Archive for March, 2013

Six Twelve One by One discussed on KCHUNG Radio

Posted in reviews and commentary on March 20, 2013 by Carol Cheh

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Six Twelve One by One, the Saturday evening movement performance by six pregnant women choreographed by Emily Mast and Hana van der Kolk, has generated quite a bit of buzz in the community. Several people have approached me to ask what it was like. One of those people was John Burtle, who together with his friend Guan Rong puts on a radio show called “nooooooooooo” every Monday night on KCHUNG. After we talked, John decided to devote the other night’s show to live-calling several friends to discuss the performance. I participated along with Corey Fogel and Elana Mann. I thought the results were quite excellent so instead of writing a review I am providing a link to the archived show here. As a bonus, check out a few of my poorly lit photos while you are listening.

If you did miss the performance, which took place in the historic and architecturally unique Onion building in North Hills, don’t despair. Complete video footage was taken, not just of the performance but of rehearsals too, and a film is in the works.

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All kinds of labor afoot and it’s not even Labor Day

Posted in upcoming events on March 12, 2013 by Carol Cheh
Six Twelve One by One, a performance by Emily Mast and Hana van der Kolk. With Abbey O'Bryan, Emily Mast, Julie Clark, Leslie Stevens, Ruby Rain and Whitney Carter. Photo: Martin Dicicco.

Six Twelve One by One, a performance by Emily Mast and Hana van der Kolk. With Abbey O’Bryan, Emily Mast, Julie Clark, Leslie Stevens, Ruby Rain and Whitney Carter. Photo: Martin Dicicco.

I know this is random since it's been forever since I've posted about upcoming events. But I realized there are intriguing performances happening every night this weekend, so I might as well share the wealth.

Friday through Sunday, you can catch a new performance/lecture by Sara Wookey at Automata in Chinatown. Wookey is a dancer who gained a bit of notoriety two years ago by posting Open Letter to Artists, an eloquent statement of protest against art world labor standards as represented by Marina Abramović’s notorious 2011 MOCA Gala. This weekend’s performances will continue dialogues around dance practice and the economics of art. Seating is limited so get your advance tickets here.

An epidemic of pregnancy has recently overtaken the LA art world. I personally know 11 artists or dealers who have just given birth or are expecting soon. To commemorate the Great 2013 Baby Boom, artists Emily Mast and Hana van der Kolk have put together a choreographed evening of movement by pregnant women, to take place in the iconic Onion building in North Hills. RSVP here.

Finally, LAND will present its latest Nomadic Night on Sunday at Human Resources. The event will feature a performance by Anna Sew Hoy, Math Bass, and Claire Kohne. A poem will be read while a clay ball is rolled around on the floor; guests are encouraged to bring small items like pennies, shoestring, old cables, etc. that can be thrown on the floor to be picked up by the balls. RSVP by Thursday to rsvp at nomadicdivision dot org.