Thursday, August 7, 2014

VIS-Á-VIS Performance Series August

Staring August 9th, big surprise, Materials and Applications shows off its trippy new birdhouse with Saturday events. La Cage aux Folles or the birdcadge will have special events the rest of August. The ear-leaning workshop sounds the most gross. The electronic music scheduled for this first Saturday seems a lot less gross.

From their press releases:
Summer just keeps getting better. Every Saturday night in August we'll be activating La Cage aux Folles with our new performance series: VIS-Á-VIS. The Warren Techentin Architecture [WTARCH] designed folly will host events including a dance performance, concert, film screening, and a bi-coastal sound installation. Drinks provided by MacLeod Ale Brewing Co. Check out the schedule and La Cage pics below and cancel your vacation plans accordingly.
VIS-Á-VIS is curated by Jess Castillo and Kevin Crooks.

Saturday, August 9, 7pm, $5 donation
LA Fort Presents: Daedelus (dj set)Lawrence Lindell, Matt McGuire and Will Walden (StaG)

Starting our VIS-Á-VIS performance series with a night of experimental and electronic music presented by The LA Fort, a multi-use arts and music co-op located in DTLA. Bring your dancing shoes. For more info & updates, RSVP on the Facebook event.

Saturday, August 16, 8pm, $5 donation
Tracy Abbott Szatan / IN/VISIBLE

IN/VISIBLE is a video installation and performance in which Tracy Abbott Szatan will explore select spaces through the choreography of body, light source, and Mylar reflections and refractions. In its presentation with La Cage aux Folles, Szatan will, for the duration of an hour, explore, delight in, lose and find herself in an interplay of light, structure, shadow, and lived body. For more info & updates, RSVP on the Facebookevent.

Saturday, August 23, 5pm workshop, 7pm performance, $5 donation for the installation, $10 for workshop (tickets here, space is limited)
bel-air / New York Memo

Using field recordings taken around New York City by DJs from Greg Ruben's Brooklyn based internet radio program, "bel-air", the DJs will create an installation of NYC's sonic environment in La Cage's courtyard. The recordings, which were mostly captured surreptitiously using the iPhone's Voice Memos app, will be presented in a longform, looping, multi-channel format. At times loud and chaotic, other times uncannily peaceful, each listener's experience is unique depending on their location in the courtyard, and how the different channels happen to be in their individual loop cycles. For more info & updates, RSVP on the Facebook event
+ Ear Cleaning workshop [$10 RSVP, 15 max]
Refresh your critical listening faculties with Greg Ruben. Ear Cleaning is a teaching methodology created by Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer.

Saturday, August 30, 8pm, $5 donation
Eugene Kotlyarenko presents:
"Nobody Wants to Play With Me" (Werner Herzog) + rare feature film.

Join us for a film screening curated by Los Angeles filmmaker Eugene Kotlyarenko. The night will show "Nobody Wants to Play With Me" (A short film by Werner Herzog) followed by a rare and captivating surprise feature just for the birds and all their friends. Eugene's films and music videos, such as Feast of Burden and 0s &1s, have been covered by the New York Times, Variety, & Vice among many others. He is currently at work on his next feature length, A Wonderful Cloud. For more info & updates, RSVP on the Facebookevent.