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The Urgent Call of Palestine: a community fundraiser for Gaza

In commemoration of Nakba Day, join us on Saturday, May 11th, at Human Resources LA or virtually, for The Urgent Call of Palestine—a community fundraiser for Gaza!  You can contribute to the fundraiser from anywhere in the world by buying a raffle ticket. 100% of the proceeds will be redirected to the Gaza Soup Kitchen […]

BAE BAE: SOUL RECOVERY

BAE BAE (Kumi James) presents SOUL RECOVERY, a live electronic music and sound performance that investigates how sonic resonance helps to create and strengthen bonds between people and spaces, allowing us to regain access to our souls in a world that seeks to keep spiritual knowledge at bay. The soundscape will be produced within the […]

$10

HRLA Studies: Alan Poma “Art, Time And Rebellion In Ancient Americas”

Art, Time, and Rebellion in Ancient Americas is the second installment of HRLA Studies, a series of free study sessions intended for skill sharing, thought provocation, collective learning and expansion of the commons. Two sessions are being offered this Spring. The sessions are free and open to everyone. No RSVP necessary. They take place in parallel to other […]

FREE

VENUS 2.0

Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8pm; Sunday performance begins at 6pm. Click here to purchase tickets. VENUS 2.0 is a large-scale multi-media music performance by Tyler Matthew Oyer. Set within a fantastic and dystopian dream-like sculptural and light installation, Oyer creates a full-length performance concert that combines their history with and research into the nightclub, […]

Dorian Wood: This is not goodbye, it’s just I won’t ever see you again (a final purge)

Dorian Wood bids farewell to Los Angeles, her birthplace and also her home for over 40 years. To mark her transition to the East Coast, Human Resources will host an event that features over 1,000 of Dorian's original art works, t-shirts, prints, records and zines, all on display and available for purchase. Attendees will also get to experience […]

WRITING ON RAVING: LOS ANGELES

Writing on Raving is a reading and performance series curated by Zoë Beery, Geoffrey Mak and McKenzie Wark. The series opens a space for critical thinking, creative language, and verbal performance that celebrates, critiques, contextualizes, and vibe-checks the rave, the club, the dance floor, and techno from diverse and unheard perspectives. Featuring readings and performances by Zoë Beery, Sebastian Hernandez, Haley Hopkins, Michelle Lhooq, Geoffrey […]

Gaza Community Aid Fundraiser & Art Raffle

We are raising funds to help multiple families evacuate Gaza. Your raffle ticket costs will be entirely redirected to individuals working on the ground helping evacuate and resettle families. Join us Sunday, April 14, 4-9PM at Human Resources Los Angeles: ♦ Listening sessions by DJs Discostan, Princess Dimebag & Friends♦ Mezze by Levant Bistro & […]

$15

There in Green California / هناك في كاليفورنيا الخضراء

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

Opening reception: Saturday, March 30, 6 - 10pm Ali Eyal, Andre Keichian, Ignacio Perez Meruane, Izdihar Afyouni, Golrokh Nafisi, Hande Sever, Susu Attar Gallery hours: Wednesday through Sunday, by appointment. Contact [email protected] to make a reservation. It is difficult, even righteously offensive, to make art in the face of so much destruction and death which […]

Alan S. Tofighi: Legal Fictions & Critical Bands (1993-2024)

Alan S. Tofighi: Legal Fictions & Critical Bands (1993-2024) Traces trajectories from two ongoing work cycles; Critical Bands (2010-present) and Legal Fictions (2014-present). Respectively rooted in histories & counter histories in the performance of objects and the processes of aesthetic forms utilized to forge and manipulate social structures, retrocausal collaboration of these separate arcs interlock and […]

Kyiv to LA presents: Nikolay Karabinovych, Teta Tsybulnyk & Elias Parvulesco

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

Join us on Sunday March 17 for a dinner and screening with artists Nikolay Karabinovych, Teta Tsybulnyk, Elias Parvulesco and curator Asha Bukojemsky. This event marks the second iteration of Kyiv to LA, a cross-cultural initiative inviting Ukrainian artists working across film, video and interdisciplinary research to participate in a Los Angeles-based residency and public […]

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Devotional See-Saw

Gallery hours: Friday, March 15th, 2 - 6pm; Saturday, March 16th 12 - 5pm A collaborative show by Canción Paz and Amia YokoyamaTo read texts about the show (in English / en español), click here. A parade with the main material being friendship (sacred relatedness) among ceramics, drawings, bells and fabric dolls. With pieces (flags) […]

Springing Studies

Springing Studies is the first installment of HRLA Studies, a series of free study sessions intended for skill sharing, thought provocation, collective learning and expansion of the commons. Two sessions are being offered this Spring. The sessions are free and open to everyone. No RSVP necessary. They take place in parallel to other HRLA programs at HRLA […]

Words for Falastin: fundraiser for Rafah

With hearts broken and malleable grief we invite you to gather with us as we speak prayers, songs, offerings for the liberation of the land of Palestine. As we tend to this fire and keep the underground waterway open and wide. All funds gathered at this event will be sent directly to our friends and kin in Rafah. No […]

Black Revivalist & HRLA Presents: Chocolate Babies + Days of Pentecost

In commemoration of Black History Month, Black Revivalist and Human Resources Los Angeles are proud to present a night of ‘90s underground black queer cinema. This double-header features Stephen Winter’s Chocolate Babies (1996) and Lawrence Elbert’s Days of Pentecost (1995). DJ NAYGOD/@naygod, of Supernatural/@supernaturaldisco, will be spinning music throughout the evening. Chocolate Babies follows an […]

BEING WORK Book Launch

with Dorothy Dubrule, Jessica Emmanuel and Mireya Lucio, moderated by Ajani Brannum Being Work is a collection of essays by dance and theater artists, edited by Dorothy Dubrule and published by Insert Press, which offers access to varied experiences of performing in live exhibitions. The authors capture a spectrum of mundane and profound moments that arise within […]

First Draft

First Draft is an evening of Experimental Works-in-Process for Los Angeles based dance and performance artists. The evening serves as a creative laboratory for wide-ranging artistic investigations in movement-based mediums for artists at all stages of their creative development. This round's artists include Emma Alley, Wesleigh Gates, Kirsten Michelle Schnittker, and Kevin Wong + Mariia […]

Seven Channel Aura

Human Resources Los Angeles presents Seven Channel Aura, a night of music by Beli and Friends.  Live sets by Clarion and Angel Meat.  DJ sets by Stealth Angel, Jonny Mystery, and Allangelsonline (beli)  live is back. Piercing and atmospheric sounds by our gifted friends xx at @humanresourcesla 8 p.m. until 2 a.m.  $10 entry fee  […]

para by para

para by para para by para is a (hyper)active listening party featuring performances by sound artists Slow Rose and jeremy +/ kennedy, under her new moniker D.J. Again. para by para tiptoes the edge of the event horizon, taking an expansive approach to composition, with instrumentation that encompasses sound, movement, immersive/multichannel video, and you. Pull up a chair. Friday February 23rdHuman Resources Doors at […]

untitled|unknown (featuring mattie barbier, Ensemble Adapter, Davíð Brynjar Franzson)

untitled|unknown Wednesday, February 21st, 8:30pm Free Admission https://ensemble-adapter.de/ https://mattiebarbier.com/ http://franzson.com/ Specifically tailored to the architecture of Human Resources, untitled|unknown is a collaborative project initiated by L.A.-based Icelandic composer Davíð Brynjar Franzson, performed by Ensemble Adapter (Iceland/Germany) and mattie barbier (LA). Adapted to the resonant frequencies of the room, untitled|unknown creates a slowly undulating mass of […]

Meejin Hong: Deluge

a screening and art show with Meejin Hong opening Friday, February 16th, 5 - 8pmGallery hours: Saturday, February 17th and Sunday, February 18th, 12 - 6pm Meejin Hong is an experimental animator deeply rooted in the fine arts. She thrives off of a stream of conscious brainstorming that propels her into the fantastic, more primitive […]

WHAT ARE WORDS FOR?

Join HRLA for a panel and conversation about statements and solidarity. (RESCHEDULED from 2/6) Endorsements of PACBI, calls for ceasefire, individual expressions of solidarity — what do different kinds of statements do? What does it mean to dismiss a statement as performative? If words count for so little, why is so much effort spent on […]

Reading The Right to Maim

HRLA is hosting a two-part seminar dedicated to reading Jasbir Puar's The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability (2017). The Right to Maim, which argues that debilitation is a defining feature of settler colonialism, culminates in a devastating analysis of the production of Palestine as "available for injury." This seminar is an artist-centered reading group […]

Jules Garder and Nat Decker: Posturing Collapse

Friday, February 9th, 6pm - 10pmPerformances: 8pm - 10pmFeaturing: Jules Chimes Gårder and Nat Decker, Star Feliz and Cielo Saucedo, thai Lu, Life Em Stebbins and Jazmin Romero Gallery Hours: Saturday, February 10th and Sunday, February 11th,  12 – 6 pm Free admission; donations will be split between Sensi Skins and the Palestine Children’s Relief […]

Minor Gaps Between

Gallery hours: 12 - 6pmOpening: Saturday, January 20, 6 - 9pm featuring work by:0ll668Derek HolguinJiayun ChenRodolfo Sousa Minor Gaps Between is the result of several conversations about the arcane and mystical. The title of the exhibition describes the vacuous space between the beginning and end of the void, where the inexplicable intrusion of primordial impulses […]

Arnold J. Kemp: 3 Plays

Tickets are free of charge. Reserve a spot by clicking on the appropriate link: Friday, January 12th / Saturday, January 13th / Sunday, January 14th A three night survey of plays, written and directed by Arnold J. Kemp. Featuring an all star cast including: Carolyn Castaño, Laura Heyman, Chelsea Gaspard, Paloma Barhaugh-Bordas, Anna Sew Hoy, […]

So Much I Want To Say: A Glimpse Into Palestinian Erasure 

Los Angeles Filmforum and Human Resources present So Much I Want To Say: A Glimpse Into Palestinian Erasure  With guests curator Zaina Bseiso (in person) and Bahaleen Collective (via Zoom) Due to popular demand, LA Filmforum and HRLA reprise the screening/lecture focussed on Palestinian films. Please provide proof of donation to Palestine Children’s Relief Fund or Medical Aid […]

Tati au Miel: Carousel EP Release

Tickets are $10 at the door. In celebration of Tati au Miel’s latest EP release Carousel with Texan label Halcyon Veil. This EP, birthing from Tati's lived experiences and personal reflections surrounding the concepts of nomadism, migration, nostalgia, and the Haitian spiralism movement, manifests itself as a collection of electronic-experimental sound art pieces accompanied with […]

Winter Soiree

doors at 7:30pm / music at 8pm Corey Fogel hosts another Winter Soiree, featuring an assortment of creative musicians, both local and traveling from Portland, San Francisco, and New York. Persimmons will inevitably be involved, too.  Unity Garnish is a platform for artworks composed and produced by Derek Blackstone and Sam Klickner. Often referred to in […]

Kabir Carter

Doors at 8pmPerformance at 9pmFree (pay what you want - proceeds go to Venice Family Clinic) Kabir Carter will explore the spatial acoustics and resonant behavior of a circuit that flows between a loudspeaker, an audio mixer, a microphone, a folding chair, and his body. Kabir Carter is a research-based artist who uses sound, light, image, architecture, […]

Alsea Diana Is Depicting Violence Against Women

ALSEA DIANA INVITES YOU TO AN IMMERSIVE INTERACTIVE INSTALLATION FEATURING BRAND NEW EXPERIMENTAL WORK AND A PREVIEW OF HER FEATURE-LENGTH DIRECTORIAL DEBUT PEREGRINE FALCON MUSIC – DRINKS – LOTTERY TICKETSGIRLS – GIRLS – GIRLSSPECIAL GUESTSTHIS IS A SOCIAL SPACE COME HANG OUT BRING FRIENDSDON'T OVERTHINK ITYOU'RE PERFECTTAKE A CHANCEGET LUCKYBE SAFE △ Curated by Emji […]

Use Me at Your Own Risk: Visions from the Darkest Timeline

A reading of Use Me at Your Own Risk: Visions from the Darkest Timeline by Gem Evans (Monica) and Evan Ibarra (Sam).The reading will be followed by a conversation about the book as it relates to queer literature and history, between author Anuradha Vikram and artist Badly Licked Bear. Music selected by DJ Izzy, to conclude […]

So Much I Want to Say: A Glimpse into Palestinian Erasure

Los Angeles Filmforum and Human Resources Los Angeles presentSo Much I Want To Say: A Glimpse Into Palestinian ErasureScreening + Lecture PerformanceFor more info: https://www.lafilmforum.org/ With guests curator Zaina Bseiso (in person) and Bahaleen Collective (via Zoom) Please provide proof of donation to Palestine Children's Relief Fund or Medical Aid for Palestinians for admission to […]

The Alphabet of Andean Futurism

This project emerges as an adaptation of fragments from Gamaliel Churata's indigenist avant-garde masterpiece, "The Golden Fish," viewed through the lens of Andean Futurism. It combines music, video, poetry, and performance, focusing on key scenes that depict the origins of a mythological being in the future of the Andes. Additionally, the presentation includes Pumita Andino […]

Kanal Nula / Touriszt / Henrik Soederstroem / Hallasan

A night of extreme music with artists from New York, Berlin, Stockholm and Los Angeles. Kanal Nula (NY)Touriszt (Berlin)Henrik Soederstroem (Stockholm)Hallasan (LA) With special guest, DJ Shitfun. $10 admission to support touring acts. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Zori Swanegan: In suspension, otherwise

Opening reception: Friday, October 27, 6 - 9pmOpen hours: Saturday, October 28th and Sunday, October 29th 12 - 6pm A collection of drawings, prints, and one animation serving as windows before intangible subjects abbreviated in space. Zori Swanegan (b. 1996, Kansas City, MO) is a visual artist based in Los Angeles, CA. She earned her […]

JD’s Preventing Harassment & Discrimination Training

While gallery sitting for Carlos Agredano's Smog Check, Jennifer Doyle will complete her state-mandated sexual harassment prevention training program, and livestream this exercise (via HRLA's Instagram account) while offering running commentary about the process. Doyle is the author of Campus Sex/Campus Security, a book which takes up the braiding of harassment and security dynamics. The […]

Carlos Agredano: Smog Check

Gallery hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 12 - 6pmOpening: Saturday, October 7, 7 - 9pm Smog Check is an exhibition of new sculptures and research by Carlos Agredano about the air-quality around Chinatown, which sits adjacent to the Harbor (I-110) Freeway and is the location of Human Resources Los Angeles.  This exhibition focuses on the legacy […]

Mirror Area, a reading

This reading is presented in conjunction with Mirror Area, an exhibition of drawings by Michael Kennedy Costa (September 22 - 29, 2023). Book launch and reading of Michael Kennedy Costa's Mirror Area, published by Holoholo Books.  Michael will be joined by artists Alexandra Noel, Naoki Sutter-Shudo, Aimee Goguen, Dakota Higgins, Keith J. Varadi, and Merideth Hillbrand, each […]

Los Angeles Wood Wind Skill Share & Wells Leng

This concert is presented in conjunction with Mirror Area, an exhibition of drawings by Michael Kennedy Costa (September 22 - 29, 2023). The Los Angeles Wood Wind Skill Share (LAWWSS) is a horizontally organized learning project that provides space for participants to learn about wind instruments through free improvisation.  Wells Leng (1994-) is a multi-instrumentalist […]

Michael Kennedy Costa: Mirror Area

Gallery hours: 12 – 6pmOpening: Friday, September 22, 6 – 8pm A selection from an ongoing series of line drawings. This exhibition includes two events: a concert with Los Angeles Wood Wind Skill Share & Wells Leng on Wednesday, September 27 at 8pm; and a closing launch/reading for Kennedy Costa's book Mirror Area (published by Holoholo […]

Dorian Wood: Musa Cerdota + The angel screening

Artist Dorian Wood brings Musa Cerdota to Human Resources for its Los Angeles debut. The multisensory performance incorporates music from Wood's 2020 album REACTOR. After the project's 2022 premiere in Barcelona, music magazine Muzikalia noted: "It was not a concert: this was an exorcism from which I did not want to return." Preceding the performance is a rare screening of […]

Art Spaces Meet & Greet 2023

A gathering with some of LA’s most exciting independent art organizations, presented with X-TRA Magazine. Feral art spaces will briefly present on their organization’s work and mission in PechaKucha style presentations. The goal of the gathering is to create points of access and fruitful overlap for future connection. Proceeds from the bar will be raffled off […]

fan fiction about heaven or hell

a screening of video works by Hazel Katz, Jack Coventry, Stanton Cornish-Ward, Theo Cuthand, Trent Crawford, Wren Gardiner, and more : - ) Stanton Cornish-Ward is an artist and filmmaker based in Naarm (Melbourne). Her work explores the nuances of memory, intergenerational trauma, and the human impact of advancing technologies. Recent exhibitions include Palazzo San […]

exigent webs: a night of shorts

A night of experimental documentary shorts weaving through the body as an archive, as well as a site of criminalization and/or pleasure—sites that are navigating history as present, past and future through the personal and the collective narrative—circling and probing politics of intimacy, responsibility and closeness through different lenses.  And some music videos for the […]

First Draft

First Draft is an evening of Experimental Works-in-Process for Los Angeles based dance and performance artists. The evening serves as a creative laboratory for wide-ranging artistic investigations in movement-based mediums for artists at all stages of their creative development.  Artists showing 8/14: Camirin Farmer, Mia Simonović, Cuahtémoc Peranda, Emily BaraschArtists showing 8/15: Sam Wentz, Joey Navarrete-Medina, Andrea Soto, Stacy Dawson Stearns Tickets […]

$5 – $20

OMFG FCK82 IRL

FCK82 (FKA The Ensemble Whose Name is Uhhhhhmm… ) makes their first IRL appearance EVER with a screening of a 45-minute-long set created originally for the SPIEL! Games as Critical Practice conference held in Basel, Switzerland earlier this year. Accompanying this will be a selection of films and videos related to ideas in the work […]

We came to help you carry the sun

Gallery hours: 12 - 6pmOpening: Friday, July 21, 7 - 9pmPoetry reading by Jennifer Tseng and performance by Christos Tejada at 8pm Waxing & Waning enveloped letterlost in transitcall her “Death”,a return to pure surface before, she was a messagecoded & overgrownbut today, she’s envelopefour white corners, paperthin like church wafers which pass from hand to […]

ANEMOIA

Gallery hours: 12 - 6pm “Our culture is defective. Perhaps you mean that we ought to study the problem and look for a solution. Perhaps we could, if it wasn't so late. Altogether too late." Anemoia is a group exhibition that addresses the climate crisis through the concept of nostalgia as a future oriented emotional […]

Hothouse

Hothouse Dirty Looks Inc presents Hothouse, a program of erotic film and video art focusing on ‘realcore’ non-genital sex and symbolic eroticism. Originally curated as part of the exhibition Fulgora, organized by EO Gill for Sydney World Pride 2023, Houthouse works with the understanding that notions of reality and authenticity are the mainstay of conventional pornographic […]

Slowski + Squash & Biscuit: Civil Twilight along the Aegean Sea

Featuring Fmin, Dbmin, F#min, Amin, and Dbmaj in the harmonic chromatic language of soft blue, yellow, yellow-orange, soft red, and blue-green—the colors of summer sunsets along oceans and seas. Civil twilight occurs at 8:36 pm-9:07 pm on July 11th, 2023 in Izmir, Turkey, a city on the eastern side of the Aegean Sea. Civil twilight […]

BIH (Carmina Escobar, Roco Córdova and Dorian Wood)

Vocalists/multidisciplinary artists Carmina Escobar, Roco Córdova and Dorian Wood return to Human Resources as BIH, expanding on their performance of Blood is here back in April. The three consider the contexts of space, public proximity and ancestral energy to construct a web-like spatial environment consisting of their interacting voices. Each artist brings their respective trajectory to this […]

Adrian Culverson: Smorgasbord

Gallery hours: Noon-6:00pm Smorgasbord is a collection of paintings and sculptures that revolve around abstracted formal investigations of colour, shape, and play. Hand-sewn fabric compactions augmented and calcified with heavily applied color. Bizarrely deformed three-dimensional structures with rough and sandy honeycombed surfaces resembling computer generated imagery, a motion graphic still-life. Large swaths of smooth colorful frostings, seemingly dipped […]

Jean Robison: Wandering Eye

Opening: Saturday, June 24, 6–9pm Exhibition Dates: June 24-27, 2023 Gallery Hours: Sunday June 25 11am - 2pm and by appointment Robison’s immersive installation showcases new work in an experimental audio/visual arrangement. Images, objects, sounds and other phenomena are pushed to new interpretations as they wander between physical and digital reference points. Jean Robisonjeanrobison.com Jean Robison […]

Sam Weinberg – Haydee Jimenez – Michael Dessen – Judith Berkson

Local percussionist Corey Fogel hosts a program of four diverse, improvising soloists from NY, Mexico, and California.   Sam Weinberg is a saxophonist and improviser living in New York City. He has participated in many improvised contexts which have included Henry Fraser, Jason Nazary, Weasel Walter, Sandy Ewen, Andrew Smiley, Laura Cocks, Charmaine Lee, Barry Weisblat, […]

Sebastian Hernandez – REVERB

Reverb is a quartet movement based performance that thinks through ideas of queerness, kin, sorrow and the body. This performance asks the performers to question their commitment to performance, movement, and art making. How do we give and conserve energy. How do we survive in times of duress? How do we breathe amidst legislative violence? […]

Ari Brostoff & Emily Segal in Conversation 

This event is a conversation between Ari Brostoff, author of Missing Time, and Emily Segal, author of Mercury Retrograde, about their respective books--two reflections on the cultural and political vertigo of the 2010s. Possible discussion topics: information theory, cultural experimentation, political commitment, historical memory, New York Jews.  Ari Brostoff is the author of the essay collection Missing Time (2022) and […]

Macula Dog • Bromp Treb • Mas Guerrero

On Saturday June 10th MACULA DOG – the enigmatic, electronic, off-kilter, self-contained band and performance unit from New York City – bring themselves and their holographs to Human Recources Los Angeles via UPEND. Plus, the blurp and pivot of BROMP TREB, a single human – Neil ‘Cloaca’ Young – who teases a tangle of crisscrossed gear […]

Prima Sakuntabhai & Olivia Leiter

This weeks Wednesday Night Summer Screening Series features short videos Olivia Leiter and Prima Sakuntabhai. Olivia LeiterDrawing from archival materials and phone interviews, Amalgamated explores cooperation, unions, the 60s and 70s New York City tenant movement, compromises, financial issues and ideas around community and belonging. Special thanks to Ed Yaker, David Wayne, The Bronx Historical Society, The Kneel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives and […]

Bijou – 1972

Presented inside Toni Hervas' exhibition the awkening

Greetings Friends

Greetings Friends is a full-length essay film made by Pau Pescador, titled after a Disney Studio produced film. In 1941, the United States government created the Office of Inter-American Affairs out of concern for the potential Nazi infiltration in Latin America. They hired Walt Disney to produce animated cartoons, most of which focused upon Latin […]

Antoni Hervás – the awakening

May 12 - June 4, 2023 –– Wednesday through Sunday, 12 - 6pm Opening: May 12, 6 - 10pm Cuero Amanecer: a celebration of queer clubs, sexy dancing, leather and fun! May 18, 9pm till L8 the awakening is a project by Barcelona-based artist Antoni Hervás, curated by Clara López Menéndez. The exhibition will be […]

Wednesday Summer Screenings

A casual series of moving image works, presented every Wednesday night at 9 free image by Aimee Goguen

Aimee Goguen, Cosima Sch, Margaret Haines, Olivia Taussig and Peggy Ahwesh

The first week of Human Resources Summer Screening Series includes video and animated works by Aimee Goguen, Cosima Sch, Margaret Haines, Olivia Taussig and Peggy Ahwesh.  Camera direction, collage and personal archive are themes interwoven throughout these works. Curated by Aimee Goguen and Olivia Taussig these films navigate landscape and the human form with an […]

lily, rose

lily, rose is an installation and performance at Human Resources Los Angeles that brings to life the world of Kelly Link’s short story through live music and theatrics by M.A. Harms, navigating the woeful and complex reflections of our anti-hero, the story’s main character, as he reflects on his life post-mortem. This project explores periods of […]

Blood is here: Carmina Escobar, Roco Córdova, & Dorian Wood

Blood is here is a collaborative manifestation between vocalists/multidisciplinary artists Carmina Escobar, Roco Córdova and Dorian Wood. It is an idea born from a recent collective performance within Wood’s touring 12-hour composition/installation Canto de Todes, in which the three artists considered the contexts of space, public proximity and ancestral energy to construct a web-like spatial […]

Reimagining Art Institutions and Community

Reimagining Art Institutions and Community Saturday, April 15th at 4:00 pm This public panel will bring together artists, curators, arts organization leaders and community organizers from LA and beyond to explore alternative practices of art and community outside of traditional institutional structures. Panel participants include gallerist Young Chung from Commonwealth and Council (LA and Mexico […]

Fuerza del desierto. The Sierra Hermosa Community Museum and Reading Club

Gallery Hours: Thursday-Sunday, 12:00-6pm An exhibition focusing on the The Sierra Hermosa Community Museum and Reading Club curated by Natalia de la Rosa. The Sierra Hermosa Community Museum and Reading Club (Zacatecas, Mexico) was founded in 2000 by Juan Manuel de la Rosa in his hometown. Initiated as a small library, this project quickly grew […]

Ajani Brannum – TROUBLE

We will be in TROUBLE together. This is a project hovering somewhere between concert and conversation, between dance and its presumed opposite (whatever that might be). We will learn, perhaps, what performance and performers might do on behalf of the people who gather to witness them. Tickets are available here Initiated and directed by Ajani […]

Ryat Yezbick, Sarah Gail, Isidro Pérez García, Jmy James Kidd

New performances on a Tuesday night. Jmy James Kidd dog - fly free - sing, Jmy dances on a felted flying carpet Isidro Pérez García Performing as the character Tuleño, the artist will weave a chair seat using tule/cattails harvested from an ecological reserve, while audience members sitting in spiral formation pass him the materials for weaving.   Sarah […]

Matt Savitsky: March Readings (2020-2023)

Matt Savitsky reads seven issues of the Los Angeles Times, dated March 19 - March 26, 2020.  This project began in 2020 as thirty daily performances done live on Instagram in the first months of lockdown. Each day, Savitsky would free-associate to pictures he had removed from the newspaper and taped together in long strips […]

Page Person – THE EAR* (*or how I became a person)

THE EAR* (*or how I became a person) is a performance by interdisciplinary artist Page Person Sunday, March 19 at 5:00 pm. At a time when the very existence of trans people is under attack, the artist describes how claiming space for their own existence healed a lifetime of being the subject of discrimination, bullying […]

Christine’s 2022 Schedule C

Christine's 2022 Schedule C Christine Tien Wang Human Resources is ashamed to present a performative lecture by Christine Tien Wang. She will walk audiences through 12 years of filing taxes as a self-employed artist and reporting losses for many of those years. As a financial exhibitionist, Christine will also talk about her family's financial history […]

CROM: The Cocaine Wars 1974-1989

In celebration of the LP/CD re-release of The Cocaine Wars 1974-1989 on To Live A Lie Records, CROM will be performing the album in its entirety at their first Sumerian Swap Meet. The event also includes performances by: Phalanx Civerous Traümer Red Rot DNS Organized with Snow Goat Productions and Church of the 8th Day. […]

$20

Exquisite Corps: a trio of solos

Exquisite Corps: a trio of solos by mia simonović / allie miks / diana relth Human Resources Gallery Wednesday, March 1st Doors at 7pm $10 suggested donation masks are encouraged “Exquisite Corps” is one night of 3 solo performances by 3 artists. mia simonović (they/them/she/her) is a Balkan-American movement artist and teacher. mia's choreography explores […]

Wayne Koestenbaum: Transitional Apparitions of the Gutter Empyrean

Transitional Apparitions of the Gutter Empyreana screening of new and recent films by Wayne KoestenbaumSunday, February 26, 20237 p.m. The screening will be followed by a conversation between Wayne Koestenbaum and the artistand filmmaker Pau S. Pescador, who curated the program. Wayne Koestenbaum is a New York-based writer, artist, and performer. He has published 22books, […]

Amy Chiao, Gregory Barnett, José Guadalupe Sánchez III, Zeina Baltagi

  New performances on a Tuesday night. Amy Chiao Chicken Bones for the Capital Soul® is an American self-help, consumer goods, and performance media group. Starting in Chiao's kitchen during the 2020 lockdown, her bone cleaning turned accessories products began as a process art practice that ritualistically developed her spiritual entrepreneur alter ego, BBL, the Bone Business Lady. Inspired by maintenance art and […]

Adrian Abela: Nebula and Gentes

Nebula and Gentes were initially made for an extensive installation called CHARTI and exhibited in 2016. Nebula was also shown as part of the Malta Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2017. The videos were recorded on Malta and Gozo over three summers starting in 2014. The work revolved around the rituals that the inhabitants of […]

Miles Peyton: Obaa

Opening Friday, February 3rd, 6-8pm

I move with a team of selves
I observe and learn from each one
Sometimes we find something to eat and feel happy
I often eat plastic beads
When we merge, our attention harmonizes into a sharp bright point
We congeal into a centralized organization
It feels good

Miles Peyton is an artist based in Los Angeles. He works with a variety of materials and systems to animate lifelike nonlife. He received an MFA from University of California, Los Angeles in 2020.

Gemma Castro: Monuments

Opening Saturday, 21st 7-10pm Exhibition is open Friday-Sunday, January 21-31st, 12-5pm Closing Performance: Gemma Castro + Olivia HP: Sunday January 29, 6PM Gemma Castro: Monuments Monuments is a video installation exploring the process of rebuilding and restoration following heartbreak and loss. It reflects on how building physical and mental strength is a process of repetition […]

Patty Gone: The Opposite

The Opposite a Video Art Essay by Patty Gone with opening acts bySophia Cleary Aiden Arata Wall of Ears about The Opposite:Porn Film Festival Berlin Official Selection 2022Official TrailerWhat do ‘Seinfeld’ and a psychedelic pilgrimage across the US have in common? Gone wades through the history of comedy, eroticism, and hippieness to emerge on the other side with profound […]

Sad Girl Summer

Sad Girl Summer is a solo performance by Pau S. Pescador with opening performances and installations by Luna Fisher, Emji Saint Spero and Sammie Veeler.  This event is co-hosted by Art Reality Studio and New Art City .  --- Pau S. Pescador  Sad Girl Summer Sad Girl Summer is a three-act performance and installation, which […]

claire rousay | Ben Babbitt

The wildly prolific emo ambient musician claire rousay brings new sounds to Human Resources in the new year. Her music zeroes in on personal emotions and the minutiae of everyday life — voicemails, haptics, environmental recordings, stopwatches, whispers and conversations — exploding their significance. L.A. Based composer and performer Ben Babbitt arranges sound in and […]

Sticker

Sticker (Michael Gross and Dakota Higgins) was born at the Stonehead Society Headquarters in Gardena, CA, into a heap of Mexican alabaster. For a year, the two lived on beans and kimchi, played nightly, and slept on boulders. While their sound has changed significantly over time, one thing has remained constant: A dedication to improvisation, […]

Hope is a Hammer

Hope is a Hammer Wednesday, January 4, 2023, 7:30pm “Hope is a Hammer” is an interdisciplinary collaborative performance directed and produced by Sharon Chohi Kim and Elana Mann. Through immersive sound, sculpture, text, and movement, “Hope is a Hammer” confronts the silencing of women's voices and the struggle for body sovereignty, while offering strategies for […]

Dead Thoroughbred

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

DT a non-band band. DT never; not happening. DT heavy evasion—worthless. DT so goth, born black. DT at least sidony o’neal and keyon gaskin. Dead Thoroughbred is presented as part of "Everything in Air", a series of public programs at Human Resources over the course of a year—new commissions, exhibitions, performances, and forums, often in […]

Like Spiders Spinning Light

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

X-TRA Presents: Like Spiders Spinning Light a conversation between David Weldzius, Britt Salvesen, and Jon Leaver, Saturday, December 17th, 2023. A conversation around “Like Spiders Spinning Light: Reflections on Jacqueline de la Baume Dürrbach’s Guernica Tapestry at the UN,” written by artist David Weldzius for X-TRA Volume 24, Number 2. During the conversation, Weldzius will […]

Sam Rowell: Call Of The Chromophore

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

   UPEND Presents SAM ROWELL:CALL OF THE CHROMOPHOREA series of performances in light and sound December 9-16 Final Performances: Friday December 16, 8PM & 10PM FREE Limited Capacity / Prompt arrival recommended – “An abstract investigation into the quantum nature of color and the relationship between perception, metaphysics, and language” – With a site-specific installation […]

Walk Out UC Strike Fundraiser

Join us for a fundraiser sale of artworks by MFA students to support the UC academic worker strike. There will be a cash bar, performances, live sound, and other refreshments. All works are 200 dollars. 100 percent of all proceeds collected will be donated to a specific fund providing relief to students impacted by the […]

Jimena Sarno: aeolian

Opening Reception: Friday, November 4*, 6PM - 9PM Gallery Hours: Wed - Sun noon-6PM, Mon - Tues by appointment “I can make wind,” Gluskabe admitted shamefacedly, “but I can’t make it stay.” Then God blew, so powerfully that Gluskabe fell down and lost all his hair. –Genesis Volume 1 (Memoria del Fuego) Eduardo Galeano  Considering […]

Geneva Skeen – Channels (#1 Pittsburgh / Los Angeles)

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

open gallery hours: tuesday-thursday noon-7pm Channels (#1 Pittsburgh/Los Angeles) is a technical cover-song to artist and composer Maryanne Amacher's City Links series, adapted for a high-speed interconnected world of streaming, liveness, and hybridity. This project, similar to Amacher’s original, brings together live hi-fidelity audio from multiple sites into a new situation. Here, the sites happen […]

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HRLA Divas Live!

A two night gala for HRLA: October 14th & 15th   featuring performances by Amelia Bande, Nikki D, Dorian Wood, Amanda Faye Jimenez, Jasmine Nyende, Sebastian Hernandez, Xandra Ibarra, Page Person, Emily Lucid, rafa esparza, Pau Pescador, TMO, Creepypasta Puttanesca, Jessica Emmanuel, and Carmina Escobar .   Tickets available here

Haig Papazian: 1000 strings at rest / this song is currently not available (in exile)

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

كان يا ما كان կար ու չկար there was and there wasn’t Over two days, Haig Papazian will build a new machine/instrument which he will play on Saturday, Oct 1. Doors open at 8:30pm, performance at 9:00pm. Haig Papazian (beirut 1986) is an artist, composer, and performer whose body of work include architecture, music, composition, […]

fault lines

fault lines Friday, September 23rd at 7 pm Saturday, September 24th at 2 pm and at 7 pm Tickets can be purchased here   fault lines: activation #3 at Human Resources Los Angeles   Human Resources will host Bay Area based dance company pateldanceworks and the spirit Blue CHiLD. in a week-long experimental movement residency […]

FORCED LEISURE by Kyle Patrick Roberts

FORCED LEISURE by Kyle Patrick Roberts is a series of nine vignettes performed in parts by an ensemble cast. Exploring an individual's informed and uninformed autonomy within perceived dimensions of freedom and choice, conscious or unconscious role-play within these structures, the protocol of these actions, and their consequences/effect.

Very Be Careful — Silver Anniversary

  Very Be Careful — 25th Anniversary Celebration & Photo Exhibition August 26 - September 4 Very Be Careful, the Vanguards of Vallenato for Los Angeles, celebrate their 25th year together with a photo exhibition and celebration at Human Resources LA in Chinatown. VBC friend and official photographer, Keith Sirchio, has been shooting the VBC scene since 1999 from […]