Local Hustlers, a lucky winner and a guest are invited to attend this spectacular event. Please leave a comment and we'll hook it up! Good luck and enjoy!
Live Art and Experimental Music Night
Bob Bellerue/halfnormal and Wanda Gala
Jocelyn Schneider Foye
The Swinging Chandeliers
at Dangerous Curve
an Experimental Exhibition
and Performance/Live Art Space
Friday, June 23, 2006
1020 East Fourth Place
(500 Molino Street #102)
Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.
It's time again for a performance event at Dangerous Curve, a venue committed to live art and experimental everything else. We make sure the live art we bring to you is fun edutainment. How else to do that except with sound eminating from cars, cooking ping-pong balls, and drawing with both hands at once? Increase your IQ without tears! Be awed by experimental musician Bob Bellerue/halfnormal <ilcorral.net> and Wanda Gala, live artist Jocelyn Schneider Foye, and the experimental duo The Swinging Chandeliers (Joseph Hammer and Sayo Mitsuishi).
The evening starts at 8:00 p.m.and costs $10.00. We're located at 1020 East Fourth Place, between Molino and Mateo Streets, in the back of the 500 Molino Street Lofts, #102, between the Fourth Street Bridge's (the bridge on the LA River side of downtown) two on/off ramps. See our website <http://dangerouscurve.org> for directions, pictures, and updates.
This event coincides with "Good Work," the Dangerous Curve Summer Fundraiser group exhibition, which lasts until the next day, Saturday, June 24, 2006. So, you get to see lots of good visual art, too, by David Bowen, Sky Burchard, Joshua Callahan, Susan Chorpenning, Mark Creegan, Bret Goldstone, Kathryn Hargreaves, Carol Kaufman, Claude Kent, Osman Khan, Anelia Lazaroff, Sayo Mitsuishi, Karyl Newman, Cindy Pop, Tim Quinn, Rachel Rosenthal, Steven Simon, George Stone, and Ann Trondson.
Here's more information about the performing artists:
Bob Bellerue/halfnormal and Wanda Gala
Gamelan Festival, Centre de Cultura Contempornea de Barcelona, Beyond Music Sound Festival, CEAIT Festival, Olympia Experimental Music Festival, Highways Performance Space, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Living Arts of Tulsa New Genre Festival, Dairy Center for the Arts, Crazyspace, 21Grand, 7Hz, the Smell, KXLU, KFJC, KSPC, KGNU, WFMU, KDVS, UC San Diego, UC Los Angeles, Naropa University, and California Institute of the Arts. He has an M.F.A. in Composition-New Media from CalArts, having studied with Tom Erbe, Mark Trayle, Sara Roberts, and "other tasty morsels."
Jocelyn Schneider Foye has a Master of Fine Arts from California State University, Long Beach, a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College, Hartford, CT, and also attended Glasgow School of Art. We featured her "Eucharist Chandelier" at this year's artLA: http://nyartsmagazine.com/pages/nyam_document.php?nid=1904&did=3598
She does live art that has to do with intense physicality, either of objects or bodies. What she does to ping-pong balls, you won't believe.
The Swinging Chandeliers is the duo Joseph Hammer and Sayo Mitsuishi. Sayo is an artist/hypnotist, who draws live to Joseph's tape loops, on an overhead projector. She uses both hands simultaneously, ambidextrously achieving an uncanny symmetry that's more about intricate body gesture rather than representation. Joseph Hammer is a respected tape-loop-meister, altering his cycles seamlessly, morphing them organically rather than metrically. The effect is natural, not forced. Says L.A. Weekly's Greg Berk of him: "Unlike many people's art loops but like all real-life loops, Hammer's are always changing---sources and lengths of sample altered, cycles often completed at irregular intervals." This is the mark of a master. The effect is timeless and completely absorbing, "focusing on the way recorded sounds (instrumental, electronic and found) move around in your headspace."