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May 2019

$30

William Basinski + Lawrence English: Selva Oscura

May 8, 2019 9:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

UPEND presents William Basinski + Lawrence English: Selva Oscura Wednesday May 8th at 9pm Please note: this is a special seated performance with limited capacity. Advance tickets are recommended. ticket link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/william-basinski-lawrence-english-selva-oscura-tickets-61247423693 facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/2425987850747632/ From their respective bases in Los Angeles and Brisbane, William Basinski and Lawrence English – two crucial figures of ambient music – collaborated remotely, trading and manipulating sonic materials to create an ever fleeting, ever unfolding masterwork: Selva Oscura. Released last year by Temporary…

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$5 – $10

Jennie MaryTai Liu with Alana Reibstein: Nemeton

May 4, 2019 - May 5, 2019
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Nemeton is a durational choreography which makes a thicket of words, positions, and breath. Nine bodies listen and voice words spoken by nine other bodies— artists no longer living— experiencing what language can make present, and what it shrouds. performed by Stacy Dawson Stearns, Jessica Emmanuel, Cristina Fernandez, Maria Maea, Coral Lobera, Jasmine Orpilla, Alana Reibstein, Gabriella Rhodeen, and Laura Stinger Saturday 5/4 6-9pm* Sunday 5/5 1-4pm* *viewers are free to come and go throughout the duration of the performance…

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April 2019

$8

Greg Kelley/Jessika Kenney • Rob Noyes • Wilson Shook

April 26, 2019 8:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

UPEND presents GREG KELLEY / JESSIKA KENNEY DUO ROB NOYES WILSON SHOOK donate 8 doors at 8 sound at 9 Facebook Event Page https://www.facebook.com/events/1203512939823489/ GREG KELLEY / JESSIKA KENNEY First time meeting of a surely astounding duo of two key figures in sound: Trumpet player Greg Kelley – on tour from Seattle – and Jessika Kenney – a whose multivalent voice thankfully spectralizes here in Los Angeles – as it will Friday night with a light touch of electronic accompaniment.…

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FREE

Echo Park Film Center

April 23, 2019 - April 25, 2019

On view daily from 2-7 pm Closing potluck party: Thursday, April 25, 7-10 pm, with performances at 8:30 Echo Park Film Center takes over HRLA's galleries for three days and nights—with media installations, performances, and programs of films and videos made by the Film Center's Co-op, as well as artists who have participated in their artist-in-residency program. We’ll have multi-channel video installations, slide projections, sculpture/video hybrids, sound work, and paintings by artists Nesanet Abegaze, Dicky Bahto, Marco Braunschweiler, Madison Brookshire,…

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$10

Guionnet & Khouri • Chen & Sadja • Guionnet & Kennedy & Hutson

April 20, 2019 8:30 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Unwrinkled Ear Presents Jean-Luc Guionnet and Lotus Edde Khouri - saxophone and dance AFTERBURNER: Audrey Chen and Doron Sadja - voice, electronics and light Jean-Luc Guionnet and William Hutson and Jeremy Kennedy - saxophone and electronics and drums Doors 8:30/ Music 9 Jean-Luc Guionnet returns to Los Angeles after two years, bringing with him a new dance collaboration with Lotus Edde Khouri, and a new trio that has been incipient in his mind since his last foray in our…

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$8

Leather Bath (Greh Holger/John Wiese) • Noise Nomads • Joseph Hammer • Sarah Brady

April 17, 2019 9:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

UPEND presents LEATHER BATH (Greh Holger/John Wiese) Noise Nomads Joseph Hammer Sarah Brady donate 8 doors at 9 sound at 10 Facebook Event Page LEATHER BATH holger and wiese convene their end-of-the-world sound duo in L.A. for the first time in six years NOISE NOMADS primal electro-acoustics and bonescrape anti-thetics. first show from jeff hartford as an angeleno JOSEPH HAMMER the master of survey and delay; coaxing fragments of occluded origin into sound. looped tapes and a gloved hand. #LAFMS…

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3rd International Global Karaoke World Championships with Kim Jong Un

April 12, 2019 - April 13, 2019
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 13 Doors at 7pm Performance at 8pm FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—Fresh from his nation's supreme victory at Hanoi—Supreme Leader of the DPRK—The Democratic People's Republic of Korea Kim Jong Un (Seung-Min Lee) will make an appearance on the Pacific Rim of Los Angeles, California, USA at Human Resources LA to host The 3rd International Global Karaoke World Championships. Presented here will be the greatest innovation to International Relations: Karaoke Diplomacy. On a mission to share…

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Redactions (In Progress)

April 11, 2019 8:00 pm

This is a new way to think of oneself, a body composite. No firm boundaries, not a me with space around. But one of those games, magnet shards that pull apart at a suggestion, seem whole but disperse into their millions. Think of yourself that way, a toy of many, host, hosting, little bugs, gathered for a feast, a jam, a quorum, a minion. Body doesn’t do a dance, it is one. A performance by Abigail Levine and Paula Matthusen.…

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Public Fiction: Dylan Mira & Sarah Rara

April 4, 2019 12:00 pm - April 7, 2019 12:00 pm

Three-part poems by artists / writers Dylan Mira and Sarah Rara will inhabit opposing sides of a double-sided marquee—the illuminated exterior sign from Public Fiction’s former storefront location in Highland Park (2010—2015)—permanently removed from its original location, now briefly installed inside HRLA's main gallery. Each day, a new section of text will replace the previous one, stepping through each poem part-by-part. On view continuously from noon on Thursday April 4th until noon on Sunday April 7th, the gallery doors will…

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March 2019

When in doubt, read Nightwood: Act III

March 28, 2019 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Thursday March 28, 2019 - 8PM Door: $5-7 sliding scale O Widow Lazarus. The last part of a piece developed around the Djuna Barnes novel: a hysterical break-up that breaks into song. It culls the sentiments stirred by melodramas and musicals to wonder what’s after desire. How does refusal and discarding answer the yearning for transcendence and, emphatically, how does that feel? We know at least: there will be singing. Written by Tim Reid and Julia Jarcho Performed by Alexander Borinsky, Abigail…

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The International Expanded Field

March 23, 2019 - March 25, 2019
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

In the spirit of transnational dialog in times of heightened fragmentation, competition and isolation, The International Expanded Field brings members of different diasporic communities of Los Angeles for a three day event at Human Resources. With a critical and contemporary look at the late 1960s and 1970s third world solidarity movements, the three day event creates a platform for sustained dialogue, and collective joy and pleasure. Through storytelling, film and video screenings, discussion, personal archives, collective dinners, dance and music,…

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Betsy Hunt: Drawing Exercises

March 21, 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Opening at 6pm - 9pm OneHouse ArtExperience presents Drawing Exercises features three short videos - done during a one week, May 2018, residency at the Motion and Media Across Disciplines Lab (MMAD Lab) at the University of Minnesota Duluth, by Duluth-based artist, Betsy Hunt. Betsy's current research is in video art, experimental animation, and performance art. She is specifically interested in exploring physicality in film through cut out animation, sound and image juxtaposition, and performative filmmaking. Watching her videos is…

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FREE

The Death of Medea

March 19, 2019 8:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Theatre Roscius (Constance Strickland) and Project Nongenue, in collaboration with and as part of Veronique D'Entremont's show Church of Art  Conceived by Constance Strickland Directed by Olivia Buntane Movement Direction by Christine Breihan Performed and developed by Constance Strickland and Liz Eldridge Constance Strickland is Creative Director of Theatre Roscius, an experimental theatre company that focuses on creating pieces reflecting past/present social issues facing the lives of women. Constance has appeared in the films RITE & Play by artist Dara Friedman,…

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FREE

A Portal Through Which Love May Enter 

March 18, 2019 6:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Veronique d'Entremont, Veronica De Jesus and Cole M. James will discuss and share practices for healing ancestral and family connections, discovered through art and writing. As a group, we will engage a practice based in the work of trauma therapist and theologian Kelly Germaine-Strickland, and spiritual activist Jardana Peacock, who practice ancestral healing as an extension of anti-racist organizing work. We welcome others to bring their knowledge, practices and experiences to the conversation. Doors will open at 6PM for food…

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FREE

Church of Art

March 17, 2019
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Using the framing of organized spiritual practice, Church of Art encompasses the work of artists who seek healing and self-actualization through various disciplines. Staged in front of an installation by Veronique d’Entremont, Gregory Barnett will perform an interactive, durational work, before the Sunday Service begins at 5pm. Sermons will be delivered by Veronique d’Entremont and Kim Ye and Laub will lead us in song. Church of Art will conclude with fellowship, following the format of the bi-weekly Process Group that Kim and…

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FREE

Beginning to End Fest day 3

March 10, 2019 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

FREE doors at 11:30am noon - Sobbing Honey - Grant Capes and Mike Meanstreetz. tone and silence. gibbering beats and accidental blasts. don't worry, it will be over soon. 12:30 - James Fella / Seth Kasselman - visitors from the mighty desert citadel of Phoenix. Expect a diversity of unsettling sounds and pleasing juxtapositions. Jazz for calculators 1:15 - SIDLE - bass destruction unit superior 1:45 - Bonemagic - Oklahoma sized metal zone noise merchant. Masterful curator of the Tulsa…

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FREE

Beginning to End Fest day 2

March 9, 2019 11:30 am - 4:00 am
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

FREEEEEE... we will do our best to have a few BBQs going during the day so bring something to grill if you want... nothing like snacks and music! doors at 11:30 noon - Saint Cecilia will serenade us over coffee and donuts. Sweetness and light served with a hot splash of wake-up!!!! 12:45 - Soft Sailors - Geoff Geis and crew bring their new musical project to the stage/floor of HR to help kick the second day in the butt,…

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FREE

Beginning to End Fest day 1

March 8, 2019 8:00 pm - 4:00 am
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

FREE Welcome to the first night of the three day celebration of music and performance at Human Resources Los Angeles. 8:15pm - The Deep Silence - this guy's instagram handle is the Wizard Adam... it is fitting because of the magic that springs from his mind, his fingers and his gadgets. We run the risk of ruining the whole night by having him play first, cuz he is so dang uplifting and soul crushing at the same time, but sometimes…

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Alex Zhang Hungtai • Ka Baird • Yek Koo

March 3, 2019 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

UPEND presents Alex Zhang Hungtai Ka Baird Yek Koo as part of Human Resources Los Angeles 2019-Q1 sunday march third doors at eight - sound at nine donate $10 at the door advance tickets also available here. facebook event page ALEX ZHANG HUNGTAI Alex Zhang Hungtai is a Chinese diasporic artist and musician who has hailed from Honolulu, Montréal, Lisbon, and the scores of cities on tour that comprise "the road" – not to mention our own considerable town! With…

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Mulan, Make Up!

March 2, 2019 7:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Mulan, Make Up! (轉世花木蘭), a queer exhibition curated by artist Yu Cheng-Ta (余政達) and organized by Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles (洛杉磯臺灣書院), delivers perspectives on body politics and highlights nakedness of gender fluid through visual art and performance. The special screening and performance party of Mulan, Make Up! features several experimental short films created by artists Tzuan Wu (吳梓安, Taiwan), Chen Guan-Hong (陳觀鴻, Taiwan), London-based Victoria Sin (UK), and the artistic duo Watermelon Sisters created by Ming Wong (黃漢明,Singapore) and Yu…

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February 2019

$10

Medium Judith: The Plumbing Tree

February 28, 2019 - March 1, 2019
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Thursday, February 28 8pm Friday, March 1 8pm  Tickets: $10, Buy online to reserve a seat as tickets are limited!! Tickets will also be available at the door if we do not sell out online. buy here The Plumbing Tree is a three-act play, told through the perspectives of an eccentric family plagued by dogma. Each act is narrated by Miasma, the personification of a smell. What appears to be an episode of sibling rivalry as presented on a sitcom television show, shatters…

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The Uhuruverse: WHO KILLED KENISHA

February 25, 2019 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

YOU ARE The Uhuruverse is releasing their Sophomore Album, “Who Killed Kenisha” on February 25th, 2019 at Human Resources LA. An evening of: BDSM 101 with The Goddexx Cori Opening Performance by FUCK U PAY US (FUPU) DJs: Bapari, Mounir Closing Performances by The Uhuruverse   This album release party is a joint birthday celebration. We are here to hold space with and honor the lives of two Black Gender Non- Conforming / Trans LA local artists and revolutionaries; The…

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Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle: The Evanesced

February 23, 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

In The Evanesced, 100+ drawings, large scale paintings and a suite of performances bring attention to a painful subject: missing black womxn in America and the African diaspora, from history to the present day. Abstract "un-portraits" of elusive figures are conjured up--drawn with handmade brushes and while the Hinkle improvises dances to blues, hip-hop, and Baltimore Club music--pivot between real and imagined narratives representing thousands of black women who have disappeared due to colonialism, human trafficking, homicides, and other forms…

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$25 – $35

Crinkle

February 18, 2019 - February 20, 2019
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

CRINKLE is a project exploring sensory perception and themes surrounding multi-sensory integration, particularly the binding of taste and sound. An attempt at understanding the phenomenon of synesthesia moves one to question, what does a taste experience sound like? How might a sound experience taste? In asking, this collaboration between artists Jonathan Silberman and Jasmine Sarp seeks to open a portal within which a unique culinary and soundscape experience will transpire. Over the course of a scored multi-course dinner, performers and…

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$5 – $10

A RAVE Is A Rave is a rave

February 16, 2019 10:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

With tunes by amazing djs Baba Electronica, Tyler Matthew Oyer and Toni and bargain prices!! FEB 16 10pm - 4am Door: $5-10 sliding scale BYOB Come dance those bones! A RAVE Is A Rave is a rave!! And please invite everyone and anyone!! The more the merrier since that space is generally gigantic.

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tell no lies / claim no easy victories

February 15, 2019 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

February 15, friday - 7 - 10pm | Free & BYOB performance-in-progress night with Karla Ekatherine Canseco & Christal Perez Jinseok Choi Maria Maea Roksana Pirouzmand Pacoima Techno image credit: Roksana Pirouzmand, Painting Pond, 2009. Video still. event organized by Clara López Menéndez

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$15

Dorian Wood: Color From God-lung (Larkwat 00)

February 14, 2019 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Color From God-lung is an endurance-based opera series in which the performers create an intense yet minimalist environment through the use of their bodies, and how they relate to each other. Inspired from a dream by Dorian Wood, the opera unfolds within the petrified carcass of a giant celestial elephant, one of thousands strewn across the earth, many years after humankind's demise. Past Color From God-lungs have been performed in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Stockholm. This will be the…

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There is almost not an interval

February 9, 2019 - February 10, 2019
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

We will walk along an unplanned route, departing from HRLA at the end of the Golden Dragon Parade (3pm) on Saturday February 9th, and then again at 3pm on Sunday February 10th. Each walk will begin in silence, with conversation arriving in response to the territory covered and the pace of walking. Live audio from the walks will be streamed to HRLA for the duration of each walk—join us for the walk, or stop by the gallery to listen in.…

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One, Again / Against One

February 7, 2019 7:00 pm - February 8, 2019 11:30 pm

One, Again / Against One is a group show interested in the osculation of being one and many. Oriented towards the processes and conditions that enable relations to be skewed, at times awkward, or not necessarily there, but almost, is the exhibits domain. The title of the show riffs off of Jackie Wang’s Against Innocence, an essay describing the damaging effects of innocence as political rhetoric. Wang tells us innocence individualizes and defaces the facade of a narrative, a condition,…

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THE DAMAGE + 24 HOUR MOVIE MARATHON

February 2, 2019 6:00 pm - February 3, 2019 6:00 pm

Cinema began in wonder, the wonder that reality can be transcribed with such immediacy. All of cinema is an attempt to perpetuate and to reinvent that sense of wonder. ... Until the advent of television emptied the movie theaters, it was from a weekly visit to the cinema that you learned (or tried to learn) how to walk, to smoke, to kiss, to fight, to grieve. Movies gave you tips about how to be attractive. Example: It looks good to…

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January 2019

Exquisite Rugs, Exceptional Service: 530 N. Lake Avenue, Pasadena

January 19, 2019 - January 27, 2019
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

An in-progress installation about Pasadena Rug Mart, established in 1932 and closed in 2017, commemorating this diasporic 20th Century shop as a personal, cultural, business, and social archive of 530 N. Lake Avenue, Pasadena and incorporating documentation and archival materials dating from the 1930s-2000s, as well as books, textiles, ephemera, yarn used to make repairs, a c. 1932 neon sign as well as other objects telling the story of the space. Saturday 1/19 12—6 Sunday 1/20 12—8 Monday 1/21 12–6…

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$15

Dorian Wood: Rhythm Nation 1814

January 17, 2019 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

For one night only, singer/composer Dorian Wood will honor the 30th anniversary of the release of Janet Jackson's 1989 masterpiece "Rhythm Nation 1814" by performing it in its entirety, arranged for voice and piano. Says Dorian: "I was 14 when this album came out. No other music at the time sounded like it. I knew every lyric and every dance move, and Janet's messages of social justice and reluctant sensuality helped shape my adolescence." "A cutting edge sound that respectfully…

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Elliot Reed: Ant

January 11, 2019 - January 12, 2019
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

https://vimeo.com/308908764 January 11th + 12th 2019 12pm - 12am Ant is a new project by Elliot Reed. 45 performers create a film in private. The resulting multi-cam footage is projected in the same room, January 11th + 12th 12pm - 12am Ant is inspired by the mathematics concept Langton's Ant. Langton's Ant proves that a set of repeated, simple instructions reveals a complex pattern after many repetitions. This is an abstract machine. Actors navigate each other with written prompts, each…

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FREE

Jennifer Doyle: Letting Go

January 6, 2019 6:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Letting Go A reading of a work in progress: reflections on living with harassment. Jennifer Doyle is a member of the Board of Directors for Human Resources Los Angeles. She is the author of Campus Sex/Campus Security, Hold It Against Me: Difficulty and Emotion in Contemporary Art and Sex Objects: Art and the Dialectics of Desire.

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$10

Autumn Knight: Yes + No: A Cult

January 4, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

This event is a 2 part performance. Part 1 uses text, light persuasion, and vocalization to think about the construction of collective thought, action, and belief. Part 2 is a lecture about cognitive dissonance. Autumn Knight is an interdisciplinary artist working with performance, installation and text. Her performance work has been in group exhibitions at various institutions including DiverseWorks Artspace, Art League Houston, Project Row Houses, Blaffer Art Museum, Crystal Bridges Museum, Skowhegan Space (NY), The New Museum, The Contemporary…

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2019-Q1

January 1, 2019 - March 31, 2019
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

We thought we were going to have to move out, now it seems we don't. We'll be in this space for the foreseeable future, then we'll be in another. Until then, continuous grand finales! Including contributions from: Aarum Alatorre Ace Farren Ford Alexandria Douziech Alex Twomey Alex Zhang Hungtai Alice Cunt Allison Wyper Amanda Horowitz Amitis Motevalli Andorkappen Andre Keichian Andy Seven Ang Wilson Annabel Turrado Anna Luisa Petrisko Aria Safar Arne Gjelten Autosex Autumn Knight Baba Electronica Badly Licked…

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December 2018

Kayla Tange: Defining Boundaries

December 20, 2018 8:00 pm - December 21, 2018 5:00 pm

Performance and Opening December 20th 8pm Gallery Hours December 21st,  12-5pm Human Resources (HRLA) presents a multimedia installation and performance by Kayla Tange. Defining Boundaries explores the construction of boundaries that protect sacred interiority. Tange’s performance utilizes ritual, sound, ephemeral architecture and collected confessions (including her own) in an attempt to establish psychic, emotional and physical boundaries, guarding against abuse and trauma; elements heavily circulating in our current political climate. In these times, it is essential that we practice empathetic…

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FREE

Views from Here: Los Angeles | A panel discussion about being based in LA

December 15, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Moderated by Michelle Grabner with Jennifer Bolande, Neha Choksi, Courtney Fink, Galia Linn, Shana Lutker, Forrest Olivo, Paul Pescador, and Paul Mpagi Sepuya Join us for a conversation about regionality, locality, and the myriad of ways in which arts-workers find themselves living and working in Los Angeles. This panel is comprised of artists, curators, and art advocates who have spent time in Los Angeles looking out, and outside of Los Angeles looking in. We come together to take a deeper…

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Terror en lo Profundo

December 8, 2018 - December 16, 2018
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Opening Saturday 12/8 7—10pm On view through 12/16 Gallery hours Thursday-Sunday, noon-6pm Artistas / Artists: Rosalee Bernabe, Wendy Cabrera Rubio, Juan Caloca, Christian Camacho, Paloma Contreras Lomas, El Pelele, Elsoldelrac, Julieta Gil, Sebastián Gonzales de Gortari, Abraham Gonzáles Pacheco, Cristobal Gracia, Madeline Jimenez, Enrique López Llamas, Morgan Mandalay, Richard Mendtorr, Irak Morales, Jazael Olguín Zapata, Diego Ramírez, Marisa Raygoza, SANGREE, Israel Urmeer, Lucía Vidales, Tatyana Zambrano El Popocatépetl solloza: enfurecido explosiona sus hirvientes y humeantes líquidas garras sobre tus largos…

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FREE

Alexander Kluge: “News from Ideological Antiquity”

December 2, 2018 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Alexander Kluge's film, News From Ideological Antiquity: Marx-Eisenstein-Capital, begins with Eisenstein's ambitious but unrealized plan to combine Capital and Ulysses. For over nine hours, the film expands in concentric circles as Kluge, his guests, interlocutors and monologists make associative links on a range of topics that starts from a filmic discussion of Eisenstein's notes. Kluge's film is divided into three parts: I. Marx and Eisenstein in the Same House; II. All Things are Bewitched People; III. Paradoxes of Exchange Society. At…

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(de) Color-Es 2018/ Primera Generación Dance Collective

December 1, 2018 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Saturday, December 1, 2018 5:00pm and 8:30pm doors open 30min before the show Discounted Tix $15 before 11.23.18 with code: “pgdc”; General Tix $20 TICKETS: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3625627 (de) Color-Es is an event that questions what color and marginalization is, how it is constructed by/within art and where it can go/what it can do. The project seeks to cultivate community and networks amongst artists of color and first generation individuals through the coalition of art. This event is made possible through the generosity of HUMAN RESOURCES LA. The overall vision…

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November 2018

$8

Audrey Chen • Nour Mobarak • Conscious Summary

November 27, 2018 8:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

- live in concert - solo performances Audrey Chen (Berlin/Baltimore) Nour Mobarak Conscious Summary 8pm-11pm donate eight   AUDREY CHEN Articulate down to a single vocal cord click, Berlin-based improvisor Audrey Chen hyperextends voice, mining material in between – and beyond – previous utterance. Finding sound via microtones of larynx squeak, blowing wind turbulence with lip-flip flutters, and plumming the corporeal with full throated phonation, Chen also channels an electric flow of tone and pulse accompanying herself on a Ciat…

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FREE

Nikki Darling: “Fade Into You”

November 18, 2018 7:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Join us for the launch of Nikki Darling's debut novel Fade Into You With guests Luis J Rodriguez and Raquel Gutierrez. (You can read an excerpt here)  

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$13 – $18

Perpetual Drone

November 17, 2018 7:00 pm - November 18, 2018 12:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

This night is an official benefit for Maps.org to help raise awareness and money for their efforts to help make psychedelic assisted therapy a legal treatment option in America, this is something they have made great strides towards completing and has garnered lots of support worldwide. All the performers, Artists and organizers are donating their time and talents. 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales go directly to Maps.org who will have some speakers at the events. The Event will…

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Seashell Aesthetics

November 16, 2018 - November 25, 2018
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Seashell Aesthetics is an exhibition building upon a 2017 essay of the same name by Martabel Wasserman published in Yes Femmes. It explores catastrophes posed by carbon, plastic, oil and other byproducts of capitalism polluting the ocean. The shell becomes a way to think with a material that eventually decomposes into fossil fuel. It is both about materiality and possibilities for metaphor. The photographic work by Wasserman that frames the exhibition explores connections between the structural challenges we face (housing,…

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Barry Markowitz: Some Fundamental Changes To Majestic Objects

November 9, 2018 1:00 pm - November 11, 2018 5:00 pm

Barry Markowitz: Some Fundamental Changes To Majestic Objects November 9 - 11 Reception: Friday November 9, 7 – 10pm Gallery hours: Saturday, November 10 1-6pm Closing party: Sunday, November 11 12-5pm

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October 2018

Whale Song: A Workshop

October 30, 2018 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“The greatest amount of change appears when singing is most pervasive and the effort of each singer is most intense.” — Katy Payne Since they were first recorded by hydrophones in the late 1960s, the haunting songs of humpback whales have been objects of human inquiry. These “long, complexly organized patterns of sounds,” which include, “the highest and lowest frequencies that humans can hear,” are shared between whales, and sung seasonally, with differences arising as the songs repeat over time.…

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Conversation between Cauleen Smith and Raquel Gutiérrez

October 28, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday, October 28, 2pm Organized as a part of A grammar built with rocks The event brings together Cauleen Smith’s 2008 video work, Remote Viewing, which is currently on view at Human Resources, and Raquel Gutiérrez’s newly-developed essay on the border wall prototypes, to discuss intersecting themes of land art, monumentality, and the racialized erasure people and place. Cauleen Smith is an interdisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles. Her work reflects upon the everyday possibilities of the imagination. Drawing upon…

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$15

Maggi Payne | Maria Chavez | Kaori Suzuki | Joseph Hammer

October 27, 2018 8:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

VOLUME presents legendary composer, video artist, recording engineer, and multi-instrumentalist Maggi Payne (Oakland). Joining the lineup are Maria Chávez (NYC), Kaori Suzuki (Oakland), and Los Angeles local Joseph Hammer for what will surely be a night of focused and sustained immersive listening. Payne will present several works from recent years, including Heat Shield (2018), Black Ice(2014), and Quicksilver (2011). Black Ice and Heat Shield will both be presented in four-channel audio. Of the works, Payne notes, “At times multiple spaces coexist There is always a sense of place, an…

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THE INFORMANTS

October 26, 2018 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday, October 26, 7pm Screening and performance: THE INFORMANTS Adam Khalil, Jackson Polys, and KITE Followed by a conversation with Adam Khalil, Jackson Polys, KITE, K. Wayne Yang, and Oscar Gutiérrez Organized as a part of A grammar built with rocks Through video and performance, THE INFORMANTS will examine the desire for indigeneity in the myths, dreams, and political foundations of the so-called Americas. Demands for indigeneity have long been entwined with efforts to erase and replace the Indigenous. Channeled through practices…

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Astor | Sean McCann, Matthew Sullivan & Alex Twomey | Erika Bell

October 23, 2018 8:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Erika Bell, Astor, and a trio performance by Sean McCann, Alex Twomey, and Matthew Sullivan. Erika Bell will be presenting a new, four-channel work titled Saint-Girons, which was inspired by a recent field recording she took in a workshop led by Christina Kubisch. The recording captures both the electromagnetic sounds (via Kubisch’s headphones) and the acoustic atmospheric sounds of Saint-Girons, France in real-time. This field recording will be paired with, and accompanied by, a small ensemble. Originally hailing from Australia,…

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Una obsesión peligrosa book release

October 18, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bikini Wax (Mexico City) and Human Resources (Los Angeles) celebrate the release of  A Dangerous Obsession / Una obsesión peligrosa which features texts written for the exhibition of the same title published by Gato Negro press at Ooga Booga 943 N Broadway #203 (upstairs) Chinatown Los Angeles, CA 90012 Free

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September 2018

A grammar built with rocks

September 29, 2018 - November 4, 2018
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Image: Cauleen Smith, Remote Viewing, 2009, video still, 15:13 min. Courtesy of the artist, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, and Kate Werble Gallery, New York. Opening: Saturday, September 29, 7-10pm September 29 - November 4, 2018 Exhibition Carmen Argote, Julien Creuzet, DAAR (Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency), Sandra de la Loza, Regina José Galindo, Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil and Jackson Polys, Zara Kuredjian, Uriel Orlow, Gala Porras-Kim, Susan Silton, and Cauleen Smith Public programs October 20 & 21, noon-6pm Screening, Basma Alsharif:…

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Beck+Col: The Monstern!

September 21, 2018 8:00 pm - September 22, 2018 10:00 pm

The Monstern! Beck+Col with von curtis + James Crawford Friday, September 21 8-­10PM performance at 9PM Saturday, September 22 7-­9PM screenings at 8PM The Monstern! is a performance, installation and film screening. During the performance, a dozen monsters attend a burlesque show at the Rainbow Saloon. A vicious bar fight erupts, continually interrupting the evening’s entertainment. Using the genre of the western, Beck+Col investigate the inherent violence of capitalism, the myth of american exceptionalism and the toxic masculinity ingrained within it. The Western genre…

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Punishment’s Place

September 11, 2018 12:00 am - September 15, 2018 6:00 pm

Join us for the Los Angeles Premiere of Punishment’s Place. Written directed and fabricated by Brian Getnick, performed by Kathleen Keogh, Oscar Alvarez and Peter Tomka. Lighting design by Chu Hsuan Chang. Exhibition Dates: Wednesday, Sept 12th — Saturday, Sept 15th Gallery Hours: 12-6pm (The work of artist-performers Kathleen Keogh, Oscar Alvarez and Peter Tomka will be on display from September 12th to the the 15th during these hours. Rehearsals are open to the public.) Performance: Friday, Sept 14th doors at…

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Sonoptik + HR present: Tom Hall | Anthony Baldino | Ellan Phan + Nisa Karnsomport | Sleep Clinic

September 8, 2018 8:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

A night of synesthetic journey Tom Hall Anthony Baldino Ellan Phan + Nisa Karnsomport Sleep Clinic Doors 8pm / $5 Tom Hall is an Australian audio/visual artist, residing in Los Angeles. His practice involves micro exploration into place, space and time. Inspired by peripheral space, he focuses on using multiple approaches to engage and recontextualise them into live audio video works, installations and recordings. Using sound as a means to translate and create hybrid environments and notions of journey. Stylistically…

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Color Objectivism, Harmonic Distortion and the Illusion of the Noise-Free System, Vol. 2

September 6, 2018 - September 8, 2018

A series of light and sound performances by Sam Rowell Thursday, September 6th: 8pm & 10pm Friday, September 7th: 2pm, 4pm, 8pm, 10pm & midnight Saturday, September 8th: noon Join in an investigation of the hidden nature of color. Experience the perception of light in the non-visual centers of your brain. Listen to the communal neural network. Examine your viscera through the confluence of light and sound. Sam Rowell is a musician, creative broadcaster, and visual artist. She is one-half…

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August 2018

A Motorbike Sunbathes on a Patch of Plastic Turf

August 24, 2018 - September 3, 2018

Opening Reception: August 24, 6-10pm Exhibition Dates: August 24—September 3, 2018 Gallery Hours: Tuesday—Sunday, 12—6pm A Motorbike Sunbathes on a Patch of Plastic Turf is a series of videos, installations and sculptures by Berlin-based Tra My Nguyen and London-based Annie Mackinnon. Drawing upon family and the artists’ Vietnamese and Chinese backgrounds, the works focus upon identifying connections, disconnections and nostalgia surrounding commodities within the tangling nexus of hyper-consumption. Tra My Nguyen’s work examines motorbike culture in Vietnam, examining it from…

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One-Two

August 18, 2018 - August 19, 2018

Gallery Hours: 2pm - 9pm An exhibition by John Dieterich and Carlin Wing With work by Cuauhtli A talk by Leopoldo Peña on pelota mixteca and his photography series Oaxacalifornia @ 7pm on Saturday August 18, 2018 And a performance with Corey Fogel @ 7pm on Sunday August 19, 2018. One-two, give-and-go, pass the ball and make a run towards the possibility of receiving it again in a new position. This is a method for coordinating the movement of two…

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Poison Remedy Scapegoat

August 16, 2018 - August 17, 2018
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Beginning 5pm August 16th Performance and Exhibition Open August 16th and 17th 5pm - 11pm Like a cave made out of purple and dark green walls. I roasted things in the oven and you picked at the vegetables like a bird. You’d squeeze the sponge hard so it wouldn’t sit wet and moldy on the counter. One time we drove to the Oregon Coast and I sat in the middle seat in the back. Poison Remedy Scapegoat is an intra-acting…

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July 2018

Every Unlikely Story

July 28, 2018 - August 11, 2018

Image credit: Cameron Coffman, slow crawl, 66" x 22" x 34", wood, clay, resin, glass, ladybug, aphids, waterbug, plants, dirt, plastic, 2018 Opening Reception: Saturday, July 28, 7-10pm Exhibition Dates: July 28 - August 11, 2018 Gallery Hours: Wed-Sun, 12-6pm Imagine the chapters in a long book as individual, freestanding fragments. Take this collection of distinct plot twists, allegories, flashbacks, and scenic descriptions and shuffle them. There is always something compelling about the exquisite corpse—its reliance on chance, its absurdist…

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Arc, Wobble, Fade, Fold

July 19, 2018 - July 23, 2018

Image: Sasha Bergstrom-Katz, Cup and Ball, cast aluminum, 2018 Opening Reception: July 19, 7-10pm Gallery Hours: Thursday - Monday, 12pm-6pm   Sasha Bergstrom-Katz  Rachel Borenstein  Niloufar Emamifar  Miranda Javid Kyle Welker Kim Garcia  Joshua Ross  Eva Słapa Amy Mackay    Consider the idea of the fold. It is both a gesture and a mark, a mode of concealment and of obfuscation. One can get lost in the fold just as the act of folding might provide direction or even answers. A fold is a fracture…

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Sarah Rara: Alias

July 11, 2018 - July 15, 2018
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

    solar rays reached the surface without meaning depending on the day the observer melts exactly where the sun rises the heavy sun tethers to hangers-on throws them counter-clockwise the northern axis points in the direction no one yields colors de-saturate in the dark a cylindrical projection graphs the sun rolled for an eye to look through feel what happened to the horizon after the fires we need to take all that we can, read the azimuth, and run…

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Moonstone #2

July 2, 2018 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Moontone #2   Performance: Mariel Carranza: 2pm-8pm http://www.marielcarranza.com/ Jennifer Locke: 7pm http://www.jenniferlocke.net/   Movement: Austyn Rich:  8pm https://www.instagram.com/blaqdemarco/?hl=en   Drag: Direct from NYC - Millicent: 7:30pm   Photography: Hiroshi Clark http://hiroshi-clark.com/     Curated by Marcus Kuiland-Nazario $10 Suggested donation Precise details coming soon. Shaking out to be an afternoon into evening event as we are presenting durational performance.     Image by Hiroshi Clark

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June 2018

Frau Fiber Vs. the Machines

June 7, 2018 7:00 pm - June 24, 2018 6:00 pm

Frau Fiber Vs. the Machines Gallery will be open noon-6pm, Thursday-Sunday. Opening reception Thursday June 7th 7-10pm   The works in this exhibition document Frau Fiber's on-going battle with contemporary apparel manufacturing. In video, photography and artifacts, the exhibition makes space to witness Frau Fiber's attempt to spin yarn, knit a tube sock and knit a sweater as fast as a machine. This series of textile productions are inspired by the folk lore of the ultimate working-class hero: John Henry. Henry, who was immortalized in verse and myth in the 1800’s, fought and lost a valiant…

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Dog Star 14: A House is Made With Walls & Beams

June 3, 2018 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Premieres by Stephanie Smith, Cassia Streb, Sepand Shahab, Eric Heep and John Eagle for the 8 channel modular sound system 'Sound House', a collaborative project with Janie Geiser, John Eagle & Cassia Streb. $5-10 donation

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Sex Tape Records presents Something Wild

June 2, 2018 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

SEX. An homage to the 70s Vivienne Westwood store of the same name and the Gun Club's inimitable song, Sex Beat. TAPE. Every project is recorded to analog tape. RECORDS. All releases are pressed on vinyl. Sex Tape Records is the concept of Costume and Fashion Designer, Stacy Ellen Rich. As one of the few woman run record labels, Rich's prime directive is to meld her visual and aural obsessions of 70s and early 80s of glam punk, death rock and beyond…

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May 2018

James Hoff ❖ Free The Land ❖ Lukas Marxt ❖ Phan & Karnsomport

May 29, 2018 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Audio-Visual Program // Live Performances + Cinema   James Hoff  Free The Land  Lukas Marxt Ellen Phan & Nisa Karnsomport   curated by Tim Leanse   doors at eight – donate eight program begins promptly at 8:30     JAMES HOFF (PAN - NYC) James Hoff is a Brooklyn-based artist who tweaks systems across disciplines – from fine art object-making to multimedia actions. His discordant sound work issued on the PAN label has collaged riots and attacked the vernacular – famously…

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A Dangerous Obsession: Week 3

May 26, 2018 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

♥♥♥ Sunday the 27th ♥♥♥ Activities occur simultaneously in both spaces BWEPS and HRLA; and will be broadcast by livestream (we will share the link on social media).   We would present more interventions by artists at BWEPS shrunken house after our successful Kickstarter campaign to build a shrink ray. So far, we already are showing artworks by Jorge Satorre, Torie Zalben, Steven Perilloux, John Bartle and David Gilbert and this sunday you will find works by Yelena Zhelezov, Pedro…

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Fiesta NAFTAlgia

May 25, 2018 9:00 pm - 1:00 am

Reggaeton, Performance Art, Magic, Dr. Simi, Cheap Drinks, and more... gratis 🙂 Music selections by: DJ Guapis (CDMX) Baile, Liberacion, Resistencia (Mexicali) DJ Telcel (Michocan) Performances by: Gabriela Ruiz (LA) Andrew Roberts (TJ) Food by: Nehemias de Leon (LA) &  Biquini Wax (CDMX)   part of "A Dangerous Obsession" organized by Biquini Wax

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A Dangerous Obsession: Week 2 Programming

May 20, 2018 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Activities occur simultaneously in both spaces BWEPS and HRLA; and will be broadcast by livestream (we will share the link on social media).   Human Resources, BWEPS Originals and The Transnational Temple of Subcritical Studies are glad to present their 3rd season: ▬ A Dangerous Obsession ▬ A THRILLER OF PLASTIC MOMENTS A transnational collective impulse of arts and literatures that takes place in Mexico City (Biquini Wax EPS) and Los Angeles (Human Resources). During three weekends in May, writers…

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Terry Riley’s In C performed by David Harrow

May 18, 2018 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

1964: The year that Terry Riley first performed In C, the piece that laid the foundations for the entire minimalist movement, is also the year of my birth. Turning full cycle to the present, a time when contemporary synthesis has brought the principle of variation through repetition to our fingertips, reaching for the sublime through sonic immersion is needed more now than ever. The compositional quality of In C shines through the use of the new media, in fact the…

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Angels in America • Odwalla1221 • Pinko Scum Joke • Negashi Armada

May 17, 2018 9:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

ANGELS IN AMERICA (NYC) ODWALLA 1221 PINKO SCUM JOKE NEGASHI ARMADA doors at nine / sound at ten / donate ten from New York City… ANGELS IN AMERICA (aka Miami Angels, Angels USA, etc.) "Underground" is a know-it-when-you-hear-it place. And to take us there, the instrumental and vocal duo Angels in America adhere to no one form or norm. Attention gripping and hypnotically haunting, their soft singings and noisy sonics plum a number of depths with whatever delivers the dreamstate:…

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A Dangerous Obsessions: Week 1 programing

May 11, 2018 8:00 pm - May 13, 2018 8:00 pm

Activities occur simultaneously in both spaces BWEPS and HRLA; and will be broadcast by livestream. Human Resources, BWEPS Originals and The Transnational Temple of Subcritical Studies present their 3rd season: ▬ A Dangerous Obsession ▬ A THRILLER OF PLASTIC MOMENTS A transnational collective impulse of arts and literatures that takes place in Mexico City (Biquini Wax EPS) and Los Angeles (Human Resources). During three weekends in May, writers and artists based here (USA) or based there (MX) will explore the…

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Biquini Wax: A Dangerous Obsession

May 11, 2018 6:00 pm - May 27, 2018 7:00 pm

A Dangerous Obsession (A thriller of plastic moments) May 11th-28th Organized by Biquini Wax EPS A Dangerous Obsession (A thriller of plastic moments)   Exhibition Dates: May 11th-28th Opening Reception: Friday, May 11th, 7-10pm Exhibition is open on Saturdays and Sundays, 12-8pm, and by appointment. Organized by Biquini Wax EPS   During three weekends in May, writers and artists based here (USA) or based there (MX) will explore the marshy lands of NAFTAlgia in search of the mythical trade deficit. A Dangerous Obsession alludes…

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Keijaun Thomas: I Knew That Was You

May 7, 2018 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

In a special iteration, Keijaun Thomas will present two sections from her current project, My Last American Dollar: Round 1. Tricking and Flipping Coins: Making Dollars Hit and Round 2. Black Angels in the Infield: Dripping Faggot Sweat. I am thinking about resistance. How do we resist temptation, how do we slow down, how do we play, how do we survive? How do we hold space for each other, how do you carry the multiplicities of being young, gifted and black. "It…

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CARRIAGE: Matty Davis & Ben Gould

May 6, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

CARRIAGE by Matty Davis and Ben Gould   Sunday, May 6, 2018 7:00PM–9:00PM (performance begins promptly at 7:15PM) Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 FREE   Carriage is a site-responsive performance created by Matty Davis and Ben Gould that radically explores control and empathy, motored in part by the raw energy of Gould’s Tourette Syndrome. This performance is informed by evolving senses of the body—injury, trauma, healing, and growth—and offers a unique opportunity to create a…

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Nuestra América Poetry Reading

May 5, 2018 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

“Nuestra América” celebrates the unique voices and styles of writers and poets who live in Southern California. The title of the poetry reading refers to José Martí’s seminal essay, which was first published in 1891 in La Revista Ilustrada de Nueva York (New York) and then in El Partido Liberal (Mexico City). In his essay, Martí highlights the independent spirit of the people of the Americas. Please join us and experience the distinct performances of Tristan Douglas Acker, Alex Avila,…

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Sherry Valence

May 3, 2018 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

HRLA and The Institute of Ceramics and Alliance will host music by Sherry Valence.  Sherry Valence is an Indie Pop band formed in 2016. The band consists of vocalist Danielle Zamora, guitarist Ryan Massie, guitarist Jess Kelly, bassist Sean Kelly, and drummer Joseph Gallegos. Sherry Valence is a Los Angeles band and they released their first EP, Call Your Dogs, on January 27, 2018.

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April 2018

The Institute of Ceramics and Alliance

April 28, 2018 - May 5, 2018
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Anna Delgado and Brenda Starks are Southern California ceramic artists whose art examines identity and place. Though their works differ formally, they have overlapping themes that explore heritage, transitional spaces, and the trajectory of clay as an art medium. Together, the artists have dug clay from Los Angeles county to use for their new show, “The Institute of Ceramics and Alliance.” Visitors will be invited to interact with the clay in different ways. On the day of the opening, Anna…

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Christine Tavolacci and Ted Byrnes perform John Cage’s Ryoanji

April 22, 2018 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

TWO PERFORMANCES - 8pm and 9:30pm Doors at 7pm $15 Suggested Donation On the surface, a comparison might be hazarded between John Cage’s mid-eighties composition Ryoanji and the untitled work at the center of “Cosm, Organization-Construction, Second Instance,” the debut Los Angeles exhibition of Bay Area artist Anja Weiser Flower. Indeed, both works share an interest in surfaces and their relationship to time. In Cage’s case, this arises through the musical transposition, via a graphic score, of the paths traced…

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Sol Variations – A New Sound Installation by Richard Chartier

April 21, 2018 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

VOLUME and Human Resources are pleased to present Sol Variations, a new sound installation by Richard Chartier as part of “Cosm, Organization-Construction, Second Instance,” an exhibition of new work by Anja Weiser Flower. Chartier’s work under his own name has been widely celebrated for his groundbreaking explorations of the spatial nature of sound, silence, focus, perception, and the act of listening itself. This four-channel installation, which will be presented publicly for the first time at this event, will be experienced…

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Stephanie Cheng Smith

April 18, 2018 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Doors at 7pm, performance at 8pm Installation viewable during gallery hours, April 18 - 22, 12pm - 6pm VOLUME and Human Resources are pleased to announce an interactive multi-channel sound installation by Stephanie Cheng Smith. This will be a part of “Cosm, Organization-Construction, Second Instance,” our exhibition of new work by Anja Weiser Flower. Smith will present a live performance within her installation Wednesday evening, the 18th, starting at 8pm. Using light sensors trained on the angled beam illuminating Flower’s…

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Nicholas Deyoe and Matt Barbier

April 14, 2018 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

TWO SETS - 8pm and 9:30pm Doors at 7pm $5-15 Sliding Scale VOLUME and Human Resources are pleased to present a performance by guitarist Nicholas Deyoe and trombonist Matt Barbier, as part of “Cosm, Organization-Construction, Second Instance,” an exhibition of new work by Anja Weiser Flower. Combining both improvisation and multi-channel electronics, both Deyoe and Barbier will work with large pedal setups to create rich textures of feedback loops and other processed material, dynamically relayed through multiple amplifiers spread throughout…

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Pauline Gloss: Lullabies for the Psychotic and Other Recent Work

April 13, 2018 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Literary sound-artist Pauline Gloss will present an evening of new and recent work in the text-sound / sound-poetry tradition. She will perform a new piece for electronics and spoken voice, conduct a participatory language game, and present her new cycle for solo voice, “Lullabies for the Psychotic.”  Pauline’s current body of work is concerned with how the smallest bits of language— in both their sonic and meaning-making dimensions— can, through repetition, variation, and syntactical rewiring, create temporary sonic and semantic…

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Elsa Trash, Igor Amokian, Zzyzxzyzz, and O.C.D.

April 12, 2018 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

VOLUME and Human Resources are pleased to present performances by Elsa Trash, Igor Amokian, Zzyzxzyzz, and O.C.D. as part of “Cosm, Organization-Construction, Second Instance,” an exhibition of new work by Anja Weiser Flower. Building on themes of spatial orientation and spatial concentration, this evening will feature harsh and immersive four-channel soundscapes by three notable emerging experimental artists. Elsa Trash makes noise from a range of sources, including photographs and cosmic microwave background radiation data. Igor Amokian has been active as…

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Beer/Sound Bath with Odeya Nini + Solarc Brewing

April 11, 2018 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

This event will combine the cosmic energies of Odeya Nini's Vocal Sound Bath vibrations with Solarc Brewing's experimental beer libations.  You will have the opportunity to experience a unique dynamic system creating a whole greater than the sum of it's parts as the yin and yang of inebriating potions and sound healing meditation mixes under the umbrella of creative art in chinatown. Doors and Bar will open at 6:30 pm  Voice Bath takes place between 8 pm - 9 pm…

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Vicki Ray

April 7, 2018 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

VOLUME and Human Resources are pleased to present a performance by pianist, improviser, and composer Vicki Ray as part of “Cosm, Organism-Construction, Second Instance,” an exhibition of new work by Anja Weiser Flower. This occasion will present a rare opportunity to experience an extended, improvised sound world by one of the foremost artists working with prepared piano and the modern and contemporary repertoire. Building on the themes of the music of the spheres, astrophysics, and aleatoricism present in Flower’s work,…

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Queens of the Night

April 6, 2018 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Queens Of The Night: Xina Xurner Album Release Friday, April 6, 2018, 8-11 PM Join us for a night of experimental music and performance celebrating the release of Queens of the Night, the new album by Xina Xurner. Featuring performances by Xina Xurner (with guests San Cha, Sarah Gail, and White Boy Scream), Trap Girl,  and The Uhuruverse, with a late night DJ set by La Disco Es Qultura. Presented by Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design…

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DO DISTURB

April 6, 2018 - April 8, 2018
Palais de Tokyo, 13 Avenue du Président Wilson
Paris, 75116 France

DO DISTURB takes the pulse of performance in cities around the world including Cape Town, in partnership with the A4 Arts Foundation, Los Angeles with HRLA, London with the Hayward Gallery and The Store X The Vinyl Factory, São Paulo with the festival Verbo Performance Art Festival and Pantin with the Centre national de la danse - CN D. With : Alice Pons, Olivia Reschofsky, Zsofia Paczolay (Moha Project) Andrés Aizicovich Angelica Mesiti & Uriel Barthélémi AUTOPALO (Luca Resta, Emanuele…

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COSM, ORGANIZATION-CONSTRUCTION, SECOND INSTANCE: ANJA WEISER FLOWER

April 5, 2018 - April 22, 2018

  VOLUME and Human Resources are pleased to announce “Cosm, Organization-Construction, Second Instance,” an exhibition of new work by Bay Area artist Anja Weiser Flower, curated by VOLUME member Jared Baxter. The main exhibition space of Human Resources, formerly a movie theater, will be completely darkened, with Flower’s work, a new iteration of an ongoing project, illuminated by a single hanging light. Presented in its “first instance” at Odium Fati in San Francisco in 2016, the work asserts a receding…

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Alan Nakagawa: Peace Resonance & Conical Sound

April 4, 2018

WORLD PREMIER of PEACE RESONANCE; HIROSHIMA/ WENDOVER and CONICAL SOUND; ANTONI GAUDI/ SIMON RODIA 3 showings on April 4th, at 12:00 PM, 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM free event Description; Two vibratory sound works and screening of two video documentary shorts Tactile sound experience; the soundscapes are composed for amplification into an interior space utilizing a three-speaker configuration at mid-high to high volume. Audience members are given a pair of ear plugs and a balloon. The ear plugs help the audience…

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Deslave Presents: VIDEOHOUSE 3

April 1, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

VIDEOHOUSE is a program of video projections organized by Deslave, a space for the art exhibition located in Tijuana. We're please to invite you to VIDEOHOUSE 3: "Because a great franchise always starts with a trilogy", a sample of works that will be carried out in three spaces; Biquini Wax EPS (Mexico City), Deslave (Tijuana) and Human Resources (Los Angeles). The second screening, to be held at Human Resources, consists of the work of Weston Lyon Meike Redeker Alisson Schmitt…

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March 2018

Chris Duncan: 12 SYMBOLS

March 23, 2018 - March 31, 2018

12 SYMBOLS, composed by Chris Duncan, is an immersive sound performance and exhibition that metaphorically implicates the energy and patterns of the sun, moon, and the phenomenon of the eclipse to ponder our relationship to the passing of time. Cymbals become Symbols as 12 percussionists engage light, movement, and sound. The physical stage set by the initial performance of 12 SYMBOLS moves through phases throughout the course of the exhibition, welcoming a host of artists from Northern and Southern California…

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While I was also listening to …

March 22, 2018 8:00 pm

image: David Horvitz, Ocean Sounds (2017) While I was also listening to Krysten, LeRoy, Julien, Jennie, Félicia, David, Yann, Luke, Sarah... La Criée, in partnership with Human Resources LA, invites seven artists to expand the notion of narrative and improvisation. Performing narrative, deconstructing storytelling; this session of While I was also listening to ... challenges the traditional approach to narration, opening up the horizon of what narrative is or how a story can be told. A choreographed narration responding to a set…

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Alice cunt presents, ¿¡Not another shit show?!

March 15, 2018 5:00 pm - March 16, 2018 11:00 pm

Alice cunt presents, ¿¡Not another shit show?! A two day event featuring performative/ visual arts and an open market place for artist who want to show or sell shit. Day one will start whenever we wake up, probably later after noon or something and end whenever were tired, sometime later in the evening or whatever. Performances will be a mix of improv and open mic style format with the possibility of scheduled acts tba. Artists are invited to bring a…

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Tongue: Anenon, Sam Gendal, Andrew Gura

March 13, 2018 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Sweet

March 12, 2018 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

An evening of music videos premieres from Eddington Again and Tolliver with live performances by Eddington Again Tolliver Hunger City DJ Bae Bae Special guest TBA   Eddington Again Eddington Again describes themselves as "African American Indigo excellence here to transcend the mundane". Their lyrics speaks on adventures in the East Hollywood/Downtown LA community, navigating as a queer black being in society and the metaphysical aspects of existing. As versatile as they are forward their sonic style ranges from classic…

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$3.33 / Dan Joseph / Hakim Muhammad

March 10, 2018 7:00 pm

$3.33 Dan Joseph Hakim Muhammad Saturday March 10, 7 PM Free / All Ages Organized in conjunction with the Charlemagne Palestine exhibition at 356 Mission Made possible with the help of a grant from Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts Dan Joseph is a composer, curator and writer based in New York City. He began his career as a drummer in the vibrant punk scene of his native Washington, DC. During the late 1980s, he was active in the experimental tape…

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ROOTED LOVE: AN EVENING OF MUSIC, MEDITATION, VISUAL MEDIA AND PERFORMANCE ART

March 9, 2018 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Shoes off, please. Limited Seating. PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Kyoko - Jinjabrew (https://www.kyokotakenaka.com/) Joyce S. Ha (http://joyceha.com/) Diana Daeun Choung (http://dianachoung.com/) Robben Muñoz(http://www.robbenmunoz.com/) Rosalee Bernabe (http://rosaleebernabe.com/) Charlotte Nguyen (https://www.charlotte-nguyen.com/) Jenevieve Ting(https://www.tingroll.space/) Olufemi O. Taiwo Travis Walker (https://soundcloud.com/iamtraviswalker/) XANA (http://www.xa-na.com/) ​$8 Earlybird $10 DOOR DOORS / EXHIBITION 7PM PERFORMANCE BEGINS AT 7:30 PM Tickets: ​https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rooted-love-an-evening-of-music-visual-performance-art-tickets-42516050652 Info: https://www.kyokotakenaka.com/shows ​

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