After a long period of deliquency in posting notices of upcoming events, I am getting back into the swing of things. The good news is that the traditional dearth of activity that sweeps over the art world during the summer months no longer seems to apply; there’s been a lot going on over the past few weeks, and it doesn’t show signs of abating.
Friday, June 4, 7pm: VOLUME at AT1 Projects. Melodie Mousset and Nicolas Grenier host performances by Tony Banuelos, Lam Vuong, Zachary Sharron and Melodie Mousset. Since the huge group show VOLUME opened on May 21 at a warehouse space in Atwater Village, the hosting AT1 Projects has put on several well-received performances. This is likely the last, although a closing party is also planned for Saturday night, June 5 (details TBA).
Friday, June 4, 7:30-10:30pm: The Importance of Independents. Six writers and three independent presses present an evening of readings at the new wordspace, dedicated to redefining text and spoken word, and developing new works for page, stage, screen, and net.
Saturday, June 5, 11:30am-12:30pm: We Are the Art book launch. Launch party for a catalog documenting an awesome performance project created by Elana Mann and students from Culver City High School. In a series of workshops, Mann taught students about the history of performance art and helped them to develop an evening of performances inspired by sayings or symbols that the students wished to “retire.” The project was sponsored by MOCA, and the party will take place at their Grand Avenue location.
Sunday, June 6, at 1, 3 and 5pm; Wednesday, June 9, at 7pm: I’m pure i tea : a tea gathering. Artist Curated Projects and the MAK Center collaborate to present a series of traditional Japanese tea gatherings at the Schindler House, curated by Cirilo Domine. Performance limited to 20 spectators only, first come, first serve; there will be a sign-up sheet. Five participants will be chosen by lottery to partake in the actual tea gathering. Discussion to follow. $7 suggested donation to Mak Center.