Curated Itinerary: Sit Back and Relax: Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival

Posted on: January 10th, 2012

It’s possible for the committed enthusiast to see nearly every project in the Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival, but this series of curated itineraries offers a sampling of festival projects tailored to specific interests.

If you’re interested in avant-garde music, experimental theater or are just tired of standing, check out the following seated events throughout the festival.

MONDAY, JANUARY 23

Men on the Line, KPFK, 1972 by Andrea Fraser
National Center for the Preservation of Democracy (Downtown)
7pm
Fraser developed the piece from a 1972 live radio broadcast of a dialogue between several men discussing the importance of feminist struggles to men, how they respond or fail to respond to their sisters, their anxieties, and their struggles. Men on the Line explores the complexity of reconciling disparate realities; even with the best intentions, true empathy for the other is difficult to achieve.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 24

Nobuko Miyamoto, Yellow Pearl: Remix
LACE (Hollywood)
7pm
A poetic exploration of the convergence of art and activism in the 1960s and 1970s.

Robert Wilhite, Chinese Cocktail, A Concert
Barnsdall Gallery Theater (Los Feliz)
8pm
Chinese Cocktail is a 60-minute musical concert played on ten musical sculptures made by Wilhite. This event is free, but reservations are required.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25

Single Wing Turquoise Bird Light Show
Broad Art Center (Westwood)
8:30pm
Enjoy an evening of psychedelic expanded cinema with Single Wing Turquoise Bird. This event also takes place on Thursday, January 26th. For tickets, click here.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 26

Maren Hassinger, Ulysses Jenkins and Senga Nengudi, Walking Tall
Billy Wilder Theater (Westwood)
7-8:30pm
These three artists will reimagine Kiss, first performed in the late 1970s. A meditation on pride and self-confidence, Walking Tall will include participation from special guests, including artists who worked with the trio in the ’70s, and will culminate in an interactive audience experience.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 27

William Leavitt, The Particles (of White Naugahyde)
The Annex (Beverly Hills)
8pm
A previously unproduced play by William Leavitt. The performance also takes place on January 26, February 2, and February 3. For reservations, click here.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 29

Eleanor Antin, Before the Revolution
Billy Wilder Theater (Westwood)
2pm and 7pm
Antin is “Eleanora Antinova,” a black American ballerina trying to make it in Diaghilev’s Ballet Russe.

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