To kick off Pride Week, Ace hosted an LGBT event at the rooftop last Sunday. Devendra, who was DJing with Amy von Harrington, kindly helped me pass out questionnaires, and I shot corresponding portraits for Ace's blog. Met the sweetest people, and had such a blast... pretty fortunate to be part of this. Thank you, Yael.
Two Saturdays ago, I was honored to shoot stills for my talented friend's curated show at the Ace. Producer/performer Nicole Disson's The Series, a beautifully curated evening of performance and visual arts, intertwines the experience of performer, audience and space. Blown away.
musical performance by TEARIST feat. CAUGHT A GHOST
singer-songwriter by JENNY O.
contemporary violist CHRISTEN LIEN
choreography by KITTY MCNAMEE with HYSTERICA DANCE CO.
burlesque by TANSY
performances by ZOE AJA MOORE & CO.
poetry by MANDY KAHN, performed by NICOLE DISSON + dancer AUSTIN WESTBAY
Knapp's Castle / Chumash Cave Paintings / Thousand Steps Beach
Checked out an installation opening at the High Desert Test Site in Wonder Valley with my good friend Steven. Los Angeles-based artist Carmen Argote used the floor plan of the Schindler House as an inspiration and guide to literalize the understanding of architectural space as delineated and distinguished from non-architected space. Argote’s sculpture was separated from its defining walls and reconstructed here in the Mojave Desert. The traced line-as-object ghosted the sociocultural imprint of the house.
It was pretty cute to see children playing within the labyrinth. Steven kept me laughing the entire night with impressions of friends, and we sipped bourbon tinged with the purpleorangenavy sunset before partaking in the potluck spread. Also, thoroughly enjoyed the amazing star gazing, per desert evening norm.
Brenna Murphy + Birch Cooper = MSHR
The Portland, OR-based duo produces sculptural synthesizers, ritualistic performances and installations that place the human body into a dynamic relationship with sound and light, generating expanded sensory experiences.
I'm still kinda blown away by the experience. Also, Brenna and Birch are super sweet, down-to-earth people... made me appreciate them even more. Have a rad unfolding of your tour!
So, because I'm in a sharing mood, I am going to admit that, ever since I discovered it a month ago, I played one of the songs on this playlist... 119 times. Mostly on repeat, in consecutive days of traffic, and sung in "harmony." A second tune... 82 loops. That one was mostly danced to in my cozy little home. Ahh, how I love solitude cardio, where I live out my alternate life as a modern dancer. Nobody except H will ever witness that hot mess. Ha.
I'll leave it up to you to guess which ones. In the meantime, enjoy the elecro synth cold new wave experimental retro dance meditation mash that constitutes May's audio-ness.
The buffet of music that's on repeat right now. Though I'm loving each magical one, the handful of standouts are from Soko, Tarcar, Perfume Genius and Holly Herndon (even her videos are amazing). Hope you guys had fun Pacman-ing on Googlemaps yesterday!