ForYourArt Selects Events, Programs, and Exhibitions for You Around Particular Themes and Interests
This week, we’ve pulled performances from around Los Angeles focused on nature. What are you interested in? Tell us! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with ideas.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
Getty Villa (Pacific Palisades)
The Getty Villa presents a performance of Euripides’ dramatic play Helen. Written in 412 B.C., the play tells an alternative version of the story of Helen of Troy. The show is directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera. Tickets begin at $42 and are available online.
András Blazsek and France Jobin
This event features performances from sound artists András Blazsek and France Jobin. Blazsek’s performance is based on the research works and legacy of scientist Royal R. Rife. Jobin’s performance responds to Steve Roden’s exhibition Shells, Bells, Steps and Silences. Tickets are $10 and available online.
Stop Making Sense
Machine Project (Echo Park)
This free event features a series of performances that push the boundaries of disbelief. Christian Cummings and Michael Decker will present Spectral Psychography in which they use blindfolds and a Ouija board to create original drawings. Michelle Levy then presents a multi-media presentation based on a recurring vision she believes can bring solace and joy to the world. Stop Making Sense also includes musical performances by Anne Hege and Roddy Schrock.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
Melodie Mousset: Impulsive Control
Susanne Vielmetter Projects (Culver City)
Opening reception for an exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Melodie Mousset. Impulsive Control is a multidisciplinary show centered around the recording of a performance piece Mousset privately performed in her studio in collaboration with the ceramist Christopher Miller. On view through October 20, 2012.
Aaron Garber Maikovska: Counter-Moves
Greene Exhibitions (Culver City)
Opening reception for an immersive exhibition by artist Aaron Garber-Maikovska. Counter Moves features video, painting, drawing, and installation that promote creative play. Artist-led practices and performances of these techniques will occur throughout the run of Counter-Moves. On view through October 13, 2012.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
Jibade-Khalil Huffman and Martine Syms
Public Fiction (Chinatown)
This free event features performances by Jibade-Khalil Huffman and Martine Syms. Huffman’s We Don’t Believe You, You Need More People is a talk that begins as a traditional lecture and then devolves into a long poem performed by Huffman and two alter-egos. Syms’ The Didactic Possibilities of Film Titles looks at the design and content of titles sequences in mainstream black films from 1990 – present. The talks will be held within a group show including works by Huffman, Alex Israel, Owen Kydd, Meghann McCrory and Ali Prosch, Daniel Small and Sarah Rara.
Melodie Mousset, “Untitled,” courtesy of Suzanne Vielmetter Projects