Boil, Toil + Trouble: Panels

Join us for a series of intimate conversations organized by Debra Scacco in partnership with LAND and Art in Common, on the occasion of the group exhibition Boil, Toil + Trouble. To RSVP, email info@artincommon.art with date in subject line.

Headwaters

Sunday, February 26th, 2 – 4pm

708 N Manhattan Place

LA, CA 90038

Conversation between Cindy Donis and Julia Jaye Posin, moderated by artist Debra Scacco.

Headwaters considers the definition of the term ‘headwaters’ to reflect extractive intervention of water systems, and how local and international practice impacts local water supply. Through conversation with Cindy Donis (Organizer, East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice) and Julia Jaye Posin (Founding Member, Artists for Amazonia), the conversation will address the macro and micro of upstream / downstream relationships, thereby reinforcing how we are globally connected by water.

Bending the River

Sunday, February 19th, 11am – 1pm

708 N Manhattan Place

LA, CA 90038

Lauren Bon in conversation with Emma Robbins moderated by Megan Steinman

Bending the River is an infrastructure artwork by Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studio. The project is diverting a small amount of water from the Los Angeles River (which would otherwise go straight to the Pacific), lifting it, cleansing it, and spreading it to a network of public parks (its former floodplain).

This conversation will discuss how Bending the River approaches water infrastructure as community care, and considers how a project like this may be a model for more thoughtful urban infrastructure that moves away from extraction and towards reciprocity.

LAND’s 2023 exhibitions are made possible with lead support from the Offield Family Foundation, the Jerry and Terri Kohl Family Foundation, and The Perenchio Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Fran and Ray Stark Foundation, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Department of Arts and Culture, the LA Arts Recovery Fund, Brenda Potter, the Wilhelm Family Foundation and LAND’s Nomadic Council. Special thanks to Artist Sponsors Karen Hillenburg, Liana Krupp, Abby Pucker, Ben Weyerhaeuser, and the Poncher Family Foundation.

Los Angeles Nomadic Division is a member of and supported by the Los Angeles Visual Arts (LAVA) Coalition

LAND is a member-supported organization. Support LAND’s free, public programming by becoming a member today.

Soundscapes: Lani Trock

tend to care

Presented by Floating & LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division)

Aaron Shaw, Meg Shoemaker, Lani Trock

Friday, November 11, 2022
2:22pm
Text RIVER to 310-421-0869 to attend

 

LAND is pleased to present Soundscapes: Lani Trock as a part of LAND’s ongoing Soundscapes programming dedicated to experimental music and audio practices. This program is also a part of the artist’s ongoing series, tend to care.

 

by way of an open source community choir free-form sing and cleanup along the LA river, this donation-based, community gathering intends to honor & deepen our relationship to ourselves, to each other, and with this vital body of water and its surrounding land. together we will clean & sing, as an offering of collective care to this time and space.

facilitated by: aaron shaw, lani trock, meg shoemaker, david moses & noah klein, made possible by floating, LAND, NPS & new earth dao.

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tend to care is an ongoing durational performance piece and open source protocol, stewarded by new earth dao. the piece explores the ways in which we care for ourselves, each other and the environments we inhabit. furthermore, this practice imagines how we might radically reshape society in favor of our collective benefit, through a philosophical shift away from profit motives at center, evolving into building a culture of care and wellbeing for all kind, as our primary intention.

OSCC ( open source community choir ) is an open source protocol and collectively-stewarded initiative to proliferate harmony by singing together. by gathering in groups and harmonizing our voices through a primarily wordless, vocal, improvisational practice, we aim to reactivate our inherent ability to sing together without inhibition and reclaim the human voice, our most ancient technology, as a tool for healing and collective benefit.

the activation of these protocols is made possible by the national peace service (NPS), an ongoing imaginal project, est. in 2017. through radical thought experiments made into tangible, temporary expressions, the series imagines a decentralized, post-capitalist future society, that mirrors the effortless, symbiotic flow of nature’s zero-waste, circular systems and honors each individual as essential to the collective whole.

This program is located along the Los Angeles River in Frogtown, against a riparian habitat, highlighting both the soft and hard bottom terrains of this human made channel. You’ll enter along the LA River bike path, and then cross the gate to sit alongside the channel. This program will also be audible from the bike path itself.

Parking is located on the street, a quick walk from the performance space. In case spaces are limited, we also recommend parking in Lewis MacAdams Riverfront Park which is just a few minute walk away.

There are no restrooms onsite, but there are park restrooms atLewis MacAdams Riverfront Park a couple minutes away down the bike path. We’ll be sitting along the cement channel. Feel free to bring a blanket, a pillow, or whatever encourages your personal comforts.

 

LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) is proud to introduce Soundscapes, our new programming series dedicated to experimental music and audio practices, inviting artists to consider how location and sound in its various modalities are deeply intertwined. This series champions artists prioritizing audio and the sensorial over the ocular to facilitate unique experiences widely available to the public.

Soundscapes joins LAND’s existing series, Nomadic Nights, dedicated to performance and socially-engaged practices, and Frame Rate, presenting film and moving-image work. These three series demonstrate LAND’s dedication to supporting artists in immediate and responsive ways, while providing the public with access to works in process or newly-created.

 

LAND’s 2022 exhibitions are made possible with lead support from the Offield Family Foundation, the Jerry and Terri Kohl Family Foundation, and The Perenchio Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Fran and Ray Stark Foundation, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Department of Arts and Culture, the LA Arts Recovery Fund, Wilhelm Family Foundation and LAND’s Nomadic Council. Special thanks to Artist Sponsors Karen Hillenburg, Liana Krupp, Brenda Potter, Abby Pucker, Ben Weyerhaeuser, Jay and Deanie Stein Foundation Trust, and the Poncher Family Foundation. 

LAND is a member-supported organization. Support LAND’s free, public programming by becoming a member today.

Soundscapes: Teira

Expo Line Crenshaw Station
3428 W Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90016

In celebration of the release of Soundscapes: Teira, (November 2022) LAND is pleased to present a field recording workshop created by interdisciplinary artist Teira along the 210 Metro bus line, a daily experience of her formative years. Participants will learn to create their own field recordings using Teira’s cultural mapping techniques while visiting historic locations along the route, providing deeper insights into their relationship to the sounds of the city. Participants will ride the 210 Metro bus, the Metro K-Line, and walk to three locations, recording what they hear and see along their route. Space for this workshop is limited and RSVP is required.

This program was made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs. Special thanks to Metro Art.

Free RSVP Here

 

Stream the playlist on Spotify and Apple Music:

 

LAND is pleased to present Soundscapes: Teira as the final iteration of LAND’s newest programming series, L.A. Summer Mixes. Interdisciplinary artist Teira has created a mix of songs reflecting her formative years in South LA, specifically in transit on the 210 Metro bus line. These tracks inspired Teira’s aesthetic as a producer including her debut EP Vortex. Alongside the mix, Teira has prepared a list of recommendations in South LA that will uplift and nourish.

Check out Teira’s list of neighborhood recommendations:

1. Jesse Owens Swimming Pool: 9835 S Western Ave, 90047

2. The Forum: 3900 W Manchester Blvd, 90305

3. Fresh & Meaty Burger: 3016 W Florence Ave, 90043

4. Word of Life Christian Book Store: 6321 West Blvd, 90043

5. The World Stage: 4321 Degnan Blvd, 90008

6. Kindles Doughnuts: 10003 S Normandie Ave, 90044

7. Crenshaw Greenline Station: 11991 S Crenshaw Blvd, 90303

8. M’Dears: 7717 S Western Ave, 90047

9. Starlight Church of God in Christ: 9611 S Broadway, 90003

10. Inglewood Mortuary: 1206 Centinela Ave, 90302

11. The Academy Theater: 3141 W. Manchester Blvd, 90305

 

Teira

Teira is a multidisciplinary artist whose works incorporate music performance, sound installation, and sculpture. Her practice explores the connectivity between the body and sound, the ephemeral nature of technology, and spirituality. Teira creates immersive performances using analog instruments and found objects to recreate her inner world, from a dilapidated swap meet to an abandoned baptism pool in South Los Angeles.

 

LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) is proud to introduce Soundscapes, our new programming series dedicated to experimental music and audio practices, inviting artists to consider how location and sound in its various modalities are deeply intertwined. This series champions artists prioritizing audio and the sensorial over the ocular to facilitate unique experiences widely available to the public.  

Soundscapes joins LAND’s existing series, Nomadic Nights, dedicated to performance and socially-engaged practices, and Frame Rate, presenting film and moving-image work. These three series demonstrate LAND’s dedication to supporting artists in immediate and responsive ways, while providing the public with access to works in process or newly-created. 

LAND’s 2023 exhibitions are made possible with lead support from the Offield Family Foundation, the Jerry and Terri Kohl Family Foundation, and The Perenchio Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Fran and Ray Stark Foundation, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Department of Arts and Culture, the LA Arts Recovery Fund, Brenda Potter, the Wilhelm Family Foundation and LAND’s Nomadic Council. Special thanks to Artist Sponsors Karen Hillenburg, Liana Krupp, Abby Pucker, Ben Weyerhaeuser, and the Poncher Family Foundation.

LAND is a member-supported organization. Support LAND’s free, public programming by becoming a member today.

Photo Courtesy of Teira.

Soundscapes: Soltera

Sherman Oaks Castle Park

4989 Sepulveda Boulevard

Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

6:30-9pm

Photos by Ruben Preciado.

 

Stream the playlist on Spotify and Apple Music:


 

LAND is pleased to present Soundscapes: Soltera as the third iteration of LAND’s newest programming series, L.A. Summer Mixes. Soltera has created a mix of songs illustrating her experience and love for her neighborhood of the San Fernando Valley. Alongside the mix, Soltera has prepared a list of recommendations in the San Fernando Valley encouraging folks to check out some of her favorite spots.

Join LAND on Thursday, September 29th to celebrate the release of Soundscapes: Soltera with a night of short films and miniature golf at the Sherman Oaks Castle Park. The program will include a debut of short films by Soltera and Gemma Jimenez Gonzalez focused on emerging artists from the valley, showcasing how this unique part of Los Angeles county is integral to Los Angeles’ art ecosystem.

 

Beyond The Valley Girl, 2021, 4:26 min

Directed by Tania Ordoñez 

Edited by Walter Vargas and Tania Ordoñez 

Scored by Tania Ordoñez and Aarum Alatorre 

Featured Artists: Pacoima Techno and Gemma Jiménez Gonzalez

 

SFV Collective Movement, 2021, 5:03 min

SFV Collective Movement is a short experimental film featuring three San Fernando Valley-based artists: Patricia (Pata) Hernandez, Monica Juarez, and Myisha Arellano. At three different stages in their creative practice, we learn the role the artists play when engaging with the space around them. As artists who at some point in their lives/or currently rely on public transit, we observe the way movement creates a different pace and inspiration for the artists.

This film was created on Chumash, Kizh, Fernaneño Tataviam and Tongva Land. 

Echo Park Film Center (EPFC) is a non-profit media arts organization run by a collective of filmmakers, educators, and community organizers that focus on highlighting experimental films, documentaries, and social justice media. This project was made by three members: Alejandra Jimenez-Gonzalez, Gemma Jimenez-Gonzalez, and Nicole Ucedo. Together we strive to create programming through EPFC that brings communities together and encourages creativity with a particular focus on the underserved communities in Los Angeles.

These films were commissioned by Metro Art as part of arts-based engagement and research to help inform future transportation investments in the San Fernando Valley. For more information about Metro Art visit metro.net/art.

 

Check out Soltera’s list of neighborhood recommendations:

1. Gourmet Tamales:  13754 Van Nuys Blvd, 91331

2. Fresh Donuts:  11030 Balboa Blvd, 91344

3. Valley Value Center:  13630 Victory Blvd, 91401

4. All Things and More:  8321 San Fernando Rd, 9135

5. Sylmar’s Fix:  13790 Foothill Blvd SUITE 7, 91342

6. Redzone Shop:  8540 Van Nuys Blvd, 91402

7. California Institute of Abnormal Arts:  11334 Burbank Blvd, 91601

8. O’Melveny Park:  17300 Sesnon Blvd,  91344

9. The Great Wall:  Located on Coldwater Canyon Ave between Oxnard St and Burbank Blvd and the eastern edge of Valley College campus.

10. Sherman Oaks Castle Park:  4989 Sepulveda Blvd, 91403

 

Soltera

Soltera is the experimental dance project of Colombian American artist Tania Ordoñez. Ordoñez grew up in the San Fernando Valley, home to many backyard shows where all of her greatest music inspirations stem from. In 2018, Ordoñez started producing music on her own with borrowed synthesizers and drum machines from friends, soon creating her own sounds. Her music is heavily influenced by techno and house melding with punk. Her intention with Soltera is to create a cathartic experience where people can come together to dance and let go. Ordoñez is also a filmmaker, DJ and co-runs an underground LA based collective called Casa/Teca.

 

Gemma Jimenez Gonzalez

Gemma Jimenez Gonzalez is a mixed media artist, educator, and community-based urban planner. Her creative practice explores the regeneration of urban ecology, mobility, and development.

 

Nicole Ucedo

Nicole Ucedo is an Argentine-American filmmaker, educator, and film programmer from Los Angeles. Her video work focuses on movement in and through the spaces of Los Angeles. She has been involved with the Echo Park Film Center since 2018.

 

Alejandra Eliza Jimenez

Alejandra Jimenez is a community organizer, artist, media specialist, and bike rider based in the San Fernando Valley. Her mission is to make the arts and organizing education accessible to youth, undocumented folks, Queer and Trans, and BIPOC populations. She believes that through the arts we can heal from childhood trauma, and have agency over our narratives and what we deem as “our work”, and our art. 

 

LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) is proud to introduce Soundscapes, our new programming series dedicated to experimental music and audio practices, inviting artists to consider how location and sound in its various modalities are deeply intertwined. This series champions artists prioritizing audio and the sensorial over the ocular to facilitate unique experiences widely available to the public.  

Soundscapes joins LAND’s existing series, Nomadic Nights, dedicated to performance and socially-engaged practices, and Frame Rate, presenting film and moving-image work. These three series demonstrate LAND’s dedication to supporting artists in immediate and responsive ways, while providing the public with access to works in process or newly-created. 

 

LAND’s 2022 exhibitions are made possible with lead support from the Offield Family Foundation and the Jerry and Terri Kohl Family Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Fran and Ray Stark Foundation, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Department of Arts and Culture, the LA Arts Recovery Fund, Wilhelm Family Foundation, and LAND’s Nomadic Council. Special thanks to Artist Sponsors Karen Hillenburg, Brenda Potter, Abby Pucker, Jay and Deanie Stein Foundation Trust, and the Poncher Family Foundation.

LAND is a member-supported organization. Support LAND’s free, public programming by becoming a member today.

Feature Image Courtesy of Soltera.

Soundscapes: Justen LeRoy

Friday, August 5
6:00-8:00pm
Kenneth Hahn Park
4100 S La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90056

 

Stream the playlist on Spotify and Apple Music:

LAND is pleased to present Soundscapes: Justen LeRoy as the second iteration of LAND’s newest programming series, L.A. Summer Mixes. LeRoy has created a mix of songs illustrating his experience and love for his neighborhood of the Crenshaw District. Alongside the mix LeRoy has prepared a list of recommendations in the Crenshaw District encouraging folks to check out some of his favorite spots.

Join LAND on Friday, August 5th for a picnic at Kenneth Hahn Park from 6:00-8:00 pm to celebrate the release of Justen’s mix.

We will be gathered in the Janice Green Valley. Once you enter the park from La Cienega Blvd, proceed straight past the Gwen Moore Lake, past the visitor center, and continue on this street as it goes uphill, until you reach the Janice Green Valley on your left. Parking is available at the top of the hill, at Burke Roche Point.

 

Check out Justen’s list of neighborhood recommendations:

1. Kenneth Hahn Park: 4100 S La Cienega Blvd, 90056

2. Grilled Fraiche (Hyde Park): 5800 West Blvd, 90043

3. Touched by an Angel: 3733 S Western Ave, 90018

4. Art + Practice: 3401 W. 43rd Place, 90008

5. The District by GS: 3888 Crenshaw Blvd, 90008

6. Carrots: 3408 W. Washington Blvd, 90018

7. Natraliart Jamaican Restaurant & Market: 3426 W Washington Blvd,  90018

8. Alta Adams: 5359 W Adams Blvd,  90016

 

Justen LeRoy (b. 1994, Los Angeles, CA)  is a multidisciplinary artist and curator born and currently living in Los Angeles, CA. His work focuses on unearthing expression through sound and performance works that investigate Black vocal nuance. Recently, he co-curated Noah Davis at The Underground Museum with Helen Molesworth and contributed his sound work “LEAVE A MESSAGE” to Hammer Museum’s Made In LA 2020: A Version.

 

LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) is proud to introduce Soundscapes, our new programming series dedicated to experimental music and audio practices, inviting artists to consider how location and sound in its various modalities are deeply intertwined. This series champions artists prioritizing audio and the sensorial over the ocular to facilitate unique experiences widely available to the public.  

Soundscapes joins LAND’s existing series, Nomadic Nights, dedicated to performance and socially-engaged practices, and Frame Rate, presenting film and moving-image work. These three series demonstrate LAND’s dedication to supporting artists in immediate and responsive ways, while providing the public with access to works in process or newly-created. 

 

LAND’s 2022 exhibitions are made possible with lead support from the Offield Family Foundation and the Jerry and Terri Kohl Family Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Fran and Ray Stark Foundation, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Department of Arts and Culture, the LA Arts Recovery Fund, and LAND’s Nomadic Council. Special thanks to Artist Sponsors Karen Hillenburg, Brenda Potter, Abby Pucker, Jay and Deanie Stein Foundation Trust, and the Poncher Family Foundation.

LAND is a member-supported organization. Support LAND’s free, public programming by becoming a member today.

Soundscapes: L.A. Summer Mixes

LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) is proud to introduce Soundscapes, our new programming series dedicated to experimental music and audio practices, inviting artists to consider how location and sound in its various modalities are deeply intertwined. This series champions artists prioritizing audio and the sensorial over the ocular to facilitate unique experiences widely available to the public.  

Soundscapes joins LAND’s existing series, Nomadic Nights, dedicated to performance and socially-engaged practices, and Frame Rate, presenting film and moving-image work. These three series demonstrate LAND’s dedication to supporting artists in immediate and responsive ways, while providing the public with access to works in process or newly-created.

LAND’s L.A. Summer Mixes is a monthly series that will span the four summer months and include a variety of elements that will tie into each mix. Artists will be invited to document their neighborhood and will also create a list of recommendations to accompany the mixes. Both the documentation and the neighborhood list will be released alongside the mixes to offer a more in depth perspective into the artist’s relationship with the places around them. To culminate this work, each L.A. Summer Mixes will be released at a LAND Members listening party at a local venue of the artist’s choosing that further celebrates the richness and various landscapes of the city. 

 

 

LAND’s 2022 exhibitions are made possible with lead support from the Offield Family Foundation and the Jerry and Terri Kohl Family Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Fran and Ray Stark Foundation, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Department of Arts and Culture, the LA Arts Recovery Fund, and LAND’s Nomadic Council. Special thanks to Artist Sponsors Karen Hillenburg, Brenda Potter, Abby Pucker, Jay and Deanie Stein Foundation Trust, and the Poncher Family Foundation.

LAND is a member-supported organization. Support LAND’s free, public programming by becoming a member today.

Soundscapes: Ozzie Juarez

Thursday, June 30 
6:00-8:30pm
Tlaloc Studios
447 E 32nd St
Los Angeles, CA 90011

Photos by Ruben Preciado.

 

Stream the playlist on Spotify and Apple Music:

 

LAND in partnership with Tlaloc Studios is pleased to present Soundscapes: Ozzie Juarez kicking off LAND’s newest programming series, L.A. Summer Mixes. Juarez has created a mix of songs illustrating his experience and love for his neighborhood of South Central. Alongside the mix Juarez has prepared a list of recommendations in South Central encouraging folks to visit and familiarize themselves with these local spots. 

Join LAND on Thursday, June 30th at Tlaloc Studios from 6:00-8:30pm to celebrate the release of Ozzie’s mix and a special musical performance by Gemma Castro. The mix will be available to stream June 30th on LAND’s Soundcloud and available as a limited CD run, available onsite.

 

Check out Ozzie’s list of neighborhood recommendations:

1. Tlaloc Studios: 447 E 32nd Street, 90011

2. Tacos Los Pelones: 3106 Maple Avenue, 90011

3. SCLA 99 Cent Market: 3110 Maple Avenue, 90011

4. Mercado La Paloma: 3655 Grand Avenue, 90007

5. Tam’s Burgers No. 11: 4150 South Broadway, 90037

6. Birrieria Baldamero: 3200 Maple Avenue, 90011

7. Maple Liquor: 3000 Maple Avenue, 90011

8. Alameda Swap Meet: 4501 South Alameda Street, 90058

9. LA Harbor College Swap Meet: 1111 Figueroa Place, 90744

10. Alpine Swap Meet: 833 Torrance Boulevard, 90502

Ozzie Juarez is a multidisciplinary artist who explores the realm of painting and sculpture while actively working to be a resource for his artistic and cultural community. Juarez opened Tlaloc Studios, an artist studio and exhibition space for the Los Angeles community, which has become just as much a part of Juarez’s artistic practice. In Juarez’s practice he formulates his own visual language to investigate reimagined histories of past civilizations and their speculative futures.⁠

 

LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) is proud to introduce Soundscapes, our new programming series dedicated to experimental music and audio practices, inviting artists to consider how location and sound in its various modalities are deeply intertwined. This series champions artists prioritizing audio and the sensorial over the ocular to facilitate unique experiences widely available to the public.  

Soundscapes joins LAND’s existing series, Nomadic Nights, dedicated to performance and socially-engaged practices, and Frame Rate, presenting film and moving-image work. These three series demonstrate LAND’s dedication to supporting artists in immediate and responsive ways, while providing the public with access to works in process or newly-created. 

This program was made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.⁠ @culture_la

LAND’s 2022 exhibitions are made possible with lead support from the Offield Family Foundation and the Jerry and Terri Kohl Family Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Fran and Ray Stark Foundation, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Department of Arts and Culture, the LA Arts Recovery Fund, and LAND’s Nomadic Council. Special thanks to Artist Sponsors Karen Hillenburg, Brenda Potter, Abby Pucker, Jay and Deanie Stein Foundation Trust, and the Poncher Family Foundation.

LAND is a member-supported organization. Support LAND’s free, public programming by becoming a member today.

Photo Courtesy of Ozzie Juarez.

Nomadic Nights: Panteha Abareshi

 

NAVEL

1611 S Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

April 14, 2022

7 – 9PM

LAND presents an artist lecture by Panteha Abareshi on Thursday, April 14 at 7pm hosted at NAVEL. 

⁠Abareshi will present a 2-hour long artist lecture on their current exhibition taking place at Hunter Shaw Fine Art and the theoretical research and articulation that laid the foundations for the show. Beginning with a survey of the new work, the lecture will expand to encompass larger questions around fetishism, and the role of the sick/disabled body as fetish object- from popular media representations, to the various forms of pornography and explicit fetish materials found online. This lecture will explore the notion of consent, and the question of whether the disabled body, as we image and understand it, is truly capable of consenting while under the harsh and unrelenting able-bodied gaze.⁠

This lecture will delve into conceptual and theoretical exploration of the ceaseless power dynamic between the able-bodied viewer and the disabled performer as spectacle, raising questions of control in looking, cripple privacy, and the ways in which alienation of the disabled/sick other are written into the comfortable modes of consumption, legibility and identification that dictate visual culture.⁠⁠

Through the highly-personal lens of Abareshi’s own corporeal experience, she will address larger, universal concerns of pain, fear, entropy, and mortality, and at the heart of this lecture will be an unflinching exploration of identity, questioning what happens to the self when it is trapped inside a hostile environment- whether that environment is Society, the Institution, or the Body.⁠

Join us on Saturday, April 14th from 7-9pm at Navel located at 1611 S Hope Street, Los Angeles. ⁠

Note: NAVEL is located on the second floor of our building and requires climbing one flight of stairs from our alleyway entrance. ⁠NAVEL is accessible for all via an elevator on the Hope Street entrance to the space. We will have someone present with directional signage upon arrival. Inside NAVEL there are two bathrooms which are accessible for wheelchairs up to 27” wide located on each side of the bar/kitchen. ⁠

 

About Nomadic Nights:
Nomadic Nights are salon-style events, in roaming locations throughout the country, which reflect the diverse ways in which contemporary artists engage and present visual culture. As a departure from conventional formats, Nomadic Nights invites artists to present work, performances, and ideas that comprise the constellation of influences informing the overall creative practice.

LAND’s 2022 exhibitions are made possible with lead support from the Offield Family Foundation and the Jerry and Terri Kohl Family Foundation. 

Additional support is provided by the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, the LA Arts Recovery Fund, Abby Pucker, the Fran and Ray Stark Foundation, Jay and Deanie Stein Foundation Trust, the Poncher Family Foundation, Brenda Potter, and LAND’s Nomadic Council.

Dee Dee

Watch the video and Q&A below as of 8:30pm PST on June 24.

LAND is pleased to announce G. Brenner’s music video premiere event for “𝘋𝘦𝘦 𝘋𝘦𝘦,” the second single off his debut album 𝘉𝘳𝘶𝘴𝘩𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘦. Join us Thursday, June 24, 2021 from 8:30pm – 9:30pm PST on YouTube for a Q&A between the artist G. Brenner and Director Amara Higuera moderated by LAND’s Curatorial Associate Hugo Cervantes.

Special thanks to Werkartz for their support.

G. Brenner is the project of LA-based visual artist and musician Gabriel Brenner. Drawing on artists such as Arca, Grouper, and Julianna Barwick, he crafted an idiosyncratic style that has fallen gracefully between folk, gospel, and experimental electronic music. Formerly known as Pastel, Brenner released his debut EP, It Will Be Missed, via M-animal Vinyl in 2014. In 2015, he released his second EP, Bone-Weary, via rising Houston-based label Very Jazzed. In 2017, he self-released an EP entitled absent, just dust, a 5-song collection exploring language, loss, and identity through ambient-noise soundscapes. On Valentine’s Day 2018, he released a one-off single “Close” to celebrate the holiday. After releasing a string of covers and remixes to close the chapter on his Pastel moniker, Brenner released “Brushfire,” his debut single as G. Brenner. His debut album of the same name will be released August 20, 2021 via Very Jazzed. At its core, this album is about being immobilized by worlds collapsing at a fast-forward pace and the struggle to find meaning in the remaining ruins.

Amara Higuera lives and works in Los Angeles. Her work engages a lens-based practice to explore how images (still and moving) shape the histories and interpretations of people and places. She wanted to make music videos with G. Brenner since they first met way back when. Aside from directing, she has been teaching, writing and making sound works as a practice of personal exorcism and artistic research.

 

LAND’s 2021 exhibitions are made possible with lead support from the Offield Family Foundation and the Jerry and Terry Kohl Foundation. Additional support is provided by the the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, the California Community Foundation, the J. Paul Getty Trust Foundation, Fran and Ray Stark Foundation, the Chauncey and Marion D. McCormick Family Foundation, the Poncher Family Foundation, Brenda Potter, and LAND’s Nomadic Council.

Episode 1: Viral Memory

Episode 1 of Future Continuous: Present Stream includes interviews with writer, urbanist, and media historian Norman M. Klein, artists Miljohn Ruperto and Candice Lin, and neurobiologist Jason Shepherd. By considering current upheavals through the lens of science fiction such as Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner (1982) and Edward Bellamy’s novel Looking Backward 2000-1887 (1888), the episode’s prologue considers the future of downtown Los Angeles’s Bradbury Building by way of its history. “Viral Memory” then examines speculations around an ancient virus linked to memory in the brain’s genetic structure, the sibling relationship between infection and possession, and our estrangement from the intimacy of other species that share our bodies. Video works excerpted in Episode 1 include Ordinal SW/NE (2017) by Miljohn Ruperto and Rini Yun Keagy and Toxic Semiotics (2020) by Candice Lin.

 

Daniel R. Small (b.1984 in Centralia, Illinois, USA; lives and works in Los Angeles) received an MFA from San Francisco Art Institute and a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University. Small is an artist, anthropologist, and educator. Recent exhibitions include the traveling exhibition “Never Spoken Again” organized by Independent Curators International which will travel for the next five years. “The Conspiracy Of Art: Part II,” Chateau Shatto, Los Angeles (2019), “74 million million million tons,” SculptureCenter, Long Island City, New York (2018); “Seeing Eye Awareness,” Museum of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia (2018); “Mad Horizon,” Index- The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden (2017); “Concrete Island,” VENUS LA, Los Angeles (2017), “The Hierophant,” Galeria Nicodim, Bucharest, Romania (2017); “Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only,” Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2016); “13th Biennale de Lyon,” Musee d’Art Contemporain Lyon, France (2015); “The Historical Society of Desert Archives,” The Center for Land Use Interpretation, Wendover, Utah (2015); “Bloody Red Sun of Fantastic L.A.,” PIASA, Paris, France (2015); “The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project,” Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND) (2015). He received the Smithsonian Ingenuity Award in 2015 and the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Award in 2016. 

David Matorin is an award-winning writer, documentarian and arts journalist based in Los Angeles. His projects for outlets including Arte, Thomson Reuters, The Intercept/Field of Vision and Janus Films have garnered Webby, Oscar and Independent Spirit awards and nominations. His writing for publications such as Art in America, WSJ, Flash Art, Bomb Magazine and Truthdig have earned him accolades from the Los Angeles Press Club. He has worked with foundations and non-profits including The James Irvine Foundation, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and The Southern Poverty Law Center. Previously based in New York City, his work is focused on the moving image in culture. He teaches at USC’s Annenberg School of Journalism.

Norman M. Klein is a critic, urban and media historian, and novelist.  His books include: The History of Forgetting: Los Angeles and the Erasure of Memory; Seven Minutes: The Life and Death of the American Animated Cartoon; The Vatican to Vegas: The History of Special Effects; Freud in Coney Island and Other Tales; and the database novel Bleeding Through: Layers of Los Angeles, 1920-86. He is currently completing an interactive historical science fiction novel titled The Imaginary Twentieth Century. His essays have appeared in anthologies, museum catalogs, newspapers, scholarly journals, and on the web. They are symptoms of a polymath’s career, ranging from European cultural history to animation and architectural studies, from special effects to cinema and digital theory, to LA studies, fiction, media design and documentary film. His work (including museum shows) has centered on the relationship between collective memory and power in urban spaces; the thin line between fact and fiction; and erasure, forgetting, scripted spaces, and the social imaginary.

Miljohn Ruperto (b.1971 Manila, Philippines) lives and works in Los Angeles, USA Ruperto mainly works with video, film, photography, and performance to map the conditions that bring about our conception of nature and history: e.g. historiography, the history of nature, and the nature of nature. Recent shows include the 2019 Singapore Biennial, Singapore, The Second Industrial Art Biennial, Croatia (2018); The Renaissance Society, Chicago (2018); and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2018).

Jason Shepherd is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurobiology and holds the Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chair at the University of Utah. He obtained his BSc (Hons) at the University of Otago in New Zealand, his Ph.D. at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and postdoctoral training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the recipient of the Peter and Patricia Gruber International Research Award in Neuroscience, the International Society for Neurochemistry Young Investigator Award, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Ben Barres Early Career Acceleration Award, the NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award, and is a National Academy of Sciences Kavli Fellow.

Candice Lin is an interdisciplinary artist who works with installation, drawing, video, and living materials and processes, such as mold, mushrooms, bacteria, fermentation, and stains. She addresses themes of race, gender and sexuality in relationship to material histories of colonialism, slavery, and diaspora. Lin has had recent solo exhibitions at the Pitzer Galleries, Claremont, CA; Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Art Center, Canada; Ludlow 38, New York; Francois Ghebaly, Los Angeles; the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Chicago; Portikus, Frankfurt; Bétonsalon, Paris; and Gasworks, London, as well as group exhibitions and biennials at the ICA, London (2019), Para Site, Hong Kong (2019), Beirut Art Center, Lebanon (2019),  the Taipei Fine Arts Museum (2018); Hammer Museum (2018), LA; Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2017); New Museum, New York (2017); SculptureCenter, Long Island City, New York (2017). She is the recipient of several residencies, grants and fellowships, including the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant (2019), the Davidoff Art Residency (2018), Louis Comfort Tiffany Award (2017), Delfina Foundation Artist in Residence (2014), Fine Arts Work Center Residency (2012), and Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (2009). She is Assistant Professor of Art at UCLA and lives and works in Los Angeles.

Future Continuous: Present Stream is made possible with support from the Wilhelm Family Foundation and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

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LAND’s 2021 exhibitions are made possible with lead support from the Offield Family Foundation and the Jerry and Terry Kohl Foundation. Additional support is provided by the the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, the California Community Foundation, the J. Paul Getty Trust Foundation, Fran and Ray Stark Foundation, the Chauncey and Marion D. McCormick Family Foundation, the Poncher Family Foundation, Brenda Potter, and LAND’s Nomadic Council.

LANDxAIR: Werkartz

LANDxAIR: Winter 2021
Downtown Los Angeles + Virtually
Hosted by Werkartz

LAND is pleased to announce the second iteration of LANDxAIR, our itinerant Artist in Residence Program. In keeping with the goals of LAND’s programming, the residency promotes site-specific inquiry and public engagement. LANDxAIR facilitates collaboration amongst hosting institutions, LAND’s curatorial team, varied resources and networks, allowing artists to explore new modes of creation.

For this iteration of LANDxAIR, LAND is hosting an open call for 4 Los Angeles-based artists. Artists can conduct their residency within their existing studio and/or have access to Werkartz’s 7,000 square foot exhibition space located in the Downtown Los Angeles Fashion District. Residencies can take place over a period of 2-4 weeks. Artists will receive a $1,000 honorarium along with support from LAND’s curatorial team. Artists will be asked to document their residency through social media and possible virtual public programs.

LANDxAIR is made possible with support from Werkärtz.

Meet the 2021 LANDxAIR: Werkartz residents:

Arielle Baptiste Bapari (aka Arielle Baptiste) is a Haitian-American musician, producer and DJ. She has released music with Popcan Records, Mollyhouse records, Chroma NY, XXIII and Internet Friends. In addition to producing for a number of recording artists, Bapari is set to release her debut solo EP this spring. She’s headlined Boiler Room LA, played Melting Point & Papi Juice in New York, as well as numerous parties across the USA. Bapari DJs and hosts the monthly show Puffy on NTS radio and last year served as the tour DJ for Steve Lacy. Her musical style explores electronic experimentation by fusing cinematics, the avant-garde and dance music elements to create anywhere from unique underground club music to genre-bending sonic landscapes. She formerly played drums in the punk band F U Pay Us, as well as soccer for the Haitian national team.

Panteha Abareshi My work is rooted in my existence as a chronically ill/disabled body existing with multiple medical illnesses, at the root of which is sickle cell zero beta thalassemia- a genetic blood disorder that causes debilitating pain, and bodily deterioration that both increase with age. Through my work, I aim to discuss the complexities of living within a body that is highly monitored, constantly examined, and made to feel like a specimen. Taking images that are recognizable as “human” forms, and reducing them to the gestural is a juxtaposition of my own body’s objectification, and dissection. Through my performance work, I pushed my body to, and often beyond, the limits of its ability. The radicalized abjectification of my own corporeal form allows for a continued examination of my bodily deterioration, and its connection to a larger context of universal fragility fear, pain and mortality. In my video work and installations, I aim to make the viewer hyper-aware of their own body, and actively employ accessibility as a tool, both withholding and over-extending it as a means of casting light onto the ill/disabled experience. With every piece, my practice traces and documents my body’s malfunction, and its disintegration. With this deterioration comes implantation of medical devices, prosthetics, and the use of mobility aids. My body is the primary material and medium in my practice, and these materials become vital to the visual language of my work. Currently, I am contemplating the prosthesis, and simultaneous abstraction and mechanization of the fundamentally inorganic “body.”

Emily Barker is a paraplegic and chronically ill artist, designer, and advocate for people with disabilities. They’ve given artist talks at UCLA, The Royal Academy of the Arts in London, and several other schools about their most recent show Built to Scale a solo exhibition at Murmurs Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles that explored how to design standards physically perpetuate, embody and replicate the structural prejudices of society towards people considered “abnormal,” “divergent,” or “abject”. People who physically deviate from societally created norms have little space built that includes them. The exhibition was published in Cultured, Flaunt, Art Viewer, Medium among many others. They studied at RISD and SAIC while able-bodied and after an accident had found higher education to be so inaccessible that the segregation that exists for wheelchair users and the chronically ill must be repaired so that they may have the basic human rights of access and same opportunities as the able-bodied or able passing communities.

Julia Tcharfas Julia Tcharfas (born 1982, Donetsk, Ukraine) is an artist based in Los Angeles. Her research draws on materials from modern scientific and technological folklore and takes the form of archives and exhibitions. Tcharfas is the founder of Before Present project space in Pasadena and has recently exhibited work in Magic Hour, Twentynine Palms; the Swiss Institute, New York; Project 1049, Gstaad; Transformation Marathon, Serpentine Gallery, London. A profile about her practice has been featured in the Swiss Institute’s SI: Visions video series.

 

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Art In A Continuous Future: Here, Now, And Tomorrow

Doors 11 AM
Conversation 11:30 AM

NeueHouse Bradbury
304 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Sarah Rara and Daniel R. Small will discuss how the landscape and architecture of Los Angeles can inform artistic investigation. From employing new forms of technology to collaborating with scientists, how can artists help shape culture that informs our understanding of the spaces and time in which we live? How do artists employ technology as material, subject, and analogy for human experience? They will discuss their own work and are joined by Laura Hyatt, executive director of Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND).

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Frame Rate: Wild Art Party


Blue Roof Studios
7329 S. Broadway Ave.
Los Angeles, CA, 90003
Saturday, October 20
7 – 11 PM

Performances by
PHYSICAL PLASTIC, Julie Weitz, Paul Pescador, and Maceo Paisley

DJ set by
def.sound

WILD ART PARTY is a series of rambunctious performance events aimed at providing a safe and supportive arena for diverse artists to show new performance work while growing and strengthening the Los Angeles experimental performance audience. It is laboratory for artists to exhibit their practice outside of more traditional arenas or institutional programs, to experiment, or show works in progress. These one night events are free and open to the public with several presentations of new work in a party atmosphere. The audience is encouraged to dance, encounter new and surprising experiences, and explore new connections to the greater community of performative work in Los Angeles.

LAND will co-present this year’s Wild Art Party with Wild Art Group at Blue Roof Studios as part of LAND’s Frame Rate series, on-going programming with an eye toward film, video, and the moving image in general.


Wild Art Group is a project based art and performance company founded in 2015 dedicated to supporting the development and creation of new art works by Allison M Keating. Wild Art Group works to ensure the experimental arts (works of art in which the outcomes are unknown) has a thriving future in America by fueling a culture of collaboration, resource sharing, support and sustainability, both economic and environmental. www.wildartgroup.org


Support for Frame Rate is Provided by:
THE OFFIELD FAMILY FOUNDATION
LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ARTS AND CULTURE
LAND NOMADIC COUNCIL

Maceo Paisley

As part of Frame Rate: Wild Art Party

Using everyday objects MACEO PAISLEY’S performance explores social constructs through the creation of abstract sculptures that include his body. Using balance, force, leverage, and soft power these physical metaphors illustrate the mechanical nature of our social arrangement and how humanity and culture interact to complete these social structures implicitly and explicitly contributing to the existence of the paradigms we often feel trapped within.

Multi-disciplinary artist, designer, and cultural producer, Maceo explores themes in society and identity through movement, language, and imagery.
For the past decade Maceo has danced professionally, performed on national stages as a spoken word and performance artist, and with Citizens of Culture, continues to investigate culture with social research that seeks to identify new ways of being in an increasingly complex world. http://www.maceopaisley.com


Support for Frame Rate is Provided by:
THE OFFIELD FAMILY FOUNDATION
LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ARTS AND CULTURE
LAND NOMADIC COUNCIL

Paul Pescador

Part of Frame Rate: Wild Art Party

Using site specific video footage shot at Blue Roof Studios as well as a collection of props and studio materials, PAUL PESCADOR will discuss the role of the church in his own childhood as well as Latino culture. He will examine the ritualistic aspect of Catholicism and how this manifests in communal gathering as well as its historic relationship to colonization.

Paul Pescador is an artist, filmmaker, performer and writer discussing social interactions and intimacy as they pertain to his own personal identity and history. He graduated with an MFA from University of California, Irvine and a BA from University of Southern California. Selected performances include: Machine Projects, Los Angele; Los Angeles Contemporary Archives; Performa 2015; Colony, New York; UC Berkeley: Durham Studio Theater; PAM, Los Angeles; Hammer Museum, with KCHUNG TV, Los Angeles; REDCAT, Los Angeles; Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, Los Angeles; and ForYourArt, Los Angeles. http://paulpescador.com/main.html


Support for this Frame Rate is Provided by:
THE OFFIELD FAMILY FOUNDATION
LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ARTS AND CULTURE
LAND NOMADIC COUNCIL