Both Sides and the Center
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Join us for a weekend summer literary festival at the MAK Center at Schindler House on North Kings Road in West Hollywood, California. Inspired by the architecture of R.M. Schindler’s House and Studio (1922), Both Sides and The Center will feature literary readings and performances enacting various levels of proximity, intimacy, and distance.
Friday, 19 August 2011: 7-9 p.m.: Opening reading & reception.
Saturday, 20 August 2011: 5-9 p.m.: The writers will perform work that considers Schindler’s architecture and the unique ways in which the house comingles inside and outside spaces. Structured as an open-house, events will take place throughout the building and grounds, some simultaneously, some staggered, with writers taking up temporary residence in certain rooms. Performances will engage ideas such as: the physicality of space, house as stage, voyeurism, private as public, the strangeness in the familiar and the brutal nature of domesticity.
Both Sides and The Center takes it name from a line in Gertrude Stein’s “Rooms,” Tender Buttons. The event is curated by Amina Cain and Teresa Carmody, and is supported through a Cultural Resource Development Grant from the City of West Hollywood.