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What Do Plants Sound Like?

What Do Plants Sound Like?

Mileece is a Los Angeles based sonic artist who uses plants in order to make avant garde soundscapes. Through technology and a ruffle of some leaves, she interprets the sound from plants in a very fascinating way. She plucks at a bromeliad and tickles bougainvillea, effortlessly drawing out sounds that are much bigger than they are assumed to be. The always on their game Wilder Quarterly did a little video on Mileece showing her at work and preparing for a performance at MoMA. What a great peek inside this new world of sound!

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Cargo’s Runyon Theme

Cargo's Runyon Theme

Cargo Collective has made a new theme for their site based off of none other than Runyon Canyon. It’s a side scrolling site very reliant on images. It also features great Runyon photography by Dutch-by-way-of-LA photographer Gijs van der Most.

So, What Is The Website Associated With This Billboard?

So, What Is The Website Associated With This Billboard?

A few months ago while driving back from LAX or something on the far Westside, I decided to cut through the city via the La Brea corridor (from the 10 through La Brea all the way up to Sunset Blvd). It’s a really effective shortcut through the city and typically is a fun sightseeing trek from ‘hood to ‘hood. Around late October (I believe late October, I could be wrong), two billboards popped up that really piqued my interest. One was on La Brea to be seen when heading North just before Olympic, the other was on Olympic to be seen when heading East just before La Brea. I was super excited by the idea of a cool Los Angeles website–especially one so heavily advertised. I imagined it was a cool street style website or a neat pro-LA fashion website or it was a super WASP-y, Guest Of A Guest answer to people like The Cobrasnake: Los Angeles’ Finally-Here Older, More Fashionable Sister.

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Lift Others LA Love Story Vivian Bang Hytch

This looks neat: a new feature film called L.O.L.A. (Lift Others L.A.) about a day driving around the city as a fictionalized “Hytch” (Lyft) driver. It’s from Vivian Bang and she’s raising money through October 24.

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Austin Irving Solo Show Curio Gallery

Austin Irving has a new show opening at CURIO Gallery on October 18. Lots of her work will be on view as she is the artist in residence.

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Doug Aitken Sign Spinning Performance Still Life

October 4 at Regen Projects will be a performance from Doug Aitken by *sign spinners*. It should be rad and there will be a book signing from 6PM to 8PM too. RSVP by sending a note to [email protected]!

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Carpal Tinder Syndrome Adam Mars Once Upon A Time, We Weren't STalkers

Gusford Gallery on Melrose is welcoming the work of Adam Mars soon. The show is called Once Upon A Time, We Weren’t Stalkers and is on view from November 7 through December 20.

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Colnago Bikes Mr. C Beverly Hills

Mr. C is taking their hotel in an interesting direction: they are offering fancy Colnago bikes to those staying at the hotel. Hopefully they’ll provide helmets, too!

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