LA-Lit: Bay Poetics + a Salon Saturday, December 2 at 1pm
We’d like to invite you to a live radio recording, reading & conversation this coming Saturday December 2 at 1pm at Betalevel in Chinatown. Writers Del Ray Cross, Susan Gevirtz, Suzanne Stein, Stephanie Young and Magdalena Zurawski (whose work appears in the new anthology Bay Poetics edited by Stephanie Young) will be our guests on LA-lit, a radio show co-curated by Mathew Timmons & Stephanie Rioux. The show (& hence the recording) lasts a little over an hour and will be about 30 minutes of reading & about 30 minutes of questions & answers/further questions – alternating between the two modes in hopes of creating a space for dynamic conversation.
After the recording of LA-Lit, please join us for an informal Salon with our guests until 6pm. This will offer you a chance to chat with Bay Poets, there will probably be more readings and other general merriment. Also, please feel free to bring snacks and or drinks.
Please join us Saturday Dec 2nd at 5:30pm for a very special meeting of Dorkbot SoCal to launch the new issue of MAKE magazine.
Simon Penny (Director of UCI’s Arts Computation Engineering program) will speak on integrating interaction design, space design, structure design, mechanical design, electronic design and software engineering using his 3D machine-vision driven interactive digital-video project Fugitive 2 as a case study. Attention will then turn to the pragmatic design and fabrication issues involved in building a custom motion control rig for the video projector in the project. Simon is bringing in a prototype of the motion control rig as tangible example.
Mr Jalopy (Contributing Editor to MAKE and automotive mad scientist) will be giving an epic (yet fast paced) talk on “Deep Sea Suburbs: Custom Vans, Internal Combustion Engines, Backyard Anthropology and the California Dream”.
Make magazine issue #8 will be available for perusal and purchase
There is a high probability of free beer and pretzels
1200 D North Alvarado Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Jeana Sohn was born in Korea, where she completed a program in graphic design at a local university. Jeana moved to the U.S to study character animation at CalArts. Her drawings and paintings combine the straightforwardness of children’s book illustration with the subdued color palette of weathered folk signage and free-flowing composition of street art. In 2005, she was commissioned to design T-shirts and buttons for Death Cab for Cutie.
Unite the US Dance Music Community With "World AIDS Day: Keep The Promise”
Events in LA, Seattle, Chicago and More
December 1 – 9, 2006
In observance of World AIDS Day (WAD), which takes place on December 1, 2006, LA-based humanitarian organization, NextAid does their part to unite young people from the dance music community and world music aficionados to raise funds and awareness for kids in Africa who have been orphaned due to the AIDS pandemic. NextAid is coordinating benefits around North America, under the banner, “World AIDS Day: Keep The Promise” between December 1st and the 9th. Varying percentages will be donated to NextAid for their current efforts on the ground in South Africa (see more about that below). And to help with the massive promotional efforts for each of the participating clubs in each city, NextAid has partnered with influential online sites such as fusicology, BPM Magazine, Wantickets, flavorpill, and more.
The worldwide theme for World AIDS Day 2006 is “Keep the Promise,” developed by the World AIDS Campaign (WAC), in order to provide an opportunity for people to get involved and make their voices heard and become part of a new global movement that will not accept that we are doing enough for the 40 million people and counting. More information can be found at www.worldaidscampaign.info.
11/30 - ANTHEM'S 25th ISSUE ANNIVERSARY LA SOIREE PRESENTED BY PAUL FRANK INDUSTRIES
Break your plans, cancel your date, hell, bring your date and put on your Sunday's best to celebrate Anthem Magazine's 25th Issue Anniversary, presented by Paul Frank Industries. Passion and independence live on.
- Tommy Sunshine and DJ Harvey
- Hosted bar provided by 42 Below Vodka and Kronenbourg Beer from 9-10:30pm
- Visual stimulation by Michael Allen
Thursday, November 30th 9pm - 2am
6525 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Rx and DORKBOT present
DEVICE ART FORUM
Rx: 132 Eddy Street
DEVICE ART features projects at the intersection of art and technology and includes nearly two dozen installations, performances and interactive works from Eastern European artists (Croatian, Slovenian, Serbia). Tonight will feature several presentations by nearly 10 curators and artists from Eastern Europe. Come welcome them in style. Also on this night as well as Friday December 1st and Saturday December 2nd, a special PERFUME performance by artist Silvio Vujicic will be making perfumes from your body fluids. NOTE: you MUST sign-up or request a perfume by sending an email to the artist in advance at silvio.vujicic1ATzg.t-com.hr. Next up will be the gallery exhibition opening Thursday December 14th . More information can be found at DEVICE ART.
Piscoli Fabulosi II (Latin for "Fabulous Little Fishes"): the work of Dirk Westphal.
Join us at DWR for artist Dirk Westphal's first Los Angeles showing, a collection of photographs and surfboards featuring saltwater fish. Westphal considers surfboards as floating pieces of art and uses them as the new medium for his art. His film, How to Make a Surfboard, will be viewed continuously throughout the evening. It’s the perfect opportunity to learn more about the artist’s creative process and concepts behind his creations, while also paying homage to the Studio space’s original function as a fish store. Enjoy an evening with us as we honor the history of our studio by celebrating the new creations of an artist. Refreshments provided by Izze will be served.
RSVP to Beverlyblvd@dwr.com by November 23
Piscoli Fabulosi II at DWR Thursday, November 30, 6:30–9pm
DWR Beverly Boulevard Studio
8070 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Thursday, November 30th
Grand Screen @ Tribeca Grand
Fashion shorts by:
"Torrent" by Ghukfvin featuring Hussein Chalayan
"Dollsdrome" by Paolo Zambaldi featuring Fendi
"Tea a Tete" by Ghukfvin featuring Thom Browne
"Protest" by Catherine Cushman featuring Louis Vuitton
"Day for Night" by Tiziano Magni featuring Zac Posen
"Farewell to Daylight" by Andreas von Scheele featuring Karl Lagerfeld
"Fairytales are Nice" by Heidi Hertwig featuring Alice Roi
"New York Exit" by Alex Antitch featuring Richard Chai
"Parallax View" by Andreas Von Scheele featuring Cloak
Extracts from following interviews will also be shown:
November 30, 2006 – January 13, 2007 Reception for the Artist: Thursday, November 30th, 6-8 pm
In his first solo exhibition in New York, Mike Womack presents Warbling, a vast, shimmering abstraction that morphs painting & sculptural processes into a dynamic, shifting image. The piece is an intricate installation comprised of carefully angled mirrors that reflect unseen sculptural components. The result is a seemingly digitized plane of color that flickers and morphs as the viewer changes position. The back of the piece reveals the objects which are the sources of color and freestanding sculptures in their own right, consisting of materials as varied as garden hoses, cinder blocks, cheese doodles and rubber gloves.
Monday, November 27, 7pm, FREE
THE GREEN RENTER: Doing Right By The Earth In The World's Greatest City
Getting the Price Right: A Discussion of Market-Based Solutions to Traffic Congestion in NYC with Charles Komanoff, Ph.D.
*The Green Renter Lecture Series returns for a new season on a new day--Mondays at 7pm. RSVPs requested: email@example.com.
Traffic congestion is a defining characteristic of NYC living - but that doesn't mean we have to accept it. Human health, community livability and economic activity are all compromised by the number of cars that cram onto our limited street space each day. A growing number of activists and policy makers have called for the adoption of price-based approaches, such as congestion relief or curb pricing, to address the problem in an effective and equitable manner. Join internationally known energy and transportation economist Charles Komanoff for an informative discussion of these and other options.
Refreshments for the Green Renter are generously provided courtesy of the Birdbath Bakery, NYC's only sustainably designed destination for amazing cookies and confections. To find out more about The City Bakery's newest green venture, visit www.buildagreenbakery.com.
fette's gallery is pleased to present its first two nights of film projection.
Wednesday, November 29th & Thursday, November 30th.
RSVP for the desired night: firstname.lastname@example.org
These projections will feature the work of emerging and renowned international artists working with video.
AL & AL (uk), Anoush Abrar (ch), Thomas Berger (ch), Kristoffer Busch (sw), Nikias Chryssos (de), Ryan Connor (usa), Erica Eyres (ca), Kate Gilmore (usa), William Lamson (usa), Liane Lange (uk), Karin Ludman (de), Oliver Martinovic (de), Katja Mater (nl) and Nicholas & Sheila Pye (ca).