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Events To Check Out This Week At The Performance And Public Art Festival

Events To Check Out This Week At The Performance And Public Art Festival

Last Thursday, we shared a few events that were happening over the weekend as a part of the Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival. Now, with a new week ahead of us and many more events planned, we have a few things you need to check out that are just as exciting as this past weekend’s happenings. Keep in mind that many of the ticketed (free or otherwise) are already sold out. Check the festival website to see if individual events are accepting waitlists. In the meantime, here is a selection of events that either don’t need reservations or don’t need tickets to attend:

• Art In The Parking Space by Warren Neidich and Elena Bajo, 1.24: Based at the hip Standard Hollywood, this over a year long project sees multiple art happenings from different artists in parking spaces across the city. This is a must!
• Wall Shadow by Eric Orr, 1.25: This recreation sees a cinderblock wall being built, it’s shadow being recorded against the ground in tape, painted, and then the wall destroyed. The event will also follow a reception and screening of the documentary Crazy Wisdom: The Life and Work of Eric Orr.
• Walking Tall by Maren Hassinger, Ulysses Jenkins, and Senga Nengudi, 1.26: In this interactive piece at the Hammer, Hassinger, Jenkins, and Nengudi will once again re-imagine the piece Kiss, which was originally performed in the late seventies and most recently at the opening of Now Dig This!.
• Future Gestalt by Brody Condon, 1.26: This mysterious event at Machine Project will see “a 1970s group encounter session set in the far future.”
• Portable Parks IV by Bonnie Ora Sherk in collaboration with Consuming Nature by the Otis College Graduate Public Practice Program, 1.27 – 1.29: Clashing together art with urban environments and natural environments, this piece will set a park in the middle of Santa Monica Place in hopes of raising awareness of sustainability and consumption.
• Kaleidoscope of Pacific Standard Time, 1.27 – 1.28: Held at SCI-Arc Downtown and to celebrate John Cage, K-PST.org is showingRE:COMPOSITION, a performance program that looks at how current artists’ tools help them create.
• MM3: The Creation Of The Universe by Lou Reed, 1.27: Musician Lou Reed will be premiering an “ambisonic 3-D audio installation that recreates [his] album Metal Machine Trio.”
• Three Weeks In January Candlelight Ceremony by Suzanne Lacy, 1.29: Lacy’s big performance for the Festival is a candlelit ceremony of her piece. Her rape map will be on display at the Downtown LAPD, which is where the ceremony will be.
• My Pussy Is Still In Los Angeles (I Only Live In Berlin) by Vaginal Davis, 1.29: Davis will be holding a tea party in the Southwestern Law School tea room, where she will be reading from letters and playing records that “reflect the history of Los Angeles and the countercultural performance scene.”
• Before The Revolution by Eleanor Antin, 1.29: In conjunction with Hammer’s series Talk About Acts, Antin’s play Before The Revolution will be produced along with a conversation with Barbara T. Smith and Kim Jones and a reading Ed Bereal and some of the Bodacious Buggerilla.
• Welcome Inn Time Machine, 1.29: Eagle Rock’s Welcome Inn will be turned into turn a bit of an music/art hot spot, where The Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (SASSAS) will hold a six hour event to showcase experimental music that originated from Southern California.

For more on this week’s Performance and Public Art Festival activities, check out the Pacific Standard Time blog!

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