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May 2022

Jacqueline Kiyomi Gork & Laetitia Sonami — Fingers Caught in a Field of Moss

May 3 - May 4
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Tuesday May 3rd & Wednesday May 4th, 5:00 - 9:00 PM   Sound artists Jacqueline Kiyomi Gork and Laetitia Sonami set up in residency at Human Resources for their fourth collaboration. For Fingers caught in a field of moss they scale down natural growth events to rhythms of sonic saturation and rarefication. The synthetic textures created in real time by the artists evoke an organic unfolding of layered scales of time. The ten-channel audio installation incorporates loudspeakers, subwoofers, directional speakers…

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May Day

May 1 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

 Human Resources' 12th birthday Sarah Rara Corey Fogel Gelare Khoshgozaran Nikki Darling Rebeca Hernandez & Crystal Sepúlveda Eloe Omoe Suzy Halajian Ajani Brannum Mariel Carranza Ohan Breiding John Biortle Johnnie Jungleguts IdealBlackFemale Adam O LA MOCA Union And the launch of La Crónica Libre a sporadic newspaper for the greater Los Ángeles, edited by Wes Larios & Clara Lopez Menendez.   tickets are available on a sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds

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April 2022

Maral + Brenna “Ground Groove” / Eva Aguila “Photon Playground”

April 17 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

UPEND presents Live premiere of "Ground Groove" – an audio video collaboration between L.A. based beat dealer Maral and Portland, Oregon based video artist Brenna Murphy (of MSHR.) An album featuring this special project will be released by Leaving Records in the Fall of 2022! Plus the premiere video screening of "Photon Playground" – a new video by Eva Aguila Advance, sliding scale tickets available at: https://withfriends.co/event/14248116/

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Kali Malone – Does Spring Hide Its Joy

April 9 6:00 pm - April 16 6:00 pm

Kali Malone - Does Spring Hide Its Joy - Installation   Featuring Nika Milano, Stephen O’Malley & Lucy Railton Gallery Hours: Saturday April 9th 6pm-9pm* Sunday April 10th Noon-6pm Wednesday April 13th 3pm-9pm Thursday April 14th 3pm-9pm Friday April 15th 3pm-9pm Saturday April 16th Noon-6pm *opening reception The duration of the piece is one hour, and is presented on continous loop. Does Spring Hide Its Joy is an immersive piece by composer Kali Malone featuring musicians Stephen O’Malley, Lucy Railton,…

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Asher Hartman, Maria Maea, Emily Mast, Jasmine Orpilla

April 2 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Starts promptly at 8pm   Asher Hartman with Michael Bonnabel and Philip Littell, It’s Better to Start Out Ugly is day five of a year-long project with performers Michael Bonnabel and Philip Littell, written and directed by Asher Hartman. Two men, one room, shared illness, shifting bodies, putrid, hateful, delusional, and bound are John and Alfred, two futureless cis-gendered white gay men with strange politics and unreasonable desires. This is a scene, an excursion into ugly acting, into early writing, into…

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Wally on Weed, album release party

April 1 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

HRLA presents "Wally on Weed," an album release party! Friday, April 1st at 7pm Featuring a live performance by Wally and guest artist Kasey Trapp. DJ set by Pedro Alejandro Verdin of Pacoima Techno. Wally is a multimedia performance produced by Fatih Rawson. She currently resides in Cypress Park inheriting the concrete sounds of traffic and shrewd neighbors. You can find her new album at wally4.bandcamp.com. Kasey Trapp is a singer, producer, and visual artist from Santa Rosa, CA. Her set…

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March 2022

SCREENING: HOW TO BAKE A CAKE IN THE DIGITAL AGE  

March 28 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

"How to Bake a Cake in the Digital Age" is a half-hour comedy special set in a cooking show that may or may not ever start, starring Christina Catherine Martinez, who may or may not be playing a character that may or may not be having a real emotional breakdown. Filmed in November 2020 at Human Resources Gallery in Los Angeles, Christina performs her jokes for an audience of no one but the small crew who is helping her, some…

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Music-In-Person: nuyman, Holy Pink, and Special Guests

March 26 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

HRLA presents nuyman, Holy Pink, and Special Guests! Join us for a night of music on Saturday, March 26th. numyn will present a singular version of its nu-modal/ crustpop music. the project, usually based in nyc, makes itself out of genre and an insistence toward the rhythms of nondualistic heresy. it's catchy. Holy Pink are an electronic duo based out of Los Angeles. They explore the balance between ethereal and kosmiche electronic composition using moogs, operatic vocals, vocoders and samples. Doors Open…

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Dicky Bahto & Prima Jalichandra-Sakuntabhai

March 23 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

image credit: Prima Jalichandra-Sakuntabha, 1973 (2019) A program of moving images and performance, by Dicky Bahto & Prima Jalichandra-Sakuntabhai, the night of March 23rd. Presale tickets can be reserved here Masks are required to be worn inside, at this event. - "I'll be showing two recent pieces... six pages from a diary, a Super 8 film that compiles about a year's worth of material that I edited in 2021, including a dolma-making lesson on Christmas eve in Paris just before the pandemic,…

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Xandra Ibarra, Nothing lower than I

March 4 - March 20
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Image credit: Xandra Ibarra, Chest Rest, 2020.   Human Resources Los Angeles presents Nothing lower than I, a solo exhibition by interdisciplinary artist Xandra Ibarra. The exhibition is anchored in an archival exploration and artistic study of Bob Flanagan and Sheree Rose’s canonical performances experimenting with sadism, masochism, pleasure, illness and disability in 1980s and 90s Los Angeles. Playing with sub mythologies and objects, Ibarra considers the relationship between care and pain, art and labor, sculpture and flesh. Her sculptures—steel…

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February 2022

mark so, a future in hand

February 28 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

mark so   a future in hand     -   spilled close to the earth Outside and in, living sideways, and down   opposite the center and at the bottom, indeterminate sounds. thumbed through and read unmistakably nearer--a great roar all around that covered every other sound. in night and the table outside the window, subsiding and an early dinner to look forward to. Each part of the room on either side. disordered terrain with its   stumps, the…

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Cube – Pure Shit – Prosperity

February 26 9:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012
flyer for show with names of bands and show info. image of laborers standing amid rubble in front of a graffitied wall. text overlay reads: "definition of the alternatives is the supreme instrument of power."

Cube is the electronic music project of NY-based artist Adam Keith.  Live, Cube conjures a whirlwind of strobing light and video to hypnotic effect.  Searing textures and violent rhythms give way to moments of hushed, eerie beauty.  Musically, the project touches on industrial, dub, drum & bass, noise, and more, but does so with a distinctly personal, infectious touch – the spirit of a songwriter lurks somewhere underneath. Keith also publishes the art & culture magazine Baited Area. “Keith’s vocals…

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Pau S. Pescador – Hot Girl Summer (and other trans myths)

February 24 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Hot Girl Summer (and other trans myths) A Performance by Pau S. Pescador February 24, 8 pm Hot Girl Summer (and other trans myths) is a three-act performance art event, which takes place in the optimistic summer days of 2021. Vaccines, socializing and the act of being seen! Through this solo performance Pescador utilizes costumes, puppets and props to explore their own successes and failings attempting to reorient the world as a recently transitioned body.  The world is open, everything…

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Mascota a film by Nico Garcini & Misael José Oquendo

February 19 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Human Resources-Los Angeles presents Mascota an experimental film by Nico Garcini and Misael José Oquendo. Saturday, February 19th  Doors: 7pm  Film to begin promptly at 7:30pm  Vaccination card is required for entry and attendants are required to wear a mask at all times inside the gallery. Please note this film screening has limited capacity. Be sure to arrive early to ensure entry. Please RSVP here.  The story of MASCOTA follows a lost pilgrim (PEREGRINA) who finds themselves furloughed in a…

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Bruce & Norman Yonemoto – GARAGE SALES

February 17 8:00 pm - February 18 8:00 pm

Two nights of screenings focusing on a trio of films by the Yonemoto brothers: Thursday, February 17th, 8:00pm:  Tickets for Thursdays screening of Garage Sale can be reserved here Bruce and Norman Yonemoto, Garage Sale, 1976, 16mm transferred to digital, 85 min Garage Sale is a campy feature centered on a story of marital upheaval between drag queen Goldie Glitters and her fair-haired husband Hero. Goldie plays an aspiring starlet of the same name, whose fantasies and expectations have been shaped by Hollywood romance films. The film…

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Purple Glitter Slime

February 12 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

An evening of queer performances and works by Amanda-Faye Jimenez Aimee Goguen & Dakota Higgins John Burdole Laub Nathan Lam Vuong Zori Swanegan 7$ Doors open at 8 Performances begin promptly at 830 Tickets can be purchased here: https://withfriends.co/event/13568875/purple_glitter_slime_21222 Amanda-Faye Jimenez is a writer and comedic performer born and raised in Los Angeles. She is mostly known for being a huge lesbian irl and online @failureprincess and for having long conversations with dogs. Aimee Goguen (she/they) is a moving-image artist working…

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Reading with José Muñoz

February 12 - March 12
Online,

This (online) seminar takes up the work of José Esteban Muñoz, a defining figure in queer theory, queer of color critique, and performance studies. We will read excerpts from his three books (Disidentifications, Cruising Utopia, and The Sense of Brown) to explore his key terms and the impact of his thinking on the work of artists and scholars. The intention is to host a conversation for artists, art critics, curators and other art workers who want to better understand the…

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Noche de Amor

February 11 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Noche de Amor  Music by Neyva, Romeo Diablos, Fairy Boy, Bae Banxx, Ora77k, & Soulm4te  February 11, 2021 6:30—11PM  Proof of full vaccination and contact info required for entry to this event Masks required at all times while inside the space This event has a limited capacity, plan to arrive in timely manner to ensure entry

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Pristina / Sauber Zauber / TBHQ

February 10 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Pristina / Sauber Zauber / TBHQ • Proof of full vaccination and contact info required for entry to this event • Masks required at all times while inside the space • This event has a limited capacity, plan to arrive in timely manner to ensure entry! • Getting (free) tickets in advance is strongly encouraged RESERVE YOUR TICKET HERE

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Sylvia Wynter’s The Big Pride, (1961.) Film screening by LAND x HRLA

February 5 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mrs.Dowling (Nadia Cattouse) and Mallboy Dowling (Johnny Sekka) in The Big Pride, (1961.) Human Resources Los Angeles in partnership with LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) presents a screening of The Big Pride (1961) the film adaptation of Sylvia Wynter's play of the concurrent name. "Scripted by Guyanese writers Jan Carew and Sylvia Wynter, The Big Pride is a powerful drama about the quest for freedom. Classically-trained American actor William Marshall and Senegalese-born Johnny Sekka play convicts, desperate to escape not…

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January 2022

Apparitions: a group show

January 20 - January 30
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

The group stems from a virtual art salon that was facilitated by Miljohn Ruperto at the end of 2020. With their diverse backgrounds and satellite presence, artists were invited to question the opacity in the contemporary art world while sharing their past and current works. The space of conversation is suspended through virtual meetings, discussing peer feedback, group readings, along with conceptual and practical ideas in art. The salon has expanded to more guest participants –curators, gallerists and other artists…

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Sebastian Hernandez [Postponed]

January 14

POSTPONED Multi disciplinary trans femme artist Sebastian Hernandez presents a new work with a group of femmes to bring forth a happening in the dark.

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December 2021

Jasmine Nyende: To keep me warm. While I grieve.

December 18, 2021 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

I’m making a quilt. At Human Resources. To keep me warm. While I grieve. If you want. Bring me warm fabrics. Anytime between 6-10pm. While I sew. You can’t actually come inside but bring fabrics/ old clean clothes or other textiles and you can watch while I sew from inside while you are outside. It’s like a drive by funeral for the threads. Come for as long or as short as you like. Because grief is naturally voyeuristic and I’m an…

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Leila Bordreuil • Nephila

December 17, 2021 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

UPEND presents LEILA BORDREUIL NEPHILA “Leila Bordreuil is a Brooklyn-based cellist, composer and sound-artist from France. She accesses concepts as diverse as Noise, contemporary classical, free jazz, and experimental traditions but adheres to none of them. Her music mixes deep melancholia with harsh noise-walls at ear-bleeding levels, and was described by the New York Times as ‘steadily scathing music, favoring long and corrosive atonalities.’ Driven by a fierce interest in pure sound and inherent texture, Leila challenges conventional cello practice…

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Doubles & Double Duty: corey’s winter soiree

December 15, 2021 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/doubles-double-duty-coreys-winter-soiree-tickets-226753244057 𝙖 𝙨𝙥𝙚𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙡 𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙩𝙡𝙚 𝙬𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙨𝙤𝙞𝙧𝙚𝙚 𝙣𝙚𝙭𝙩 𝙒𝙚𝙙𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙙𝙖𝙮, 𝘿𝙚𝙘 15. 𝙙𝙤𝙪𝙗𝙡𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙙𝙤𝙪𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙙𝙪𝙩𝙮: 1.𝙛𝙞𝙡𝙢 𝙗𝙮 𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙝𝙖 𝘾𝙤𝙡𝙗𝙪𝙧𝙣 & 𝙋𝙖𝙩 𝙊'𝙉𝙚𝙞𝙡𝙡. 2.𝙩𝙧𝙪𝙢𝙥𝙚𝙩 & 𝙙𝙧𝙪𝙢𝙨 𝙗𝙮 𝘾𝙤𝙧𝙚𝙮 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙫𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙨𝙘𝙝𝙤𝙡𝙖𝙧 𝙈𝙧. 𝙂𝙖𝙗𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙡 𝙒𝙤𝙣𝙘𝙠 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙐𝙆. 3.𝙩𝙧𝙪𝙢𝙥𝙚𝙩 & 𝙩𝙪𝙗𝙖 𝙗𝙮 𝙡𝙚𝙜𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙨 𝘾𝙪𝙕𝙣𝙨 : 𝘽𝙤𝙗𝙗𝙮 𝘽𝙧𝙖𝙙𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙙 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙒𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙖𝙢 𝙍𝙤𝙥𝙚𝙧. 4.𝙨𝙪𝙧𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙩 𝙘𝙤𝙡𝙡𝙖𝙜𝙚 𝙬𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙥𝙖𝙥𝙚𝙧 𝙗𝙮 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙣𝙚𝙬 𝙈𝙀𝙎𝙃 𝙂𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙥 : 𝙎𝙩𝙚𝙥𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙞𝙚 𝙎𝙢𝙞𝙩𝙝, 𝘾𝙡𝙖𝙮 𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙥𝙡𝙞𝙣, 𝙃𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙇𝙤𝙘𝙠𝙞𝙚, 𝘼𝙧𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙚 𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙮, 𝙖𝙣𝙙, 𝙢𝙚 𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙞𝙣. 5.Corey 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙗𝙖𝙠𝙚 𝙥𝙞𝙡𝙚𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙞𝙢𝙢𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙨 𝙃𝙪𝙢𝙖𝙣 𝙍𝙚𝙨𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙘𝙚𝙨. 𝙖𝙧𝙧𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙖𝙩 6:30𝙥𝙢 $10…

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“Dorian Wood: Songs From a Palace Fire”

December 9, 2021 8:00 pm - December 11, 2021 10:00 pm

After two years, acclaimed artist Dorian Wood returns to Human Resources LA with three unforgettable performances.     Tickets can be purchased here, to attend      Note: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination must be presented at the door the night of the event, and masks must be worn at all times during the performance.

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November 2021

Martín Escalante + Weasel Walter, Tim Dahl

November 30, 2021 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

UPEND presents MARTÍN ESCALANTE + WEASEL WALTER TIM DAHL Tuesday November 30 at 8pm The L.A. debut of the lacerating sax and drums free jazz duo of MARTÍN ESCALANTE + WEASEL WALTER plus a solo set from NYC bass wrangler TIM DAHL. A gadfly in multiple realms of the underground and extreme musics for three decades, Weasel Walter (NYC) has upset the course of discourse of free jazz, no waves, and metals alike with the Flying Lutenbachers, and – for the past…

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M. A. Guevara: Harmonic Oscillation Video Screening

November 20, 2021 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Join us for a screening M. A. Guevera's collection of expirimental videos in support of his debut solo exhibition Harmonic Oscillation. The video screening will be followed by a conversation between M. A. Guevara and curator Hugo Cervantes of Human Resouces-Los Angeles. Doors: 6:30pm Screening and Q&A: 7:00pm Masks are required to enter the gallery. This is a ticketed and free event. For tickets click here.  

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Harmonic Oscillation

November 6, 2021 - November 28, 2021
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Harmonic Oscillation M.A. Guevara November 6 - 28, 2021   

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October 2021

Halloween curated by Jeff Zilla

October 28, 2021 - October 31, 2021

Sam Richardson

October 9, 2021 - October 24, 2021

(What I’ve Realized About Coping and Coalescing) Sam Richardson The gallery is open Wednesday-Sunday, 12-6pm Life persists, life keeps moving, but it doesn't look, smell, feel and sound the same now. The future, as we understand it, is unknown; the future feels like a void for many of us, and for some it has undoubtedly already felt like this. The outstretch of possibilities has faded to a different landscape, and so has the ability and the nature of making and…

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September 2021

Our Envisioned Future

September 30, 2021 - October 2, 2021

  Our Envisioned Future is the third annual community quilt facilitated by Rachel Silver and Laub.   An open call was put out to answer the following questions:  * What are our visions of the future? and how do we practice them in the present so they may grow into tomorrow? * How do we contend with inevitable changes while adapting and continuing our dreams of the future? * How do we use our imaginations to create the changes that…

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ANIMAL ENCYCLOPEDIA

September 10, 2021 8:00 am - September 12, 2021 5:00 pm

September 10 - 12, 2021 Human Resources in Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA    ANIMAL ENCYCLOPEDIA Presented by Authentic Children Art Association in collaboration with OneHouse Arts   Come one, come all! The circus is in town! Marvel at the array of Animal Encyclopedia - grizzly bears, toucans, flying fish, humpback camels, Spectres of Shadow, iguanas, cockatoos, and many species more!   Authentic Children Art Association eagerly presents over 200 animal portraits by OneHouse Arts students from ages 4 to 10.…

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August 2021

G. Brenner – Brushfire: Album Release Listening Party & Closing Reception

August 21, 2021 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Photo: Amara Higuera Human Resources-Los Angeles is proud to host G. Brenner's listening party for their debut album Brushfire on August 21st. Please join us for an afternoon of drinks, a DJ set by SOLTERA, and more celebrating the release of G.Brenner's debut album Brushfire. This will also be the last chance to view our current exhibition Nuestrxs Putxs, a two-part exhibition curated by Nika Chilewich and Sara Lent Frier with Anita Herrera, curator of the Sacred Rose Mercado. Nuestrxs…

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Visual Sovereignty: Indigenous Studies for Artists

August 21, 2021 - September 11, 2021
Online,

Saturday August 21, Sept 4, Sept 11 noon-2pm (note, schedule has shifted) Join us for a series of virtual seminars on Indigenous Studies as a paradigm for decolonial/anti-colonial art practices. This seminar will survey different threads of Indigenous Studies as a political, educational, and aesthetic movement. By engaging Michelle Raheja’s  “Visual Sovereignty” as a praxis, we will emphasize the need for trans-Indigenous worldmaking that deploys individual and community assertions of what representation means in art and literature. The works in…

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July 2021

Marxism for Artists, redux

July 24, 2021 - August 7, 2021
Online,

Join us for two online seminar meetings dedicated to thinking/learning about money, currency and value. In our first session (Saturday 7/24, 11am-12:30 PST) we will return to the sections of Capital centered on money. In our second (Saturday 8/7, 11am-12:30 PST), we will work through a handful of readings centered on cryptocurrency, blockchain and NFTs (like this).   To participate in this reading group, an extension of "Marxism for Artists," please fill out this registration form. We will send registrants a…

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Nuestrxs Putxs

July 17, 2021 - August 21, 2021

Isabelle Albuquerque Bárbara Sánchez-Kane Frieda Toranzo Jaeger Thursday-Sunday, noon-6pm   THIS HOLY DAY will be the first public viewing of these ritual grounds, a realm both prelapsarian and post-apocalyptic that stands outside of time. All are invited to revel in the power of femininity, to rejoice in the timelessness of cuir impurity, and to collect talismans from its borderless pilgrimage route at the Sacred Rose Mercadito. Nuestrxs Putxs proffers icons for those who have so long been denied the graven…

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May 2021

Readings from Best! Letters from Asian Americans in the arts 

May 25, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online,

Readings from Best! Letters from Asian Americans in the arts  Tuesday, May 25th, 7pm (PST)   HRLA celebrates the release of the new book Best! Letters from Asian Americans in the arts, edited by Christopher K. Ho and Daisy Nam. This is an online event with readings from contributors, including Jesse Chun, Josh Kline, Kim Nguyen, Christine Y. Kim, John Tain, C. Spencer Yeh.   Register in advance for this meeting https://ucr.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYocuqqrDksE9zYjHOJf6M3DfMkowFM_wpL  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing…

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Don’t Look Now

May 3, 2021 - June 14, 2021

  “Don’t look now,” is a demand to defer—and an apt characterization of the mood of the past year. Danie Casino, Jiyoon Kim, Hings Lim, Jose Guadalupe Sanchez III, Diane Williams, and Rachel Zaretsky—the USC Roski MFA class of 2021—have spent the past year making work in a suspended state, in the face of isolation and slow-motion tragedy, wherein time no longer seemed linear. Temporal glitching characterizes Nicolas Roeg’s 1973 film, Don’t Look Now, as early as its first sequence,…

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December 2020

October, November and MARCH: How Has the Weather Changed?

December 12, 2020 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

October, November and MARCH: How Has the Weather Changed?  A Roundtable Discussion on Art & Strategy + MARCH 01 Issue Launch Saturday, December 12 @ 1PM PST/4pm EST/9pm GMT This event is free and online: RSVP “We are in the period of November, when revolution seems to be over, and peripheral struggles have become particular, localist and almost impossible to communicate. In November, the former heroes become madmen and die in extra-legal executions somewhere on a dirty roadside and information about…

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November 2020

Hande Sever: 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her

November 27, 2020 8:00 am - December 10, 2020 5:00 pm
actual size, 741 New High St.
Los Angeles, CA, CA 90012

2 or 3 Things I Know About Her Hande Sever   Before dawn on September 12, 1980, a right-wing military junta took power in Turkey. During the nine years that followed, the Turkish Armed Forces persecuted over three million people from the revolutionary movement. Between 1980 and 1985, the military government arrested 750,000 of them; blacklisted 1,683,000; tried 230,000 in 210,000 lawsuits; sentenced 7,000 to death; revoked the citizenship of 17,000; and denied 388,000 the right to obtain a passport.…

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Stoking The Flame

November 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021
Online,

Stoking The Flame brings together DJs, Poets, Artists, Musicians whose work invokes new worlds imagined and forged within nightlife.  Stoking The Flame aligns itself with artists who wield the allure and radicality of nightlife to experiment and amplify new sounds, moves, and ways of being with one another amidst the on-going state violence.  Stoking The Flame will feature one artist per week over the span of the last months of 2020. In a combination of mixes, videos, interviews, and other…

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October 2020

Dawn of the New Age

October 23, 2020 - October 25, 2020
actual size, 741 New High St.
Los Angeles, CA, CA 90012

HRLA Time Space Money artist-in-residence Sarah Gail presents their painting, Dawn of the New Age on Oct 23-25 at 7pm, at Actual Size Gallery (741 New High St. Los Angeles, CA 90012). They will be showing their piece with performance art and music to accompany it. This presentation has been created in an effort to inspire all to look within and discover the world that they desire to live in, to believe that a harmonious world can exist, and to…

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August 2020

Seren Sensei

August 28, 2020 - August 30, 2020
actual size, 741 New High St.
Los Angeles, CA, CA 90012

Friday, August 28th - Sunday, August 30th HRLA presents 2 videos by Time Space Money artist-in-residence Seren Sensei at Actual Size, which can been seen from the sidewalk, any time of day or night: The Americans EXTRAS: Detroit and Five Years Since Ferguson https://youtu.be/iR0yR1kyPfI https://youtu.be/RF3kb1pPP2I From the artist: ‘I’m Seren Sensei, and I am a filmmaker, writer, cultural critic and artist. My work is dedicated to archiving and exploring the cultural narratives of Black Americans - Descendants of American Chattel…

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Marxism for Artists, Pt. 2

August 22, 2020 - September 26, 2020
Online,

Participants in HRLA’s online seminar, Life in the Iron Mills/Marxism for Artists (organized by Jennifer Doyle and concluded in early July), expressed a desire to keep going — and so we will! Our next session will center on Marxist thinking about kinship, collectives, society and social transformation, and will run from August 22 until the end of September. If you would like to participate, please sign up here. Our readings will move across distinct areas in Marxist critical thought —…

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Time Space Money Artists in Residence

August 21, 2020 - March 31, 2021

HRLA is pleased to announce the list of artists for the Time Space Money artist in residence program! Between August 2020 and March 2021 we are offering 22 residencies at HRLA and at Actual Size. We received over 200 applications, and wish we could do more to support the large community of artists who have defined HRLA since we opened our doors in May 2010!  Our physical space will not be open to the public during this period; we will however,…

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CONTEXT-CON Book Launch: Alexandro Segade’s The Context 

August 2, 2020 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join us for a CONTEXT-CON, an online book launch (in the form of a Comic Con) event celebrating Alexandro Segade's new graphic novel The Context, published by Primary Information in 2020. Register here! Interpreting The Context’s superheroes, special guests include: Ei Arakawa as Drives Jennifer Doyle as The Body Jonah Groeneboer as Form Mary Kelly as Cathexis Jennifer Moon as Barelife Tavia Nyong’o as Objector David Velasco as Biopower   Followed by Alexandro Segade in conversation with scholar andré carrington And live drawing with…

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May 2020

Online Seminar: Life In the Iron Mills, or, Marxism for (Anti-racist, Feminist) Artists

May 16, 2020 - June 28, 2020

Join Jennifer Doyle for a series of online seminars on Marxist thought, as it applies to the life of the artist. This seminar will combine the slow, close reading of Rebecca Harding Davis's short story, "Life In the Iron Mills" (1861) with the study of key concepts in Marxist studies, accessed through David Harvey's wonderful series of lectures on Marx's Capital. The only requirements for this seminar are reading (or listening to) Davis's story, and watching Harvey's lectures. Rebecca Harding Davis was…

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March 2020

$20 – $25

Khal Launch – Performance + Dinner (cancelled/postponed)

March 20, 2020 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

This event is postponed until further notice. 7pm - Doors (gallery will also be open from 11am - 5pm) 7:30pm - 8 Pillars - A Free Score performed by Jessika Kenney and Helga Fassonaki 8-10pm - Dinner The two-day Khal publication launch will conclude on March 20th with a special performance of 8 Pillars - A Free Score and a celebratory feast marking the beginning of spring and the Persian holiday of Nowruz. Working with the idea of a score…

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$10.00

Khal Launch – Performances (cancelled/postponed)

March 19, 2020 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

image credit: video still from Angel Chirside's performance of score "Hypocrisy", videotaped by Paula Booker, 2015 This event is postponed until further notice. 7pm - Doors/Launch Preview (gallery will also be open from 11am - 5pm) 8pm - Performances Swing State (Angel Chirnside and Helga Fassonaki) will perform Khal score Hypocrisy Jessika Kenney will perform Khal score Outside In White Magic (Mira Billotte) with Kathleen Kim on violin will perform Khal score Hum Hum Hum Hum Hum Pauline Lay and…

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Khal Launch – 2 Day Event (cancelled/postponed)

March 19, 2020 - March 20, 2020
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

This event is postponed until further notice. 2 day publication launch and performance event Thursday March 19, 7-11pm  (launch / performances) Friday March 20, 7-11pm (launch / performance / dinner) Helga Fassonaki began the Khal project in 2014 while living in Tabriz, Iran for a month. As a visual artist in Iran, what she was able to share in public was restricted. Furthermore, as a female performing artist, the use of her voice in public performance was restricted. After the…

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Kathleen Kim – Social Slur (remote participation)

March 15, 2020
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Sunday March 15, 2020 As part of the Social Residency exhibition, untune is proud to welcome an event organized and presented by Kathleen Kim: a public forum is re-cast here as a small workshop conducted via zoom. 4-6pm Group Dialogue and Open Jam (email info at humanresourcesla dot com to join us via Zoom) 8-10pm Live Improv Performance with Wynne Bennett, Guillermo Brown, Kelly Coats, Orlando Greenhill and Kathleen Kim 4-6pm Group Dialogue and Open Jam Kathleen Kim adds Social…

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$10

Varese Group screening / Marcia Bassett – Social Entropy

March 14, 2020

Left:  Varese Group, film still, Ten Minutes in Binio, 2019  /  Right: Marcia Bassett, photo credit - Jennifer Braun CANCELLED: Screening on Saturday March 14 In place of the one-time screening by Varese Group, Ten Minutes in Binio will be screened throughout the gallery hours (11am-5pm) followed by a video and a quadraphonic sound installation by Marcia Bassett, and Skype sessions conducted by Alison O Daniel. Varese Group's Ten Minutes in Binio is a series ten 1-minute videos taken by members of the…

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Marcia Bassett, Alison O’ Daniel, Kathleen Kim, Angel Chirnside, Varese Group

March 13, 2020 - March 17, 2020
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

so·cial res·i·den·cy the fact of living in a place with living organisms   Due to public health concerns around the spread of coronavirus, Human Resources has made some adjustments to upcoming programing.  Social Residency will proceed with an opening Friday March 13 from 8-11pm. We have cancelled the performances that were a part of that event. By appointment only, until 3/20, pending further notice.  Ideas as inventions called artifacts Social Residency is an artifact Called ideas as notes Revealing threads, bleeds, crossings, streams of…

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TOUCH WORKSHOP: Touching, Feeling, Transmission.

March 8, 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

TOUCH WORKSHOP  Touching, Feeling. Transmission   HUMAN RESOURCES Sunday March 8 6pm - 8 pm 410 Cottage Home St, Los Angeles On Touch is a workshop developed by artist Anna Betbeze to explore gestures of touch, and the extension of such gestures by creating and using sensitive prosthetics. The workshop was taught at Yale University in 2018 and Cal Arts 2019. The Human Resources edition is exciting because it is not at a school! The structure will be more open.…

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Fagedelics + Robertitx

March 7, 2020

  DOORS: 8PM ELIAS: 9PM MOOD KILLER: 10PM FAGEDELICS: 11PM $10  

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LEV ABRAMOV: THE HUNT

March 5, 2020

LEV ABRAMOV THE HUNT MARCH 5 2020 8-10PM Lev Abramov returns to Human Resources with THE HUNT, a two hour duration work. 'Please note that due to the extreme nature of this piece, discretion is advised.' www.levabramov.com

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February 2020

free!

Lanzamiento en Los Angeles de “Slow Down Fast, A Toda Raja” por Cecilia Vicuña y Camila Marambio / Book Launch of “Slow Down Fast, A Toda Raja” by Cecilia Vicuña and Camila Marambio

February 29, 2020 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

  ANNOUNCEMENT: DUE TO UNEXPECTED SICKNESS CECILIA WON'T BE ABLE TO BE THERE ON SATURDAY. CAMILA MARAMBIO AND CLARA LOPEZ MENENDEZ WILL HOST THE BOOK LAUNCH AND CHANNEL CECILIA IN A POETIC READING. EVENT STILL ON!! COME!! Saturday February 29, 2020 7 - 9 pm Reading will start at 7:30pm English and Spanish Human Resources is pleased to present the book launch of "Slow Down Fast, A Toda Raja." In this slim publication two indigenous mestizas from Chile, Camila Marambio,…

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Hilda Hilst: The Body of the Text, a reading circle and seminar

February 22, 2020 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Join artist Lúcia Prancha, artist/scholar Patrícia Lino, and Jennifer Doyle in a reading circle and conversation celebrating the writings of the extraordinary writer Hilst Hilst (1930-2004). Often described as the Marquis de Sade of Brazil, her astonishing work takes up mysticism, insanity, embodiment, eroticism, and female sexual liberation. Hilst is one of the most important Portuguese ­language authors of the twentieth century. Nevertheless, her work is virtually unknown in our community. We will read short excerpts from Letters from a…

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Lúcia Prancha: CASA DO SOL

February 20, 2020 - March 1, 2020
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Opening: Thursday, February 20th, 8–10pm Exhibition Dates: February 21st–March 1st, 2020 Gallery Hours: Wed-Sun, noon-6pm and by appointment The Body of the Text, a reading circle & seminar: Saturday, February 22, 2-5pm Human Resources is pleased to present CASA DO SOL, an exhibition of new work by artist Lúcia Prancha. Prancha's installation explores the work and legacy of Brazilian writer Hilda Hilst (1930-2004). Often described as the Marquis de Sade of Brazil, her astonishing work takes up mysticism, insanity, embodiment, eroticism, and female sexual liberation.…

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$15

Feldman and Frey performed by The Koan Quartet with Katie Porter

February 15, 2020 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Performance: 8pm $15 at the door (no one turned away for lack of funds) Feldman and Frey performed by The Koan Quartet with Katie Porter Jürg Frey; Quintet, Clarinet and String Quartet Morton Feldman; Clarinet and String Quartet Eric KM Clark & Orin Hildestad, violins Cassia Streb, viola Jennifer Bewerse, cello Katie Porter, clarinet Quintet, Clarinet and String Quartet Jürg Frey, b.1953, Swiss “Silence requires one decision - sound or no sound. Sound requires a great many more decisions. These…

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Corey Fogel + Ted Reichman + Eyvind Kang: Improvised Music amongst Dysfunctional Furniture on a Dysfunctional Holiday.

February 14, 2020 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Best known for his long association with John Hollenbeck’s Claudia Quintet and many other New York creative music ensembles, as well as his work as film composer and educator, Ted Reichman has recently developed a new language for amplified accordion based on the work of his teachers Anthony Braxton and Alvin Lucier as well as his longstanding interest in ambient music, North Indian Dhrupad and early minimalists like Terry Riley and La Monte Young. Eyvind Kang is a composer, violist…

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Online Sexual Harassment Prevention Training: A Public Performance of Compliance

February 14, 2020 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

  ZOOM LINK (TW: this will be glitchy, at times boring, strange!): https://zoom.us/j/161645550?pwd=OEJZcFRrcm9Ka2NobFg2aFRnM05wdz09 Join Jennifer Doyle, a professor of English at the University of California, Riverside and author of Campus Sex, Campus Security, as she takes the UC Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Supervisors and Faculty. State employees are required by law (AB1825 and AB2053) to take training geared to raising awareness about sexual harassment and discrimination. Faculty tend to speed through this training at home, alone,…

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January 2020

KEN EHRLICH: DYSFUNCTIONAL FURNITURE

January 31, 2020 - February 16, 2020

Opening Friday, January 31: 7–9pm Closing event Sunday, Feb 16: 4-6pm Music by Adam Samuel Goldman, toasts, conversation about living with dysfunction.   Gallery Hours: Thursday-Sunday noon-6pm and by appointment note: the Firecracker 5K/10K  goes right down Broadway on 2/16, but should have finished before noon.   Human Resources is pleased to present Dysfunctional Furniture, an exhibition of new work by artist Ken Ehrlich. The show presents a range of works that are at once sculptural and in direct conversation with furniture…

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$10

Rite Nite

January 26, 2020 7:30 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Rite Nite brings together three LA-based artists using solo voices to re-describe ritual. Alphabet Of Wrongdoing Odeya Nini Francine Thirteen Alphabet of Wrongdoing is the newest musical project from Snowblink’s Daniela Gesundheit, exploring ceremonial Jewish prayer songs and blessings that encircle themes of reckoning, forgiveness, mortality, striving, and atonement, reimagined for secular audiences and secular spaces. The texts and melodies are traditional and ancient; the context and arrangements are subversive and impressionistic. This performance acts as a communal investigation of…

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FREE

EDGE: A Session on Pornography

January 26, 2020 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Event, 2:30-4:30, conversation from 3-4pm Sublevel Magazine invites you to join in Session— a Live Cam conversation with Johanna Fateman, Lorelei Lee, and Tiana Reid. Their respective work lies at the intersections of sex-feminism, labor and pleasure, the legal dimensions of pornography and prostitution, politics of representation, archival research, and queer potentialities. This conversation will be recorded and published in the upcoming EDGE issue of the magazine. EDGE: The Pornography Issue, will launch in March 2020 and considers what constitutes…

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LAURA PARNES: TOUR WITHOUT END

January 17, 2020 - January 25, 2020
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

SCREENING OF TOUR WITHOUT END (92 min.) AND LIVE PERFORMANCES INCLUDING RACHEL MASON AND BRONTEZ PURNELL FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, starting at 8, Suggested donation $10 SCREENING OF TOUR WITHOUT END (92 min.) AND CONVERSATION WITH CHRIS KRAUS AND LAURA PARNES ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, starting at 8, Suggested donation $10 GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday through Sunday, noon-6:00pm and by appointment. PRESS PREVIEW LINK AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST Organized by Jeanne Vaccaro Press contact: [email protected] or [email protected] LOS ANGELES, CA- Human Resources is pleased to present Tour Without…

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SHEENED

January 12, 2020 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

SHEENED is a new musical piece by Cody Putman for cellos, contrabasses, lap-steel guitar and whirly tubes. Dustin Wong and Takako Minekawa present a beautiful and colorful menagerie of kaleidoscopic-pop, spells, and patterns. Gemma Godfrey presents new songs and hexes for vocal loops, electric guitar drones, and feedback. Visuals by Peter Nichols $10 suggested donation // all ages

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$7

Xina Xurner / M Lamar / Johanna Hedva / Pauline Lay + Gabie Strong

January 11, 2020 8:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012
jan 11 flyer

Xina Xurner M Lamar Johanna Hedva Pauline Lay + Gabie Strong doors at 8, sound at 9 $7 suggested donation, no-one turned away for lack of funds. advance tickets available here Xina Xurner​ is an experimental music/performance collaboration between Marvin Astorga And Young Joon Kwak, whose cathartic performances combine DIY and power electronics, mutated vocals, and bad drag to expand ideas about queer and trans bodies. Their music combines a variety of genres (including happy hardcore, industrial, drone metal, and…

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Toolbox

January 4, 2020 - January 5, 2020

Saturday, January 4th 8pm 2020Sunday, January 5th 2pm 2020 A dance theater performance art piece journeys through trauma and the path to healing. It questions how we build tools to help ourselves. How does energy transmute? How do we handle life when it feels too much? Is meditation the next step to self-discovery? This piece poses many questions and shares non verbal stories, sound, film, a staged installation, dance and acting as a mode of new storytelling. Choreography, Direction, &…

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ptxs launch/listening event

January 2, 2020 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

- private event to launch limited edition zine by ptxs: jovan, gabriela ruiz, vine a incendiar este lugar, dorian wood - sound composition by ptxs - separate sex positive space 21+ only rsvp only

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December 2019

Public Access Inclusive

December 26, 2019 - December 28, 2019

Opening reception: December 26, 2019, 7-10pm with a performance by Quamon at 9pm Exhibition dates: December 27 & 28, 12-5pm Public Access Inclusive is an on-going project between L.A. based artists Hyesung ii and Angel Ballesteros. The project was started with an idea of inclusion and to go against the exclusive culture of art and inaccessibility of its high-end notions in practice and celebration. PAI is about representing and supporting the communities and artists that are marginalized. This exhibition includes…

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$25

Wild Up | darkness sounding | solstice sounding | dusk til dawn

December 21, 2019 4:00 pm - December 22, 2019 7:00 am

Description We play drones in the dark from sundown to sun-up, during longest night of the year. The cast of performer-composers includes: trombonist Matt Barbier, cellists Derek Stein and Tal Katz, poet Mandy Kahn, guitarist Chris Kallmyer, violinist Andrew Tholl, guitarist Jiji, vocalists Catherine Brookman and Kathryn Shuman, guitarist Seth Olinsky, saxophonist Marta Tiesenga, Lucky Dragons and oscillatorist Lewis Pesacov. NOTE on blankets and sleeping bags: please bring blankets, sleeping bags, coats, pillows, other cozy outfit stuff. It's a cold space, which we'll be working hard to heat up. You're welcome to stay all night, and to…

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$25

JIJI | YOU (流) | flow | music for electric guitar

December 20, 2019 8:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

JIJI tells two stories: One, spinning Gulli Bjornsson’s story of capsizing and falling into the ocean, being tossed around in the waves as night approaches, and waves of sound consume the listener. Bjornsson’s dimmar oldur risa is inspired by an ancient Icelandic poem by Jónas Hallgrímsson. And secondly, her own piece Kintsukuo, after the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. She wrote the…

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Skylar Haskard: RECESS 2019

December 13, 2019 - December 22, 2019

For this exhibit, Skylar Haskard has created numerous works under the working title, RECESS 2019. Subjects ranging from furniture to food are playfully addressed exploring the relationship between the body and the ‘everythingness’ of our material world. Sweatsuits temporarily hardened by school glue are seen alongside objects and materials that display little or no manipulation suggesting a statue-like importance. The autonomy of these items comes into question when gathered together and viewed as a whole, as is our relationship with…

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Ecology of the Edge: Closing reception with Paige Emery, Olive Kimoto and Kendra Adler

December 7, 2019 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Closing reception for Ecology of the Edge at Human Resources. Music performances by Paige Emery Olive Kimoto  and movement performance by Kendra Adler with Jenna Lo-Slavio and Josie J (divinebrick) Intimate Ecology zines to take home by Mukta Mohan and Dylan Tupper Rupert ______________________________________________ Paige Emery "The Body Outside of itself" looks at the body as a host of multiplicities that evade the logics of contemporary discriminatory hierarchies as dancing figures intra-act with their environment. Paige Emery's performance coalesces her…

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Secret Ceremony

December 6, 2019 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Secret Ceremony / Queerness and Spirituality at the dawn of the new decade. Curated by Telémachos Alexiou An evening of ritual and performance with: Christopher Argodale Camila Maria Concepción Emi Fontana Kathryn Garcia Carlos Medina-Diaz Eva Mitala Tyler Matthew Oyer Deborah Smaragdi Isous Mohammad Tayyeb Ares Zolo & Telémachos Alexiou + Technoshamanic afterparty Doors at 7.30p Suggested donation at the door: $10 - $30 At the end of the year and the dawn of the new decade we invite you…

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Tasting Menu Lab

December 4, 2019 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

free   Tasting Menu is a Los Angeles-based collaboration between Tim Feeney, Cassia Streb, and Cody Putman, exploring instrumental and found sound, movement, tape recorders, door frames, window panes, rainstorms, pine cones, concrete floors, and children’s cartoons. They will be performing a set of site specific improvisations, deconstructed folk tunes, and music for water, marbles, and steel bowls. They will be joined by Nigel Deane and Erin Demastes.

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A Loose Million: reading, screening, and a hypnosis

December 1, 2019 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Caitlin Berrigan’s Imaginary Explosions draws upon geology, embodied knowledges, and technoscience to investigate how deep time and interspecies communication might assist us in radical planetary transformation. The long-term project is composed of episodic videos, sculpture, and an artist book, calling into collaboration artists and scholars whose real-life work pushes the limits of science and culture. Departing from the present into a speculative fiction, the cosmology explores what other presents and futures become possible once we begin to think beyond the…

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November 2019

Living in the Age of Uncertainty and the Pending Climate Crisis

November 30, 2019 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join us in conversation with Catherine Malabou, Kenric McDowell, Jaden Adams, Christine Meinders and Matthew Donovan to discuss new forms of life that enable the acceleration of climate change, how the political landscape is mediated by the climate crisis, and foundational anthropocentric assumptions in technology paradigms and recent attempts to expand design thinking to include non-humans along with their implications for culture at large. This discussion is a part of Ecology of the Edge, on view November 29th-December 8th. __________…

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Ecology of the Edge

November 29, 2019 12:00 pm - December 8, 2019 5:00 pm

Opening reception: November 29th, 7-10pm with performances by Nina Sarnelle and Kim Ye Exhibition dates: November 29th—December 8th  Gallery hours: Wed-Sun, 12-5pm As anthropogenic climate changes accelerate, the boundaries between humans and non-humans are constantly being redefined. In what ways can we shift our perspectives towards symbiotic relationships between our bodies and the land we inhabit? Ecology of the Edge proposes works in which the temporal dimension of sensory processes is foregrounded as part of a larger system. The exhibition includes…

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future ghosts

November 23, 2019 12:00 pm - November 24, 2019 5:00 pm

Opening reception: Saturday, November 23rd 7pm / Performances at 8pm Gallery hours: Sunday, November 24th 12-5pm future ghosts features future work by future ghosts, post-Haunts and pre-probed. The artists present new work that project a vacuum-sealed, retired, self-destructive, bioengineered future waiting to be probed, figuratively. participating artists: Alicia Piller Antoine Midant Beck+Col courtney coles Daniel Andres Alcazar Diego Barrientos Ieva Raudsepa Kelly Wall Kira Doutt Lucinda Jacquelin Trask Luke Harnden Nick Angelo Philipp Farra Serena Aurora Day Himmelfarb Siheun Kim…

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$5 – $15

Yann Novak, Byron Westbrook, Robert Crouch, Ian Wellman

November 20, 2019 8:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Los Angeles artists Yann Novak, Robert Crouch and Ian Wellman return home from their west coast tour and are joined by Byron Westbrook. Yann Novak will present his new work Slowly Dismantling which reflecting on his formative experiences as a queer youth in middle America and explores these acoustic and social spaces as zones of liberation. Byron Westbrook will present the LA premiere of a new series of compositions for electronics using just intonation and custom tuning systems. Robert Crouch…

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Restaurant

November 14, 2019 12:00 pm - November 19, 2019 5:00 pm

Exhibition dates: November 14—November 19, 2019   12-5pm Opening reception: November 14  7-10pm with music performance by Amazondotcom from Los Angeles and Siete Catorce from Mexicali at 8pm Restaurant is a joint project between Los Angeles based multidisciplinary artists Stella Ahn and Hyesung ii. This project will re-imagine the space with cultural and personal objects. The system of things in a space (in a restaurant, a gallery, or a home, for example) can initiate a network of use, value, and meaning that over time…

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The Revolting Lumpen! a classical opera reboot

November 9, 2019 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Beck+Col Saturday November 9 Doors at 830, Performance at 9PM The lumpen world embodies the cannibalistic nature of the global economic and social structure. Colorful, velvet lumps comprise everything in the installation, amassed from the physical exploitation of the lumpen monsters. A game of musical chairs serves as a model of the zero-sum system of capital. The players have to fight their competitors to gain an advantage as they try to get a seat. When one monster gets a chair,…

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Gong Gaada • Glochids • lucky dragons

November 2, 2019 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

UPEND presents Gong Gaada Glochids lucky dragons donate eight doors at nine at Human Resources 410 Cottage Home Street 90012 GONG GAADA Inspired by gamelan traditions as much as the contemporary experimental scenes of Indonesia, Gong Gaada is a Los Angeles-based trio exploring a hyrbrid form of their own devise. Utilizing a couple reyong – the arrays of metal gongs used in Balinese gamelan – and suling – bamboo flute – and modular synthesizer, the group lays out familiar and…

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FREE

Muscle House Cookbook (Part 2)

November 2, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
muscle beach, 1800 Ocean Front Walk
Venice, CA 90291 United States

Two evenings of artist scores in the form of recipes, performed at Muscle Beach, Venice CA. Muscle House Cookbook is part of programming for CURRENT: LA FOOD. (please note that these are offsite events, not at HRLA). 10/19 + 11/2 6-8pm   Recipes by: Alexandre Dorriz Brittany Ko David Horvitz Dicky Bahto Dorian Wood Either Or Elana Mann Elliot Reed Maria Maea Mariel Carranza Nine Herbs Charm Sarah Gail Sebastian Hernandez Yunuen Rhi ..and more TBA Prepared by: Elliot Reed…

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October 2019

410 Cottage Home

October 31, 2019 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Wednesday, October 30th  8pm  Thursday, October 31st   8pm  Installation by Jeff Zilla + performances by Myriad Slits & Twin Schism Jeff Zilla is music and performance art curator deeply invested in the queer and experimental scene of Los Angeles. Content creator across multiple platforms with expertise in podcasts, djing and viral video creation. Known around the world for playful, controversial and hilarious works of music and performance.

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Protesting Seoul: Resistance in Precarious Times

October 23, 2019 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

  Space is limited, RSVP recommended  Seoul is a city of protest. On any given day, one might see striking workers, displaced residents, evicted shopkeepers, bereaved parents, feminist, queer and trans activists, religious leaders, politicians, NGO activists and many others protesting defiantly on the streets. For those living in Korea and in the diaspora who follow political events from afar, protest is a reliable weapon of the weak and a familiar form of civic participation. Protest images rarely make the…

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Nikhil Chopra: Rouge

October 20, 2019 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Rouge is an hour long performance action by Nikhil Chopra. Nikhil will be drawing a large scale landscape on the wall with lipstick. Nikhil incorporates everyday materials, and for instance, lipstick— a cosmetic often associated with make up, femininity, sensuality and sexuality will be used to transform the body and the space around it. Nikhil’s performances often critically examine stereotypes based on identity; nationality, gender and class, while walking the fine line between performance art, theater and landscape drawing. Rouge…

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$10 – $15

somesurprises / Jessika Kenney / Jesse Quebbeman Turley

October 19, 2019 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

somesurprises (Seattle) / Jessika Kenney / Jesse Quebbeman Turley Doors 8pm, Music 9pm $10-15 suggested donation Advance tickets available here: https://withfriends.co/Event/2681113/somesurprises_Jessika_Kenney_Jesse_Quebbeman_Turley somesurprises is the moniker of Seattle singer/songwriter Natasha El-Sergany. What once was a solo project focusing on spectral balladry and late night exploration, somesurprises has since formed into a dynamic four-piece live band. Motorik beats, reverb-drenched vocals, washes of fingerpicked guitars, and hazy synths expand El-Sergany's delicate and blissful songwriting. Starting with a solo tape release of cell phone…

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FREE

Muscle House Cookbook (Part 1)

October 19, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
muscle beach, 1800 Ocean Front Walk
Venice, CA 90291 United States

Two evenings of artist scores in the form of recipes, performed at Muscle Beach, Venice CA. Muscle House Cookbook is part of programming for CURRENT: LA FOOD.  (please note that these are offsite events, not at HRLA). 10/19 + 11/2 6-8pm   Recipes by: Alexandre Dorriz Brittany Ko David Horvitz Dicky Bahto Dorian Wood Either Or Elana Mann Elliot Reed Maria Maea Mariel Carranza Nine Herbs Charm Sarah Gail Sebastian Hernandez Yunuen Rhi ..and more TBA Prepared by: Elliot Reed…

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Why You So Negative?

October 18, 2019 - October 27, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, October 18th  8pm Exhibition Dates: Friday, October 18—Sunday, October 27th Gallery Hours: Wed-Sun,  12-5pm Performance by Nikhil Chopra: Sunday, October 20th  7pm   Why You So Negative? responds to institutional rebranding and removal of work by artist, Chiraag Bhakta. The solo exhibition features the original work—an installation which examines the commodification of yoga in Western culture—in its entirety. Programming for Why You So Negative? will include a durational performance by artist Nikhil Chopra and a night of…

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Alexandre Dorriz – Consciousness is Code in the Occidental Vacuum

October 11, 2019 - October 13, 2019
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Opening Friday October 11th 7-10pm On view Saturday 10/12 and Sunday 10/13 12—6pm   Consciousness is Code in the Occidental Vacuum is part of an ongoing investigation of fiber and its relations to time, memory, and optics through museology and dramaturgy practices. Dorriz works with the historical discovery of synthetic and semi-synthetic fibers, and their respective chemical and organic compositions and applications in order to interpret various fibers through rhetorical lens and optical-based systems. By looking at the properties of…

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Bitch Slap

October 6, 2019 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sunday, October 6th  7pm $10 suggested donation Bitch Slap! is an evening of performance and video art at Human Resources LA, by female identified and non-binary artists who confront contrived notions of femininity. In a time where didactic art seems like the only pathway to social justice, these powerful works incorporate humor to playfully explore the embodiment of being a ‘Baddass Bitch. The evening is curated by Liz Miller-Kovacs and hosted by Rochelle Fabb. Works by: Nao Bustamante Rochelle Fabb…

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HRLA Symposium I: Think Local

October 5, 2019 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Join us for a day-long symposium featuring emerging critical voices in our community. This event features responses to work encountered at HRLA, in spaces like HRLA or in museums in the region. We hope to give attendees a sense of the impact of local performances, exhibitions and events on discourse about contemporary art; our aim is to create an engaging day of conversation about the practice of art criticism and art writing — one that is inclusive of artists, students,…

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September 2019

Shhh

September 29, 2019 8:30 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Sadly, in a show about quietness, it’s my first instinct to write about getting noisy.  If I latch onto a metaphor for political action, a reader could imagine the swarming power of the colony because, yes, each hive is made up of little bees and so, the modest can become intrusive, and sure, maybe the meek will actually inherit the earth—but after all that reversal, how do we know the oppressed won't transform despotic? Why was noisy my first instinct…

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Secret Joy

September 27, 2019 8:30 pm - September 28, 2019 11:00 pm

September 27th & 28th, 8:30 pm Written and directed by Brian Getnick, performed by Dani O'Terry and Gregory Barnett   Secret Joy is a play about beheading the past to make it speak. Sculptural costumes and weaponry are taken up by the performers to transform an ancient power struggle between the crowd and leader into a psychic battle between the body and mind. Following the presentation of Punishment's Place in the fall of 2018, Secret Joy is the second in a…

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$5

Love 4 One Another

September 22, 2019 8:30 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Angel Alvarado: Geovani’s Room

September 18, 2019 12:00 pm - September 20, 2019 8:00 pm

Exhibition dates: Wed Sept 18 - Fri Sept 20,  12PM-8PM Opening reception: Wed Sept 18,  6-9PM Closing reception: Friday Sept 20, 6-9PM, performance at 8PM. Organized in collaboration with curator and researcher Javier Arellano Vences from the Vincent Price Art Museum, Human Resources Los Angeles is pleased to present ​Angel Alvarado: Geovani’s Room​, the artist’s first solo exhibition. The exhibition features photographs, a single-channel video, and an immersive installation as well as a closing reception performance by Alyss Glass. Alvarado’s work…

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