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Dinner Theater Night #2

July 13, 2008 at 7:00 pm

Sorry, both Dinner Theater Nights are full!

“This evening will explore privilege, exclusivity and economy, by requiring attendants to bring a delicious dish (potluck style) as an entrance fee, which will then get “redistributed” by our food servers as a five-course meal. Much like the previous evening, (but with some twists and turns), we will similarly explore eating rituals, formalities and traditions. The meal will be a surprise to everyone and performances will be scattered throughout the night. This evening is FREE if you sign up in advance () & commit to bringing a dish to contribute towards the group meal. There are limited seats for this event so sign up now! Donations will be requested for drinks.”
- Tamala Poljak and Anna Oxygen

Performers for this evening:
sarah paul ocampo
mecca vazie andrews
cathy de la cruz
steve gregoropoulos
the all girl comb choir
lindsay beamish
david p earle
paloma parfrey
claire mckeown
john hogan
katie shook w/ eric lindley

About the performers:

sarah paul ocampo is an artist and musician. she is the creator of advanced beginner, a rock cabaret act, the director of the all girl comb choir and a founding member of the literary performing arts group the typing explosion. sarah paul will be hosting the dinner theater on july 12 & 13. rumour has it she will don a new costume for every dish served.

mecca vazie andrews’ film and stage credits include RENT, mtv movie awards, hysterica dance company, commonality dance company, grammy’s with david la chapelle, sony industrials, vh1’s showgirl bootcamp, american apparel. she recently completed work on the disney film, bedtime stories starring adam sandler. mecca can been seen in the february 2008 issue of dance spirit with hysterica dance company. her work is spoken very highly of in street scene and arthur magazine. mecca has been was interviewed by loudmouth magazine for her performance troupe the movement MOVEMENT. she choreographed singer/songwriter eleni mandell’s video dis moi and completed a collaboration with ‘a family finds entertainment’ director ryan trecartin for his most recent film ‘i be area’ in which she also performs. she premiered her piece, home of the noble at the john anson ford ampitheatre for hysterica dance companies, hysterica x. mecca is pleased to call this her second occasion working with LACDC. her first being modern myths and monsters this past spring in which she created a contemporary ballet, the wagon train Is divided. mecca vazie andrews teaches contemporary jazz at edge performing arts center, creative movement at gramercy park and jazz 3 at loyola marymount university. mecca will be performing at the dinner theater july 12 & 13.

steve gregoropoulos. born new london, connecticut. studied with charles whittenberg, dick strawser and richard hoffmann, plays in lavender diamond & w.a.c.o., writes classical music for working people, makes pop records & produces records, arranges for various good people like devon williams & moon upstairs. believes composing and performing should be regular manual labor. steve & others will be performing at the dinner theater july 12 & 13.

the all girl comb choir. sarah paul ocampo is the mastermind behind and features erin smith, jessica pregnolato, andromeda dunker, julie g, sara forrest and other girls from the neighborhood, playing popular rock music on the comb, fly swatter, magazine, bottles and buckets. inspired by the field recordings of alan lomax in 1959 and the desire to create art out of the everyday. the all girl comb choir has played at kreiling and dodd and the hyperion tavern and most recently performed the national anthem for the los angeles roller derby. they will be performing some songs at the dinner theater july 12 & 13.

lindsay beamish is an actress, dancer, artist, and writer living in los angeles. As an actress, she has worked with noted directors such as john cameron mitchell, miranda july, and crispin glover. she had a lead role in mitchell’s film shortbus, which premiered at the 2006 cannes film festival, and garnered cast nominations in noted venues, including the gotham film festival. her dance company, the leg and pants dans theatre, for which she is the primary choreographer, recently completed a tour with the acclaimed band deerhoof, and has performed at such venues/events as the knitting factory (nyc and la), the bowery ballroom, ladyfest san francisco, and arthur ball los angeles. as an experimental filmmaker, her work has been shown at the south by southwest film festival, the new york underground film festival, and released on dvd by indie stalwart record label kill rock stars. as a writer, her work has appeared in a number of underground publishing contexts, and has recently been issued in a compilation by aaron cometbus. lindsay will be doing some mysterious performance at the dinner theater july 12 & 13.

cathy de la cruz is a filmmaker, animator, writer, zine-maker and dj currently living south of los angeles. cathy has summer plans to work on her animated MFA film, teach young women how to make movies, screen her films, dj some art openings, give some readings, help with some film festivals, teach a college class on science fiction films, travel a whole bunch and go to the beach a lot. cathy has been an assistant to filmmaker hal hartley and writer, eileen myles. every week, she co-hosts a feminist film review podcast, called show me your titles which can be found at www.showmeyourtitles.com cathy will be reading at the dinner theater july 12 &13.

claire mckeown was born years ago in belfast, northern ireland. she emigrated to los angeles back in the regan years and for some reason has remained here. she must like it or something. she has been studying and performing opera for the last 14 years, but recently, after what can only be described as a total mental breakdown (possibly just a nervous break down… she’s been known to exaggerate), started to compose her own music. currently she is melding her two favorite musical worlds, opera and rock n roll, in two projects afternoons and dirt bird. claire will be performing “a few of the best songs in the entire world, ever” at the dinner theater july 12 & 13.

david p. earle is an artist and writer living in los angeles. he will be performing his piece “back story” at the dinner theater july 12-13. “back story” is either a play or a short story or a radio drama.

john p. hogan is a los angeles-based artist whose work takes shape primarily in drawing and performance. recently, hogan performed a one-man show entitled *friars and bacchae in conflict* at david patton los angeles. he is currently working on recording and mixing the soundtrack for *the Island of florida: a foundation myth*; a musical written with his art-rock band, ponce de leon. in the fall he plans to write and perform in a weekly live musical mini-series to at machine project in echo park. hogan´s work, be it performance, rock opera, or drawing, regularly deals with issues of imperialism, colonization, and sexual repression, usually from the point of view of those being imperialist and doing the colonizing and repressing. john will be performing “writing the memoir”, the opening number from the island of florida: a foundation myth, a musical written with his band, ponce de leon at the dinner theater july 12 & 13.

Dinner Theater Night #1

July 12, 2008 at 7:00 pm

Sorry, both Dinner Theater Nights are full!

“This evening will explore the tradition of dinner theater, ritual, and expectations around eating formalities. It will also examine how performance and eating might act as a catalyst to bring people together in interesting ways. Los angeles’ infamous, D.I.T. (do-it-together) cook and singer/artist, Paloma Parfrey, will serve a delicious, vegetarian, gourmet meal (see menu) and set designer/installation artist, Katie Byron, will create an authentic eating environment for participants. the courses will be scattered with performances and mystery activities. There will be limited seats for this event so reserve your seat now!”
- Tamala Poljak and Anna Oxygen

Menu:
note: this menu is designed vegetarian but can easily be vegan upon request. wine can be substituted for nonalcoholic wine. all the dishes are fresh and hand crafted. please let us know if you have food allergies in advance.

appetizer
watercress & home cured goat cheese {lebni}
on a dehydrated quinoa cracker
served with white wine

2nd course
chilled macadamia nut thyme soup

3rd course
dandelion & arugala salad
tossed with caramelized walnuts in a savory strawberry syrup
served with a light red wine

4th course / entree
pommes anna
baked tomato in a “cream” sauce
garlic greens
served with merlot

5th course
heirloom tomato watercress salad in a thyme veganaise dressing

dessert
tofu chocolate mouse with a whipped topping and fresh blackberries
served with a shot of coffee

in conclusion, for optimal digestion
chilled fresh mint tea and a sliver of papaya soaked in fresh grapefruit juice

Performers for this evening:
sarah paul ocampo
mecca vazie andrews
cathy de la cruz
becky stark
christopher wonder
steve gregoropoulos
the all girl comb choir
lindsay beamish
david p earle
claire mckeown
john hogan
tara tavi

About the performers:

sarah paul ocampo is an artist and musician. she is the creator of advanced beginner, a rock cabaret act, the director of the all girl comb choir and a founding member of the literary performing arts group the typing explosion. sarah paul will be hosting the dinner theater on july 12 & 13. rumour has it she will don a new costume for every dish served.

mecca vazie andrews’ film and stage credits include RENT, mtv movie awards, hysterica dance company, commonality dance company, grammy’s with david la chapelle, sony industrials, vh1’s showgirl bootcamp, american apparel. she recently completed work on the disney film, bedtime stories starring adam sandler. mecca can been seen in the february 2008 issue of dance spirit with hysterica dance company. her work is spoken very highly of in street scene and arthur magazine. mecca has been was interviewed by loudmouth magazine for her performance troupe the movement MOVEMENT. she choreographed singer/songwriter eleni mandell’s video dis moi and completed a collaboration with ‘a family finds entertainment’ director ryan trecartin for his most recent film ‘i be area’ in which she also performs. she premiered her piece, home of the noble at the john anson ford ampitheatre for hysterica dance companies, hysterica x. mecca is pleased to call this her second occasion working with LACDC. her first being modern myths and monsters this past spring in which she created a contemporary ballet, the wagon train Is divided. mecca vazie andrews teaches contemporary jazz at edge performing arts center, creative movement at gramercy park and jazz 3 at loyola marymount university. mecca will be performing at the dinner theater july 12 & 13.

steve gregoropoulos. born new london, connecticut. studied with charles whittenberg, dick strawser and richard hoffmann, plays in lavender diamond & w.a.c.o., writes classical music for working people, makes pop records & produces records, arranges for various good people like devon williams & moon upstairs. believes composing and performing should be regular manual labor. steve & others will be performing at the dinner theater july 12 & 13.

the all girl comb choir. sarah paul ocampo is the mastermind behind and features erin smith, jessica pregnolato, andromeda dunker, julie g, sara forrest and other girls from the neighborhood, playing popular rock music on the comb, fly swatter, magazine, bottles and buckets. inspired by the field recordings of alan lomax in 1959 and the desire to create art out of the everyday. the all girl comb choir has played at kreiling and dodd and the hyperion tavern and most recently performed the national anthem for the los angeles roller derby. they will be performing some songs at the dinner theater july 12 & 13.

lindsay beamish is an actress, dancer, artist, and writer living in los angeles. As an actress, she has worked with noted directors such as john cameron mitchell, miranda july, and crispin glover. she had a lead role in mitchell’s film shortbus, which premiered at the 2006 cannes film festival, and garnered cast nominations in noted venues, including the gotham film festival. her dance company, the leg and pants dans theatre, for which she is the primary choreographer, recently completed a tour with the acclaimed band deerhoof, and has performed at such venues/events as the knitting factory (nyc and la), the bowery ballroom, ladyfest san francisco, and arthur ball los angeles. as an experimental filmmaker, her work has been shown at the south by southwest film festival, the new york underground film festival, and released on dvd by indie stalwart record label kill rock stars. as a writer, her work has appeared in a number of underground publishing contexts, and has recently been issued in a compilation by aaron cometbus. lindsay will be doing some mysterious performance at the dinner theater july 12 & 13.

cathy de la cruz is a filmmaker, animator, writer, zine-maker and dj currently living south of los angeles. cathy has summer plans to work on her animated MFA film, teach young women how to make movies, screen her films, dj some art openings, give some readings, help with some film festivals, teach a college class on science fiction films, travel a whole bunch and go to the beach a lot. cathy has been an assistant to filmmaker hal hartley and writer, eileen myles. every week, she co-hosts a feminist film review podcast, called show me your titles which can be found at www.showmeyourtitles.com cathy will be reading at the dinner theater july 12 &13.

claire mckeown was born years ago in belfast, northern ireland. she emigrated to los angeles back in the regan years and for some reason has remained here. she must like it or something. she has been studying and performing opera for the last 14 years, but recently, after what can only be described as a total mental breakdown (possibly just a nervous break down… she’s been known to exaggerate), started to compose her own music. currently she is melding her two favorite musical worlds, opera and rock n roll, in two projects afternoons and dirt bird. claire will be performing “a few of the best songs in the entire world, ever” at the dinner theater july 12 & 13.

david p. earle is an artist and writer living in los angeles. he will be performing his piece “back story” at the dinner theater july 12-13. “back story” is either a play or a short story or a radio drama.

john p. hogan is a los angeles-based artist whose work takes shape primarily in drawing and performance. recently, hogan performed a one-man show entitled *friars and bacchae in conflict* at david patton los angeles. he is currently working on recording and mixing the soundtrack for *the Island of florida: a foundation myth*; a musical written with his art-rock band, ponce de leon. in the fall he plans to write and perform in a weekly live musical mini-series to at machine project in echo park. hogan´s work, be it performance, rock opera, or drawing, regularly deals with issues of imperialism, colonization, and sexual repression, usually from the point of view of those being imperialist and doing the colonizing and repressing. john will be performing “writing the memoir”, the opening number from the island of florida: a foundation myth, a musical written with his band, ponce de leon at the dinner theater july 12 & 13.

Willem de Ridder

April 12, 2008 at 6:00 pm

Willem de Ridder

A very special guest, Willem de Ridder, will be speaking at 6pm. His presentation will be followed by our third screening of Here is Always Somewhere Else.

Willem de Ridder has been pioneering his entire life in the arts and the media. In the beginning of the sixties he brought in Holland all the modern young composers together in the MES (Mood Engineering Society), which resulted in the very first art performances and happenings. He became chairman for Northern Europe of Fluxus, started the First European Mail Order Warehouse for Fluxus works and made with Wim T. Schippers a national television program in which Holland heard for the first time about pop art, fluxus, zero, and his own anti-art activities. In 1965 he started a national newspaper in which everybody could publish anything they wanted. It caused a revolution in medialand (like internet now). Together with friends he started Paradiso and Fantasio, two clubs in which everybody could jump on stage and do whatever they wanted. Soon there were 150 of those clubs all over the country.

Together with English media adventurers like Jim Haynes, Germaine Greer, William Levy and Heathcote Williams he started SUCK, the First European Sexpaper, the beginning of the sexual revolution. They organised also the very first sexfilm festivals in Amsterdam, with visitors from all over the world. When he discovered how reading and writing had fatal effects on our society, he stopped with the newspapers and moved to the capital city of the image culture: Hollywood. There he started making weekly radio shows without any scripts for Holland. He developed the very first audio tours, before the walkman was invented. Then he made a radioshow in which the listeners were asked to sit in their car, turn on the radio and follow his instructions. About 30.000 of them started driving in the middle of the night having an adventure they would never forget.

Together with Max Lobckovicz, Shirley and Paul Eberle he made the first magazines in America in which everybody could publish anything they wanted about their sexlife. With Queen Adrena he introduced the first erotic telephone lines. He also made the very first magazine with sound in Hollywood, and so he went on and on.

He is going to tell his entire story in TELIC Arts Exchange.
Among others about his illegal exhibition in the MOMA.

In Holland he is called the Master Story Teller so you will hang on his lips, thumb in your mouth, time vanishes and space will disappear.

Visit Willem’s website and listen to some of his podcasts for Typeradio here.

This exhibition is made possible in part with support from the Mondriaan Foundation, Amsterdam, the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and basjanader.com.

Mondriaan Foundation

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

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 - stephen.torrential@gmail.com
Eric Lindley - eric.lindley@gmail.com

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

Sharon Cheslow - Sonic Triptych III

June 9, 2007 at 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

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Sharon Cheslow’s “Sonic Triptych III” is a sound event for multiple, random sets of 3 performers situated in a triptych - left, center, right - and interwoven like a round. Performers are instructed to represent themselves through sound-producing actions of their choice as a means of facilitating participatory and collaborative action. Previous versions of Sonic Triptych were presented at Illuminated Corridor (2006) and Ladyfest Bay Area (2002). This will be its Los Angeles premiere.
Sharon Cheslow is a musician and sound/visual artist whose works have been presented across the US and Europe in parking lots, art spaces, clubs, museums, galleries, warehouses, concert halls, homes, publications, and on the labels Kill Rock Stars and Decomposition among others.

Come anytime between 7.30 - 9.30pm.

Participants will include:
Eva Aguila
Ori Barel
Sharon Cheslow
Aaron Drake
John Hastings
David Kendall
Steve Kim
Grace Lee
Eric Lindley
Brian Miller
Anna Oxygen
Michael Parker
Sara Roberts
Bita Sharif
Dean Spunt

Ki Chul Kim - “Sound Looking - Rain”

April 14, 2007 6:00 pm to May 19, 2007

TELIC Installation View

Telic Arts Exchange and the Center for Integrated Media at the California Institute of the Arts present a sound installation by the Korean media artist Ki Chul Kim.

“Sound Looking - Rain” is a sound installation that investigates the nature of perception and representation in relation to the Buddhist concept of emptiness. Suspended from the gallery ceiling is a matrix of audio speakers, wires and monofilament, the audio that fills the space is a sound collage of falling rain. Kim’s sound landscape induces us to float between the opposing forms of sight and sound. Kim also references a formal minimalism as we experience the shifting relationships between sound, speakers, the gallery space and our bodies.

This exhibition is made possible in part by the generous support of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

The Sing Along Song and Other Surprises Show

March 21, 2007 at 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

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Anna Oxygen hosts the sing along song along and other surprises show with:

the amazing Al Larsen (from Some Velvet Sidewalk, Polar Bears, etc.)
the movement MOVEMENT (dance adventure with Mecca Vazi Andrews)
Dear Nora
Tamala P. (Longstocking) and Paloma P. (Sharp Ease) (will lead us in
singing the hits!)

A Nice Afternoon Symphony Orchestra

April 1, 2007 at 2:00 pm

A Nice Afternoon Symphony Orchestra Flyer

11 AM Michael Pisaro : A Room Outdoors
Michael Pisaro – guitar
Tashi Wada - harmonium

12 PM Chiyoko Szlavnics : Not having moved at all
Marc Sabat & Johnny Chang - violins

Douglas Wadle : Cognitive Disjunction (video loop)

2 PM Tashi Wada : Duet
1st performance by Marc Sabat & Johnny Chang
2nd performance by Orin Hildestad & Christa Graf

2:45 PM Simone Forti / Douglas Wadle / Terrence Luke Johnson

3:45 PM Johnny Chang : For Marc Sabat
Marc Sabat - violin

Marc Sabat : Three For Magister Zacharias (video)

4:30 PM Tashi Wada : String Quartet
Tetrachord
Variation No. 1
Orin Hildestad & Christa Graf - violins
Cat Lamb - viola
April Guthrie - cello

5 PM Ori Barel : Dr. Mr. (video)

5:30 PM Marc Sabat / Lorenzo Pompa : Father’s suit and watch (video)

7 PM Tashi Wada : (Violin)
Marc Sabat

Jason McKee-Ota : Imitation Rug
Clinton Patterson - Rhodes piano

Morgan Jenks : Trio with Douglas Wadle & Laura Steenberge

Tashi Wada : Duet, Second Version
Marc Sabat & Johnny Chang

Douglas Wadle : Preachin’ Aphasia

8:15 PM Laura Steenberge : MISAREFFTAR: a diversionary lecture

10 PM electronic music by Mark Trayle, Rob Wannamaker, Clay Chaplin, Hans Koch, Bettina Wenzel, Cooper Baker

Chung King Common

September 8, 2006 6:00 pm to September 9, 2006

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In the age of broadcast media, the spectator was passive and removed from systems of production. Progressives surmised that “activated” spectators would be freed from the influences and illusions produced by the few outlets for mass culture; and the Internet seemed to deliver this vision. Rather than conforming to what is offered, consumers have an enormous array of choices that reflect even the most esoteric interests. Popular fads like weblogs, MySpace, and YouTube call the traditional divisions between production and consumption into question.

While art galleries have generally continued to imitate the store from the product-based economy - offering commodities in exchange for money - popular culture, entertainment, and business have largely adapted to a participatory model, involving the consumer in some degree within the process of production, through feedback, customization, and other forms of interaction. Individuals broadcast their own videos (without calling them art), wear their social relations like jewelry, curate, remix, and redistribute existing cultural works. This confusion of production and consumption, of object and experience, runs against the grain of the art gallery, which prefers that the art experience be something quite distinct from the larger culture.

Activated spectators aren ’t as liberated as we thought they might be. The intermingling of production and consumption generates new possibilities and collectivities, but also new limits and antagonisms. TELIC Arts Exchange explores these issues through the “Chung King Common” during the month of September.

Grass - A new, temporary floor surface for TELIC.

Discotopia - An intermittent, site-specific, interactive disco.

Light Show - A new lighting system at TELIC to sequence the space.

Landscape - Recombinant cardboard units that serve multiple functions.

Wishing Well - Fundraising through optical illusion.

Synth-Rocks - Artificial rocks containing a synthesizer for environmental sound.

WEEKEND SCHEDULE

FRIDAY
6 pm - open
6- 9 pm Dawn Kasper - performance - Dead Drunk
7 - 9 pm acks - sound performance - Campfire Song

FRI + SAT (ON GOING)
Dawn Kasper - video sculpture & stills - Evil Series #18 ‘The Chase’
Andy Kopra - video - Canutillo
Tara Kozuback - video - Jump
Fernando Sanchez - video - My Bas Jan Ader
Discotopia - sound installation - by SCI-Arc students (John Ford, Dohyung Kim, Steve Kim, Ayaka Matsushita ,Coffee Polk and Richard Yoo)

SATURDAY
11 am AAARG meeting and text trading
1 pm Guthrie Lonergan - lecture, surfing the Internet in public

2 - 6 pm Tom Leeser’s Picnic
2 pm Tom Leeser - talk on Social Interstice and the Art of the Picnic
3 pm Kelly Sears - video
3.30pm Fallen Fruit (Dave Burns, Mathias Viegener, Austin Young)
- presentation + fruit
4.30pm Andy Kopra - video
5 pm Sara Roberts - Earbie sound performance
6 pm Emily Lacy - music

8pm Albert Ortega - sound performance

Saturday’s Picnic is held in partnership with the Center for Integrated Media, CalArts

TELIC would like to thank Superior Sod for its generous grass donation, and Adam Shira from The Good Son for vinyl lettering.

 

Black box with grass
Chung King Common signChung King Common

Timothy Jaeger - VJ: Live Cinema Unraveled

January 14, 2006 at 6:00 pm

Introduction: Jordan Crandall
Presentation (Research into VJ Culture) : Tim Jaeger
Screening and reception afterwards

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VJ : Live Cinema Unraveled is one of the first books to offer a fresh perspective of VJing and VJ culture. Probing into topics such as technological mobility, audience, environment, and codes of the medium, it explains the various dimensions of this emerging practice. Part design, speculative theory, reference and practical guide, this book links live cinema with its historical origins, and then describes the various offshoots and branches that are occurring now in the twenty-first century on a global scale.

Tim Jaeger book

Timothy Jaeger is a media artist and Visual Art graduate student at the University of California, San Diego. He has performed and presented work at various venues internationally including ISEA 2004, PixelACHE ‘05, and the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid, and his writings on performance and digital media have been published by Routledge. Write-ups on his work have appeared in Neural (www.neural.it), among others.

Sean Dockray - Cabinet

September 10, 2005 6:00 pm to October 16, 2005

IMG_9383IMG_9375Sean Dockray - Cabinet drawing
Cabinet memorializes the passing era of crowds. Those moments in which people spend time in the same place are slowly being replaced by networked forms of collectivity that privilege connectedness over presence. Cabinet is an installation for storing my collection of applause recordings. It refers to the origins of crowd theory at the end of the 19th century, a time when criminologists and the state were developing the antecedants to our contemporary electronic databases. As visitors access the cabinet, the applauses mix to produce new forms of collectivity. By consulting an accompanying schema, they are encouraged to question the authority of the given system of categorization and investigate the ambiguities and contradictions therein. See video.
Cabinet is in the Project Room.

Nate Harrison - Can I Get An Amen? (Version 1)

April 16, 2005 6:00 pm to May 20, 2005

Installation detail
Can I Get An Amen? is an audio installation consisting of a spoken word recording and copyright documents, recounting a critical/historical perspective of perhaps the most sampled drum beat in the history of recorded music- the Amen Break. The story of its use is set in relation to current issues involving copyright control of contemporary culture production. The work seeks to expose a paradox in the techno-utopian concept of ‘information wanting to be free’ and its agency for social reform, where in information increasingly easily and quickly disseminated across cultural netowrks also leads to a further limitation and rules of its use.

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Davis & Davis - 1 Year Later

April 16, 2005 6:00 pm to May 20, 2005

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1 YEAR LATER is a multi-media installation conflating Robert Frank’s “Covered Car, Long Beach, CA,” Johnny Cash and Men in Black.

This project originated from a parking shortage on the Los Angeles street where artist team, Denise and Scott Davis live. In trying to preserve a parking space to return home to each day, they came up with the idea of a collapsible covered car and for inspiration, turned to Robert Frank’s 1956 photograph to create this decoy. Research into late 50’s Cadillacs led to some of the iconic figures of the time: Men in Black, who drove them; then to Johnny Cash,who drove them, sang about them and was popularly known as the Man in Black.

For this bold installation, a one-to-one scale representation of Frank’s photograph, Davis & Davis jump “one year later” in time to inhabit the scene with these characters. A 1957 model Cadillac decoy is parked and three Men in Black sit within literally undercover, but their logo, the all-seeing eye, is visible in the driver’s side rear window. They are whispering along robotically to Cash’s 1957 release, “Cry, Cry, Cry” , the lyrics to which speak of surveillance, interrogation and threat, hallmarks of Cold War domestic intelligence operations.

This collage of time, space and representational mediums creates a filmic transformation of the original starting point, this 50’s photographic scene, with an uncanny contemporary reflection.

Exhibited at TELIC in collaboration with The Center for Integrated Media at the California Institute for the Arts.

Jiacong Yan - Un-Natural

March 5, 2005 at 6:00 pm

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“O Tiger-lily!” said Alice…”I wish you could talk!”
“We can talk,” said the Tiger-lily, “when there’s anybody worth talking to.” Talking flowers have long stimulated the imagination, in stories from Tennyson through Carroll - if we were able to hear flowers, what would these voices of mother nature tell us?

In Jiacong Yan’s design for Whisper, an immaculate and exotic bed of freshly cut Cala Lilies gives us the chance to experience the unexpected. By placing an ear to a flower blossom one can hear revealed secrets and shared solicitations.  View movie
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Sean Dockray - Churchillian II (Chadder)

October 23, 2004 at 6:00 pm

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George W. Bush’s 2002 State of the Union Address was described by many American pundits as “Churchillian.” Somehow, this man, whose speaking gaffes are widely known, was given credit for delivering one of the greatest speeches in modern history.

CHURCHILLIAN II (CHADDER) is an interactive sound installation that breaks this speech into its component parts and reconstructs it physically, portraying the machine behind the speech. Sean Dockray explores discarded technologies in this work to focus on the use and abuse of language in contemporary politics. His installation fills the space - visually, by a giant homemade wooden frame and, aurally, by a robotic voice run through a loud guitar amplifier.
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Lucas Kuzma - Continuous Instruments

October 18, 2003 at 6:00 pm

 Lucas Kuzma

A small horde of miniature electromechanical noise-making devices are arranged in a dark space. Most machines are completely autonomous, with their own power-supply, sound actuator, and timing logic. A few of the devices are networked, with a master device switching power to a pair slave machines.
The machines are designed with all components effectively identical, with the exception of sound actuator and timing duration. A simple 555-based circuit is used for timing, and each device has a set actuation period, determined by a timing capacitor. The timing capacitance is limited to a handful of increments, so that although timing is varied among the machines, actuation periods would recur.
For sound production, the machines rely on two different sizes of solenoids, which produce tapping sounds, and two different types of vibrator motors, which are responsible for rasping and more-sustained repeating rolls.
Each machine relies on a substrate, a feature of its location, for its noise-making. That is, although each machine is equipped with a mechanical actuator, it has no resonant body of its own. Thus, the devices must be paired with elements of their environment to actually produce sounds of appreciable volume. In this case, wooden pedestals of varied size, some with large and small cavities, are distributed in the space, with the parasitic instruments placed inside or on top of them.
The exhibition space is cloaked in darkness, and the machines remain invisible except for subdued illumination provided by tiny LED’s which flicker briefly during activation.  See video