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May 2022

Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste: I Would Prefer Not To (Stay Cool)

May 7 6:00 pm - May 27 9:00 pm

Gallery Hours: Wed-Sun noon-6PM We highly recommend emailing [email protected] to make an appointment to view the exhibition. The installation employs Amacher's work on "psychoacoustics" alongside "acousmaticism" (psychoacousmaticism) through the lens of Herman Melville's short story Bartleby, The Scrivener. Considering Herbert Marcuse's notion of the “Great Refusal” as an indictment of emergent military-cum-consumer technology being weaponized against citizen-civilian populations, it provides a quiet blueprint for protecting oneself from such phenomena. I Would Prefer Not To (Stay Cool) makes deliberate misuse of…

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Madison Brookshire – Double or Nothing

May 28 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Madison Brookshire Double or Nothing (2022) A new performance for two 16mm projectors, harmonium, sine tone, and voice Doors open at 8p Madison Brookshire lives in Los Angeles, where he makes films, paintings, and performances. His work invites viewers to become aware of perceptual processes and the sensuous experience of time. More information: www.madisonbrookshire.com

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Dean Spunt & John Wiese:《The Echoing Shell》

May 30 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

On Memorial Day, UPEND presents Dean Spunt and John Wiese as they celebrate the release of their new collaborative LP《The Echoing Shell》on Drag City with a special performance and multi-media event. This debut as collaborators draws “from the rumble and crash of Dean’s drumkit, finding dimensions of hiss and crunch on beyond his No Age style. A fantastic conception in contemporary musique concrète; alternately ripping and discriminating music, dry humor, word shapes, meaning, and astonishing depth of field." Advance tickets…

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June 2022

Protected: PHILTH HAUS: LYLEX 1.0

Feminist Center for Creative Work presents  PHILTH HAUS: LYLEX 1.0 A 3-venue exhibition and accompanying program series spanning June 4–August 12, 2022. On view at HRLA from June 4th-June 19st. Wednesday–Sunday, Noon to 6pm, and by appointment      Los Angeles, CA – Feminist Center for Creative Work is pleased to present LYLEX 1.0,  a new, three-venue exhibition by PHILTH HAUS, a collective of 6 member-clients currently represented by ANDRA, curated by FCCW Programming Director Mandy Harris Williams. LYLEX 1.0 will open…

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FUJIIIIIIIIIIITA • Tashi Wada

June 9 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

UPEND presents, the U.S. Premiere of Japanese sound artist and instrument builder FUJI|||||||||||TA and a special performance from L.A.’s own Tashi Wada. FUJI|||||||||||TA Japanese sound artist Yosuke Fujita wanted to hear sounds yet-unheard and devised a way to make them – by building an organ from scratch, with no previous experience, and following no lead but his imagination. With no keyboard, and using only eleven pipes, his invention features a bellow-like air pump called a “fuigo” – similar to those…

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