INSTALL:WeHo + Phyllis Navidad in conjunction with We Open Art Houses + MKL Gallery + FruitFlyLife proudly present 'The Grey Ones' a performance by WIFE.
Premiering at the Long Beach TEDxSoCal event in 2011, and airing on The Creators Project, WIFE's performance 'The Grey Ones,' juxtaposes live projection mapping on ephemeral & fluid figures with statuesque & saintly gestures to create a narrative on the evolution of time. Performed to an original score by electronic music artist Amon Tobin, 'The Grey Ones' combines surrealist animations with original choreography, costumes, & visuals to set a scene evoking myth, organic matter, decay, and transcendence. A magician of light & sound, WIFE employs old & new technologies to illuminate enduring mystical phenomena & ancient archetypes that resonate to our collective unconscious.
Pop-Up Reception at 7PM featuring VCR Vintage/Contemporary/Reconstructed
with music from DJs Heidi + Jeniluv as 'Ralph Machio'
Live performance by WIFE at 9PM
Pre-sale tickets available via The Downtown Independent: www.downtownindependent.com
$15 PRE-SALE // $20 DOOR
Interacting with original animations, choreography, light, and sound, WIFE utilizes movement & dance as a vehicle for storytelling. An all sensory theatrical experience, WIFE is born of three LA based artists: Jasmine Albuquerque, Kristen Leahy, & Nina McNeely. Awarded an ARC grant from the Center of Cultural Innovation in 2011, WIFE's innovative works have been featured at The Getty's Pacific Standard Time, Bootleg Dance Festival, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Honor Fraser Gallery, Human Resources, Pieter Performanceartspacedance, & Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), among others.
INSTALL:WeHo is a pop-up, interactive art exhibition showcasing the curated and juried work of LGBTQ-minded artists in the Greater Los Angeles community. With the support of the City of West Hollywood, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Pasadena Arts Council and Frontiers Magazine LA, INSTALL:WeHo serves as a forum that brings both established and emerging LGBTQ artists and contributors together.
About Phyllis Navidad:
A native Angeleno, and popular drag persona, Phil Bandel AKA Phyllis Navidad is a fearless arts and event curator with a roster of unconventional artists mostly from Los Angeles. After opening Pop tART Gallery in January of 2010 and closing its doors in February of 2013, Navidad continues to produce one-off gallery style events and online art sales that rally a diversified group of creators, and harness a well-respected audience. Delivering a full sensory experience with projection-based dance trio WIFE, Navidad is pleased to present 'The Grey Ones' as the latest incarnation to a survey of unique cross-collaborations.
About We Open Art Houses (WOAH):
WOAH is a Los Angeles-based creative agency and idea hub transforming open spaces through site-specific collaborations and visionary projects. Founded by Shar Sten in 2012, WOAH envisions underutilized and off-the-grid spaces as opportunity to showcase creativity and as a platform for experimentation. A not-for-profit initiative and sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, WOAH works in tandem with artists, multimedia brands, and property owners to orient pedestrian activity and create experiential environments in unexpected places.
About MKL Gallery:
MKL Gallery is an online catalog and gallery with live exhibits curated by Gallery Founder and Managing Director, Heather Irvine. With a mission to change the perspective and way we experience art, MKL Gallery was founded in 2010 and remains dedicated to finding and showcasing emerging artists, risk takers, provocateurs and innovators of creativity.
FruitFlyLife is a media outlet that highlights characters and creations within popular culture that stray from the established norm. FruitFlyLife remains stalwart in its belief that the arms of popular culture reach everyone, and that we create a space where every topic - arts related or otherwise - is meaningful to all who dare to have a fully sensory and fearlessly authentic presence.
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