderon Kellett (One Day at a Time) discuss the importance of bringing new narratives about women of color to the screen. Moderated by UC Irvine film and media studies professor Bambi Haggins.