It’s that time of the month: time for a new L.A.S.! For April, we’re teaming up with the American Society Of Medica Photographers and Month Of Photography Los Angeles to share a stories about Los Angeles and photos. Our lineup includes only photographers, most of which you are probably familiar with. Find out who is participating after the jump!
We’re a bit behind on this, we’re aware, but we wanted to share the podcast from the previous L.A.S.. It was a great showing as always and shows that there are so many different ways to experience Los Angeles, most of which we’ve yet to encounter. This listen is also quite quick with four stories: turn it on this afternoon and enjoy!
When visiting a new city, what should you see? That’s probably the most important question on every traveller’s mind as the things you see can make or break a trip or experience of a city. London based design makers Herb Lester Associates think about that often and have made a collection of travel guides to assist travelers through illustrative charm. They’ve made a New York Doughnut map and a guide that can teach how to properly greet Chicago and a smart how-to for Seattle based on if it is raining or not. Super smart!
For Los Angeles, they decided to dig deep and give visitors the more seasoned parts of Los Angeles. The map is called How To Find Old LA and it seeks to do just that: take you around on a historic—Yet cool!—tour of the city. For those who think that LA is too young and without a history, this little guide will show you where our age is.
After enduring Trajal Harrell’s Antigone Sr./Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at the Judson Church at REDCAT on April 3rd, I felt gutted, empty and sad. I was nauseous for being reminded of our human condition; trapped as opposites and the same; responsible for each other, connected by atomic fibers as symbiotic memes. Going into the black box, I wanted to pretend I knew nothing about Mr. Harrell’s creative intentions.
But NOOOO, in case you didn’t get a program from the cardboard box in the shadows at the door, Harrell felt the need to explain the Antigone/Harlem Balls/downtown pedestrian theater connections prior to the start of the performance and apologized(part of the piece?) that the lighting designer was in Belgium and that there might be mistakes despite the stand in lighting designer from Brest being present. I wanted an authentic, non-insider art viewing experience without the tropes of meaning nor histories. I was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
What will you be doing when you are a hundred years old? Many of us assume we will have moved on to the next life but it is very, very possible that we might all be alive and kicking. Then what? Do something fun! That’s what local ceramicist Harry Steinberg is doing: he’s 103 and making ceramics.