Apocalypse Now? Art Event, Live Screening and Themed Party
Come together for the End of Times! Join us for art work reflecting on the end of days, a screening of footage being shot live in Mexico for Jonas Becker’s 2012102 Video, and a festive party featuring Apocalypse themed micro brewed beer and Karaoke. Bring your skepticism, bring your questions, bring your flashlight, and for heavens sake, bring your dance pants.
Apocalypse Now? will be a time specific art event and screening of footage from the film 2012102. During the event, artist Jonas Becker will be shooting live in Mexico as believers and skeptics - cultural tourists, spiritual leaders and doomsday conspiracy junkies - gather to prepare and honor the end of time prophesied by Mayan texts. This footage will be streamed and projected in Los Angeles to a live audience, whose comments, questions and curiosities will be incorporated into the final video. Apocalypse Now? will create a collective space to participate in this much anticipated and culturally relevant moment as both an art event and experience exchange.
2012102 is part of a larger body of work, titled 2x12, comprised of a series of 12 short videos that reflect on cultural myths about time and the end of the world, beginning with Noah’s Ark. The 12 videos will ultimately be exhibited together, allowing these narratives to intermingle and embracing the diversity of what the end of days evokes. As a whole, this piece will contextualize each (unfulfilled) end inside the persistent march of time, allowing both humor and hope, to incite questions of how the end operates in contemporary culture.
This project is generously supported by a grant from The Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists, a program of the Foundation for Jewish Culture, originally founded in partnership with Avoda Arts and JDub. The Six Points Fellowship LA Cohort is made possible through major funding from The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, and the Righteous Persons Foundation.