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Sea and Space Explorations

Exhibition Detail
SEA AND SPACE RESORT
Curated by: Lara Bank
4755 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90042


July 16th, 2008 - August 2nd, 2008
 
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SEA AND SPACE RESORT
Wednesday, July 16 – Saturday, August 2, 2008

PICTURES:
artSpa/Warlocks
Cougars
Resort Band/Music Nights
Fake Iraq
Faraway Places
Juice Barter
Nuclear War
Permanent Installation



schedule of events

resort

Comfortable beach like setting at Sea and Space:
beach chairs, small sand pile, and possibly foot baths

plus aggressive critial discourse, titillating topics and formidable objects.

Mediums: screenings, lectures, happenings, sounds, objects.

Participants: Jessica Lawless, Nicholas Grider, Adam Overton, Amy Green, Andrew Bucksbarg, Clay Chaplin, Aaron Drake, Marc Nimoy, Cat Lamb, Lewis Keller, Chris Bassett, Asher Hartman, Ismael De Anda, Brad Eberhard, Joshua Callaghan, Nicole Antebi, Jason Kunke, Matt MacFarland, Amy Blount Lay, Frank Chang, The Faraway Places Modal Energy Music Configuration

Of course it's all free to attend and there will be plenty to drink and often treats to eat.
donations are always appreciated and help to keep the fun alive!

For more info contact: Lara Bank at lara@seaandspace.org

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Sea and Space Explorations
4755 York Blvd
LA, CA 90042
gallery tel 323-445-4015
visit for schedule: http://www.seaandspace.org
info@seaandspace.org



Installations up at all times..

Urban Dwell Space, Nicole Antebi (sculpture/installation).
A cardboard structure synthesizing Ivan Illich's ideas about the temporal nature of urban dwelling and the "sustainable" consumption found in Dwell Magazine.

There goes the Neighborhood, Matt MacFarland (sculpture of toppled dictator)
What resembles an outdated modernist sculpture actually once served as the support for the statue of the great dictator. The details are not clear, but the statue was toppled by an angry mob. Or were they jubilant? Again, the details are not clear.

dict

Los Angeles County Ecstatic Energy Network Guide Map, Chris Bassett (brochures available outside the front of gallery)
A brochure for a self-guided tour of selected Ecstatic Energy Accumulation and Distribution locations in Los Angeles County.

Water Park, Amy Blount Lay (model).
A proposal for a water park.

Eternal Beach (2008), N_DREW (aka Andrew Bucksbarg) (sound)
Eternal Beach explores the morphological qualities of a virtual beach with droning comfort to sleep to, meditate to or fill the silence. Eternal Beach is synthesized ambience that will play forever, without the mess of sand, biting flies or overcast skies...



scheduled events with links...
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Week 1

Wed July 16th
      8pm & 10pm, Post-Apocalyptic Screening
(every Wednesday night!)
      
Brad Eberhard & Joshua Callaghan

This summer, join the Apocalypse FC (film club) and prepare yourself for the uncertain eco-political future. Investigate our curious cultural-cinematic past and enjoy the vibrant artistic-social present with cold beer and films set in and around apocalyptic scenarios. The films selected will be compelling, international, and for the most part, lesser seen. Casual discussion to follow. Organized by Joshua Callaghan and Brad Eberhard

8PM Time of the Wolf, 2002, France, dir. Michael Haneke
key words: DARK, UNPREDICTABLE, REALISTIC

10PM Panic Year Zero, 1962, USA, dir. Ray Milland
key words: CAMP(ING), PATRIARCHY, FRANKIE AVALON

apoc

Thurs July 17th
 
     7 - 10pm, Eno meets Diazapham
      Clay Chaplin

Sooth your mind and take a sonic vacation to the aural resort of your choosing. Relax, have a tropical drink, and really kick back to the slow and ambient tones of the Sea and Space Resort band. The air will vibrate as if Brian Eno departed his inner airport high on diazapham.

The resort band: Clay Chaplin, Aaron Drake, Lewis Keller, Cat Lamb, and Marc Nimoy.

herman melville

Fri July 18th
 
     8:30 - 11pm, Egg: To Have or Have Not, The Politics of Motherhood
      Lara Bank & Amy Green

       egg

Egg brings all people together, mothers and the child-free. Plan on a very down to earth evening discussing all the many aspects and choices in relation to having children or not. The choice to have a child deals with economics, biological clocks, desire, and stigmatization. What is going on with women in today's climate as they face the choice that all women must, the choice of having children? Egg provides an open forum where women can feel safe to discuss issues that are hidden via the specter of our careers.

We are doing this because we can't get through a day without thinking about it and any real meaningful discussion about what it means to be a woman and going through this decision, to have or have not, seems to be very limited in our culture. We are bombarded with advertisement and images of motherhood, but what are the real life stories. Women are often left alone with this discussion.

A book list will be provided, refreshing beverages, and snacks.

Sat July 19th
 
     4 - 7pm, Juice Bar-ter
       Frank Chang

Tired of endless, corporate, impersonal transactions? Don't have any money, but like fresh juice? Come to Juice Bar-ter! Delicious juices, smoothies, yogurt drinks and more. Bring something to barter--objects, food, experiences, information and conversation all welcome!


 
     7 - 11pm, Fake Iraq Film Night
       Nicholas Grider

film

Short films and documentaries made at the Army's gigantic Fake Iraq by Danielle Adair, Daiana Feuer, Nicholas Grider, and Suzanne Mejean.

Fake Iraq Film Night consists of the screening of six videos by four CalArts grads (Danielle Adair, Daiana Feuer, Nicholas Grider and Suzanne Mejean) that were made at, about, or inspired by the Army's National Training Center. The NTC is an enormous simulated middle-east where US soldiers train before they are deployed: it's a Fake Iraq the size of Connecticut in the Mojave desert.

The evening features Suzanne Mejean's documentary about the NTC, Theater, followed by shorter, experimental pieces by the other artists branching out stylistically to encompass Gertrude Stein, Star Wars, and Nine Inch Nails (sometimes in the same piece).

Sun July 20th, artSpa:
dedicated to the moon, and to the [supposed] spacemen of Apollo 11 who landed upon it on this date in 1969

adam2

artSpa Resort
12 - 2pm: The James Orsher Memorial Experimental Notecard-Meditation Open-Mic PooPooPlatter bring some meditations/ideas, write'em down on notecards, we'll draw them from a bag, and then we'll meditate on / perform them for 5-20 minutes each.
2pm & 4pm: Therapeutic theatrical readings from Fritz Perls' Gestalt Therapy Verbatim
2 - 5pm: possibly some therapeutic special guests TBA...
3pm: a reading by Christian Cummings from his work in progress, Ylmoy 8 - a story written using a computer-assisted automatic writing technique involving voice recognition software that translates animal sounds into English
5pm: a Moon Meditation with Matias Viegener

artSpa atNight
8pm: Pop & Warlock with Asher Hartman
Asher Hartman aka AKA will lead participants in an exploration of the unconscious repository of magical poses and gestures, utilizing imbecility and daring to confront our relationship to the exercise of will.
9pm: a screening of Warlock Moon (1974) (originally titled Bloody Spa)

"Young lovers John and Jenny decide to go for a drive in the countryside one day when they happen upon the remains of a long-abandoned resort spa. After doing some exploring, they find that an elderly couple is still living in the crumbling building. They tell the youngsters that the resort was shut down long ago because it was the headquarters of a satanic cult that performed cannibalistic rituals on unsuspecting visitors, and then invite the pair to stay for dinner. Will John or Jenny make it back to civilization alive? Will anyone believe their story?" - IMDB, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073882

** all events/services/workshops are FREE

artSpa Resort & artSpa atNight 2008
organized by Adam Overton

artSpa Resort (Sun 7/20 & 7/27, 12-6pm) and artSpa atNight (Sun 7/20, 7pm) are dedicated to the space and sea voyagers of yore: the supposed spacemen of Apollo 11 (moon landing, 20 July 1969), and birthday transcircumnavigator Jeanne Baré (b. 27 July 1740). Prepare yourself for moonshot meditation, lunar warlock ritual, and spring tide syzygetics, walk-in-clinic-style.

http://plus1plus1plus.org/artSpa
http://seaandspace.org/resort.html

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Week 2

Wed July 23rd
      8pm & 10pm, Post-Apocalyptic Screening
(every Wednesday night!)
      
Brad Eberhard & Joshua Callaghan

8PM: LE DERNIER COMBAT (The Final Battle) France, 1983, dir. Luc Besson
A stylized struggle for survival in a wasteland future. Besson's first, and probably best, film.
10PM: THE DAY AFTER, USA, 1983, dir. Nicholas Meyer
Simply the greatest made-for-TV movie of all time (OK, second after THREADS which we will show next week). If your parents wouldn't let you see it the first time it aired, enjoy nuclear, devastation in Kansas with friends. (plus beer)


This summer, join the Apocalypse FC (film club) and prepare yourself for the uncertain eco-political future. Investigate our curious cultural-cinematic past and enjoy the vibrant artistic-social present with cold beer and films set in and around apocalyptic scenarios. The films selected will be compelling, international, and for the most part, lesser seen. Casual discussion to follow. Organized by Joshua Callaghan and Brad Eberhard

 

Thurs July 24th
 
     7 - 10pm, Hydrophonic Wonderland
      Clay Chaplin

Sea and Space heads underwater for an evening of hydrophonic recordings. The ghosts of Jacques Coustea, Steve Irwin, Shamu, Herman Melville and all those people from the Titanic will be transforming a treasure chest full of underwater recordings.

Field recordings by: Salman Bakht, Clay Chaplin, Michael Deragon, Aaron Drake, and Lewis Keller. Plus, come and play in the hydrophonic sound pool.

fish

Fri July 25th
      7 - 10pm, Swing Serenata

      Ismael De Anda

ismael

Enjoy a romantic serenade by musicians each night as you gently rock this sculpture in unison with loved-ones and strangers alike.

Featured Musicians:
Friday July 25: Pilar Diaz
http://www.myspace.com/pilardiaz


Sat July 26th
      5:30 - 6:30pm, It's still the economy and we're not stupid!
      Jessica Lawless

In November 2008 something is going to change. The worst president ever will finally be voted out of the White House. But, For many of us born after the assassinations of JFK, MLK and Malcolm X, belief in revolutionary change through electoral politics is not easily resuscitated. As artists, educators, activists, very concerned people what does the upcoming mean for us as we are surviving through a recession? What are we doing to get by to remain connected, to deal with a deep sense of desperation and a tiny glimmer of hope? Come share resources, discuss what’s been going on and what we want to happen next.

      eco


      7 - 10pm, Swing Serenata

      Ismael De Anda

Enjoy a romantic serenade by musicians each night as you gently rock this sculpture in unison with loved-ones and strangers alike.

Featured Musicians:
Rafael Elvis Coca with
Manuel Ventura Vasquez

Sun July 27th, artSpa:
dedicated to the sea, and to birthday transcircumnavigator Jeanne Baré (b. 1740)

adam1

artSpa Resort, 12 - 6pm

12 - 2pm: The James Orsher Memorial Experimental Notecard-Meditation Open-Mic PooPooPlatter (SpeedRound version: 30+ meditations in 90 minutes!!)
bring some meditations/ideas, write'em down on notecards, we'll draw them from a bag, and then we'll meditate on / perform them for 2-3 minutes each!!

2 - 4pm: Performative Mermaid Shell Readings with Claire Cronin
Exploring the role of the sea siren in archetype and myth through telling free fortunes with sea shells.  Expect elaborate pageantry and underwater insights.

2 - 4pm: experimental music & massage, with Adam Overton & friends

4 - 5pm: Matias Viegener Transcircumnavigation Meditation

5 - 6pm: Steven L. Anderson presents Chucklebelly: Haptic Communication in a Low-Context Culture

** all events/services/workshops are FREE

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      7 - 10pm, Swing Serenata
      Ismael De Anda

Enjoy a romantic serenade by musicians each night as you gently rock this sculpture in unison with loved-ones and strangers alike.

Featured Musicians:

Fascimoma’s Alanna Lin & Mike Corwin
http://www.myspace.com/fascinoma

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Week 3

Wed July 30th
      8pm & 10pm, Post-Apocalyptic Screening
(every Wednesday night!)
      
Brad Eberhard & Joshua Callaghan

8PM: THREADS, UK, 1984, dir. Mick Jackson
The greatest made-for-TV movie of all time for real! If you see one film of this series, see THREADS. It's the BBC equivalent of THE DAY AFTER, without the sentimentality. THREADS is as close as you can get to actually being in a nuclear war and still walk away.

10PM: DIARY OF THE DEAD, USA, 2007, George A. Romero
See the Zombie takeover from a first person perspective Romero gets post-modern in a new classic from the originator of the Zombie apocalypse genre

(plus beer)

This summer, join the Apocalypse FC (film club) and prepare yourself for the uncertain eco-political future. Investigate our curious cultural-cinematic past and enjoy the vibrant artistic-social present with cold beer and films set in and around apocalyptic scenarios. The films selected will be compelling, international, and for the most part, lesser seen. Casual discussion to follow. Organized by Joshua Callaghan and Brad Eberhard.

 

Thurs July 31st
      7 - 10pm, 270 degree nature : video & sound

      Clay Chaplin

Save your gas money and vacation here with us. We're bringing all the site and sounds of natural resorts to the gallery. Bring your sun block, buttery fly nets, hiking boots, trail mix, bird calling whistles, and bathing suits and enjoy the scenery. Resort Band: Clay Chaplin, Aaron Drake, Phil Stearns, Lewis Keller.

Fri Aug 1st

      9 - 12pm, Juice Bar-ter
       Frank Chang

Tired of endless, corporate, impersonal transactions? Don't have any money, but like fresh juice? Come to Juice Bar-ter! Delicious juices, smoothies, yogurt drinks and more. Bring something to barter--objects, food, experiences, information and conversation all welcome!

      8-11pm, Cougar Trilogy
      
Loren Hartman

Mad ladies' sex frenzy on speed. You're making a "film" bay-bee. Daddy gives you instructions, outfits, free reign and tons of video. Cougars and cubs. Not limited to the binary, build your own gender. Juice up and come on down. You will be given an opportunity to star in "Flintridge Cougars on Speed", "You Can't Catch a Cougar", "For Sale, Cougar", and maybe even "There Goes My Career".

cougar


Sat Aug 2nd
      3 - 5pm, Video Screening and Basic Self Defense Lesson
      Jessica Lawless

      lawless

      10pm The Faraway Places Modal Energy Music Configuration
      
sound

with artist Terry Chatkupt in
The Inverted Pyramid: Omniphonic synthesizer ensemble + ceiling lightshow

The Faraway Places Modal Energy Music Configuration is an experimental multimedia music ensemble specializing in unique "omniphonic" performances that literally surround the audience.

They will perform "The Inverted Pyramid". This performance will involve a ring of musicians playing vintage synthesizers around an audience which is reclining while viewing video projections by Terry Chatkupt on the ceiling.

They have performed at several California artspaces, including Machine Projects, Sea & Space Explorations, the Outpost for Contemporary Art, and Southern Exposure in San Francisco. In November they will perform at LACMA as part of an event curated by Machine Projects.

As many as 15 people join core members Chris Colthart and Donna Coppola, creating rhythmic sheets of sound that evoke Alice Coltrane, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Sun Ra, and 60s psychedelic rock.

The Faraway Places also play as a psych/krautrock band, combining experimental techniques with pop songcraft from a bygone era. They are currently releasing their 2nd record, "Out of the Rain, the Thunder & the Lightning." Their debut, "Unfocus On It," received praise upon its release in 2004 on the LA label Eenie Meenie and on Bella Union in Europe.

      Midnight +, Nuclear War Card Game Tournament   
       Jason Kunke

Midnight Nuclear War tournament limited to 50 players in costume.

Nuclear War is a card game that satirically simulates an apocalyptic battle between world powers. There is no need to know how to play; it is a simple game, and the event includes an introduction to the rules. Costumes are not required but are strongly encouraged (costumed players will be given special advantages). Beer and pretzels provided.

Costume ideas can be found here and here. More on the game, invented in 1965, here and here.

nuculear war

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