Angie Waller’s Video of the Andy Warhol Robot

Video still of Andy Warhol robot, Angie Waller

The final project of The Fundraising Show

Angie Waller’s video is documentation of the Andy Warhol robot designed by Alvaro Villa shortly before Warhol’s death. The robot was to be used in a stage show titled “Andy Warhol: A No Man Show,” based on Warhol’s books, “The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again)” and “Exposures.” Production of the robot was cancelled after Warhol’s death.

The robot is now twenty years old and its outdated technology positions it between the realms of uncanny and absurd. Mr. Villa demonstrates the four possible functions available on the robot’s controller and the animatron eerily plays back Warhol’s muffled pre-recorded responses:“I don’t know” and “I can stare without blinking for 15 minutes.” Although the technological sophistication does not surpass that of Chuck E. Cheese, the countenance of this robot has the feel of a séance with the departed.

Download Angie Waller’s video (2:56, 17.4MB Quicktime movie) for a donation of $15 to TELIC Arts Exchange.

Ed Coolidge Designs a New Donation Box

July 11, 2007 at 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Ed Coolidge will spend the day consulting TELIC and designing a new donation box based on his Machine Eye View installation.

It will drop money from up there

Drawing board

Create your own personal geomancy

July 15, 2007 at 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Amar Ravva will give on-the-spot Vastu consultations.

Bring floor plans, sketches, or your impeccable memory of your current or future residence- each consultation will cost only $10.


Form + Code

July 19, 2007 at 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

A workshop and lecture by Chandler McWilliams and Casey Reas.

Form + Code is part lecture, part workshop, focusing on the relationship between code (computer programs) and visual form. The event is centered around six themes, Designing with Numbers, Repetition, Parameterization, Visualization, Transformation, and Simulation. Using these themes, we will discuss the history of procedural and algorithmic work using examples from architecture, visual design, and fine art. We will introduce the basics of computer programming with particular emphasis on creating software for screen, print, and 3D-fabrication. Each participant will have the opportunity to work with sample programs relevant to each of the six themes.

This evening is developed for people with little or no previous programming experience. All examples will be written in the Processing programming language.

We will provide chairs, and power outlets. You must provide a laptop computer capable of running Processing. Please download the software from before the event.

Email reas (at) reas (dot) com to register.
The event is limited to 30 people.
There is a required donation of $10.

Form + Code is offered in advance of TELIC’s media art + architecture classes series

Everything you always wanted to know about America but were afraid to ask.

July 12, 2007 at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

A special edition project and presentation for the Fundraising Show at Telic Arts Exchange.

By Hugo Hopping


Flip flip

Shana Lutker Celebrates Bastille Day

July 14, 2007 at 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Yesterday’s Newspapers at Today’s Prices!

This Saturday, please come down to Telic on Chung King Road between 2 - 6pm.
I will be SELLING OLD NEWS and dispensing FREE INFORMATION on Bastille Day -
France’s national celebration of the overthrowing of the government!!


Yesterday’s news

Quiz Night

July 13, 2007 at 8:00 pm

Dear Friends,

I’m hosting a TRIVIA NIGHT this Friday as a part of the fundraising series at Telic in Chinatown. Come by to test your knowledge of random facts, figures, sights, and smells!

Over the course of 3 rounds, each of your 5 sense will be put to the test, including a special E.S.P. round dedicated to the “6th sense.”

Costumes and team themes fully encouraged. EXTRA bonus points will be awarded!

Compete head-to-head with other teams for secret delicious prizes! And, all proceeds will benefit Telic Arts Exchange. What better way to spend freaky Friday!?

DETAILS: Games start at 8 PM. Each team can have up to 4 people. Registration is a donation of $15. Email me to sign up, or pay in advance by going to Telic’s website.



Eye test

Exits on the 101 (sort of)

It was a nautical pulley

what if we all spent a portion of each day sharing our light with the world?

July 15, 2007 at 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

Michael Smoler will be setting up a healing arts center
on Sunday, July 15, from 10am - 8pm

He will be offering:

tarot readings
reiki sessions
guided meditations
aura cleansing
art therapy sessions (vision boards, craft counseling, channel drawing)

the cost is $25 per service
with discounts on multiple services offered

He will also be selling some of his own hand-made tarot-inspired collages

Tarot cards by Michael Smoler

Smoler ambience

Smoler spell

Healing Center

Lemonade Stand

July 7, 2007 at 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

S.E. Barnet and Hillary Mushkin reinvigorate the summer tradition of lemonade stands. We will be selling high powered lemonade and works on paper (watercolors) inspired by citrus and high tech boosterisms. The watercolors are only $25!

Lemonade Stand Open 12-6pm

Lemonade Stand


More lemonade stand

Not a Speakeasy + Osman Khan raffle artist mix CD’s

July 5, 2007 at 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Wall of mix cd’s

Raffle tickets

A winner!

Mix CD’s

Chung King Road Supper

July 8, 2007 at 6:00 pm

Special Menu prepared by Duc Pham - Via Cafe & Blossom (

With Chinatown Stories dinnerware by Steven Y. Wong

Enjoy the delicious meal and share your Chinatown Stories

Chinatown Stories Dinnerware was featured in the Los Angeles Times West Magazine in December 2006. Originally part of an installation in Philadelphia’s Chinatown, the dishes capture stories of Chinatown and were featured in several Chinatown restaurants.

$20 for dinner
$40 for dinner plus a plate

Plates will also be sold individually the night of the event for $25.

Please RSVP to by Friday, July 6. If you cannot make it, but would like to donate to TELIC click here:

Postcard by Steve Wong


Plate by Steve Wong, Food by Duc Pham

Instrument Buildathon

July 6, 2007

Moisten your ears and prepare yourself for a high-volume of instrument-building information and activity! Stephen van Dyck and Eric Lindley have organized a four-part series of events for this very purpose. No previous instrument experience necessary; we’re here to fill in the gaps. Here’s the itinerary:

July 3 - Scrap Trip.

Our instrument building starts with a hunt for materials. We’ll take you to several scrapyards around the San Fernando Valley, introducing you to metal, wood, trash and et cetera. That’s right, you needed us to bring you to trash, especially because we’ll end with an optional dumpster picnic possibly hosted by Eric’s sister. If you join in on the carpool, you will benefit not only from being green, but also from the in-car instrument building discussions, where vast knowledge and advice on the topic will be exchanged by your new elites.

July 6 - Telic Buildathon.

Top Notch Team Teach! Fun Skill Flex Tests the Mettle Best!
Eloquent teachers from around (a very specific part of) the globe convene to share their experiences in building sounding objects and to guide you in constructing your own new musical object. From singing circuits to arcane bellowing tubes, these experts have got it all covered. Bring your own materials, or choose from hand-picked garbage! There will be tables and tables of this stuff, so don’t worry about it if you show up without your favorite cuckoo. Entrance to Telic is free, although we highly persuade you to give us a little sumthin sumthin. Donors’ names will be organized on a very large wall into a caste system of “circles” based on the amount they give. You could end up in the affectionate “fishin’ buddy” circle or the elegant “platinum serpentines of heaven” circle based on your generosity. And if you don’t donate, well, we even have a circle for people like you.

Tables o junk

Chair springy instrument

Circuit bending demo

Donor wall circles thing

July 8 - Chas Smith’s house.

(Date of this event subject to change.) Chas Smith is a Los Angeles-based composer, performer, instrument designer and builder who, in the spirit of Harry Partch, creates much of his music for his own exotic instruments. His compositions, which always display his dualistic fascination with the scientific and the sensual, might owe their split personalities to the diverse collection of composers he studied with in the 1970s: Morton Subotnick, Mel Powell, James Tenney and Harold Budd. (text from his online bio at Cold Blue Music)
The sheer awesomeness of Chas Smith’s instruments prohibits their easy transfer to and from his estate. However, in a one-of-a-kind opportunity for those select participants who receive this e-mail, choose to join in the fun and figure out some kind of carpooling situation with us, you can experience firsthand the intrigue, the danger, and the glory of these creations in their natural habitat.

See! His completed instruments, and listen to their exotic, impossible tones!
Observe! Works in progress and aborted plans that oddly didn’t pan out so much!
Listen! To his advice for upstart instrument-builders who dare to work with nature’s most mysterious element: metal!

July 20 - Telic concert.

By this point we’ve made you eat trash, enslaved you to an instrument sweatshop and introduced you to a real-deal builder/composer to remind you of your faults. Hopefully you’ve picked up a lot of creative ideas, and now that we’ve tamed your primitive, pedestrian and unruly minds to the elite intellectual etiquette of instrument building, it’s time to show off the new you. We encourage instruments that excel beyond craft; for instance, you might want your instrument performance to involve text, film, audience participation, barometric pressure, dominoes, old tapes of antebellum Rosie O’Donnell, feedback, birdfeed, owl pellets, live vomiting, you name it! The more creative, the better. If you’re certain you’ll participate, let us know in advance and we can include your name in the advertising. The donating system will be up again, and this time we’re hoping your “big spender” cousins and uncles and grandmothers are coming.

Give either of us an e-mail or call for specific times and if you want to carpool, or if you can’t come to the scrapyards and have a material request, or if you need any other information. We hope you’ll be joining us soon!

Stephen and Eric.

Stephen van Dyck -
Eric Lindley -

Stephen van Dyck and Eric Lindley are MFA students at CalArts in the Experimental Sound Practices, Creative Writing and Integrated Media programs.

Human Jukebox

July 16, 2007

Human Jukebox
Monday, July 16, 2007
1-4pm and 6-9pm PST

The Royal Academy of Nuts + Bolts performs karaoke on demand, in person at the gallery or streamed live over the internet.

How it works:
1. Look at the song list.
2. Donate $5 per request via the PayPal link below.

What song do you want?

3. Songs will be performed in the order of receipt of request/ donation confirmation.
4. Watch performance here, on the Human Jukebox webpage, or at

Please note:
* It can take up to 20 minutes for requests to be processed by PayPal.
* Songs requested before live broadcast will be performed when broadcast begins.
* Not all song files work: If the file you choose is corrupt, you will be asked to pick another song (no refunds)
* This is karaoke, not professional: The song will be performed with gusto, but possibly very little skill

Human Jukebox on screen

Human Jukeboxes

Human Jukebox

Your Name in Lights

July 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Peter Cho is going to be making interactive typography animations in Processing, featuring people’s names. For more information, see Space is limited, but you can order in advance below.

Peter Cho & Ellen Lupton

Pascual Sisto Video Portraits

June 29, 2007 at 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Hello everyone, please come to Telic Gallery this friday to get your own Screen Test shot and help support Telic Arts Exchange. I will be shooting short video portraits of the donors and making instant DVDs. For $8 you get to pick at random + shoot your own.

Pascual Sisto Video Portraits

Pascual Sisto video portraits

Pirates and Hustlers

June 30, 2007 12:00 pm to July 1, 2007

Fernando Sanchez and Sean Dockray present “Pirates and Hustlers” from Saturday June 30 - July 01, 2007, in front of TELIC Gallery. Noon to 6pm on both days.

Fernando Sanchez will be exhibiting and selling “Los Angeles Bootlegs”: photographs downloaded from the current exhibitions of Los Angeles art galleries web pages. In addition, he will be selling the art list of all the galleries and their corresponding images.

Sean Dockray will be selling dvd’s of art videos downloaded off the internet by some of the greatest artists of all time for $8. Each video is limited to an edition of 8 with the price doubling on each sale, going up to $1,024.

Pirates and Hustlers and the Sunday Dim Sum crowd

Pirates and Hustlers making money money

Pirates and Hustlers outside Telic



Xarene Eskandar Shows and Sells Her VJ Book

June 28, 2007 at 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Here’s what I’ll be doing:

-Show and tell and sell($40) of my book on VJing and live audio-visual culture, vE-jA

-Demo these wonderful VJ hardware and software:
NuVJ and arkaos

It’s very informal. You can play VJ or watch. It’ll be fun!!!

Red Bull and snacks.

Xarene Eskandar

Wii Golf Range

June 23, 2007 at 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

A round of Wii golf will cost $5 from noon to 6pm. The person with the lowest score wins 50% of the total collected from all players. In the event of a tie, players have the option of splitting the winnings or engaging in a winner-take-all playoff at 7pm.

wii golf tournament

Davis & Davis Answer Your Questions

June 24, 2007 at 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

From 12 to 4 on Sunday, June 24, Davis & Davis will be answering your questions ($1 per question) about Sexology, Ufology, and Parapsychology.

Update: Davis & Davis have continued answering your questions (for free) on YouTube. Click here to watch or here to ask a question.

Davis & davis - a question

Davis & Davis - an answer

Davis & Davis - research materials


June 22, 2007 12:00 pm to July 21, 2007

TRUST is a project created by Helen Cahng and Courtney Stricklin. From June 22 through July 21, TELIC visitors are invited to offer a cash donation in the denomination of their choice and display the bill on the gallery walls. Each participant will mark the bill to register its part in The Fundraising Show. At the end of the exhibition, an announcement will be sent to TELIC’s mailing list acknowledging the generous support of those involved. Currency collected from the exhibition will be used to help fund TELIC’s general operating expenses, releasing it back into circulation. For more detailed instructions and information about TRUST, please visit the gallery.

trust wall


June 21, 2007 at 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

You are invited to GRANDMA NIGHT! An auction celebrating everything Grandma this Thursday at Telic Arts Exchange. Bring a family dish or dessert AND a 5 minute story about your grandmother. We will auction off the desserts after each story is told and all proceeds will go to Telic Arts Exchange. Any story is fine: impressive accomplishments, interesting migrations, heroic deeds, funny grandmas, bitter grandmas, etc.

We will then call a Real Live Grandma (inspired by the ladies of the typing explosion) and audience members can ask her for some real life advice. If you want to take it to the next level you can even come dressed as a grandma!

Doors: 8:00 pm
Dessert Grandma Auction Part One: 8:30pm
Real live Grandma advice session: 8:45pm
Dessert Grandma Auction Part Two: 9:00pm
Performances and live Grandma themed songs: 9:30 onward

Looking forward to seeing you there!!
x Anna Oxygen

dessert auction pie

dessert auction phone call

dessert auction winners

The Fundraising Show

June 21, 2007 8:00 pm to July 21, 2007

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In the 30 days between June 21 and July 21, a different artist (almost) each day will use TELIC’s gallery to make money. This is both an exhibition and a fundraiser - the artists are conceiving installations, performances, lectures, and other schemes; and the money they earn is split 25/75 with TELIC (an inverse of the typical non-profit commission).

Although arts organizations and artists spend a lot of time thinking about money, it is an issue that’s largely absent from our programming, and artistic practice in general. This exhibition, however, will bring private financial concerns to the front, into the aesthetic experience of the gallery space.

$0  $2,500   $3,000  

Even if you are unable to make it to the show, we hope you’ll consider making a tax-deductible donation at

THU, JUNE 21 - ANNA OXYGEN hosts a Grandma-themed dessert auction
FRI, JUNE 22 - HELEN CAHNG + COURTNEY STRICKLIN install a dollar donation wall
SAT, JUNE 23 - BENJAMIN BRATTON opens a Wii golf range
SUN, JUNE 24 - DAVIS & DAVIS answer questions about Sexology, Ufology, and Parapsychology
THU, JUNE 28 - XARENE ESKANDAR shows and sells her VJ book
FRI, JUNE 29 - PASCUAL SISTO makes video portraits of donors
SAT, JUNE 30 - FERNANDO SANCHEZ + SEAN DOCKRAY sell downloaded art bootlegs
THU, JULY 5 - NOT A SPEAKEASY + OSMAN KHAN sell, raffle and baffle you with artist mixCDs and host an afterparty!
FRI, JULY 6 - ERIC LINDLEY + STEPHEN  VAN DYCK hold an instrument building workshop
SAT, JULY 7 - S.E BARNET + HILLARY MUSHKIN sell lemonade (and lemonade stand signs)
TUE, JULY 10 - PETER CHO interprets your name as an interactive animation
WED, JULY 11 - ED COOLIDGE designs a new donation box
THU, JULY 12 - HUGO HOPPING makes a special presentation of a limited edition
FRI, JULY 13 - CHI-WANG YANG organizes a quiz night
SAT, JULY 14 - SHANA LUTKER  sells old newspapers
SUN, JULY 15 - MICHAEL SMOLER operates an arts healing center
MON, JULY 16 - THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF NUTS + BOLTS presents “Human Jukebox”
WED, JULY 18 - AMAR RAVVA  gives on-the-spot Vastu consultations
THU, JULY 19 - CASEY REAS + CHANDLER MCWILLIAMS give a lecture and workshop
FRI, JULY 20 - ERIC LINDLEY + STEPHEN VAN DYCK host a concert from the instrument building workshop
SAT, JULY 21 - ANGIE WALLER is to be determined

Later in the summer, TELIC will host a public presentation with the artists to ask how The Fundraising Show worked as a fundraiser and how it worked as an exhibition. AAAARG.ORG will also present a conversation at TELIC about Art & Work, which will take shape at

online catalog:






  • Anna Oxygen
  • Helen Cahng + Courtney Stricklin
  • Benjamin Bratton
  • Davis & Davis
  • Xarene Eskandar
  • Pascual Sisto
  • Fernando Sanchez + Sean Dockray
  • Not A Speakeasy + Osman Khan
  • Eric Lindley + Stephen Van Dyck
  • S.E. Barnet + Hillary Mushkin
  • Duc Pham, Steve Wong + Leslie Ito
  • Peter Cho
  • Ed Coolidge
  • Hugo Hopping
  • Chi-Wang Yang
  • Shana Lutker
  • Michael Smoler
  • The Royal Academy of Nuts + Bolts
  • Amar Ravva
  • Casey Reas + Chandler McWilliams
  • Anna Oxygen