Chinatown will play host to the second annual PERFORM! NOW! Festival. Upwards of 40 performances will take place inside and outside an array of Chinatown venues. The programming allows for appropriate focus, time, context and space for uninterrupted engagement with large audiences, and provides the best possible arena for each performance.
Expanding on the premise of the inaugural event, Perform! Now! will seek to further develop and explore the delicate relationship between performer, audience, and environment. Los Angeles’ historic Chinatown neighborhood harbors many unusual and exciting areas with limitless performance potential, that when paired with the wealth of talent included in this year’s roster, promises for an energizing and dynamic experience.
Participating artists include:
Material Press Presents: The Oratorium featuring Farrah Karapetian, Jason Underhill, Susan Silton, Ellen Birrell, Ginny Cook, Dee Williams, Dan Hockenson, Daniel Lucas, Kim Schoen, Olivia Booth, and Wendy Mason.
Two days of sound performances curated by Volume feature Steve Roden, Jen Boyd, Julia Holter, Kadet Kuhne, Marc Manning, Adam Overton, Akira Rabelais, Shuttle358, Mark So, Sublamp, Mark Trayle, Justin Varis, and Sander Roscoe Wolff.
Actual Size Los Angeles hosts Haircuts and Popsicles, with popsicles by Josh Lee.
Participating venues Include:
Actual Size Los Angeles
François Ghebaly Gallery
The Happy Lion
Charlie James Gallery
Sabina Lee Gallery
Tom Solomon Gallery
… and more…
With support from participating organization LA><ART, Outpost for Contemporary Art, Thomas Solomon Gallery, Redling Fine Art, and The Chinatown Business Association District. Special Thanks to Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE).
Organized by François Ghebaly, Marcus Civin, Dino Dinco and Danielle Firoozi.