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The Active Apperatus and Liminal Landscapes

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Refik Anadol is one of those artists whose brain is running faster than his hands can make. Actually, it isn’t just his hand that can’t keep up: it’s technology, too. He’s one of those artists whose work is so tied to sciences and mathematics that explaining his process and what goes into making work sounds a lot like building an experiment. His interactive, video based pieces are beautiful projections that have the ability to warp space and toy with how you perceive space. Anadol’s work is positioned at the center of a triangle composed of technological experiments, immersive art, and light and space tricks.

Anadol’s work is currently the subject of a solo show at Young Projects. It’s held in their Project Space, which the artist has transformed into a dark, geometric Cave of Wonders. The show–The Active Apperatus and Liminal Landscapes–is one that is made to make you feel something, providing an almost hallucinatory environment for you to get lost in.

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Ten Los Angeles Instagrams We’re Digging Right Now

Ten Los Angeles Instagrams We're Digging Right Now

Who are you following on Instagram? There are so many people to follow! We’re always sliding in new people we dig, from near and far, to see various other points of view of the world. Seeing what another person’s Los Angeles looks like is always something we love because it provides the right amount of escapism within our own city, getting us excited about the possibility to see this site for ourself. This article has been a long time coming but we wanted to share ten(-ish) Instagram people we’ve been digging recently that you may want to consider following. Check them out!

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Travis MIllard For The Hundreds

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If you’ve driven North on Fairfax for the past few weeks, you will have noticed Travis Millard‘s work is featured on a billboard overlooking the Fairfax District. It’s some bones and skateboard parts done in his style and with the brand name “The Hundreds” written below it: the piece was obviously a hint at an upcoming collaboration…and it was! The artist teamed up with the brand to create a handful of looks that interprets The Hundred’s explosive, cool street style through Millard’s often hysterical hand-drawn aesthetic.

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Prairie Hysteria: Almond Grove! (That Pioneer Karaoke Musical Formerly Known As Something Else)

Prairie Hysteria Almond Grove! That Pioneer Karaoke Musical Formerly Known As Something Else

How many times have I been to see a theatre piece in Los Angeles? I could probably count the times on one hand. This of course excludes shows at Upright Citizens Brigade or Groundlings as those are less shows and more of strung along make’em’ups. Shows that have been rehearsed for months and that run on talent and clever creativity, ones that take a dedicated group of people to accomplish: those are the shows I’m talking about. We had shared a little interview with theatrical director Dane Whitlock a few weeks back about his upcoming show Little House On The Prairie-Oke Almond Grove! (That Pioneer Karaoke Musical Formerly Known As Something Else). We anticipated the show to be quite a good time–but we did not expect it to be an absolutely uproarious, energetic, laugh-until-you-cry kind of show. This is something you’re going to want to see.

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What Can We Learn From Las Vegas?

What Can We Learn From Las Vegas? 1

We went to Las Vegas last week. It was for a family birthday and I have never been to the city: it was going to be an experience. We packed up the car, drove for five-ish hours into the desert, and stayed in Sin City for less than forty eight hours in the middle of the week: it was a fun break from your normal work week. The city is a very self-aware, hand-sanitized, man made wonderland of escapism that only exists because there aren’t enough places for tourists to visit. Vegas only survives because you–or your friends from high school–need a place to go and let it all hang out. There is a big black cloud of uncool looming above the identity of the city and Vegas is one of the rare cities that people warn you will hate. But, like my grandfather always told me, everything has a redeeming value–so what is Vegas’ redeeming value? There actually seemed to be quite a few positive things about the city that we noticed, wrote down, and wanted to share to perhaps rub off on the Los Angeles psyche.

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Ghana Must Go Fiber CAFAM Los Angeles

CAFAM is hosting a two day event called Ghana Must Go on November 1 and November 2. There will be a trunk show, West African inspired works, performances, and more.

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Fit, Form, Function Compton

Fit, Form, Function is a new (and first) Compton based arts journal. They’re hoping to explore a few things, their first issue specifically speaking to “objects we do not touch.” If you want to get involved, send in submissions by November 15.

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House Of Modern Horrors Alex Miller Los Angeles Halloween 2014

In case you need more frights this weekend, Alex Miller is bringing an immersive exhibition called the House Of Modern Horrors. It’s a cringeworthy event showcasing “nightmares that haunt our reality.” EEeEeEeeeEE. There will also be some comedians, too.

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